Choosing the College That Is Right For Me

Choosing the College That Is Right For Me

Ryan Grunzweig, Catholic Central Class of 2017 I never gave much thought to what college I would attend. Instead, I was always focused on what I wanted to be when I “grew up.” That decision was easier for me since I had dreamed of becoming an engineer from a young age. My main priority in high school was choosing challenging classes that would keep my GPA at a respectable level for a nonspecific college that would help me get to my end goal. While I do admit to coasting in certain classes c....

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Top 10 Warning Signs You Need an Independent College Counselor

Top 10 Warning Signs You Need an Independent College Counselor

As college admissions becomes increasingly more competitive and the number of applicants for each college continues to rise, many parents and students are turning to Independent College Consultants for a lifeline in navigating the stressful process of preparing, researching, and applying to colleges. How do you know, as a parent or student, that you might need help with the application process? What are the warning signs that your family might need one of these private counselors? Most families....

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The Challenge in Being a “Student Athlete”

The Challenge in Being a “Student Athlete”

Timothy Parros and Madeline Riley Think you have what it takes to be a student athlete at a four-year university? You might, and so do thousands of high school students across America. You’re all vying for highly coveted, extremely time consuming spots that are offered to very few people. With tough competition for the few places on teams, unfortunately, everyone on your JV soccer squad won’t be moving on to college athletics with you. The hardest workers, the best talents, and the biggest ....

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Extracurricular Activities Colleges Like the Best!

Extracurricular Activities Colleges Like the Best!

Madeline Riley High school is the perfect time to explore activities that catch your attention, and to collect experiences that will from you into a more interesting, fulfilled, and focused person. Taking part in extracurricular activities will also allow you to translate your interests, passions, and personality into a college application. When you’re are already very busy with classes, and there are so many clubs, sports, and volunteer opportunities to choose from, how should you decide wh....

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