Parros College Planning Scholarship Winners Announced

Parros College Planning Scholarship Winners Announced

Parros College Planning announced the winners of their 3rd annual student scholarship contest. The winners, who tied for first place, were both awarded $300.00, they are Emily Herold and Jimmy Fortuna-Peak, both 2018 graduates of Dexter High School. To apply for the scholarship, students submitted self-made YouTube videos explaining how the staff at Parros College Planning helped them throughout their college planning journey. They were encouraged to not just describe their experiences, but to b....

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Don’t Be Limited in College Admission

Don’t Be Limited in College Admission

By Tim Parros I keep reading that using a college planner has become more popular than ever, but it seems that this trend has not completely taken off in Michigan as it has in other areas of the country. I attribute this to parents not completely understanding exactly what a college planner does. Most people still believe that their child’s counselor is equipped and has the time to help in the college admission process. While in some schools the student/counselor ratio can be as high as 1/600....

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How to Ask a Teacher for a Recommendation Letter for College Applications

How to Ask a Teacher for a Recommendation Letter for College Applications

By Victoria Berels and Zoe VanSlooten May brings on Decision Day for our seniors, AP testing, and other end-of-year tasks. This is when we see the results of all of our hard work with our students and celebrate their successes with them, and this is also the time that we turn our full attention to our juniors and the tasks they need to complete before school ends. One of these is asking for a recommendation letters. This may seem early, after all, the Common Application opens in August. However....

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Best Fit College a Fallacy?

Best Fit College a Fallacy?

By Timothy Parros, Lisa Schmidt, Victoria Berels We have heard some of our students tell us that when they visit colleges that it might be possible that there is no one ‘perfect college’ fit. It is because of this that, after years of telling our students that they will know if the college is right when they visit, we have come to the conclusion that New York Times bestselling author Malcolm Gladwell might be onto something about the study of choices. We are referencing his now famous Ted T....

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