Mind the Gap: Does it pay to take a gap year?

Mind the Gap: Does it pay to take a gap year?

Taking a ‘gap year’ before college has become a trending topic recently after it was revealed that Malia Obama, eldest of the Obama daughters, would be attending Harvard after taking a gap year. As the name suggests, students who elect to take a ‘gap’ year are allowing themselves a free year between the end of their high school education and the beginning of their time in college. During this ‘gap’ students can take on part-time jobs, internships, or even travel, learning new and exc....

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How to Stay Ahead of the College Application Game

How to Stay Ahead of the College Application Game

By: Brittany Clausman For us at Parros College Planning, the college application season never ends. The world of higher education is a dynamic one and changes are happening constantly. One of the biggest as of recent is the new Coalition for Access, Affordability, and Success. We’ve already written on the Coalition extensively--what it is, what makes up the Coalition’s platforms, etc.--and while information regarding the Coalition is often sparse, we have made it a top priority here at Parr....

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Did you get the award letter you were hoping for?

Did you get the award letter you were hoping for?

Picture this: After applying to a total of 12 different colleges, one high school senior from Dexter, MI was lucky enough to receive acceptance letters from 11 of those schools. While enviable by some accounts, this student is still left with debating which school to attend. Her top three options—Dayton University, Xavier College, and Wittenberg College—all offer completely different award packages. As she reviews her options, college fit is still the number one thing she looks for when maki....

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May 1st is National Decision Day

May 1st is National Decision Day

May 1st is National Decision Day, a day celebrating the final day for high seniors who applied to college to make their final decision regarding which college they will attend in the fall. It’s an exciting time for many students, but depending on your acceptance status, it may pose a difficult challenge. In today’s day and age, most students apply to numerous colleges, some to as many as 20. Ultimately, this helps a student by offering plenty of options, but it also makes the admissions proc....

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