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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Will You Get In? Answering Your Questions About the College Admissions Process

Will You Get In? Answering Your Questions About the College Admissions Process

By: Madeline Riley At Parros College Planning we know that college application season is perhaps the most stressful time in a high school student’s career. The process is time-consuming, difficult, and most agonizingly, mysterious. We’re in the midst of helping high school juniors make their application lists, and seniors finish up their last applications. Applicants always want to know, why do some students get in while others don’t? However it may seem, universities’ admissions offic....

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