9 Steps to Find the Right College Fit

9 Steps to Find the Right College Fit

Madeline Riley You’ve gotten accepted to college! Congratulations! The months of making tough decisions are over. No more application essays, SAT exams, or scholarship forms. Maybe you’re thrilled that the torment of getting into college has passed and you can relax. Except...you excelled tremendously during the application process and now four, five, even ten universities are vying for your enrollment. How do you make the choice when each school has its own advantages and charms? Avoid de....

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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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