Are Your Kids Ready for the SAT Test on April 12th?

Are Your Kids Ready for the SAT Test on April 12th?

Standardized tests are often one of the most frightening components of college planning for students. While hard work and dedication may have prepared your student for the test, a little foresight on one seemingly inconsequential part of the SAT form could save you big down the road. Students who take the SAT are offered the opportunity to select up to four colleges where the College Board will send their score for free. If your student wishes to have the College Board send his or her SAT score....

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How to Start Your College Search: Looking for the Best ‘Fit’ for You

How to Start Your College Search: Looking for the Best ‘Fit’ for You

You’ve probably heard this a few times: when preparing for college, the best thing you can do is start early. It seems easy on paper, but the reality of the situation is that planning for college, regardless of how early you start, will be a challenge. One of the biggest hurdles to overcome early on is knowing how to begin the college selection process. The key to knowing how to start your college search is to know yourself. College should not always be about the most prestigious or selectiv....

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New College Platform that Could Make a Big Difference

New College Platform that Could Make a Big Difference

By: Brittany Clausman This year brought some numerous and significant changes to college admissions; there’s a new SAT for students, and now you can file your FAFSA with tax information from two years before a student’s freshman year of college. While these changes have kept us and our clients on our toes, there’s one change that may have slipped under the radar, yet its effects may be the most significant: The Coalition for Access, Affordability, and Success. The initial iteration of th....

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The “Student” and the “Athlete”: A First Hand Account of Playing at the College Level

The “Student” and the “Athlete”: A First Hand Account of Playing at the College Level

By: Brittany Clausman Parros College Planning has been assisting student athletes to bridge the gap between academics and athletics for over 10 years, and we understand the difficulties student who participate in sports face. Challenged by rigorous training, competitions and a busy schedule in the classroom, many students feel that they should focus on one over the other. With our planning and expertise, we want students and their parents to know that they don’t have to choose success on the ....

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