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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You’ve Been Deferred…Now What?

You’ve Been Deferred…Now What?

by Madeline Riley As December rolls around, colleges start rolling out their decision letters. Some students will be jumping for joy as they’re accepted into their top-choice colleges, but many will receive a deferral instead of the offer of admissions they were looking for. If you’ve been deferred, don’t get discouraged; there are steps you can take to improve your chances of being accepted later. The fact that a university deferred you rather than rejecting your application indicates th....

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Important: Acceptance Letters vs. Award Letters

Important: Acceptance Letters vs. Award Letters

Madeline Riley Say it with me: My acceptance letter is not my award letter! Many students and families are confused with what an acceptance letter means for the financial aspects of college. It’s important to distinguish your college acceptance letter with your financial aid award letter from that same school because the two have important differences. Your acceptance letters will roll in between winter 2016 and spring 2017; read them carefully. You may be offered a scholarship in this lette....

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A Parros Success Story: DePaul University Visit

A Parros Success Story: DePaul University Visit

Kim Parros Touring colleges is one of the most important and most fun parts of our job. We get to see firsthand what is special about a college, taking our time to analyze which of our students would find it most attractive, and reading between the lines on what kind of a student the college really wants. We are required to visit a certain number of colleges every year to maintain one of our credentials as an Independent College Advisor and we try to exceed what is required so that we can have....

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