Applying for College

The process of applying to college can be nerve-wracking. Soothe that anxiety with some solid post-secondary advice for students and parents in metro Detroit, Ann Arbor and anywhere in southeast Michigan – and beyond.

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Top Alternative Skills Colleges Want in 2020

Test scores aren't the only thing colleges look for in potential students. Learn what alternative skills colleges want and how to give your student an edge.
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SAT Prep Classes in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

High schoolers looking to get a leg-up on the test can sign up for SAT prep classes throughout Oakland, Macomb, Wayne and Washtenaw counties.
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Changes to ACT Test Allows Students to Selectively Retake Sections

No more needing to redo the entire test to try to improve just one area of your score. Here’s what you need to know about the most recent changes to the ACT test.

Applying for College Checklist for Students and Parents

From coming up with the list to writing the essay, it can be a big puzzle. Discover some of the key pieces with this applying for college checklist.
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6 Tips for Getting Into College – from a Detroit Kid Accepted to 45

This Detroit kid has been offered more than $600,000 in college scholarships. Here's how he did it and his tips for getting into college for high schoolers.
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College Admission Tips From a Top Industry Official

What's the key to getting into the college of your choice? The president of the nation's college admission counseling association offers some key insights.

College Admissions Tips for Michigan State University

Interested in this East Lansing college? John Ambrose, who heads up admissions here, offers college admissions tips for Michigan State University.
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Using the College Common Application to Apply for College

The college common application can streamline the process for students – but there are some dos and don'ts to keep in mind. Read on for the details.
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How to Write an Attention-Grabbing College Essay

It's a part of the application process that can prompt plenty of anxiety. Here, we debunk four myths and show how to nail that attention-grabbing college essay.

Insider Tips and Advice for College Bound Students

Counselors and college admissions representatives in southeast Michigan share tips for families to help in mastering the college application process.
College Application Help for High School Students

College Application Help for High School Students

Need to know how to start applying for college? Families are getting an edge with admissions counselors, test prep services and lots of early planning.