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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.

Questions Potential College Students Should Ask Themselves

These are the 11 questions potential college students should ask themselves before heading off — and what parents should consider, too.

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.

Should Your College-Bound Student Submit an SAT Score, Even If It’s Not Required?

Just when you thought college admissions couldn't get more confusing, you have to decide to include test scores or not. Here's what to consider.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.
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Family Fun Things to Do This Weekend in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

Looking for some family fun? Check out our list of events and other things to do this weekend.

Family Fun Things to Do At Home This Weekend in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

Looking for some family fun virtual things to do while you're staying safely at home with your family? Check out our list of fun online virtual events happening this weekend — and any time!

10 Examples of Patriotism That Parents Should Teach Their Kids

What should American children know about our country, and how can parents instill patriotism for kids at their home? Teachers share these 10 examples of patriotism.

Cedar Point Hours, Ticket Cost, Rides and More

Here’s everything you need to know about making your yearly trip to America's Rockin' Roller Coast in 2021.

12 Categories of High School Cliques, Identified

A lot's changed since you ran with your friend crew. Research now finds 12 distinct high school cliques. Learn about them and where they rank in the hierarchy.