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College Supply List for Commuting Students

Students commuting to college don't live on campus, but they still need a back-to-school college supply list. Find suggestions from pros on what you need to keep up with college demands.

Innovative Scholarships and Programs Support Graduates of GVSU Charter Schools

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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.

The Importance of Early Career Exploration for Teens

How internships, job shadowing and other early career exploration programs in high school can guide kids' career aspirations – saving time, money and heartache.

6 Key Ways Parents Can Prepare Middle Schoolers for College

Is it too soon to assess if your tween is on the right track? Experts say it's a prime time. Learn six ways to help prepare middle schoolers for college.

Preparing for College Checklist for Students and Parents

During all four years of high school, there are ways for students to get ready for the next steps. Use this preparing for college checklist to help.

High School Counselor Robyn Weiss’ Tips to Prep for College

Berkley High School counselor Robyn Weiss offers some great tips to prep for college (hint: dial down the stress!) – plus year-by-year insight.

Ready for What’s Next? A Guide for Parents of College-Bound Kids

College can be scary and confusing for both kids and parents. Here's a guide for parents on preparing their kids for what is yet to come.

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.

Middle School College Planning Checklist

Planning for college is easier the earlier you start. Discover some core ways to help your middle-school tween prepare for higher education.

High School Senior College Planning Checklist

This is it! The future is on the horizon.

High School Junior College Planning Checklist

From expectations to extracurriculars, not to mention big focus on college, junior year of high school can be intense.
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