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Preparing for College

The process of preparing for college starts early – and there’s lots to do. Students and parents in metro Detroit, Ann Arbor and elsewhere in southeast Michigan can glean plenty of insight and advice for the journey, whether you’re looking at a school in-state or beyond.

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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.
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How to Get the Most Out of High School Programs

Challenging high school courses can prove to universities that a student is committed to working hard. Here's some advice on getting the most out of high school classes.
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How to Give Your Social Media a Clean Up

Colleges and universities look at students' digital presence, so it's important that future students give their social media a cleanup. Here's how.
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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.
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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.
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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.

Class of 2020 High School Grads Gallery

Metro Parent, MESP and MET are celebrating southeast Michigan's Class of 2020 high school grads with our photo gallery. Add your child's photo and a special message!
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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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What Colleges Are Looking for Right Now

Wondering what colleges are looking for in 2019-20? Counselors and admissions directors answer the big question every aspiring college student is asking.

Obtaining An Affordable and High Quality Education

Higher education is important – and also pretty expensive, but you don't have to cut quality to make it affordable. Professionals with Walsh explain how.

A Parent’s Guide to Preparing for College

7 ways you can ready your child for post-high school education.
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Detroit College Prep Programs for High School Students and Beyond

Whether your child is in high school, middle or elementary school, it's never too early or late to help them prepare. Here are some Detroit college prep programs to check out.