Advice for Seniors, Applications

You’ve Submitted Some Applications… Now What?

Many students have sent in their first round of applications, or perhaps even all of their applications.  And, while it should be time to celebrate and take a sigh of relief, many parents and students start to panic.  “What if I don’t get into any of my schools?” “Am I applying to enough schools?”  “What if they don’t get all parts of my application?” “What if…..” 

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Advice for Parents, Financial Aid

How and When to Talk to Your Child About The Cost of College

According to a recent article (read here), only 9% of parents talk to their children about how to manage student loans. Since borrowers currently owe around $1.6 trillion dollars in student loan debt, it’s clearly an issue worth discussing. And at Campus Bound, we have some pretty strong feelings about when and how these discussions should occur.

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Advice for Juniors, Advice for Parents, Advice for Seniors, Advice for Sophomores, Health and Wellness

Students: Help Your Parents Help You!

One of the challenges of the college admission process can be for families to work together in a positive way that results in a future plan that everyone is comfortable with. Teens who procrastinate and parents who are anxious tend to be common stressors for families.  Here are some strategies and suggestions that students can use to better communicate with their parents and let them know how they can truly be helpful.  

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Admissions, Financial Aid, Testing

New Offering from Campus Bound: Free Webinars!

Campus Bound is excited to present a series of webinars dedicated to helping families better understand and navigate the college search, application and financial process.   


How often have you wanted to attend to a presentation?  Indeed, you intended to go, but then, at the last minute, couldn’t make it.  Or, you wanted to go but had a conflict with kids’ sports or other commitments.  Adding salt to the wound, you hear from friends how great it was. And even though they offer to share their notes with you, it isn’t the same as hearing it firsthand. How nice that webinars solve that problem… a presentation that can be viewed from your home, your office, virtually anywhere at all. You’ll be able to ask questions and hear other questions and, it’s recorded so you can view it multiple times. 

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Advice for Juniors, Advice for Seniors, Advice for Sophomores

TTYL: Why not use Short Cuts in College Admissions Communication?

Written by Deb Zatkowski


We live in a world of quick communications, text messaging, acronyms and short-handed ways to express ourselves because everyone is so busy!  This usually works, and especially so when people can receive emails on their fitness devices and stay glued to their phones.  Some of this quick communication is also part of the admission process as more colleges contact students via cell phone to send their own text messages and stay in touch in ways that reach students.  Most of the time it is good.

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