Kristen Bixby

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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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Advice From Inside

Advice From Inside: What Can a Student do to Make Their Application Stand Out?

The people who work at Campus Bound are truly some of the most impressive people I have ever worked with. Many of our counselors and essay specialists have worked in the field for over 20 years (I am two years away from that mark and I can’t believe it). We have several counselors and other staff members who have worked “on the other side of the desk,” as we call it in our field, meaning they have worked in college admissions offices. So, from time to time, I like to tap into their wealth of insider information and pass it along to you. This time, I asked them: “What can a student do to make their college application stand out?” Here are their responses:

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