Advice for Juniors

Never Heard of the College? Maybe That’s a Good Thing!

This day and age, some people tend to be very concerned about going to a “well known” college. It’s gotten worse since more people have gotten their hands on U.S. News & World Report and think that a college that is on that list is better than others. At Campus Bound, we focus on the right college for each student, and occasionally we like to suggest schools that we really like but that you might not be too familiar with. And sometimes, it’s the perfect fit, even if it doesn’t have the perfect name.

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Advice for Parents

If You Can Survive Disney World, You Can Survive the College Admissions Process

My kids are still young: ages 7 and 9. It’s the peak of the glory days and I’m well aware of it. They can feed themselves, brush their own teeth and tie their shoes. But, they still seem to like me and (mostly) let me hug them in public. I was talking to some Campus Bound counselors about my family’s recent trip to Disney World. For the past ten years or so, “doing Disney” means tons of research, lists upon lists of eating spots, can’t miss rides, and a strategy for obtaining Fast Passes. Sure, you can go to Disney without preparation and take your chances, but odds are good you could miss out on your favorite rides, characters, etc.

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Advice for Juniors, Advice for Parents

Juniors… Start by Getting Organized

The start of a new calendar year means the start of a new college cycle for us here at Campus Bound. Our seniors are (mostly!) done with their applications, and already hearing back from schools. So we turn the majority of our attention to juniors. The best piece of advice we can give to juniors right now is… get organized! In this blog post we will tell you how.

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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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