Advice for Juniors, Advice for Seniors, Advice for Sophomores

Having More Course Options in High School Isn’t Always Better

You work your way through the grind of early high school. You take your required math, english, science, and history courses. A foreign language course may be required, may not be. Finally, it’s junior year or senior year, and you have fulfilled the graduation requirements and can just sit back and take electives now, right?! Not so fast. In this blog post we explain why all the “fun” options for junior and senior year courses are really an easy trap to fall into if you’re looking at selective colleges and can hurt your chances of being admitted.

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Advice for Parents

Why the student needs to “own” the process

I heard myself say, “Don’t worry about checking your email. I will send you a text to let you know when you have an email in your inbox from me.” And then it struck me: what’s next? I’ll send a carrier pigeon to notify the student when he has a text that notifies him when he has an email? Professors in college aren’t going to do that. His boss at his job won’t do that. Why am I?

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Advice for Seniors, Advice From Inside, Essay Writing

Advice From Inside Series: College Essays

From time to time I like to tap into the wealth of knowledge and experience of the Campus Bound staff, many of whom are former college admission counselors, and ask them questions that could provide some inside information that could potentially help you.  This month I asked, “What was the best college essay you ever read, and what made it stand out to you?”  Here are their responses:

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Admissions, Advice for Parents

Trust is Key

Easier said than done, we know! The college process, for those entering it, can feel overwhelming and scary.  But if there is one thing we’ve learned over the years of working in admissions, helping families as college counselors, and as parents going through the process ourselves (many of us additionally have kids who have recently applied to college!) is that trust is the key.

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Pay it Forward: How We at Campus Bound are Doing Our Part

When we meet with students to help them with their resume, one of the things we always look for is community service. We tell students not to do it just because it looks good to colleges, but because it’s just a good thing to do in general and it can be very rewarding to help others.  When choosing a community service project, we advise students to pick something they truly love. That way, everyone benefits and the experience can be more meaningful for everyone. 

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