Advice for Parents, Applications

A College Admissions Vocabulary Update

There are many words that we college counselors use on the daily that are just second nature to us. For that matter, there are acronyms too. We forget that some students and parents might not know what certain words or phrases mean, or how they are used in the world of college admissions. In this blog post we will cover some important, but relatively unknown, phrases and terms.

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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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