Advice for Juniors, Athletics

If You’re Considering Playing Sports in College, Read This

The decision about whether to play sports in college is a big one. Perhaps you’ve played tennis throughout high school, but are you good enough to play in college? Maybe you play basketball, but you feel you definitely couldn’t commit to the intensity of a D1 team. Or, maybe you love volleyball, but will playing in college deter you from your studies? All of these are very normal questions to be asking yourself. The decision to play sports or not is a personal one, but here are some points to consider that could help.

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Advice for Seniors, Financial Aid

Seniors: Do This So That Your Financial Aid Awards Aren’t Delayed

By now, hopefully, your main financial aid applications (FAFSA, CSS Profile) are submitted. For those of you who applied under an early admission program, you may have already seen some financial aid awards. Think you’re done? Sorry: there may be more roads to travel. The colleges and government sure can make this financial aid process convoluted.

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Advice for Juniors, Advice for Parents, College List

Getting Started: Questions to Ask Your Junior Student

As juniors are being thrust into the college search and exploration process, some students feel overwhelmed and don’t quite know where to start. This blog post is for parents as they attempt to get their teenager to open up about what they want in a college setting and why. Take advantage of a quiet one-on-one moment… in the car, before bed. And really listen to the responses. Some students will have very clear and direct answers, some won’t know much at all yet. But we hope this helps to serve as a starting point for discussions.

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Advice for Juniors

4 Important Big-Picture Ideas to Remember When Starting the College Search Process

Here at Campus Bound, most of our seniors have at least one, if not all, of their applications submitted. As we sit back and wait to hear the (hopefully!) good news, we move our attention on to our junior students. This is a great time of year for juniors to begin the college search process. In this blog we outline four important big picture ideas not to lose sight of as you begin your search.

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Admissions, Advice for Juniors, Advice for Seniors, College List

Three Types of “Safeties” You May Want to Have on Your List

If you aren’t already aware, college admission counselors use the term “safety school” to mean a college where a student has a very good chance of being admitted, based on data from previous years. It typically refers to a student’s chance of acceptance, but did you know that there are other types of “safety schools” and it might make sense to consider adding them to your list for various reasons. 

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