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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Advice for Parents, Financial Aid

How and When to Talk to Your Child About The Cost of College

According to a recent article (read here), only 9% of parents talk to their children about how to manage student loans. Since borrowers currently owe around $1.6 trillion dollars in student loan debt, it’s clearly an issue worth discussing. And at Campus Bound, we have some pretty strong feelings about when and how these discussions should occur.

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Advice for Juniors, Advice for Parents, Advice for Seniors, Advice for Sophomores, Health and Wellness

Students: Help Your Parents Help You!

One of the challenges of the college admission process can be for families to work together in a positive way that results in a future plan that everyone is comfortable with. Teens who procrastinate and parents who are anxious tend to be common stressors for families.  Here are some strategies and suggestions that students can use to better communicate with their parents and let them know how they can truly be helpful.  

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