Ok, real talk: One of my absolute favorite parts about being a college counselor (besides working with families, of course!) is touring college campuses. I suppose this is how I know I’m in the right profession. Walking around campuses, as part of a tour or on my own, can provide an excellent sense of what a college is about. Read More
It’s still August, but some high school students have gone back to school already, so we might as well embrace the fall with open arms. In the world of college counseling, that means there are very important items on every high school student’s “to do list” and we outline them here:
As we head into course selection time, anxious students are eagerly choosing which courses they will take next year. It’s a time that is sometimes mixed with confusion, fear and many questions. It can also be a time when certain rumors or myths rear their ugly heads. In this blog post, we will break down those myths and provide real, concrete answers.
The Common Application essay prompts have been announced for the 2022-2023 cycle, and they haven’t changed, more on that below. In addition, since the final option is “topic of your choice”, we offer some more prompts to generate ideas.
“Here’s your college list, now go research these schools.” This is something you might hear from your parents, school counselor or even college counselor. At Campus Bound, we provide more direction than that in general, but in this blog we outline some of the ways students can research colleges and give our opinions on them.
I remember taking the SAT’s myself. I bounce my leg up and down when I’m anxious, and I remember doing that and realizing I was probably bothering those around me. I was trying to sit still for hours and take what I thought would be the most important test of my life (it wasn’t).
It might seem relatively easy to parents and counselors (“Just ask!”), but to teens, asking their teacher to write a letter of recommendation can be a bit intimidating. In this blog post we will outline some important tips for students to keep in mind when asking for letters of recommendation to accompany their college applications.Read More
The college search and application process can be stressful to students and families. Despite everyone’s best efforts to keep a clear head and calm demeanor, the fact of the matter is that it’s a process with many questions, tasks and responsibilities. In this blog post, we outline four ways students can possibly reduce stress while searching for and applying to colleges.Read More