Advice for Juniors

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Admissions, Advice for Juniors, Advice for Parents, Advice for Seniors, Advice for Sophomores

Uncertain Times in the World of College Admissions

First things first, the entire staff at Campus Bound hope that you and your loved ones are safe, healthy, and practicing social distancing as much as possible. We adore our students and families and are keeping everyone in our thoughts. But there is no doubt that the world of college admissions has been thrown on its head, as has everything it seems. In this blog, we hope to address some common concerns and, ideally, alleviate some of your concerns.

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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 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 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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Advice for Juniors, Advice for Seniors, Advice for Sophomores

TTYL: Why not use Short Cuts in College Admissions Communication?

Written by Deb Zatkowski


We live in a world of quick communications, text messaging, acronyms and short-handed ways to express ourselves because everyone is so busy!  This usually works, and especially so when people can receive emails on their fitness devices and stay glued to their phones.  Some of this quick communication is also part of the admission process as more colleges contact students via cell phone to send their own text messages and stay in touch in ways that reach students.  Most of the time it is good.

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