Athletics can be a big part of the college admissions process for some high school students. We have talked about the role athletics can play in the process in some previous blog posts:Read More
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.Read More
The road to many careers begins with college. And the road to college begins with thoughtful, careful discussions between a student, parent(s) and college counselor about which college experience will help them realize their career goals.Read More
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.Read morE
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.Read More
You REALLY Don’t Want to Wait
Dragging your heels, saying “I’ll tackle it tomorrow,” and waiting until the last minute… sound like you? In this blog post we cover three essential times you DON’T want to wait and explain how it could cost you if you do.Read More
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.
Many students play a sport during their time in high school, but how do you know if it’s right for you? And, how do you know if you’re good enough to play in college? These, and other questions are addressed in this blog about how being a student-athlete changes the college admission process.Read More
It’s still August, but most high school students have gone back to school already, so we might as well embrace 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:Read More