A question we receive often at Campus Bound is from families wondering what the best ‘strategy’ is for applying for financial aid. When you google financial aid strategies you are inundated with personal opinions about the financial aid process. Some of these articles are curated by professionals with years of experience in the field while others are written by individuals without credentials. Either way, it can be hard to know who to listen to and what information is valid.
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.Read More
I came across this article from Inside Higher Ed the other day: colleges reverse admissions offers and I thought it lent itself to a comprehensive blog post for our Campus Bound audience. As the world feels polarized on several intense political issues, its important to recognize that how students use social media can impact their college admissions process.Read More
Recently, Campus Bound president, Gregg Cohen made a video to provide information and insight related to how the COVID-19 virus will affect the college admissions process. If you haven’t seen it, you can find that video here:Read More
The world is a mess and hopefully we are all socially distancing as much as possible. To those on the frontlines, who can’t distance, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts. So far the Campus Bound community hasn’t personally been sickened by Corona Virus, but it has certainly effected our lives in significant ways. And we know the same is true for you and yours.Read More
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.Read More
There are many words that we college counselors use on the daily that are just second nature to us. For that matter, there are acronyms too. We forget that some students and parents might not know what certain words or phrases mean, or how they are used in the world of college admissions. In this blog post we will cover some important, but relatively unknown, phrases and terms.Read More
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.Read More