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
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
According to a 2019 article (read here), only 9% of parents talk to their children about how to manage student loans. Since borrowers currently owe around $1.7 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.Read More
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
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
It’s a two-way street. The college process can bring about a lot of stress on students and parents, but all involved can make the process a lot easier with a few minor concessions and compromises. Read on.Read More
I heard myself say, “Don’t worry about checking your email. I will send you a text to let you know when you have an email in your inbox from me.” And then it struck me: what’s next? I’ll send a carrier pigeon to notify the student when he has a text that notifies him when he has an email? Professors in college aren’t going to do that. His boss at his job won’t do that. Why am I?
Have you heard that some colleges are test-optional? Perhaps you did but weren’t sure what it meant. In this blog, we will cover the basics you need to know and common pitfalls to avoid.