Many students have sent in their first round of applications, or perhaps even all of their applications. And, while it should be time to celebrate and take a sigh of relief, many parents and students start to panic. “What if I don’t get into any of my schools?” “Am I applying to enough schools?” “What if they don’t get all parts of my application?” “What if…..”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
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.
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
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
You work your way through the grind of early high school. You take your required math, english, science, and history courses. A foreign language course may be required, may not be. Finally, it’s junior year or senior year, and you have fulfilled the graduation requirements and can just sit back and take electives now, right?! Not so fast. In this blog post we explain why all the “fun” options for junior and senior year courses are really an easy trap to fall into if you’re looking at selective colleges and can hurt your chances of being admitted.
Summer is a great time to kick back, relax, have fun…and write your college essay. Just think about all the schoolwork and applications you will have in the fall. The summer is the perfect time to get one big thing out of the way.
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.
From time to time I like to tap into the wealth of knowledge and experience of the Campus Bound staff, many of whom are former college admission counselors, and ask them questions that could provide some inside information that could potentially help you. This month I asked, “What was the best college essay you ever read, and what made it stand out to you?” Here are their responses: