Advice for Seniors

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Advice for Seniors, Applications

You’ve Submitted Some Applications… Now What?

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…..” 

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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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Advice for Juniors, Advice for Seniors, Advice for Sophomores

Having More Course Options in High School Isn’t Always Better

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.

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Advice for Seniors, Advice From Inside, Essay Writing

Advice From Inside Series: College Essays

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:

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