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
1. FOCUS ON FREE: Searching for money should not cost money. Don’t pay for any scholarship websites that require a subscription or involves a credit card, even for a “free trial”. Too many other websites exist that are truly free. However, registering on scholarship websites is almost always necessary.Read More
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.