4 Important Ways to Reduce Stress During the College Process
The college search and application process can be stressful to students and families. Despite everyone’s best efforts to keep a clear head and calm demeanor, the fact of the matter is that it’s a process with many questions, tasks and responsibilities. In this blog post, we outline four ways students can possibly reduce stress while searching for and applying to colleges.Read More
This time of year, we at Campus Bound like to reflect on the year that is nearly over and set some goals for the year ahead. It’s been one of the most controversial years in the history of college admissions, but also one of the best.Read More
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.Read More
What Students Can Do to Help Parents, and What Parents Can Do to Help Students
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
“It All Works out the Way it’s Supposed to” and Other Advice from Former Campus Bound Students
We may be biased, okay we are definitely biased, but Campus Bound students are the best. We are so lucky to have worked with some pretty amazing students over the years. For this week’s blog, we decided to tap into the experience and knowledge of our former Campus Bound clients to see what advice they have for students currently going through the process, or who are about to go through it.
The college process can bring up some complicated feelings for both students and parents, and there are different ways students express themselves. In this blog, we outline three “typical” difficult students and tell you what is really going on. We also tell you how you can have these conversations with your kids, and how Campus Bound can help.
What to Do If You Have a Case of the “What Ifs”
You’ve worked hard on your college list and applications. You researched schools, visited as many as possible and have even written your essays and submitted all, if not most, of your applications. But this time of year, the inevitable “What if?” can set in. Parents can succumb to it just as easily as students. “What if the ideal college is out there and we just haven’t found it?” “What if I don’t get accepted anywhere?” “What if we don’t get any financial aid?”
Too Many Cooks in the Kitchen. When Too Much Advice is Actually a Bad Thing.
The college application process is complicated, and it’s understandable that families would want to seek as much information as they possibly can. But, we have learned over many years of doing this work that too much advice can actually work against you. Here are a few examples when it makes sense to cut down the outside advice and maybe even trust your own gut.
It’s becoming common knowledge that teenagers are more stressed than ever. A recent study determined that nearly 50% of high school students who attend rigorous high schools feel a great deal of stress on a daily basis. (You can find that study here) Additionally, The National Association of Mental Illness reports that 1 in 4 students have had suicidal thoughts.