The admissions process has changed dramatically. Not only have things become more competitive, but colleges have also changed the ways in which they market to high school students and families. Some colleges offer unique application programs, others require multiple supplemental essays that play a large role in the application evaluation.
The reality is that the college admissions process is a business; institutions are looking to admit the fewest number of high quality applicants to meet their enrollment goals. It can be challenging to sort through all of the “noise” and to know what information is accurate.
How can you make sure you don’t miss anything?
There are many reasons why families decide to work with a college counselor. We frequently hear these common themes:
“The process has changed so much since I went to college and I want to make sure I don’t miss anything.”
“With the cost of college rising each year, how can we maximize our chances of receiving financial aid?”
“We’re just getting started with the process and I’m already fighting with my student. I want to keep our relationship in tact by getting help from outside the family.”
“Every student seems to have the same colleges on their list. Can you help us think outside the box?”
“My student’s guidance counselor is helpful, but just has too big of a caseload to manage to give us the attention we need.”
“How can I be sure that my student’s college list includes schools that are a good match academically, socially and financially?”
“How do I make sure my student’s application will stand out in the applicant pool?”
Why Campus Bound?
Our versatile college counseling team has worked professionally on both sides of the admissions desk, as admissions counselors and/or school counselors. Collectively, we bring more than 400 years of experience in the profession. Our team collaborates frequently to ensure that our families receive the most current and helpful information. We know what goes on behind-the-scenes in marketing meetings and admissions committees, and can help students make sure they are putting their best foot forward in the application process. Our counselors can also provide insight into the college’s perspective, which can be very helpful for families in understanding why colleges do what they do.