The staff at Campus Bound has well over 100 years of combined experience, in fact, it’s probably closer to 200. About once a month I like to tap into that vast knowledge and experience to bring you a recurring blog called Advice From Inside. We know what it’s like to work in Admissions, so we’ll share some of our secrets. Read More
Words like “stress,” hassle,” “craziness” are frequently used when referring to college application season. But why not “joy”? Why can’t this be a good experience, with excitement, optimism and good memories? We believe that there is joy to be found in the college application process, and here are some ways to find it.
Fall is travel season for College Admission Counselors, and we discussed that more in depth in this previous blog. But what that means is that Admission Counselors are out scouring the country for the best students to attend their college. They visit high schools, attend college fairs and conduct interviews. These are all great opportunities for potential applicants to meet with Counselors and make a great first impression.
It’s essay-writing season. You know what that means… you sit down to your computer, open a Word document and within an hour you have written a beautiful, funny, poignant essay that will get you into any college in the world.
Writers block can happen to anyone at any time, but it’s especially awful when you’re trying to write the ever-important college essay! But have no fear; we tapped into the mind of one of Campus Bound’s most experienced Essay Specialists to help you out.
There are many people within the world of college admissions who can help you when you need it. But many people ask, what’s the difference between a College Counselor and a High School Counselor? What’s the role of an Admission Counselor? Well, the staff at Campus Bound has been in each of these positions, and while the job roles may over-lap somewhat, here we offer an overview of each position and who to go to when.
If you haven’t heard about Demonstrated Interest, it’s time to learn the ins and outs of this important aspect of the college admission process. In this blog we explain what it is and provide you with guidelines for doing it just the right amount.
I often get this kind of email from parents, “Hi Kristen. I know you will be meeting with my daughter (or son) soon and I wanted you to know that finances are a big concern of ours, as her parents. We haven’t told her that we can’t afford a lot for college, so we hope you will subtly work it into the advice you present. Thank you.”
Some students I meet with have a very definitive answer to the question of, “Do you want to play sports in college?” It’s either a resounding yes, or a clear no. But, for many students, the answer isn’t so clear-cut; I get a lot of “I don’t know yet.” And, while it’s understandable, and it’s a big decision, it could completely change the direction of your college search. The sooner you know the answer to this, the better.