Advice for Juniors

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Advice for Juniors, Advice for Seniors, Testing

If You Think Your SAT or ACT Score is Wrong, It Just Might Be

This time of year, Campus Bound counselors are working with juniors around the college exploration process. Putting together a solid college list and visiting schools is at the top of the priority list.  But while that’s going on, juniors are also studying hard to earn good grades in their classes, and taking standardized exams like the SAT and ACT.  And the scores are coming in.  But, what happens when you get your score back and it doesn’t seem right?

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Advice for Juniors, Advice From Inside, Health and Wellness

“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.

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Advice for Juniors, Advice for Sophomores

How to Find The Right Gap Year Program For You

Taking a gap year before college is something every high school student should at least consider. Even if it’s quickly dismissed as not the right path for you, it makes sense to have a discussion with your Campus Bound counselor about what it is as well as the pros and cons. We have explained more previously in this blog post. In this blog, we will go over the different types of gap year programs, and if you are considering it, how to decide which might be best for you.

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Advice for Juniors, College List

Consider These Big Questions First When Making Your College List

Many juniors are well into the research phase of the college admission process. This is the time when students have to do some deep soul-searching, often with the help of parents and counselors, to determine the qualities of a college that are most important to them. Every student’s wishlist will be different. But oftentimes, students don’t know where to start. Of course, meeting with a Campus Bound counselor will help, but we also present in this blog the four big questions to ask yourself as you begin exploring different colleges.

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Advice for Juniors, College List

The Allure of Sunshine

This is the time of year when juniors tend to kick off the college process. During their first meeting with us, we college counselors ask them, “have you thought about where you’d like to attend college?”  We ask about the size of the school they would prefer, what they’d like to study, etc.  And then we ask, “Do you know where you’d like to be located for college? What part of the country/ what state(s)? And, in my experience, around 75% of students say, “Someplace warm!”

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Advice for Juniors, Advice for Parents, Advice for Sophomores

Your Guide to Course Selection

It will be here before you know it; you will be handed a booklet, or given a website to view, and told to pick your courses for next year.  This can cause the common “deer in the headlights” look. How do you even begin? In this previous blog, we outlined some common questions that students have when selecting their courses for the following year so be sure to read that, but in this blog, we will give step-by-step directions for how to make the best decisions about course selection for you.

 

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Advice for Juniors, Tours and Visits

Have College List, Will Travel

As we mentioned in this previous blog, winter and spring of junior year is the optimal time to visit colleges.  And, you can click on the “tours and visits” blog category on our blog’s main page for more advice about how to make the most of your visits and why they are important.

 

During your first winter meeting with your Campus Bound counselor, you will get a list of colleges that fit what you are seeking. But once you get that list, and if you are looking at colleges farther away, how do you go about planning these trips? Campus Bound will attempt to be a travel agent in this helpful blog.

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Advice for Juniors, Advice From Inside

What I Wish I Had Known…

Unfortunately, this happens quite a bit: we’ll have our first meeting with student and then they say the words we dislike hearing, “I wish I had known that…”

We wish the college process wasn’t confusing or difficult, but the truth is, it can be. Here are some of the most common scenarios, by school year, in which we hear students say “I wish I knew that!”  Pay attention… don’t let it be you!

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