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Advice for Parents

I Let My Kindergartener Walk To School, And Other Mom-Shaming Decisions

As the title of this blog suggests, I allow my 6 year old to walk to school. In this era of parents driving kids to school, or even bus stops, I get some serious side-eye when I tell other parents that. Now, let’s be clear. He has an 8 year old brother that he walks with. School is about a quarter of a mile from our house with all sidewalks and no major streets to cross. Still, it’s a decision, much like allowing children to play at a playground alone, that could get me thrown in “mom jail.”

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Admissions, Advice for Juniors, Advice for Sophomores, Athletics

Early Questions for Student Athletes

At Campus Bound, we typically don’t advise students to focus on specific colleges until junior year of high school. We provide more information about that in this recent blog post. However, some eager sophomores may want to get a jump start on certain things, including the college recruitment process for student athletes. In this blog post, we explain why an early start is helpful and the tasks that can get done now to ease the process down the road.

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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 Parents, Advice for Seniors, Applications, Health and Wellness

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?”

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Siblings: A College Counselor’s Reflection

Much of the staff at Campus Bound has worked here for several years.  It’s a fabulous place to work for many reasons, including: the collegiality among the staff, the guidance of the senior staff and supervisors, and, most importantly, the clients we serve.  One of the great things about working at Campus Bound is the honor of being able to work with a family over several years.  It’s one of the true joys of my job.

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Testing

Superscoring… All You Need to Know

What is Superscore? 

Superscoring is a policy some schools have by which they will consider a student’s highest section scores from any test date of the same test.  Many students take college admission tests more than once.  If a college superscores, they will take the highest scores from Reading & Writing, and Math (from the SAT, for example) to calculate a new total score.

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Admissions, Advice for Seniors, Applications, Essay Writing

How to Write the “Why Us” Essay

Many colleges ask students to write a supplemental essay with the prompt, “Why are you applying to Amazing University?”  Chances are you will have to write one or more of these during the application rush. Easy, right?  Not so fast!  This essay can be one of the more challenging essays to do correctly.  It requires careful reflection and should not be put off until the last minute.

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Admissions

When Colleges Pursue YOU

The college admission process can seem like a cat and mouse game, whereby the student is always chasing and trying to appeal to their colleges of interest.  And, it is like that to some extent; we’ve talked a lot about Demonstrating Interest in previous blogs and why it’s important (read more here). But, there are times it can also feel like the colleges are chasing YOU.  It’s a good thing, of course, but sometimes it can get a little overwhelming. Here is how to deal with some common scenarios.

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