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Advice for Parents

Pros, Cons and Practical Advice About Taking a Gap Year

It’s no surprise that taking a year off between high school and college is a growing trend in America.  The rising number of gap year programs and increase in information about taking a gap year are leading parents to ask the question, “Could a gap year program be right for my son or daughter?”  The gap year trend has seen a 20 percent increase since 2006 and the initial data is coming back with overwhelmingly positive indications for student success in college.  Yet, many parents are still hesitant and anxious about their student taking a year off.  Being informed and seeking help from trusted professionals will help you will make the right decision about whether or not this rising trend is right for your child.

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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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Admissions, Disability Services

Unique Circumstances in the College Application Process

There is no such thing as two students who go through the college process in exactly the same way. Some students apply Early, and some do not.  Some students apply to local schools, while other students apply to schools on the other side of the country.

However, the majority of students are going to follow a common trajectory in the college admissions timeline.  They will research schools, visit, interview, apply, wait, etc.  But, there are a handful of special populations who will likely go through a very unique college process.  Campus Bound Counselors are knowledgeable and skilled to help any special students navigate the process.  Below are some of the special populations we serve and how we help them.

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Applications

Common Application Updates and Tips

It’s August, which means the Common Application is now online and ready for a new class of students! In this blog, we will outline the new changes to the Common App for the 2018-2019 year, let you know how to “roll over” your account if you had already started one, and share some basic tips for how to make your Common Application stand out during the admission process.

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Advice for Seniors, College List, Uncategorized

Why You May Want to Have a “Financial Safety” School On Your List

By now you have likely heard of a “safety school” and have some understanding of what that means. (Read more here) In that sense, we are talking about changes of being admitted to a particular school. But there is a newer phrase in the world of college counseling that you may want to understand better, and it is, “financial safety.” In this blog we will go over what it is, and why it makes sense to have one on your list.

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Advice for Juniors, Advice for Parents, Advice for Seniors, Health and Wellness

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.

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