At Campus Bound, our “why” is clear: the opportunity to make a lasting, positive difference for students facing a complex college admissions process and for families seeking to make college costs more manageable. Our team of college coaches is singularly committed to your success in this college planning process and beyond.
We recognize how many demands there are on teenage students. Our support is designed to make this challenging process more effective, helping teenagers to pursue their college goals.
Who We Are
Regardless of how you refer to them – independent educational consultants, college coaches, college consultants, or college advisors – our college counselors have extensive experience. We are former college admissions officers, high school counselors and college financial aid officers. Some of us have also had the opportunity to experience the college planning process as parents. We understand the stress this process can bring to both students and parents. We know when students should dig deeper, when it is time to move forward with confidence, and when to take a moment and celebrate students’ many accomplishments.
Who We Serve
The deep and experienced Campus Bound team has successfully supported students with a wide variety of interests, challenges, backgrounds, academic levels and goals. In recent years this includes students who:
- Represent a range of academic achievement, from those seeking highly selective schools to those considering schools with higher acceptance rates.
- Want help pacing this process out, staying on track to minimize family friction and stress.
- Are unsure of their future major as well those who have a clear career path mapped out, considering majors ranging from STEM, nursing, and business to the liberal arts or creative arts.
- Have special talents to represent in their applications, like athletics, fine arts, or leadership.
- Are seeking academic or social-emotional support programs on the college level.
- Live anywhere… from Alaska to Florida and international students as well.
FINANCIAL AID LEAD
BA, Union College
MBA, Olin School of Business at Babson College
Gregg founded Campus Bound with one goal in mind — to provide professional and high-quality college admissions and financial aid support to parents and students in a very personalized manner.
Gregg has completed extensive coursework in financial aid and has supported families through all aspects of the financial aid process since 2003. Gregg has presented to hundreds of organizations and has appeared on local media outlets such as WBZ-TV, Fox-25, and local radio stations.
“I believe that there is no “one size fits all” approach when it comes to reaching your college goals. The opportunities and process can vary depending on each unique situation. I enjoy being able to explore this great unknown for families and to help them to maximize their chances for success. There is nothing more gratifying to me than seeing families receive scholarships or grants at colleges they believe are great fits for their children.”
OPERATIONS & COLLEGE COUNSELING
BA, Skidmore College
MA, Boston College
Meredith joined Campus Bound in 2004 after ten years in college admissions and high school counseling. Over the years, she has presented at industry conferences and to students and parents on myriad admissions topics. Meredith finds satisfaction in building a team of professionals who are all focused on helping students and families successfully navigate the college search and application process.
“I love working with Campus Bound’s collaborative team members to reduce the stress of the college admissions process. Taking a methodical approach, being informed every step along the way, and knowing they’ve put their best foot forward allows students and families to be enthusiastic about this journey. College admissions should not be an overwhelming chore that lowers ones’ self confidence. I enjoy making this a fun and exciting process for Campus Bound families.”
ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF COLLEGE COUNSELING
BA, Boston College
MA, Boston College
Mindy, a former Director of Admission at Wentworth Institute of Technology, has spent the majority of her career working in various capacities in the fields of college admissions and enrollment management. She has over fifteen years of experience guiding students and families through the college search and application process.
“The aspect of my profession I’ve always enjoyed most is working directly with students as they explore their options for college and tackle the challenge of what can be an overwhelmingly competitive application process. I believe that each student has a compelling and unique story to share, and my goal is to help students create college applications that successfully highlight their strengths and showcase their future potential. There is nothing more rewarding than watching students invest themselves in the process and put forth their best effort, whatever the ultimate outcome. As a parent who’s gone through the process personally, I appreciate the stress it can place on families, and I make it a priority to partner with parents as well.”
When To Start The College Planning Process
Some want to start the process as early as their child’s freshman year in high school, seeking advice on course selection. We recommend the process begin in earnest by the end of a student’s sophomore year in high school. The pace will start slow, then pick up in their junior and senior years, as application tasks become more frequent.
We Treat You Like Family
One of our core values dates back to when this was a home-based business run by Gregg’s mother. Everyone we help with college planning becomes family to us. Your college admission challenges become our challenges and your successes become our successes. The process of searching for a college, applying to college, being accepted to college, and planning for college financially is appropriately described as a roller coaster ride. Campus Bound is there every step of the way.
We feel honored that many of our previous clients let us know about their first semester of college, or even to share news about their lives after college. And, it’s a testament to our caring team of college coaches that many families hire us repeatedly to support each of their distinct children’s college planning journeys as the next son or daughter needs to start planning for college.