Frequently Asked Questions
There are many questions that families have as they take on the exciting college search and application process. Here are some we hear often about searching for, applying to, and paying for college as well as about our college planning services.
College Planning FAQ
Why do students work with college counselors?
Who are Campus Bound's college counselors?
What if we only need certain services?
Campus Bound has a variety of flat-fee and flexible packages available and can customize college planning services to fit your family’s needs.
How should I start the college search process?
When is the best time to begin the college search?
The best type of plan is one that doesn’t feel rushed or overwhelming, and takes into consideration life’s other demands. Some families will look to Campus Bound for advice on college course and college activity selection starting freshman year in high school, but the college search should start in earnest toward the end of your high school student’s sophomore year and continue throughout their junior year in high school. At Campus Bound, our team of college planning experts believes in taking an individualized yet methodical approach to the college search and college application process.
How will Campus Bound help my son or daughter stand out in the college application process?
What makes a good essay transform into an outstanding essay?
Am I eligible to receive higher education financial aid?
If I am concerned about the cost of college, should I only apply to state schools?
Will applying for financial aid hurt my child's chances for college acceptance?
In what U.S. locations do you offer your college planning services?
Due to the fact that we can offer ALL of our college admission assistance, college application help, and college financial services remotely, we can and do serve families and individuals throughout the entire U.S. That said, since we are headquartered in the Greater-Boston Metrowest area of Norfolk County, Massachusetts, we find that many of our clients have historically come from the New England states of MA and RI. Some local cities and towns we’ve had a deep history with include: Acton, Andover, Arlington, Bedford, Belmont, Beverly, Boston, Boxford, Brookline, Cambridge, Canton, Carlisle, Chelmsford, Cohasset, Concord, Dedham, Dover, Duxbury, Easton, Foxboro, Framingham, Franklin, Hanover, Hingham, Holliston, Hopkinton, Lexington, Lincoln, Lynnfield, Mansfield, Marblehead, Marshfield, Medfield, Milton, Natick, Needham, Newburyport, Newton, North Andover, North Reading, Norwell, Scituate, Sharon, Sherborn, Shrewsbury, Southborough, Sudbury, Swampscott, Wakefield, Walpole, Wayland, Wellesley, Westford, Weston, Westwood, and Winchester.