Holiday Survival Guide: College Application Edition

By Gregg Cohen

It truly seems unfair that many colleges have January 1 application deadlines. In fact, many schools have pushed these deadlines to January 5 or January 15 in order to give students a break from having applications due on New Years Day.  But even so, for students with deadlines in December, January, or even February, the…

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College Advising is in Short Supply

By Gregg Cohen

If you haven’t already read this article from Education Week, I suggest that you do so. It was concerning to us here at Campus Bound and Apply Right, and we wanted to take this opportunity, in this blog, to respond to it.   The take-away from the article, and from this recent study from the National Association of…

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Parents: It Might Be That The Less You Ask, The More They’ll Talk

By Gregg Cohen

It’s counter-intuitive, but parents who take a step back from their child’s college admissions process may actually hear more.  It can be very hard advice to follow; we get it, but hear us out on this. When I’ve asked groups of juniors and seniors what their parents can do to help them with the college…

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The Joys of Working with Siblings

By Gregg Cohen

Much of the staff at Campus Bound and Apply Right 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…

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Advice From Inside: What Can An Applicant Do If Their Grades Aren’t Great

By Gregg Cohen

From time to time, we like to utilize the college admissions experience of the Campus Bound and Apply Right staff to provide students and parents with some inside scoop.  These counselors have been on the other side of the desk, so their advice is priceless.   This time, we asked our former College Admission Counselors,…

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What I Wish I Had Known

By Gregg Cohen

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…

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Superscoring… What You Need to Know

By Gregg Cohen

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…

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Pros, Cons and Practical Advice About Taking a Gap Year

By Gregg Cohen

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…

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How to Write the “Why Us” Essay

By Gregg Cohen

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…

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