Why it Makes Sense to at Least CONSIDER a Women’s College

By Gregg Cohen

Part of the college process in the winter/ spring of junior year is deciding what kinds of students you want to surround yourself with in college.  Which types of students inspire you and enable you to do your best? Different schools attract different students, which influences the culture on campus.

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The Two Weeks Every Junior Should Have Circled On Their Calendar

By Gregg Cohen

In these early winter months, seniors are wrapping up the college application process, and juniors are typically starting.  There are two weeks that all juniors should already have marked on their calendars.  If you don’t… do it now!

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When the first news isn’t good news: what to do about deferments and waitlists

By Gregg Cohen

You’ve been patiently waiting for that first envelope, but when it comes, it’s not the ACCEPT you’ve been hoping for.  A rejection is one thing: at least then you have a definitive answer and can move on. But, what if you hear: “You’ve been waitlisted,” or “Your Early Action application has been deferred to our regular…

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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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