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Rutgers University 
New Brunswick

Technology Helps Students with LD Succeed in College

Jennifer attended the Life After High School and Post-Secondary Expo sponsored by the Learning Disabilities Association of New Jersey. 

"I was most impressed with the constantly improving adaptive technology being offered at the college level."

What do Freshman Parents Need to Know?
Watch this fun video featuring Lisa Bleich and some of her clients as they discuss getting ready for college
Important Dates

SAT Test Dates

August 25, 2018
October 6, 2018
November 3, 2018
December 1, 2018
March 9, 2019
May 4, 2019
June 1, 2019

ACT Test Dates*

September 8, 2018
October 27, 2018
December 8, 2018
February 9, 2019*
April 13, 2019
June 8, 2019
July 13, 2019*

*No test centers are scheduled in New York for the February and July test dates. No test centers are scheduled in California for the July test date.


Three ways to apply: Own application, Common App, Coalition App

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Penn State Application is available on August 1. New Early Action program this year!
Three ways to apply: Own application, Common App, Coalition App

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July, 2018


What's Your Story?


Most writing doesn't happen behind a laptop.  It happens when your mind is free to wander and let an idea percolate and clarify itself.  So as you prepare to write your personal statements and other essays for college be open to what runs through your mind:

  • Right before you fall asleep
  • On a walk, run, bike ride
  • In Yoga, Kick boxing, or the outfield
  • Taking a shower
  • While you are driving
  • While you are talking to a friend about a problem or something unrelated
  • Waiting for the subway or bus or in
    line at Chipotle

Keep a note pad or your phone handy and jot it down, make a voice memo or note for yourself.  Whatever works for you to get the idea down.  Collect your ideas, random thoughts, etc. over a few weeks so when you sit down to write you will already have the inspiration. 


Remember that the college admissions committee has to understand why you do what you do. What motivates you? How did you come to a particular decision? When your personal life prompts you to do something, that's what makes for an interesting story and makes an interesting candidate.


We look forward to brainstorming with you and hearing the stories that best reflect who you are. Rising seniors, if you haven't already, please schedule an appointment with us so we can help you craft your story. 


Contact us if you'd like to work with one of our essay specialists.


Generation Z: The Show Me Generation

When thinking about how to best work with GenZs, it's important to consider the environment in which they are growing up -- GenZs have experienced unprecedented technological change over their lifetimes; GenZ is the first generation to be connected since birth.

Corey Seemiller, the co-author of  Generation Z Goes to College,  conducted research with students from Generation Z (those born between 1995 and 2010) and cross-referenced her findings  with 300 sources to identify the key attributes that define this generation. 

As the parent of two GenZs and mentor to hundreds more, I found Seemiller's insights fascinating.  Click below to read some tips on how best to understand and interact with GenZ as a parent or educator.

Summer Reads
Here are some favorites from our clients and us! Click on the book jacket for the Goodreads review.

The Boys in the Boat is a great story of nine college-aged rowers and their journey to the 1963 Olympics in Berlin. 

After seeing the movie, many were inspire d to read Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game  to learn more about sports analytics.

What makes a life worth living? 
When Breath Becomes Air  i s a book favored by students interested in medicine.

The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace,
written by Peace's college roommate, is a compelling story of the complexity of one young man's life and death. 

Skimming the most recent NYTimes Book Review, there are other great options to try depending on your interests.
If books are not your favorite, magazines or blogs are great alternatives.  You can also listen to podcasts or audio books while you are traveling!  

Graduating Seniors:  It was a pleasure working with each of you. Enjoy your summer!   


Rising Seniors: If you are not yet on our calendar, please contact us to schedule a brainstorming session for your essays.  


Rising Juniors and Sophomores:  

Let us know your final summer plans.



Lisa, Beth, Abby and The CBM Team
College Bound Mentor, LLC 

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