Get Curious • Get Organized • Get In
Our college counselors guide families through college applications with curiosity, strategy, and a sense of humor. Every teenager is unique and their college admissions experience should be too.
Are you confused by the college search and admissions process, and not sure where to even begin?
College Bound Advising will guide you through it all.
Here's how we can help
College Bound Advising helps your high schooler get curious about college and gives them the tools to get organized for a manageable - and maybe even fun! - experience getting there!
Working with CBA team members across our network of services, students learn strategies that empower them to take control of their college admissions process.
Using our signature tools and customized guidance, we help your child get curious about who they are and then get organized to reach their goals.
As parents ourselves, we know what it’s like. We also offer unique ways for parents to participate in this process.
Through a variety of events, social connections, and “get real” advice, we give you our shoulder to lean on. Applying to college can be an amazing, scary, exciting transition for families, and we will guide you through it, finding the fun and celebrating the positives along the way, together.
The CBA Difference
We Get Curious (and We Have Fun!)
What sets CBA apart is our belief that this often-messy application experience can be framed by curiosity and wonder.
College Bound Advising guides students to confidently investigate their “who” before we explore their “where,” and their “why” before their “what.” As students progress along their path to college, they grow and learn more about themselves than they thought they might. Through a framework of inquisitiveness and flexibility, we encourage them to explore and develop a sense of self as they engage in our proven curriculum.
We are Experts in Adolescence
We are a team of educators, social workers, school counselors and parents.
We infuse our expertise about this unique stage of your child’s development in every aspect of our work.
Together, we discover the colleges that will provide the best environment for them (academically, socially, and financially), and then plan all the details needed to apply. In this way, we also help students develop skills during the application process that will set them up for success in college and beyond.
Today’s Teens are Changemakers
Through our unique volunteer nonprofit program, students work collaboratively with our dedicated program leader to design and implement an entrepreneurial-style local service project that impacts the community each school year. CBA students take active leadership roles and any local teen can apply to participate.
Admitted to Top
Before their Deadline
The Founder and Owner of College Bound Advising
Hi, I’m Eydie Balsam
Not only have I been working with teenagers, either at the high school or college level, my entire career, but I’m also a mom of three (one high schooler, one college student, and one recent college grad), so I definitely understand the dynamics and complexities of the parent-teen relationship during this transformative period.
My professional expertise in social work and higher education shapes my innovative perspective on college admissions, and that informs our network of services. I know that this stage of life can feel overwhelming, and my approach will guide your family through it with confidence.
Our team is ready to help demystify the process, streamline your journey, and even have a little fun along the way! At College Bound Advising, we embrace the opportunity to support high schoolers as they get curious about who they want to be, and we focus on the positives in the process for students