Want to learn more about touring colleges, showing demonstrated interest or tips on writing college essays?

Check out our comprehensive set of tools, checklists and expert tips to guide you and your high school student as together you navigate their college search application and admissions process.
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Make the most out of your college tours

Embarking on college tours is a pivotal part of the decision-making process. Touring colleges can be exciting –  Our Free Guide offers students expert tips to make the most of their college visits and make every campus visit an adventure!

Students: Keep your extracurricular activities organized!
Highlighting one’s extracurriculars is an essential piece of a college application. Colleges don’t want to see applicants with a long list of checked boxes. They do want to quickly understand why students engage in the activities they have chosen.
Download our activities organizer to help your child get ready to show colleges the great things they are doing!
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Student Guide: Top 10 Tips for Attending a College Fair
College fairs can be overwhelming, but they are a great tool if you know how to use them properly! At CBA, we guide students to approach college fairs with an open mind and with their best foot forward. This guide will help your child get started on the road to researching schools with practical and easy-to-follow advice.
Student Guide: How to Demonstrate Interest to Colleges
Attending a tour or watching an info session is a great first step for teens to take to show colleges they are interested, but there are so many more impactful actions to try! Our guide will provide your child with ideas for pursuing a wealth of Demonstrated Interest activities, and ways to keep their progress organized.
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Parent Guide: Tips for Talking About College with your Teen
Get practical and lighthearted advice from our owner, Eydie Balsam