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For a variety of printable organizational tools, worksheets, and guides for students and parents.

Not Sure Where to Begin?

Download our Comprehensive College Admissions Planner. This 10-page checklist will guide parents and teens through all the tasks you could be doing in any month of the year.

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Want to Get Your Senior Ahead on the Common App Over the Summer?

Download our new Rising Senior Summer Checklist that includes printable tips, tasks, calendars and worksheets to fill in that set you up for Common App success!

Need Help Talking to Your Teen About College?

Download our CTFM Guide, Tips on Talking with Your Teenager!

Student Guide: 15 Ways to Make the Most of Your College Tours

Take the first step! The college admissions process can feel overwhelming, but broken down into manageable steps, it is not only doable but also... fun! This guide will provide parents and teens with helpful information and proven strategies to make every campus visit a successful adventure!

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.

Student Worksheet:
Creative Writing Prompts

Your child can start getting comfortable writing with our help! This guided checklist will get their creative juices flowing and they'll soon see that practicing their writing is a powerful exercise that will serve them well on their college admissions journey.

Rising Senior Summer Checklist

Want to Get Your Senior Ahead on the Common App Over the Summer? Download our new Rising Senior Summer Checklist that includes printable tips, tasks, calendars and worksheets to fill in that set you up for Common App success!

Student Guide: Extracurricular and Activity Organizer

Colleges don't want to see applicants with a long list of checked activity boxes. They do want to quickly assess why students engage in their chosen activities. We guide students to think about what they could be doing to show their curiosity, compassion, and engagement in their community. This guide is your child’s first step to organizing their approach.

Student Worksheet:
Track Your Tours

Touring colleges is exciting, and even better when approached with a system of organization. This worksheet will help your student take the first step to focus on dates and opportunities. Download it, print it, and let them try it!

Parent Guide: Tips for Talking About College with your Teen

Get practical and lighthearted advice from our partner company, College Talk for Moms!

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 Worksheet:
Get Curious About College Majors

Your child can start identifying their academic interests with our help! This worksheet will help them get started on the road to researching schools with practical and easy-to-follow advice.

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Not Sure Where to Begin?

Download our Comprehensive Guide to College Admissions. This organizer will guide parents and teens through all the tasks they could be doing in any month of the year.

Parent Guide: Need Help Talking to Your Teen About College?

Download our "College Talk for Moms" Guide: Tips for Talking with Your Teenager!
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