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May 2018 Newsletter



June is a crazy month: SAT/ACT tests, final projects, playoff games, preparing for finals. For seniors there is the added bittersweet realization that this is it - the last month of high school. There are so many emotions to deal with as the excitement and fear of change loom large.

The acceptances are in. Below is mostly completed list of the schools to which our students were accepted. We are very proud of our seniors and so excited for them. Being part of their post-secondary process is an honor.

American University Bard College Bradley University

Brandeis UniversityBoston UniversityCalifornia Lutheran University

California Polytechnic University-SLO California State University-Chico

California State University-Monterey Bay California State University-

SacramentoChapman University Clark University Coe College

Colorado State UniversityColumbia College of Chicago

Cornell College Depaul UniversityFashion Institute of Technology

Florida Institute of Technology Fort Lewis CollegeGonzaga University

Goucher CollegeHofstra UniversityHumboldt State

Johnson & Wales UniversityKnox CollegeLewis & Clark College

Loyola Marymount UniversityLoyola University-New Orleans

Lynn UniversityMarymount Manhattan College

Mississippi State UniversityMontana State University New York University

Occidental CollegeOregon State University

Rochester Institute of Technology Saint Mary's College of CA

San Francisco State University San Jose State University

Savannah College of Art & DesignSeattle University

Sonoma State UniversitySyracuse Texas Christian UniversityThe New School

UC Santa CruzUniversity of AlabamaUniversity of Arizona University of Denver

University of San FranciscoUniversity of California at Santa Cruz

University of IowaUniversity of Kansas University of Mississippi

University of Nevada-RenoUniversity of OregonUniversity of Portland

University of Puget SoundUniversity of the Pacific

University of RedlandsUniversity of San Diego

University of TampaUniversity of Vermont

Washington State University*Western Washington University

Whittier College

 We are thrilled to announce that Bound4College is transitioning and transforming.  We will be launching a new website which will feature online services at different price points so that we can bring our unique expertise to families within and outside of the United States. We are focusing on working more efficiently and effectively without compromising the time and attention we bring to each student interaction. Providing online services gives our clients access to both Rebecca and myself, enabling us to work collaboratively or individually, tailoring our services to meet the needs of each student.

We are so grateful for your support and your referrals.




Save the Date

Colleges That Change Lives College Fair

Los Angeles

Sunday, July 29, 2018

11:00 AM or 3:00 PM

Hilton Universal City

Ballrooms A-D

555 Universal Hollywood Dr. Los Angeles, CA 91608


San Rafael

July 31, 2018

7:00 PM

Marin Center

Exhibit Hall

10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael, CA 94903 


SAT and ACT Dates

Good luck to our students taking June 2nd SAT and June 9th ACT!

For a brief reminder on what to expect and how to prepare, please visit (Hint: Don't forget your calculator, ID, or admission's ticket!)

Collegeboard's test day checklist for the SAT

Check list for the ACT

Now is a good time to plan ahead for if you will take the SAT or ACT again (or for the first time) in the summer or fall.

The future test dates and registration deadlines are: 

SAT 2018 Test Dates:

Test date: August 25th, 2018 Registration: July 27th, 2018 

Test date: October 6th, 2018 Registration: September 7th, 2018

Test date: November 3rd, 2018 Registration: October 5th, 2018 

Test date: December 1st, 2018 Registration:

ACT 2018 Test dates:

Test date: September 8, 2018 Registration: August 10, 2018

Test date: October 27, 2018 Registration: September 28, 2018

Test date: December 8, 2018 Registration: November 2, 2018

Please keep in mind that students needing testing accommodations should register and get in contact with their school as soon as possible. 


May is the month where we can finally breathe a sigh of relief because as of May 1st each student has committed to a university. This is a time of celebration and enjoying planning ahead for the future (can anyone say dorm room shopping?). At the same time, even when we are thrilled about the colleges we’re attending, we are also left wondering - why didn’t that one school let me in? No matter how many times I remind students that colleges admit or deny students based on a multitude of behind-the-scenes factors, rejection always stings and makes us wonder what we did wrong and why we weren’t chosen. This year, more students than ever were feeling that familiar sting as applications to certain colleges skyrocketed and record numbers of qualified were turned away. While official data sets from 2018 have yet to be released (for the most part) we can learn a lot from 2017’s stats.

he UC system offers some of the best and most cost effective options for California residents, but this option is becoming less feasible for students each year as admitted students decreased from 23.5% in 2007 to 16% in 2017 due to the whopping 119,626 Freshman hopefuls who applied to the UC system last year. While these numbers reflect the UC system as a whole, UCs that were formerly the least popular are now seeing huge increases in applicants as the top choice UCs become unattainable goals for even straight A students. UC Riverside, for instance saw an increase in application of 12.4% from 2016-2017. So, what do all these scary numbers mean? Everyone has a friend or cousin who was admitted to CAL or UCLA, so how do they do it when the odds are stacked against them? The truth is - nobody (besides the admissions team) knows for sure why one student with similar credentials to dozens of others gets in. That’s why we at Bound4College try to encourage our students at every turn to “go where the love is”. The admissions teams know their schools and who they think belongs on their campus - if they look at a student’s application and say “Yes! This is who we want to enhance our college”, trust them and make the very best of your college experience. If you did not get into the college of your dreams, it is important to work on letting go of the idea of what might have been and focus on being present for the amazing future being offered to you.

Congratulations to the class of 2018 - we are so proud of each of you and can’t wait for your next adventure to begin.


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Mailing Address: Bound 4 College | PO Box 332 | Novato, CA 94948

Physical address: 101 Lucas Valley Road, San Rafael, CA

Later Event: July 1
SAT and ACT Dates