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Anna Costaras and Gail Liss

Anna Costaras and Gail Liss

Anna Costaras and Gail Liss are coauthors of The College Bound Organizer, the step-by-step guide to getting into the college of your choice. As cofounders of Bound to Organize LLC, the authors are dedicated to empowering students to successfully navigate the complicated college application process by providing a logical, easy-to-use organization system.


Anna Costaras holds a BS and MBA from New York University Stern School of Business. She is the founder of a college-bound mentoring program for disadvantaged students from her community. She also serves on the Board of Directors of Adventures in Learning, an educational enrichment program for children in need of after-school support.


Gail Liss earned an MBA from New York University Stern School of Business, studied at The London School of Economics, and holds a BA from the University of Rochester. Gail serves on the Advisory Board of Young Women’s Leadership Network, which supports The Young Women’s Leadership Schools and College Bound Initiative.


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If you’re like most rising seniors, you’ve been getting quite a few questions about college lately that you don’t have the answers to yet. Now is a great time for you to take control of your college application process and continue on your journey to college.

tips for rising seniors

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For rising juniors, summer break is the perfect time to think about your journey from high school to college admission. Here are a few things you should be sure to focus on in the months ahead.

top 5 things for juniors to do this summer

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It’s so important for you to confirm that your applications are complete and that all required components have been received by the schools to which you have applied. Application requirements vary by school, making it all the more important to stay organized.

The easiest way to do this is to create a list of your schools and the specific materials required by each one. Then, verify online (check the online service your high school uses or consult the online tracking system many colleges assign to applicants) or by phone whether each school has received the following components:

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How do I prepare for a college visitIs there one perfect college or university for you? Perhaps. Most likely, though, there are many schools that could be a great fit. When visiting schools, you’ll sense the characteristics that differentiate one school from another.

School visits offer you a chance to sample different schools to determine what suits you best. There are many factors to consider, so here are a few things you should do to ensure that you are well-prepared for your visit:

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