The College Bound Planner

The College Bound Planner

A Roadmap to Take You From High School to Your First Day of College (College Planning, Time management, and Goal Setting for Teens)

Anna Costaras, Gail Liss


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Complete Guide to Academic & College Planning for Teens

A must for every high school student." —Christie Barnes, author of What Every Parent Needs to Know About College Admissions

The College Bound Planner is your step-by-step comprehensive college planning guide to organize every step of your high school education while preparing smart goals for college.

Get your teens ready now! College may seem far away but thinking ahead and understanding how things work will help your teen prepare. In these uncertain times, parents and students are feeling even more anxious about how to approach college readiness. This book provides advice and guidance starting at freshman year of high school up through senior year. This step-by-step guidance empowers students to take control of their academic futures and thrive, no matter what the future brings.

Develop skills for a lifetime of success. The College Bound Planner helps teens master skills including note taking, studying, test taking, and writing essays and research papers. Being college ready is also about having life skills such as time management, critical thinking, problem solving, decision making, and communication, as well as the discipline and drive needed to succeed. This college planner is the best college planner to get a teen ready for college.

Inside, you’ll find:

  • Academic direction and academic planning tips
  • Good study skills and life habits to set yourself up to succeed
  • Ways to stay organized and how to do proper goal setting
  • Guides to prioritizing your personal goals while participating in extracurriculars
  • How and when to apply for college using proper college planning
  • What to do to get ready for your first day as an undergraduate college student

If you liked What Color Is Your Parachute?, Fiske Guide to Colleges 2021, or Teens' Guide to College & Career Planning, you’ll love The College Bound Planner.


Anna Costaras:

Anna Costaras holds a BS and MBA from New York University Stern School of Business. A veteran of the college application process, Anna founded a college-bound mentoring program for underserved students from her community to guide students on their way to college.  Anna has been actively involved with an educational enrichment program for children in need of after-school support, as a volunteer and college mentor, and has served on the Board of Directors.


Gail Liss earned a 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 Board of Trustees of an organization running dynamic community centers delivering programming and services to residents across the five boroughs of New York City. Gail has extensive experience with the college application process and has served as a coach and advisor to college bound students in a number of non-profit organizations.