Author Archives: Anne Vaccaro Brady

Move-in Day Etiquette and Tips

Politeness + planning = a positive experience for all. By Anne Vaccaro Brady The day you bring your freshman to college is an emotional one. There’s no hiding from that fact. Some parents will say it’s tumultuous and stressful, too. … Continue reading

Posted in College Dorm Room, Freshman Year | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Why Your Soon-to-be College Student is “Soiling the Nest”

And how to survive the experience. By Anne Vaccaro Brady Maybe this is the scenario in your house this summer: Your child heads to college in the fall. Your relationship was never perfect, what parent-teenager one is, but somehow your … Continue reading

Posted in college, talking with your teenager | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

What I Wish College Admissions Officers Understood

Teens are overwhelmed by a process that’s more complicated than it needs to be. By Anne Vaccaro Brady I’ve been a private college admissions coach for over three years, and an essay coach for even longer. Year after year, working … Continue reading

Posted in College Admissions, College Applications | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Changes to your College Student’s Major

Whether it’s a discontinued program or course, or alterations to graduation requirements. By Anne Vaccaro Brady Maybe you’ve heard the complaint from your college student that a couple of the required courses he’d planned on taking next semester aren’t being offered, which … Continue reading

Posted in college | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

The 2017-2018 Common App Essay Prompts

The changes are small, but benefit your college applicant.  By Anne Vaccaro Brady The Common Application recently released its 2017-2018 essay prompts for high school students applying to college in the fall of 2017. As a college essay coach, I welcome the minor adjustments … Continue reading

Posted in College Essay, common app | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

College Major: Anthropology

A degree in anthropology opens graduates to a variety of career paths.  A few months ago I read an article in Fortune magazine that featured this caption: “Hormel developed Rev, a new line of on-the-go-meals with input from its house anthropologist, … Continue reading

Posted in Choosing a college major, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Take Advantage of FAFSA Changes

An earlier filing date, easier access to your tax info and more.  By Anne Vaccaro Brady The Free Application for Federal Student Aid, better known as FAFSA, is required by almost all colleges to qualify for need-based financial aid including … Continue reading

Posted in College Financial Aid, Financial Aid, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment