Author Archives: Anne Vaccaro Brady

Making Sense of a Spring Admission Offer

Why it happened and what it means for your student.  By Anne Vaccaro Brady A growing number of colleges are offering freshman year applicants spring admission, foregoing a move to the wait list or, for Early Action candidates, a deferment to the … Continue reading

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Understanding Academic Probation

It doesn’t mean your college student has to leave college—yet. By Anne Vaccaro Brady  At the end of the last semester, your college student may have received an email from their institution explaining that they were placed on academic probation. … Continue reading

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The 2019-2020 Common App Essay Prompts

The current selections remain the same for next fall’s applicants. By Anne Vaccaro Brady   The Common Application has released its 2019-2020 essay prompts for students who will be applying to college next fall. These applicants will have the same seven … Continue reading

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Making the Most of the Holidays with your College Student

Embrace some changes to really enjoy your time together.  By Anne Vaccaro Brady We all have our expectations about how we’d like the holidays to go with our college student home again. Unfortunately, our kids often have different ideas. Read … Continue reading

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Fine-Tuning the Activity Sheet

Formatting activities for the application. By Anne Vaccaro Brady I’ve written about putting together an activity sheet or high school resume in an earlier post. Once that’s done, your student should use this master sheet to create a new list … Continue reading

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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

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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

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