Author Archives: Anne Vaccaro Brady

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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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

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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 for their major they’d planned on taking next semester aren’t … Continue reading

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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

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