Author Archives: Anne Vaccaro Brady

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

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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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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

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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

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Summer Wrap-Up for High School and College Students

Transferring summer college credits, converting SAT scores and more. By Anne Vaccaro Brady This week’s post covers some of those loose ends parents and students face before high school and college begin again. For college students Transfer summer credits A … Continue reading

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Preparing Your Freshman for Life with a Roommate

The challenges of living with a stranger. By Anne Vaccaro Brady A friend emailed me the other day worried about the fact that her soon-to-be college freshman appears to have nothing in common with the girl who will be her … Continue reading

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College Major: Engineering

The first in an occasional series on college majors.   By Anne Vaccaro Brady With teachers, parents, corporate leaders and even the president encouraging teenagers to become engineers, a well-paying field with solid job prospects, it seems a good place … Continue reading

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