Category Archives: College Admissions

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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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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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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The 2016-2017 Coalition and Common App Essay Prompts

Both application platforms have released their five essay topic options. By Anne Vaccaro Brady You’re likely familiar with the Common Application (Common App), the online application used by more than 600 colleges. This year, the Coalition for Access, Affordability and … Continue reading

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College Admissions News Roundup

The latest on searching for colleges, taking a gap year, paying for college and navigating academic probation.  by Anne Vaccaro Brady Finding and applying to colleges On her My Kid’s College Choice blog, Wendy Nelson shares the lessons she learned about … Continue reading

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Putting Together a Parent Brag Sheet

Your chance to share what others don’t know about your teen, but should. By Anne Vaccaro Brady Every spring high school guidance departments send parents of juniors a questionnaire called the Parent Brag Sheet, explaining that the student’s counselor will … Continue reading

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The Other Factors to Consider When Exploring Colleges

Beyond prestige and ranking are the practical issues. by Anne Vaccaro Brady In previous posts, I’ve covered what makes a good college for your student and how to pick a college. But there are some overlooked elements about a school that … Continue reading

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