Category Archives: College Applications

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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Helping Your Student Find the Right College

A Q&A with the hosts of the podcast NYCollegeChat and the new book, How to Find the Right College. Marie G. Segares and Regina H. Paul are on a virtual tour for their new book, How to Find the Right … Continue reading

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College Admissions News—the Planning Edition

Conversations to have with your student, tools for estimating college costs and more. By Anne Vaccaro Brady Whether you’re the parent of a high schooler or college freshman, you’re likely thinking about what’s next, because it seems like there’s always something … Continue reading

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The Best Way to Approach College Apps with your Kid

This week’s guest bloggers are my kids, Charlie, a college senior and T.K., who graduated college a year ago. Since I’ve written lots of posts on getting through the application process from the parent’s perspective, I thought it might help … Continue reading

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College News for Back to School

Advice and tips on applications, college success, finding scholarships and more.  By Anne Vaccaro Brady Your college freshman has probably been on campus for at least a week, or your high school senior may just be starting classes, depending upon … Continue reading

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College Admissions News for Applicants, Transfers and Their Parents

Check out these informative articles that you might have missed. By Anne Vaccaro Brady With college application season here, advice and tips abound for students and their families. I’ve pulled together some of these helpful posts and articles on applying … Continue reading

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Tips for Completing College Applications

A little prep work can speed up the process.  By Anne Vaccaro Brady With the holidays around the corner and deadlines looming, the pressure to finish college applications is probably building in your household. For advice on streamlining the process … Continue reading

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