Category Archives: College Options

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 … 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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Understand What Makes a “Good” College for Your Student

It’s about more than bragging rights. By Anne Vaccaro Brady In talking with parents of high school juniors and seniors lately, I’ve been asked what makes a “good” college. The expected answer is ranking, selectivity and buzz, the last one … Continue reading

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Get Your High School Junior Involved with College Planning Now

It’s time to create a list of schools, schedule college visits, pick an SAT/ACT prep program and talk about money. By Anne Vaccaro Brady View image | gettyimages.com As your junior plows through the most demanding year of high school, … 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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More College Admissions in the News

Let’s start off the New Year with a look at some informative articles you may have missed. by Anne Vaccaro Brady Former college admissions officer Robert Clagett writes about the gap year in his post on  the New York Times’ “The … Continue reading

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Applying to College “Undeclared” or “Undecided,” Part 2

Some advice if your teen chooses this path. by Anne Vaccaro Brady If you and your student have determined that applying “undeclared” is the most reasonable option (see previous post for considerations), here’s some guidance on how best to approach college admissions. … Continue reading

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