Category Archives: College Visits

Back on the Road for College Tours

Recently I visited a couple of colleges and found some tips and trends worth sharing. By Anne Vaccaro Brady I tagged along with my nephew, a high school junior, and my sister and brother-in-law on their recent college visits over … Continue reading

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College News on Campus Visits, Majors and More

Plus the advantages of community college, why high school grades matter and student debit cards. By Anne Vaccaro Brady We’re hitting the time of year when high school juniors and even some sophomores begin taking campus tours, learning what colleges … Continue reading

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How to Make the Most of a Summer College Tour

Summer isn’t the ideal time to visit colleges, but it can still be worthwhile. by Anne Vaccaro Brady Regular readers of this blog know that I strongly recommend visiting colleges in the fall and spring, when campuses are the most … Continue reading

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Hitting the Road for College Tours

My son, a college freshman, recently revealed he missed going on college tours, which started me thinking. by Anne Vaccaro Brady Neither of my kids ever seemed overly excited about looking at colleges. They had the same glum look on … Continue reading

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What to Expect at Orientation

Freshmen orientation is for parents, too. by Anne Vaccaro Brady You’ll likely be visiting your student’s college for orientation this spring or summer. Most schools charge a fee for this one- or two-day event. Here’s what you need to know. … Continue reading

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College Admissions Summer Planning

Now is the time to finalize the college list, prep for SAT/ACT tests, write the Common App essay and more. by Anne Vaccaro Brady There’s one way to make the fall college application process less stressful—use the summer to get … Continue reading

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Finding Your Way Around College Websites

Learn about majors, financial aid and off-campus life, or take a virtual tour. by Anne Vaccaro Brady College websites can answer many of the questions you have about a school before you ever set foot on its campus. Though nothing … Continue reading

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