Category Archives: Freshman Year

Tips on Transporting Your Freshman to College

This is a trip like no other. By Anne Vaccaro Brady Whether traveling by road or air, you need a plan for how to transfer the important pieces of your teen’s life from home to college. Because a bunch of … Continue reading

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Banking Options for College Students

What to do when there isn’t a branch at both college and home. By Anne Vaccaro Brady The perfect scenario is that your freshman sets up a checking account at a bank at home, which also has a branch on … Continue reading

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The Essentials of a College Care Package

What to send, how often and why personal touches make a difference.  By Anne Vaccaro Brady I asked some college kids, recent grads and a couple of college parents for their advice on what makes a good care package. What … Continue reading

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College News for the Summer

Info on college searches, financial aid forecasting, essay writing and more. By Anne Vaccaro Brady Whether you’re the parent of a high school senior or a college freshman, I’ve found some recent articles and posts that will help as you … Continue reading

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College News for a Stress-free Summer

Okay, I can’t guarantee there will be no stress, but this info will help ease the tension. By Anne Vaccaro Brady Whether you’re the parent of a high school student or a recent graduate, there’s plenty of college-related planning required … Continue reading

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With a College Selected, Summer Planning Begins for Graduating Seniors

A guide to help you make the most of the summer before freshman year.  By Anne Vaccaro Brady Now that your teenager has settled on where they’re going to college this fall, your family has taken a collective sigh of … Continue reading

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College Freshmen Should Visit the Career Services Office

The resources available are invaluable, and endless. Read on to learn more. By Anne Vaccaro Brady Students and parents are often introduced to Career Services during orientation, even at open houses or accepted students’ events. Colleges want the office to … Continue reading

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