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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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Lessons from a College Essay Coach

Tips I’ve gathered from helping high school seniors with their admissions essays. By Anne Vaccaro Brady Working with college applicants on their admissions essays, I’m always amazed by the interesting stories they have to tell and appreciate the opportunity to help them … Continue reading

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College Admissions News as Summer Begins

Art school applications, athletic recruiting, 529 mistakes and more. By Anne Vaccaro Brady Whether you’re sending your teen off to college or gearing up for application season, check out these articles and posts for helpful advice, tips and information to … 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 Admissions News Roundup

Some info on the gap year, scholarship scams, picking an essay topic and more.  By Anne Vaccaro Brady The gap year Typically a year spent working, traveling or interning, and hopefully maturing, after high school graduation and instead of attending college in the … Continue reading

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The 411 on the College Essay

This week we have a guest post on “the essay” by my friend Stephanie Jones McCaine who gave me lots of great advice when my daughter was applying to college. Stephanie is the Director of Admissions at Purchase College, SUNY, … Continue reading

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What to Expect on a College Tour

The details on what happens and how your teenager may be feeling about it. by Anne Vaccaro Brady You and your student are likely to approach  college visits very differently. The first sign will be that you’re the excited one, anxious to learn … Continue reading

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