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Your College Freshman is Coming Home for Spring Break Soon

Helping your teen and your family make the most of this time off.  By Anne Vaccaro Brady If your freshman is skipping the fun in the sun Spring Break and heading home instead, realize his expectations for these 9 or … Continue reading

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College News Roundup for Parents and Students

The latest on paying for college, mental health support for students and more. By Anne Vaccaro Brady Protecting your student’s mental health Believe it or not, colleges do understand that gaining admission to their institutions is an anxiety-laden process and … 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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With a College Selected, Summer Planning Begins for Graduating Seniors

Now that your teenager has settled on where they’re going to college this fall, your family has taken a collective sigh of relief. But you’ve also quickly figured out that sitting back and relaxing until classes start isn’t possible. The … Continue reading

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Solutions to College Rejections, Missed Financial Aid Deadlines and more

Plus expert advice on how to decide among college acceptances. By Anne Vaccaro Brady Spring brings a flurry of to-dos for college-bound high school seniors and their parents, including picking a school by National Decision Day on May 1. But … Continue reading

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Figuring Out When to Take the SAT and ACT

This important decision for high school juniors requires accounting for several factors. By Anne Vaccaro Brady The SAT and ACT are college entrance exams that measure a student’s expected level of academic success in college. Whether you agree with that … Continue reading

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Be Thankful You’re the Parent of a College Student

You don’t have to be grateful for the tuition bill, but you should be for everything else. By Anne Vaccaro Brady As the mom of a recent college grad and a current college junior, I’ve learned about all the wonderful … Continue reading

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