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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 Roundup

Big data and college admissions, organizing college essays, the facts about athletic scholarships and more. By Anne Vaccaro Brady With a new high school year underway, college application season is here for seniors. For underclassmen, especially juniors, it’s time 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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How to Help Your Child Tackle the College Essay

This in no way involves you writing it. By Anne Vaccaro Brady Between the research I do for this blog and my experience working with high school seniors to fine tune their college admissions essays, I’ve learned the keys to … Continue reading

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Making the Most of the Summer Before Senior Year

Here’s a checklist for you and your high school senior. By Anne Vaccaro Brady For those of you wondering what should be on the college planning list for the summer,  I’ve created this guide. Hopefully you can check off some items … Continue reading

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More Advice on Applying to College

Insight from admissions officers, advice on the essay, the impact of social media and more.  By Anne Vaccaro Brady I’ve offered plenty of advice on how to approach and survive the college application process, but found some additional guidance from other sources … Continue reading

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