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The Other Factors to Consider When Exploring Colleges

Beyond prestige and ranking are the practical issues. by Anne Vaccaro Brady In previous posts, I’ve covered what makes a good college for your student, and how to pick a college. But there are some overlooked elements about a school … Continue reading

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Help Your Student Graduate College in Four Years, Part 1

Making the right decisions in high school can pay off in college. By Anne Vaccaro Brady   Look closely at graduation rates on College Scorecard, the site set up by the U.S. Department of Education to help families compare colleges, … Continue reading

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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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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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When a Four-Year College Isn’t the Right Option

More education should be. Here are the alternatives. By Anne Vaccaro Brady A recent report released by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York points out that acquiring a college degree, whether a two- or four-year, increases lifetime earnings compared … 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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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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