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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 helping … Continue reading

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College Admissions News for Applicants & Their Parents

Check out these informative articles that you might have missed. By Anne Vaccaro Brady With college application season here, advice and tips abound for students and their families. I’ve pulled together some of these helpful posts and articles on applying … Continue reading

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Tips for Completing College Applications

A little prep work can speed up the process.  By Anne Vaccaro Brady With the holidays around the corner and deadlines looming, the pressure to finish college applications is probably building in your household. For advice on streamlining the process … 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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The Latest College News for You

Increased financial aid at private colleges, the ACT is going digital, acceptance rates and more. By Anne Vaccaro Brady Updates on the ACT Tamar Lewin writes in the New York Times on the impact of the ACT exam becoming computer-based … Continue reading

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When Your Son or Daughter is Rejected by Every College

This happens more than you think, but here’s how to handle the disappointment and devise Plan B. By Anne Vaccaro Brady Note: This information has been updated for 2018. Admissions officers say that a college rejection is not personal. Unfortunately, … Continue reading

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Motivating the Reluctant College Applicant

How to get your high school senior moving on college applications.  by Anne Vaccaro Brady Some kids plow through their college applications, while others continue to avoid visiting a college website to start the first one. If yours is the … Continue reading

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