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The 2017-2018 Common App Essay Prompts

The changes are small, but benefit your college applicant.  By Anne Vaccaro Brady The Common Application recently released its 2017-2018 essay prompts for high school students applying to college in the fall of 2017. As a college essay coach, I welcome the minor adjustments … Continue reading

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The Best Way to Approach College Apps with your Kid

This week’s guest bloggers are my kids, Charlie, a college senior and T.K., who graduated college a year ago. Since I’ve written lots of posts on getting through the application process from the parent’s perspective, I thought it might help … Continue reading

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College News for the Last Lazy Days of Summer

Advice and information for parents of college freshmen and high school students.  By Anne Vaccaro Brady For some parents it’s the first glance at a tuition bill when it suddenly registers that their child is going off to college soon. … 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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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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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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