Tag Archives: commuter students

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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College Students and Depression

How to know when homesickness is something more.  By Anne Vaccaro Brady The symptoms of mental illness often first appear between the ages of 18 and 24, according to the JED Foundation, whose mission is to promote emotional health and … Continue reading

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A Closer Look at Commuting to College

What to consider and how to make the most of this choice. By Anne Vaccaro Brady Commuter students are sometimes criticized for not taking part in the “real college experience.” To find out the truth, I unscientifically surveyed a few commuter … Continue reading

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More Tips on Deciding Among College Acceptances

Advice for the high school senior struggling to pick a college.   by Anne Vaccaro Brady In my two earlier posts on deciding among college acceptances, I shared input from college admissions officers and the initial steps to take to … Continue reading

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Refining the College List

The first of two posts on how to finalize where to apply. by Anne Vaccaro Brady Now is the time to sit down with your rising high school senior and review the list of colleges your family’s been working with—or at least … Continue reading

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What to Expect at Orientation

Freshmen orientation is for parents, too. by Anne Vaccaro Brady You’ll likely be visiting your student’s college for orientation this spring or summer. Most schools charge a fee for this one- or two-day event. Here’s what you need to know. … Continue reading

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After the College Decision, Second Thoughts

Here’s what your high school senior may be feeling now that they’ve picked a college. by Anne Vaccaro Brady The deposit is in, the housing questionnaire filled out, orientation scheduled and now your teen may be wondering if they chose the right college. Don’t worry, … Continue reading

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