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 Admissions News for Applicants, Transfers and 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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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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Dos and Don’ts for the Summer Before Freshman Year

Some advice for parents on how to survive these anxiety-ridden months. by Anne Vaccaro Brady No matter how excited or laid back your teenager seems about heading to college in the fall, a level of anxiety is sitting below the surface. You’re probably … 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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