Tag Archives: freshman year

Preparing Your Freshman for Life with a Roommate

The challenges of living with a stranger. By Anne Vaccaro Brady A friend emailed me the other day worried about the fact that her soon-to-be college freshman appears to have nothing in common with the girl who will be her … 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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News on College Admissions and College Life, Late Fall Edition

Tips on applying to college, transferring, prepping for FAFSA and more. By Anne Vaccaro Brady This roundup of articles and posts aims to help you and your high school or college student navigate the college path, whether it’s getting in … Continue reading

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A Parent’s Guide to College 101 & 102

Tips on easing the stress level in your house as your freshman transitions to campus. By Anne Vaccaro Brady As move-in day approaches for college freshmen, the tension builds at home as parents and teens scramble to figure out what … Continue reading

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Paying a College Tuition Bill

The details on e-bills, setting up a parent payee account and payment options. By Anne Vaccaro Brady Along with everything else that has changed about college over the last couple of decades, the tuition bill has evolved, too. Here’s a … Continue reading

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The Essentials of a College Care Package

What to send, how often and why personal touches make a difference.  By Anne Vaccaro Brady I asked some college kids, recent grads and a couple of college parents for their advice on what makes a good care package. What … Continue reading

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College News for Back to School

Advice and tips on applications, college success, finding scholarships and more.  By Anne Vaccaro Brady Your college freshman has probably been on campus for at least a week, or your high school senior may just be starting classes, depending upon … Continue reading

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