Tag Archives: freshman year of college

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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College Admissions News Roundup

Big data and college admissions, organizing college essays, the facts about athletic scholarships and more. By Anne Vaccaro Brady With a new high school year underway, college application season is here for seniors. For underclassmen, especially juniors, it’s time to … Continue reading

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Tips on Transporting Your Freshman to College

This is a trip like no other. By Anne Vaccaro Brady Whether traveling by road or air, you need a plan for how to transfer the important pieces of your teen’s life from home to college. Because a bunch of … Continue reading

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College Admissions News as Summer Begins

Art school applications, athletic recruiting, 529 mistakes and more. By Anne Vaccaro Brady Whether you’re sending your teen off to college or gearing up for application season, check out these articles and posts for helpful advice, tips and information to … 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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Some Thoughts as My Life as a College Parent Winds Down

I only have a year left to refer to myself as the mom of a college student.  By Anne Vaccaro Brady The youngest of my two kids is entering his senior year of college. Come next August, I won’t be … Continue reading

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