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The Other Factors to Consider When Exploring Colleges

Beyond prestige and ranking are the practical issues. by Anne Vaccaro Brady In previous posts, I’ve covered what makes a good college for your student, and how to pick a college. But there are some overlooked elements about a school … Continue reading

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Help Your Student Graduate College in Four Years, Part 1

Making the right decisions in high school can pay off in college. By Anne Vaccaro Brady   Look closely at graduation rates on College Scorecard, the site set up by the U.S. Department of Education to help families compare colleges, … Continue reading

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Parenting Your High School Senior During College Decision Time

How to offer guidance without taking control. By Anne Vaccaro Brady With at least a couple of college acceptance letters and financial aid packages in hand, your high school senior knows decision time is looming. National Decision Day is May 1. … Continue reading

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Understand What Makes a “Good” College for Your Student

It’s about more than bragging rights. By Anne Vaccaro Brady In talking with parents of high school juniors and seniors lately, I’ve been asked what makes a “good” college. The expected answer is ranking, selectivity and buzz, the last one … Continue reading

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Get Your High School Junior Involved with College Planning Now

It’s time to create a list of schools, schedule college visits, pick an SAT/ACT prep program and talk about money. By Anne Vaccaro Brady View image | gettyimages.com As your junior plows through the most demanding year of high school, … Continue reading

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College News for a Stress-free Summer

Okay, I can’t guarantee there will be no stress, but this info will help ease the tension. By Anne Vaccaro Brady Whether you’re the parent of a high school student or a recent graduate, there’s plenty of college-related planning required … Continue reading

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Solutions to College Rejections, Missed Financial Aid Deadlines and more

Plus expert advice on how to decide among college acceptances. By Anne Vaccaro Brady Spring brings a flurry of to-dos for college-bound high school seniors and their parents, including picking a school by National Decision Day on May 1. But … Continue reading

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