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How to Make the Most of a Summer College Tour

Summer isn’t the ideal time to visit colleges, but it can still be worthwhile. by Anne Vaccaro Brady Regular readers of this blog know that I strongly recommend visiting colleges in the fall and spring, when campuses are the most … Continue reading

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A Roundup of College Admissions News

Here are some posts and articles on college admissions you might find helpful.  by Anne Vaccaro Brady  Expert advice for incoming freshmen In a post on the New York Times’ “The Choice” blog, Professors Lynn Jacobs and Jeremy Hyman, authors of “The … Continue reading

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Understanding the “Likely Letter”

Some students receive a pre-acceptance letter from colleges. by Anne Vaccaro Brady I’d never heard of a likely letter until a friend mentioned that a colleague’s son received a notice from one of his top schools telling him that he was … 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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Creating the High School Resume

Putting your child’s high school career on paper. by Anne Vaccaro Brady In my summer planning guide I mentioned creating the high school resume, also called the activity sheet. By putting it together now, your student can see her strengths … Continue reading

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Be Honest as You Head into the College Admissions Process

Don’t set unrealistic expectations for your teenager. by Anne Vaccaro Brady Knowing and accepting your child’s strengths and weaknesses before you get too far into the college admissions process will save a lot of disappointment later on. Scores, grades and … Continue reading

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