A Parent’s Guide to the Pros and Cons of Community College

Ana Pelayo Connery

ANA PELAYO CONNERY is a Florida-based writer and content strategist whose work has appeared in USA Today, CNN, Oprah Daily, Reader’s Digest, Women’s Health, Real Simple, and more. Before launching her content studio, Ana Connery LLC, she spent nearly 20 years leading creative teams as Content Director or Editor in Chief at some of the country's top magazine brands, including Parenting, Cooking Light, Florida Travel and Life, and more. She’s created editorial, content marketing, and native advertising for brands such as buybuy BABY, Hess Toys, and Citi. Follow her @apconnery on both Instagram and Twitter.

Articles by Ana

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Of all the differences between my college application journey and my son’s, the presence of social media has to be…

A Parent’s Guide to the Pros and Cons of Community College

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Community colleges are an excellent option for millions of students each year. Over 10 million students are enrolled in community…

12 Great Ideas For Celebrating Your Child’s College Acceptance

December 12, 2023

As the long-awaited acceptance letters arrive for high school seniors, families are coming up with unique and memorable ways to…

Parenting Dilemma: To Assist or Not to Assist in College Applications? Hear What Parents Have to Say

December 3, 2023

During the height of college application season, many parents start to wonder just how much assistance they should be giving…

How to Secure College Merit Aid: 9 Steps To Take Junior and Senior Year of High School

December 3, 2023

Recently Melissa G., a parent in our Paying for College 101 Facebook Group whose child got into the College of…