Author: Anne Vaccaro Brady

Anne Vaccaro Brady created the blog, “Parents’ Guide to the College Puzzle,” where she shares information and insight on the college admissions process and the freshman experience for parents and students.

Preparing Your Freshman for Life with a Roommate
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Preparing Your Freshman for Life with a Roommate

Anne Vaccaro Brady Anne Vaccaro Brady- August 17, 2021 0

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 ... Read More

Facts About Being Accepted to a Regional Campus
College Admissions

Facts About Being Accepted to a Regional Campus

Anne Vaccaro Brady Anne Vaccaro Brady- December 9, 2020 0

Your high school senior receives an acceptance letter to the large university they were dying to get into. But reading closely, they find that the ... Read More

Continuing Extracurricular Activities Despite the Pandemic
College Admissions

Continuing Extracurricular Activities Despite the Pandemic

Anne Vaccaro Brady Anne Vaccaro Brady- August 29, 2020 0

Your teen can round out their high school resume despite COVID-19. Most high school students have lost the opportunity to participate in spring extra- curricular activities due ... Read More

Extracurricular Activities: What They Are and How to Find Them
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Extracurricular Activities: What They Are and How to Find Them

Anne Vaccaro Brady Anne Vaccaro Brady- June 20, 2020 0

Your best friend is lamenting that their high school senior has too many things to list on the Activities section of the Common App. You admit ... Read More

Transferring From One College to Another: What You Need to Know
Transferring

Transferring From One College to Another: What You Need to Know

Anne Vaccaro Brady Anne Vaccaro Brady- April 17, 2020 0

College is not for everyone, and every college is not for every student. There is no shame in a student realizing that the school they ... Read More

Why College Students Need a Degree Audit
College Life

Why College Students Need a Degree Audit

Anne Vaccaro Brady Anne Vaccaro Brady- February 22, 2020 0

Most colleges require a student to conduct a degree audit with their academic advisor or the Registrar’s office in their senior year to ensure they ... Read More

A Parent’s Guide to College 102: Move-In Day & Beyond
College Life

A Parent’s Guide to College 102: Move-In Day & Beyond

Anne Vaccaro Brady Anne Vaccaro Brady- August 1, 2019 0

Two years ago my oldest graduated college, but I can still picture her walking back to her dorm after we said our goodbyes on move-in ... Read More

A Parent’s Guide to College 101
Freshman year

A Parent’s Guide to College 101

Anne Vaccaro Brady Anne Vaccaro Brady- July 10, 2015 0

I remember the initial relief I felt after we placed the college deposit for our daughter, and the rush of anxiety that immediately followed about ... Read More