Preparing Your Freshman for Life with a Roommate

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.

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Preparing Your Freshman for Life with a Roommate

Preparing Your Freshman for Life with a Roommate

August 17, 2021

A friend emailed me the other day worried about the fact that her soon-to-be college freshman appears to have nothing

Facts About Being Accepted to a Regional Campus

Facts About Being Accepted to a Regional Campus

December 9, 2020

Your high school senior receives an acceptance letter to the large university they were dying to get into. But reading

Continuing Extracurricular Activities Despite the Pandemic

Continuing Extracurricular Activities Despite the Pandemic

August 29, 2020

Your teen can round out their high school resume despite COVID-19. Most high school students have lost the opportunity to

Extracurricular Activities: What They Are and How to Find Them

Extracurricular Activities: What They Are and How to Find Them

June 20, 2020

Your best friend is lamenting that their high school senior has too many things to list on the Activities section of

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

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

April 17, 2020

College is not for everyone, and every college is not for every student. There is no shame in a student

Why College Students Need a Degree Audit

Why College Students Need a Degree Audit

February 22, 2020

Most colleges require a student to conduct a degree audit with their academic advisor or the Registrar’s office in their

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

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

August 1, 2019

Two years ago my oldest graduated college, but I can still picture her walking back to her dorm after we

A Parent’s Guide to College 101

A Parent’s Guide to College 101

July 10, 2015

I remember the initial relief I felt after we placed the college deposit for our daughter, and the rush of