Your Empty Nest Coach Podcast, Episode 14: What To Do Before Going to College: Now That the Decision Has Been Made, What Should We Do Next?

Hello, my Empty Nest Friend!
 
This is my first episode with a guest for the entire episode. My guest today is Anne Vaccaro Brady. Anne is the founder of Parents’ Guide to the College Puzzle, a blog that helps families navigate the college admission process and freshman year experience.
 
This is an information-packed episode. Now that most colleges have sent out (or will be sending out their decisions, soon) your child gets to choose a college! Then what?
 
My guest today, has your back and has an action plan for you. Take a listen, request the checklist and enjoy your preparations!
 
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What You Will Learn in this Episode: 

  • Plan for college orientation
  • Second-guessing is normal
  • Keeping your senior focused
  • Confirm AP, IB & Dual Enrolled scores/credits are sent to the college
  • Moving off of a college waitlist 
  • Medical forms and health matters
  • Finalize how to pay the college bill
  • College communication plan
  • Note the college academic calendar
  • Create your fun to-do list

Announcements

Episode Questions for You To Consider

  1. Do you have a question about what is next in the college process, that you would like addressed in an upcoming episode?
  2. Do you have a tip to share with us for getting ready for college?

Where to find this episode’s guest, Anne:

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Join the GPS Support Flock: Your Flight to Success in the Empty Nest, today!

You are preparing for the empty nest ahead as your child(ren) prepares, heads off to, and experiences college.

Your Empty Nest Coach Podcast, Episode 10: What Your College Enrollment Office Wants You to Know About Admission and Financial Aid

Hello, my Empty Nest Friend!
 
Today, I have six guests joining me from Ursinus College. They share their best advice for parents and students embarking on the admission and financial aid process.
 
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What You Will Learn in this Episode: 

  • Advice from Ursinus College’s Admission and Financial Aid Office
  • That the college search should be fun
  • College representatives are your resources – use them
  • and more

Announcements

Episode Questions for You To Consider

  1. If you could tell your child’s college enrollment team one thing, what would you want them to know?
  2. What is the most important thing for you, in your child’s college search?

Episode Resources

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Join the GPS Support Flock: Your Flight to Success in the Empty Nest, today!

You are preparing for the empty nest ahead as your child(ren) prepares, heads off to, and experiences college.

Your Empty Nest Coach Podcast, Episode 9: When You Aren’t a Fan of Your Child’s College Major

Hello, my Empty Nest Friend!
 
Today, I chat about your child’s college major and what you are making it mean. 
 

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What You Will Learn in this Episode: 

  • Christine’s favorite ice cream flavor
  • College major considerations
    • passion
    • personality
    • support
  • Christine reminds you to check your thoughts about your child’s college major

Announcements

Episode Questions for You To Consider

  1. How excited are you for your child’s major choice?
  2. If you attended college, what was your major, and did it set the course for your life?

Episode Resources

All College Topic Podcast Episodes:

Full Transcript

Join the GPS Support Flock: Your Flight to Success in the Empty Nest, today!

You are preparing for the empty nest ahead as your child(ren) prepares, heads off to, and experiences college.

Getting Ready to Send Your Child Off To College? Open When Letters!

This post was originally posted on my old blog in September of 2017.


These take some time to make but are completely worth it. Google Open When Letters for a ton of ideas on how to use them. They make fantastic going away presents.

These were part of my daughter’s going away gift for college.

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Moments to Treasure with Your College Bound Child

MomentsToTreasureI originally posted this on a blog I had started a few years ago. I thought I would share a few posts from there, to get things going on this site. 


Thoughts running around my head after a couple of days in my daughter’s soon-to-be college home.

Moments to Treasure

  • Independence in Your Teenager. As frustrating as it can be when you are within the same walls, it is this same independence that will provide you comfort that they will be able to handle themselves when you are not around.
  • Future Activities. You discover an Escape Room. Your teen immediately begins to formulate a trip there with her future dorm friends. By the time you leave town, three new friends have said, “I’m in.”
  • When your child says, “Yay, a fair trade shop.
  • Enjoying the trip home with your teenager who will be staying behind next time you make this trip.
  • The Time between now and move-in day: a turtle’s pace for your teenager and at the speed of light for you.
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