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College Admission: More Than The Sum Of Its Parts

Posted by College Connection on Tuesday, June 25, 2013, In : College Admissions 

The College Whisperer is often asked, "What is the most important factor in deciding college admission?" Grades? Test scores? The essay? Is it making the right choice of colleges to apply to in the first place? And what about cost? That should be considered in the mix, right?

Kinda like asking, "What's the most important ingredient in Grandma's out-of-this world soup?" Leave one out, or put in too much or too little of another, and it doesn't quite taste the same, does it?

Clearly, getting i...
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College Connection featured on "Top Resources on How to Get Into College"

Posted by College Connection on Wednesday, June 19, 2013, In : College Planning 

Not to pat ourselves on the back -- then again, if you don't toot your own horn, who will? -- College Connection, home of The College Whisperer™, and Official Sponsor of College Admission Success, has received yet another feather in its proverbial cap. 

Recognized among the 101 Top Resources on How to Get Into College, and coming in at number 25 (Casey Kasem would be proud), College Connection is privileged to be listed among those college resources designed to "help students of all ages ...

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June 2013 Update from Common App

Posted by College Connection on Tuesday, June 18, 2013, In : College Applications 

Annual Shut Down

The 2012-13 Common App Online will close at 11:59:59 PM Eastern Time on Friday, July 12. Students interested in applying to Common App member schools with rolling deadlines after July 12 can submit a paper application by mail. Counselors who need to complete Final Reports after July 12 should also submit by mail. The Common App Online will re-launch on August 1, 2013 for the 2013-14 application season.

 Applicant data from the current year will not carry over into next year...


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Big Brother Is Watching

Posted by College Connection on Friday, June 14, 2013, In : College Planning 

Never mind the IRS scrutinizing not-for-profit organizations, or the Justice Department tapping phone lines at media outlets. And forget about the NSA mining your phone records and reading your emails. 

No sir. The plot is much more sinister and insidious. It involves information and data so personal that even your own high school can't release it without authorization. Records you believed were safe from prying eyes (not to mention, money-grubbing corporations) being compiled, culled, shared ...
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ACT and SAT Dates for 2013-14 School Year

Posted by College Connection on Tuesday, June 11, 2013, In : College Prep 

The dates and registration deadlines for ACT and SAT have been released. Gone are the days of a summer SAT, and even the September SAT has fallen by the wayside. Pity the student who was hoping to have the SAT scores in time to apply for Early Action or Early Decision, which is typically mid-October to early November for most colleges. What were the folks at College Board thinking? [READ, The College Board Drops The Ball.]

Here are the ACT/SAT schedules. Take note and register early. Once spac...
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