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The Best Fit For Your College Plans!

Posted by College Connection on Monday, July 4, 2016, In : Just for Fun 

COLLEGE CONNECTION VOTED "BEST COLLEGE PLANNER & COUNSELOR OF THE NORTH SHORE." [Of course, our students, and their parents, already knew that! SEE, What They're Saying]

How do you like that? For the second year running, College Connection, home of The College Whisperer , is tops in the category of "College Planning & Counseling," in  Blank Slate Media's Best of The North Shore (Long Island) 2016.

Who's the best college planner and counselor on the north shore? C'est Moi! 

Okay. We know. Thes...


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Only The Best!

Posted by College Connection on Sunday, June 21, 2015, In : Just for Fun 


UPDATE: COLLEGE CONNECTION VOTED "BEST COLLEGE PLANNER & COUNSELOR OF THE NORTH SHORE. [Of course, our students, and their parents, already knew that! SEE, What They're Saying]

How do you like that?

College Connection, home of The College Whisperer , has been nominated in the category of "College Planning & Counseling," in Blank Slate Media's Best of The North Shore (Long Island).

Who's the best college planner and counselor on the north shore? C'est Moi! 

Okay. We know. These "best of" deals ...


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Take Your College Applications Seriously

Posted by College Connection on Tuesday, February 25, 2014, In : Just for Fun 

The college application and admissions process and the entire collegiate industrial complex? Not so much!



Going to college is a great experience. Shouldn't getting there be at least half as much fun?
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Plan. Prepare. Prevail!  

Before college applications, the Common App, CSS Profile, FAFSA, financial aid forms, and the whole college application and admissions process get to you, you need to get to us! 

Whether applying to college, paying for college, planning for college, or just thinking a...


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From The Folks Who Brought You The Dreaded SAT. . .

Posted by College Connection on Monday, January 13, 2014, In : Just for Fun 


Maybe it's time to consider Test Optional Colleges
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Plan. Prepare. Prevail! 

When college applications, the Common App, CSS Profile, FAFSA, financial aid forms, and the whole college application and admissions process get to you, you need to get to us! 

Whether applying to college, paying for college, planning for college, or just thinking about college, contact us at
 COLLEGE CONNECTION, home of The College Whisperer™ and Official Sponsor of College Admission Success™...


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Deck The Turkey With Bows Of Challah

Posted by College Connection on Monday, November 25, 2013, In : Just for Fun 

HAPPY THANKSGIVUKKAH FROM COLLEGE CONNECTION,
HOME OF THE COLLEGE WHISPERER



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Plan. Prepare. Prevail!  

When college applications (and the Common App) get to you, 
you need to get to us! Whether you're planning for college, applying to college, paying for college, or just thinking about college, COLLEGE CONNECTION can help! 

Contact us at
 COLLEGE CONNECTION, home of The College Whisperer™ and Official Sponsor of College Admission Success™, for all of your college planning and counseling...

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Oh, The Humanity. . .

Posted by College Connection on Friday, April 5, 2013, In : Just for Fun 

The New York Times published an article that caught The College Whisperer's eye -- actually, both eyes. Software Seen Giving Grades On Essay Tests.

Like something out of a Stanley Kubrick film, it seems the computer can not only read the essay, but score it and give immediate feedback to the writer. Wow!

Imagine that. Artificial intelligence, of the likes that places us in orbit and finds breakthroughs in medicine, reading and grading essays. [Is that a demotion for the computer, or what? K...
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BREAKING NEWS: The Most Selective College In America

Posted by College Connection on Monday, April 1, 2013, In : Just for Fun 

Special to The College Whisperer

Hot off the presses comes news of the most selective among the nation's highly selective colleges and universities.

Princeton? Nope. Harvard? Uh uh. Stanford, perhaps? Go fish!

No, this year's most selective college in America, hands down, is none other than Maza State, a small, liberal arts college in the town (formerly city) of Maza, North Dakota.

Ah yes. Maza State. Not on every student's tip of the Common App. Or any student’s, for that matter. And yet...


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BROKEN NEWS: Scandal At The College of Cardinals

Posted by College Connection on Friday, March 1, 2013, In : Just for Fun 

It all seemed innocent enough. The former Pontiff, waving to the admiring throngs, whisked away in a waiting helicopter (shades of Richard Nixon's departure from the White House? Hmmm.) [Why his Holiness Emeritus would need a helicopter to take him to his newly-built apartment just a block away from the Vatican befuddles us, but we digress.]

The sun rose over the Vatican this morning, Cardinals lounging by the pool in their red velvet Speedos, and then, from the Arch Bishop of St. Louis, Cardi...
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BROKEN NEWS: Harvard Appoints Palin As "Visiting Scholar"; Drops To Dead Last In Rankings

Posted by College Connection on Friday, February 22, 2013, In : Just for Fun 

If red is the color of embarrassment, then surely crimson appropriately colors the faces of the true scholars of Harvard University, this on the heels of the appointment of Sarah Palin, Wasilla's Woman of The (15th) Century, Vice Presidential wannabe, and former talking head at Faux News, as "Visiting Scholar."

Read (which, apparently, is something Ms. Palin rarely does), Sarah Palin Appointed Visiting Scholar At Harvard.

Upon learning of the appointment, U.S. News & World Report, the folks who...
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The Three Senses of Success

Posted by College Connection on Thursday, February 7, 2013, In : Just for Fun 

There are three senses students (and, come to think of it, all of us) need to succeed -- in college, in business and in life!

1. A sense of history. If you don't know and understand where you came from, you'll never have a clue as to where you may be going.

2. A sense of perspective. About the world around you and, of no less import, about yourself.

3. A sense of humor. Take what you do most seriously. Yourself? Not so much. Laugh. It truly is the best medicine!

Plan. Prepare. Prevail!

The v...


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Admission: The Movie

Posted by College Connection on Tuesday, November 20, 2012, In : Just for Fun 


First came Naviance: The Musical. Now, from the folks who didn't bring you the SAT or ACT, Admission: The Movie.

As we find ourselves in the midst of this wacky and wild college admissions season, what better time to take a well deserved break and head to the local cinema. [So what if the price of a movie ticket and refreshments is more than the cost of submitting your college applications? Sit back and enjoy the show!]

And don't forget the popcorn...


Plan. Prepare. Prevail!

The views and opi...


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The Polls vs. The Rankings

Posted by College Connection on Wednesday, October 3, 2012, In : Just for Fun 

Another day (another hour?), another Election Poll. State Polls. National Polls. Morning Polls. Evening Polls. Polls of groups, genders, parties, you name it. Presidential Polls. Senate Polls. Polls of Polls. Why, I think I even saw a Maypole thrown in there.

An article appeared in the recent edition of New York Magazine, not exactly extolling polls, but rather, detailing how polls have become as much a part of the daily political landscape as radio and TV spots proclaiming, "...and I approve ...
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Peace, Love & College Admissions!

Posted by College Connection on Sunday, September 16, 2012, In : Just for Fun 

As Jews the world over usher in the year 5773 (where does the time go?), The College Whisperer pauses to reflect, to refresh, and to wish everyone a happy, healthy and prosperous new year.

Next year in college!


Don't leave college admissions to prayer alone!

Call College Connection (516-345-8766) after the holidays for the competitive edge in this most selective college market.

College Matching ~ Application Enhancement ~ Essay Development
Admission Strategies ~ Scholarship & Financial Aid...

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Popular. You're Gonna Be Popular!

Posted by College Connection on Wednesday, August 1, 2012, In : Just for Fun 



Oh, they're at it again. Those pesky lists of "Best" colleges in America. This time, as it does every year in the battle to win popularity ratings (as in, "it sells magazines"), Forbes comes out with its List of America's Top Colleges ("Top" simply being a euphamism for "Best," we suppose).

Interesting how this "list" just happened to come out on the very same day the Common App went "live." Hmmm. Design or coincidence? You decide.

Yes, right alongside those other winners of popularity contes...


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Congratulations to the Class of 2012!

Posted by College Connection on Sunday, June 17, 2012, In : Just for Fun 

Whether graduating from college, high school or kindergarten, the keynote speech can be the highlight of the day -- or not.

From the pages of The New York Times, a compendium of short-takes from Familiar Faces Offering Advice, Idealism and Humor.

Don your cap and gown, have a good read, and please, don't forget the sunscreen!

To all our graduates, CONGRATS!

COLLEGE CONNECTION
Official Sponsor of College Admissions Success

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A New Year of Peace, Love & College Admissions!

Posted by College Connection on Wednesday, September 28, 2011, In : Just for Fun 

As Jews the world over usher in the year 5772 (where does the time go?), The College Whisperer pauses to reflect, to refresh, and to wish everyone a happy, healthy and prosperous new year.

Next year in college!


Don't leave college admissions to prayer alone!

Call College Connection (516-345-8766) after the holidays for the competitive edge in this most selective college market.

College Matching ~ Application Enhancement ~ Essay Development
Admission Strategies ~ Scholarship & Financial Aid So...

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College Chit Chat Live On Twitter @GetCollege

Posted by College Connection on Thursday, November 11, 2010, In : Just for Fun 

The College Whisperer
, renowned for his wit and witticism on all things college, will host an open forum (sponsored by College Connection, the one-stop source for college planning, counseling and support) on Twitter (@GetCollege), answering your questions about college applications, the admissions process, personal statements and essays, the how and where of finding and getting the big bucks you need to pay for college, and, really, any aspect (well, almost ;-) of college life.

When: Friday, N...
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A Sweet, Joyous and Peaceful New Year

Posted by College Connection on Wednesday, September 8, 2010, In : Just for Fun 

As Jews the world over usher in the year 5771 (where does the time go?), The College Whisperer pauses to reflect, to refresh, and to wish everyone a happy, healthy and prosperous new year.

Next year in college!


Don't leave college admissions to prayer alone!

Call College Connection (516-345-8766) after the holidays for the competitive edge in this most selective college market.

College Matching ~ Application Enhancement ~ Essay Development
Admission Strategies ~ Scholarship & Financial Aid Sourci...

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Happy Labor Day!

Posted by College Connection on Thursday, September 2, 2010, In : Just for Fun 

A safe and fun-filled Labor Day Weekend from The College Whisperer and the college planning pros at College Connection.

Enjoy the last three-day weekend of summer. Fire up the BBQ. And, alas, hit those books! ;~)

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Check out our end-of-summer special

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And Speaking of "Best". . .

Posted by College Connection on Friday, August 20, 2010, In : Just for Fun 


The Long Island Press
, an innovative, cutting edge, regional weekly (with which neither The College Whisperer nor his "parent," College Connection, have any affinity, but for the occasional paid advertising), is accepting nominations (through August 31, for its Best of Long Island promo.

You know. Best Barber. Best Chinese food. Best Place to Cure a Hangover (having nothing to do with college life, to be sure ;-).

A beauty contest, indeed. And who could possibly be more beautiful -- in the blog...
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