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, November 12, 2010 from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM (Eastern time)

Where: On Twitter @GetCollege

Why: Because we like you, and want to help you not only navigate your way to (and through) college, but to painlessly (okay, more than a flossing, less than a root canal) foot the tuition bill as well.

Stay informed. Become enlightened. Be entertained. Above all, get educated about the facts, the fictions, the myths and the realities of getting into and paying for the college of your choice.

So grab hold of your laptops, iPhones, Blackberrys and iPads. Join The College Whisperer @GetCollege and dare to ask the questions. Tweet with the best of 'em for all the answers to your most pondered college queries.

See you on Twitter @GetCollege!
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For those who may be unable to join The College Whisperer for this live College Chit Chat session, post your questions anytime @GetCollege, or send an e-mail to Questions and answers -- in 140 characters or less (the pressure is on) -- will be tweeted @GetCollege.
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Just Who Is The College Whisperer?

The College Whisperer
is Seth Bykofsky. [Or is it the other way around? No matter! :-)]

Born on the cusp of a new century (1 B.C.), his mother, Frances, was first runner-up to Miss Alternate Universe, while his father, Irving, served as counsel to the Czars. Orphaned at a tender age by the tragic sinking of the Titantic, Bykofsky was home-schooled until the age of 13, at which time he was summarily expelled.

Joining the French Foreign Legion and rising to the exalted rank of Modern Major General, Bykofsky was recruited by the Sorbonne to prepare a handful of exemplary students for graduate study and careers in business, medicine, international relations, the arts and undecided studies. While it is true that virtually all of Bykofsky's students excelled in their coursework and future endeavors, it must be noted that one student in particular, Henri De Toulouse-Lautrec, fell short.

Returning to the United States by way of the Mexican border, where he pole vaulted an electrified fence along the Arizona state line for a World Record that still stands today, Bykofsky hitchhiked to California, where he landed an internship in Sushi preparation -- at a Japanese Internment Camp.

After the war, Bykofsky trekked through some of the great universities of America -- Stanford, Northwestern, Princeton, Yale, College of the Ozarks -- from which he was quickly escorted and sent on his way. Back on the east coast, Bykofsky gained notoriety as an activist, advocate and sometimes provocateur, often credited with having formed one of the nation's first labor unions -- the IMGWU -- International Mens Garment Worker's Union. It didn't catch on.

Settling on Long Island, where his dedication to education has been continuously demonstrated through payment of some of the highest school property taxes in the land, Bykofsky married his childhood sweetheart, the former Joan Silverblatt and the latter day saint, a tax accountant, with whom he raised two beautiful and, dare we say, brilliant daughters, Francyne, a School Pyschologist, and Melissa, a budding journalist.

Seth Bykofsky earned a Bachelor's Degree, Soonah Cum Lateh, from Queens College of the City University of New York, and a Juris Doctorate from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University.

In addition to advising and mentoring the college-bound, while calming the frayed nerves of moms and dads everywhere, Bykofsky speaks frequently on matters near and dear to prospective college students and their parents. Through college planning workshops, seminars, lectures and private sessions offered through College Connection (The Official Sponsor of College Admission Success), Bykofsky has helped countless students successfully navigate the road to -- and through -- college.

Through the blogosphere, Bykofsky a/k/a The College Whisperer, brings his passion, aptitude, common sense and funny bone to the masses yearning to apply and be admitted to their college of choice.

Plan. Prepare. Prevail!

The views and opinions expressed in this blog are solely those of The College Whisperer, the authors of referenced articles and websites, and such guest bloggers as may appear.
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