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College Application "Tricks" And College Admission "Treats"

Posted by College Connection on Saturday, October 30, 2010, In : College Applications 

Yes, the road to college can be scary, with ghouls, goblins and more than a few witches popping out along the way to frighten both students and parents (most of whom, Halloween haunts notwithstanding, are already, shall we say, unnerved).

Is you application accurate? Has your essay given you voice among the cacophony (great SAT word) of hoots and hollers raised by your fellow college-bound compatriots? Did you complete every required section and answer each question on your application? Is it ...
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The State of College Admission

Posted by College Connection on Thursday, October 28, 2010, In : College Admissions 

While frustrated high school students and their nervous parents often find themselves in a state of confusion, as the college application process wends its way down that circuitous and sometimes precarious road toward the admissions office, our friends at the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) have compiled a comprehensive report on the State of College Admission.

For those still trying to figure out why colleges on the Common App can't agree on seemingly simple mat...
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Will Colleges Stand Up And Take Notice?

Posted by College Connection on Friday, October 22, 2010, In : College Applications 

For followers of The College Whisperer, and students of College Connection, the advice contained in a recent Forbes article will generate little more than a "Duh!"

For the rest of you, some DOs and DON'Ts, with one big, Don't leave your common sense -- and proofreading skills -- at the door!

How To Get Your College Application Noticed
By Krystle M. Davis

High school students frequently lose sight of what's important when they're trying to get into college. Like the girl who spent 17 hours a wee...

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Support The Pathways To College Act

Posted by College Connection on Friday, October 22, 2010, In : College Admissions 

As if getting into and paying for college weren't difficult enough!

From our friends at National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC):

The primary policy goal of NACAC members is the improvement of college access for all students. NACAC’s recommendations for solving the college access crisis fall under three research-based policy principles: access to college preparatory coursework, investment in need-based student aid, and access to quality school counseling. NACAC...
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The Cure for the Common App

Posted by College Connection on Thursday, October 21, 2010, In : College Applications 


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One Of The Best Things About Going To College. . .

Posted by College Connection on Thursday, October 21, 2010, In : College Life 

. . .Is That You Can Always Come Home Again!

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Don't Even Think About Submitting That College Application. . .

Posted by College Connection on Wednesday, October 13, 2010, In : College Planning 

. . .Until You Speak With A COLLEGE CONNECTION Counselor!


That’s what parents and high school students alike tell us about the college application and admissions process.

It’s the perfect storm. The confluence of conflicting deadlines, endless paperwork, constant pressure, and information overload.

Wondering which college is right for you or your child? Has the Common Application left you asking yourself, “where do I start?” Is the personal statement cause for terminal wr...
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College Is A Six-Figure Investment

Posted by College Connection on Friday, October 8, 2010, In : Paying for College 

Shouldn't you be working with an "investment" advisor?

Call COLLEGE CONNECTION today for a FREE telephone conversation. 516-345-8766.

We help students -- and their parents -- navigate the road to college. We also help them find money to pay the bills once they get there!


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College "Best Buys"

Posted by College Connection on Thursday, October 7, 2010, In : Paying for College 

While reluctant to call most college tuition, "bargains," there are, to be sure, great values to be had, even schools that charge no tuition at all. [Now that's a bargain!]

Check out the Forbes' list of America's Best College Buys, which includes both private and public colleges:

Rank Name State
1 United States Military Academy NY
2 United States Air Force Academy

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The Choice

Posted by College Connection on Thursday, October 7, 2010, In : College Admissions 

No. Not which college or university to apply to, or, ultimately, which school to attend. [Though the former (application) is certainly on the minds of many a high school senior this month, with the latter (admission) the desired goal. We're talking about the blog -- The Choice at The New York Times.

The College Whisperer tips his cap (tassel sold separately) to the writers and editors at The Choice, who truly do their part (as we do ours) in "Demystifying College Admissions and Aid."

Today, we...
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College Fair Rehab

Posted by College Connection on Monday, October 4, 2010, In : College Planning 

The morning after the College Fair at the Nassau Coliseum, I can still see the glazed looks in the eyes of parents and high school students. You know. That deer-in-the-headlights glare as they attempted to traverse the aisles, packed in like sardines, swimming upstream against the current as if salmons on their way to spawn. [How's that for mixed metaphors? The College Whisperer wants to give equal time to all species. Cue the reptiles! ;-)]

Yes, if you attended the College Fair, and didn't le...
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See You at the College Fair!

Posted by College Connection on Friday, October 1, 2010, In : College Planning 

The Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum plays host this Sunday, October 3rd, to the National College Fair.

Come on out and meet The College Whisperer as he makes his way through the crowds, past the booths manned (and womaned ;-) by cheerful college reps, to the concession stands. LOL

While I love and loathe college fairs, I will miss no opportunity to mingle with the hopeful, the stressed and the angst-ridden, as they scout out information and insight on prospective colleges.

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