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Browsing Archive: November, 2011

Getting Into College Isn't Rocket Science*

Posted by College Connection on Monday, November 28, 2011, In : College Admissions 

*It's actually more difficult!

Rocket Science.
More appropriately, aerospace engineering. The time-honored term used to describe a task or idea as being easy as compared to rocket science, which is perceived as a very difficult field. Usually used as a statement such as "It's not rocket science!"

So, why even attempt to make a connection between, say, the science of putting a man on the moon and the college application and admissions process?

Let's put it this way. The former deals with the desi...
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It's Not Only What You Say. . .

Posted by College Connection on Tuesday, November 22, 2011, In : College Applications 

. . .But How You Say It!

"Does this coat make my backside look big?," asked the impatient holiday shopper in the coat department of a major big box store (names withheld to protect the guilty).

"Well, to be honest... You never looked better!," responded the well-heeled (and thankful for a job) sales associate, a college grad -- with a 4.00 GPA, and Phi Beta Kappa, no less -- who, armed with his mock sheepskin and two twenty five in change for the subway, landed the only job he could get in this...
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Free FAFSA Webinar December 7th

Posted by College Connection on Sunday, November 20, 2011, In : Paying for College 

The National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) will host a FREE Webinar on Wednesday, December 7 on the essentials of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), while also highlighting application and program changes to the 2012-13 FAFSA.
The annual completion and submission of FAFSA is required by almost every college and university in order to be considered for scholarships, grants, Work-Study and Federal Loans (including Stafford Loans).
Learn more a...

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The Perks Of Having A College Coach

Posted by College Connection on Saturday, November 5, 2011, In : College Planning 

One of the best local insights into the college application and admissions process comes from Newsday's College PrepTalk, available both in print and online.

In an article written last year, but no less pertinent today, College PrepTalk examines whether students benefit from the advices and support of and independent college counselor and, if so, how to find the one that's best for you.

Delicious food for thought and fine fare from those who know at Newsday!

Read on. . .

Private coaches: Are ...

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Seeing "Stars" In That College Application

Posted by College Connection on Thursday, November 3, 2011, In : College Applications 

G.L. of Melville, NY writes: I've recently applied to Binghamton University (State University of New York). In acknowledging receipt of my applications, Admissions wrote, "Submit your electronic transcript at" What is this self reported transcript, and do I have to complete and submit my grades separate and apart from my high school transcript, which has been sent to Binghamton by my Guidance Counselor via Naviance, and unofficial test scores, already part of t...
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