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The Best Laid College Plans....

Posted by College Connection on Monday, April 30, 2012, In : College Planning 

As critical as the hows of the college application and admissions process are -- how to write a compelling essay; how to prepare, complete and submit a winning application; how to get your hands on money to pay for college -- high school students and their parents should not lose sight of the equally important whens -- as in, when to take the ACTs and SATs; when to visit prospective colleges, both virtually and in person; when to decide which colleges to apply to; when to complete and submit ...
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Jump Start Your College Application

Posted by College Connection on Friday, April 27, 2012, In : College Applications 

Rebecca of Lawrence, NY writes:

I'm the parent of a high school junior and want to know when we can get started on college applications.

The College Whisperer responds:

That would be the editorial "we," right? LOL

The Common Application, which is the starting point for the admission process at most colleges and universities, does not go "live" for those hoping to enter the ivy-covered gates in the fall of 2013 until August 1.

That said, high school juniors and their parents (as well as counselors ...

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D-Day: The College Decision

Posted by College Connection on Wednesday, April 25, 2012, In : College Admissions 

As the deadline for accepting college admissions approaches (May 1 for most schools), now would be a good time to revisit our previous post, You're In! Now What?

Take a good look, a deep breath, and then, it's first star to the right and straight on 'til morning! [Or was that the second star? Hmmm...]
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You're In! Now What?

Posted by College Connection on Wednesday, April 6, 2011 Under: College Admissions

WOW! You made the cut. You've gotten into college - several of them, actually. Con...

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Summer Internships: Experience Opening Doors To Opportunity

Posted by College Connection on Thursday, April 12, 2012, In : College Prep 

Not only do summer internships make great experiences for high school students, they also make for fantastic resume builders. And some summer internships (though few and far between) actually pay!

Add to the mix summer internships that can whisk high school students away to enticing locales such as London, Chicago, Boston and LA (not to mention the most exciting city in the universe -- NYC) and you've got a recipe for a summer that will truly top them all.

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The Future According To College Board

Posted by College Connection on Monday, April 2, 2012, In : College Planning 

As if there wasn't too much information out there already, prospective college students now have a new place to turn on the Internet for information on college prereqs, the application and admission process and paying for that degree -- BigFuture, direct to you from the folks who brought you the SAT and subject tests, your friends and ours, College Board.

At first glance, BigFuture looks like the be all to end all of college planning sites, until you delve deeper. Click here, click there, and ...
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