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To The College Fair -- Or Not!

Posted by College Connection on Friday, September 21, 2012, In : College Planning 

Long Island National College Fair
Sunday, September 30, 11 AM - 3 PM
Nassau Coliseum
Check out the Long Island College Conference Manual

A couple of years ago, a reader inquired as to whether it was worth going to the National College Fair. A number of errant links (they tend to break or disappear over time) aside, the advice on the Fair is certainly as valid today as it was then, and well worth repeating.

L.B. of North Merrick, NY writes:

There's a College Fair coming up at the Nassau Coliseum. I...
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Don't Miss Out On SAT/ACT!

Posted by College Connection on Wednesday, September 19, 2012, In : College Planning 

SAT Test Dates
Registration Deadline Late Registration Deadline Details
September 7
September 21 Register Here
October 4 October 19 Register Here

ACT Test Dates Registration Deadline Late Registration Deadline Details
September 21 September 22 - October 5 Register Here
November 2 November 3 - November 16 Register Here

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Here Comes The Long Island National College Fair!

Posted by College Connection on Wednesday, September 19, 2012, In : College Planning 

Are you ready?

The College Fair comes to the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Sunday, September 30th. [Click HERE to find out all about the College Fair.]

Know which colleges are coming to the Fair, what Workshops are being offered, where to go and what to see by reading the College Conference Manual before you go! [See the digital edition, and pick up a hard copy at your high school Guidance Office to preview at home and take to the Fair.]

A visit to the Long Island National College ...

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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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Common App Has Your Number. . .

Posted by College Connection on Wednesday, September 12, 2012, In : College Applications 

. . .And so much more!

Ever wonder how, no sooner than you register at and complete a profile, you start receiving emails from colleges?

Apparently, others have been asking themselves the very same question.

One such query -- with corresponding answer -- was posted by the folks at Common App themselves:

I would like to know what information schools see before I submit my application and if they can see other schools to which I'm applying, asks one inquiring mind.

Common App responds...
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Scan The QR Code. Get Into College!

Posted by College Connection on Wednesday, September 12, 2012, In : College Planning 

Okay. It's no guarantee you'll gain entrance through those ivy-covered gates, but it is the great start you need on your journey down the road to college admissions success!

Scan today! Be on your way to college tommorow!

Plan. Prepare. Prevail!

The views and opinions expressed in this blog are solely those of The College Whisperer.

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A National Day of Service and Remembrance

Posted by College Connection on Tuesday, September 11, 2012, In : College Life 

As we remember the heroes of September 11th, their families, and those who stand on the front lines of freedom, every day, everywhere, reflecting upon lives lost, dreams unfulfilled and promises deferred, we also look to the future, rekindling that spirit of democracy that is the essence of this great nation.

Today, we lay aside partisan politics, petty bickering and the small-mindedness of self indulgence to join hands in that which unites all Americans in a common cause -- a National Day of ...

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On 9/11, We Remember

Posted by College Connection on Monday, September 10, 2012, In : College Life 

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So, You Think You've Completed The Common App

Posted by College Connection on Monday, September 10, 2012, In : College Applications 

As the frenzy to complete and submit college applications before deadline (be it Early Decision, Early Action or Regular Decision) heightens, that finger drawers perilously close to the dreaded "submit" button.

With the Common App serving as the very foundation of your foray into college admissiondom, you scrutinize every word, each digit, all the dotted "i"s and crossed "t"s. You pore over your personal statement, short answers and supplemental essays, making sure they give voice to the very ...

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Now More Than Ever, You Need A 529 Plan

Posted by College Connection on Friday, September 7, 2012, In : Paying for College 

College Savings Plans -- so-called 529 Plans -- were all the rage a decade ago. A tax-advantaged, low-cost vehicle to save money for college.

Then, the bottom fell out of the economy, and suddenly, or so it would seem, folks stopped saving for college. And now, they're paying the price -- literally and figuratively.

That's too bad, because those who started saving, and those who have continued to save, have, in most instances, even in a fluctuating and sometimes volatile market, seen their inv...
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Ten Things The College Admissions Office Won't Tell You

Posted by College Connection on Tuesday, September 4, 2012, In : College Admissions 

1. Your Application Is Incomplete. Yes, most colleges have so-called "Application Checkers" which allow you to see (though not always in real-time) what, if anything is missing from your application. Test scores. High school transcript. Supplements. Recommendations. Colleges will not even review your application until it is deemed complete, and it is entirely up to you to make sure it is -- as in, "signed, sealed and delivered."

2. You Missed The Application Deadline. A candidate for Early Act...
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