Not so fast, ye olde College Whisperer. [That's THE ye olde College Whisperer, to you!]

Sure, I know quite a bit about college planning, the application and admissions process, and the very essence of college life ["Back where I come from, we have universities, seats of great learning, where men go to become great thinkers. And when they come out, they think deep thoughts and with no more brains than you have. But they have one thing you haven't got: a diploma"], but nobody knows everything!

So, even The College Whisperer, hollow be his head [pay no attention to the man behind the cap and gown] defers, every now and again, to other authorities, giving credit where credit is due (and extra credit for high humor and eloquent verse) to others in the field (poppies sold separately) who may well add to your college experiences (from application to graduation), and detract from the cumulative stress of the too often daunting college admissions ordeal.

One such voice breaching the silence is a Lance Millis, better known in certain circles in which yours truly travels (gee, why am I always going around in circles?) as The College Answer Guy. [Catchy, but not quite as suave and debonair (a good SAT word) as The College Whisperer. LOL]

Much like The College Whisperer (who, did I mention, is taller than The College Answer Guy? ;-), Millis answers your college prep questions (every single one, Common Application breath), with deft (not the detergent), poise, intellect, and an ever-present smile (might be gas. Who's to say?).

I encourage all my readers to check out The College Answer Guy at (where else?)

And while you're conversing with the powers, meander about Lance Millis' companion site -- a MUST for every college-bound student -- CollegePrep-101 -- conveniently located, not in the dairy aisle, but on the web and at your fingertips at [Of note, College Connection students will find this site, among other essential links and resources, prominently displayed at the College Cafe. Just a small, self-serving plug here...]

From "How to Go to College Cheaper" (that's "less expensive," not "on the cheap") to "A Day in the Life of a College Student," the bases are nicely covered at CollegePrep-101. [Okay. Lance wants you to buy his book. Hey, we all have to make a living, right? ;-)]

So, Mr. College Answer Guy (any relation to the Shell Answer Man?), "by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Universitartus Committiartum E Pluribus Unum, I hereby confer upon you the honorary degree of ThD. Doctor of Thinkology!"

Touting the competition? In the sordid world that is college planning, competition is a good thing. In fact, the more tried and true information that can be imparted upon the college-bound (but, hopefully, not gagged), the better!

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