College Connection | Navigating The Road To College

COLLEGE CONNECTION can help you choose a college, get into college, and find the money to pay for college, all while taking the stress, the worry, the frustration and the madness out of the college application and admissions process.

But don't just take our word for it. . .

COLLEGE CONNECTION, what can we say? You took us from anxious and overwhelmed to accepted and overjoyed. Thank you so very much!
-- The Russos, East Meadow, NY

I cannot fathom how anyone, no matter how intelligent or motivated, can successfully navigate not only the college application process (especially when the Common Application is on the fritz), but also essays and supplements, scholarships and financial aid, without COLLEGE CONNECTION. Without question, no one knows college admissions -- and everything else college -- like COLLEGE CONNECTION. No One!
-- A. Morrow, Manhasset, NY

Never would have been able to complete, let alone submit, the Common Application without you. Step by step, you took us from indecision to early action, answering our questions, calming our fears, and getting us form the starting gate to the finish line. Thanks for everything.
-- J & D Napoli, Woodbury, NY

he COLLEGE CONNECTION counselor (Seth Bykofsky a/k/a The College Whispererwas a big hero in our house...We were so impressed with your services. In fact, you are priceless.  Amazing, awesome, so smart... Seriously, it was a COLLEGE CONNECTION lovefest.
  -- K. O’Brien, Farmingdale, NY

I just got my first college decision letter back and I was accepted… We’re all so happy! Thank you so much for your help.
-- E. Goldstein, Syosset, NY

Accessibility was outstanding - time for any and all questions. Made us feel like there was a real safety net underneath us. The help was most tailored to what we needed. Sometimes a lot. Sometimes not. There was no pressure - just always standing by to help!
--Jeanmarie Genirs, Basking Ridge, NJ

Seth, you made us feel like we were your only clients, always at the ready to speak with us, meet with us, answer our questions, address our concerns, and calm our nerves. From the initial meeting through the minefield of college applications and financial aid pitfalls, you guided us, held our hands (sweaty as they were), and brought us through with a smile -- as well as those acceptances and much needed scholarship money. We cannot thank you enough!
-- The Carlinos, New Hyde Park, NY

We want to thank you for all your help in the college application process and especially helping to put us at ease. Your quick responses to our questions shows how dedicated you are to your students and parents alike. We will be in touch with you again when the time comes for our son to apply for colleges.
-- Jeanmarie & Vincent Tedesco, Melville, NY

Seth Bykofsky a/k/a The College Whisperer actually made applying to college fun, and searching for (and winning) scholarships exciting. If you are planning for college, applying to college, or paying for college, YOU NEED THIS GUY!
-- Daniel Berg, Rockville Centre, NY

Your support and guidance made a huge difference in both the ease and confidence with which my som (and I) nvigated the otherwise cumbersome and anxiety-provoking college application process.

Your knowledge, advice and constant guidance enabled my son to focus on his strengths, make decisions that honored who he is and what he wants in his college education, and ultimately helped him to attend a college of his choice.

I have and will continue to highly recomment you to any parent whose child is embarking on the college application process. Thank you!
-- Karen McMahon, Oceanside, NY

The service we got from the COLLEGE CONNECTION counselor (Seth Bykofsky a/k/a The College Whispererwas extraordinary. Flexibility of scheduling and personal attention to every detail. The most helpful, I believe, was the essay preparation.
-- R. Kelly, Stony Brook, NY

found $20,000 in financial aid that we didn't know we were entitled to. Thank you!
-- A. Ramson, Jericho, NY

Seth, you made the college application and admissions process magical! Thank you so much for serving as guide, muse, therapist, and friend.
--Barry Shapiro, Valley Stream, NY

8 for 8 college acceptances, so far. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
-- P. Stein, Great Neck, NY

Seth Bykofsky is simply amazing, not only in the scope and breadth of his knowledge regarding the college application and admissions process, but in keeping us calm and collected during what would have otherwise been a most stressful time. You made applying to college fun.
--The Pincus Family, Lynbrook, NY

You did an amazing job guiding us through the maze that is the college application process. Could not have done it without COLLEGE CONNECTION!
-- R. P., Woodbury, NY

Ivy Bound! Thanks, in no small part, to COLLEGE CONNECTION. Thank you, from all of us!
-- The Quinns, East Williston, NY

Our daughter has Aspergers, and we struggled with the very idea of sending her off to college, let alone finding the right college setting, the best programs, and the necessary support to help her -- and us -- through the process, as well as the next four years.

COLLEGE CONNECTION really came through for us in every way. Our special needs were met. Our daughter found -- and was accepted to -- a college that we're sure will be the perfect fit. We couldn't be more pleased.
--B. &. L. Meyers, Great Neck, NY

I was lost in the confusion that is the college application and admissions process. Then came COLLEGE CONNECTION, and, as if through divine guidance, I was found. Your know-how, experience, and hands-on approach were simply incredible. Going that extra mile and adding a caring, personal touch meant so much. Your efforts are not only appreciated, they paid off big time. Accepted to my first choice! Thanks for being there for me.
--T.N., Syosset High School

Definitely the best kept secret on the college admissions scene. All we can say about COLLEGE CONNECTION is WOW!
-- M. & T. Kiely, Bellmore, NY

Seth Bykofsky was a true blessing. A stressful process truly simplified... Could not have been smoother. He (Seth) was awesome!
-- Louis Faiella, MD, Massapequa, NY

For us, it was all about the essay. Grappling with the topic. Developing a theme. Grasping the intricacies. Keeping it concise, pertinent and compelling. COLLEGE CONNECTION brought it all together. Thank you!
-- The Tellers, Old Westbury, NY

Our only regret is that we didn't have the benefit of COLLEGE CONNECTION when our first child applied to college. Your services, your in-depth knowledge, your expert guidance made a world of difference. Bravo!
-- L. Hayes, Garden City, NY

Who but COLLEGE CONNECTION? Indeed! Without question, the best darn college planner on Long Island!
-- P. Schwartz, Merrick, NY

You turned what we thought was a liability (ADHD and Dyslexia) into a valuable asset, finding the colleges that had the resources and programs for students with learning disabilities, and helping to get our son in to a fantastic school. We cannot thank you enough!
-- Jay Parker, Rockville Centre, NY


I would never have believed that waiting for the mailman would be so exciting! Without your expertise, these last few weeks would not have been much fun. Thank you!                                         -- Eileen Katz, Huntington, NY

What else is there to say, Seth? You're simply the BEST! Thanks for your guidance, support, insight, and fantastic sense of humor.                                                                                                           --Peter Aiello, Dix Hills, NY


Thanks again for all your help. Your wisdom and guidance was incredibly helpful.  I am not sure if we would have survived this process without you!  We are always recommending your services!          -- Cindy Chodes, Plainview, NY


As the former Mayor of Garden City (2007-2009), and as a principal partner in a law firm, I know how important it is to “bring in the expert” when you need to make decisions about important matters.

With that in mind, I knew that I would need help not only in identifying the right university for my daughter, but in navigating the “paperwork” (both “hard copy” and electronic) involved in the application process. COLLEGE CONNECTION provided that help. 

The COLLEGE CONNECTION counselor (Seth Bykofsky a/k/a The College Whisperer) came to my home, met with my family, counseled us regarding criteria for college selection for my daughter, assisted us in the “on-line” application process, helped in navigating the financial aid forms, and alerted us to scholarship opportunities that we would otherwise never have known to pursue.  I found their rates not only reasonable, but the end result profitable for my family.

Based on my experiences with COLLEGE CONNECTION, I recommend their services to any family with a high school student considering college plans.  

--Peter A. Bee, Esq., Garden City, NY

You were always there for us, no matter what time we reached out to you. You are the calm in the storm, level-headed, patient, and a heck of a guy. We couldn't have survived this process without you!

--The Wadlers, Huntington, NY 

I would like to formally and publically thank Seth Bykofsky of College Connection for the excellent services he provided for my daughter, navigating the difficult maze of choosing and getting into several top colleges of her choice.

I understand everyone's situation is different.  My daughter’s adjustment to high school was not an easy one, and her grades suffered in 9th and 10th grades.  With today’s competitive college landscape we were at square one.

Seth not only helped us select colleges that would best fit my daughter's needs and interests, he also took us through every step of the process when it came to Naviance, framing and editing the essays, completing and submitting the Common App, asking the right questions when visiting colleges, and even financial aid advice, from FAFSA to scholarships.

We would email Seth at all hours of the day and night, and without fail, he would promptly respond in a timely and gentle manner.

I believe everyone who utilizes College Connection will be extremely satisfied beyond expectations, as we were.

--Dr. Steven Abrams, Plainview, New York

Comments about our services? Questions? We'd love to hear from you!
Call COLLEGE CONNECTION at 516-345-8766 or send us an email at

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