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COLLEGE CONNECTION: The Cure for the Common App

Does the mere thought of applying to college leave you dazed, dizzy and confused? COLLEGE CONNECTION, your one-stop source for college planning, counseling and support, has the cure for what ails you!

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With the college application season in full swing, and with it, the angst, frustrations and anxieties of students and parents alike reaching a pinnacle, one often hears the question, "can an independent college counselor really give students a competitive edge?"

Well, did the little piggy cry wee, wee, wee all the way home?

The expert guidance. The knowledgeable advice. The learned hand helping to successfully navigate the long and winding road to college admissions. And did we mention, taking the not uncommon concerns, pitfalls, trials and tribulations out of the so-called Common App?

That's what College Connection, the first and last words in college admissions, offers the college-bound. It's all about empowering students and giving parents peace of mind.

"Can I afford to retain the services of an independent college counselor?" Think of it this way. Can you afford not to? It's not the cost, really, as you prepare to make one of the greatest investments of your life. It's the value. . . It's the calm during the storm. It's knowing that your application is not just done, it's done correctly, completely, and accurately. It's, well, how can we put it so the message really hits home? It's the fulfillment of a promise and the realization of a dream. Now THAT'S bang for your buck!

Individualized attention specific to achieve your goal of acceptance into the college of your choice. No gimmicks. No cookie-cutter counseling. Just the information, preparation and good old-fashioned advice you need to apply to college and, yes, actually get in!

From college matching and selection to application enhancement, essay brainstorming and development to comprehensive admission strategies, acing the admissions interview to unearthing the buried treasures of scholarships and grants, the College Connection counselor could well be the difference between celebrating your acceptance and sulking over that rejection.

Whether you need a comprehensive college admissions plan or simply want an assist tweaking your personal essay (in 500 words, more or less), College Connection is right there with you!

College admission is more competitive than ever. You should be too!

Wee, wee, wee all the way home? Leave that to the little piggy. You're on your way to college. College Connection can help you get there!
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