Welcome to Magellan College Counseling
As college counselors, we help students and families navigate the college search process.
The college admissions process – getting into college – has become stressful and complicated, not just for teenagers, but for their families as well. Magellan College Counseling helps students and families explore, prepare for and apply to the colleges that fit them academically, socially and emotionally. We do it by demystifying and simplifying the college admissions process. Our college counseling services result in a more organized and less stressful college search, and often, more college acceptances.
Part of the frustration in the college application process is knowing when to start, where to start and how to proceed. Some high schools don’t offer college counseling assistance until the fall of students’ senior year, and unfortunately, many families students end up with a … Read More
What Do College Counselors Do
Many parents and students ask us a very simple question: What do college counselors do? After all, isn't applying to college as simple as taking a few tests, sending in your transcripts, and filling out some applications? The short answer is – not anymore! Getting into college is now a fierce competition among tens of thousands of students from all over the country to get a few hundred coveted spots. The process is complicated, stressful, full of decisions, forms, finances…and deadlines. Lots of deadlines. These days, to get into a great college, great grades and test scores aren't … Read More →
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Upcoming College Admissions Events
They’re coming – the National Association for College Admissions Counseling’s annual spring college fairs! Click here to find out where the college fair closest to your home will be. Here’s a quick video to help you prepare for a college fair: Make sure to register where it says “Students Register Here.” This will generate a […] Read More →
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Class of 2018 News
People always ask us about the college admissions timeline - when will we hear our admission decisions? When should we go visit colleges? February is a bit of a strange time for high school seniors. After putting so much effort into their college … Read More →
Class of 2019 News
This article was published in the Orange County Register last weekend. It's an amazing story of how a not-straight-A student with not-top test scores ended up getting college scholarships - over a million dollars worth. This student and his family … Read More →
Latest Blog Posts
Many people think that only superstar, top-scoring students can benefit from working with an independent educational consultant (IEC). Not true! In reality, IECs help students at all academic performance levels find the best education for the best value. Independent educational consultants often have more flexibility and more time to spend with each student, as they undertake their college research and begin to prepare their applications. … Read More →
Virginia Commonwealth University is a diverse, urban public research university located in Virginia’s capital city of Richmond. With 24,000 undergraduate and another 7,000 graduate students, VCU has over two hundred academic programs in over a dozen areas of study. Sixty percent of undergraduates major in the College of Humanities and Sciences, and all VCU students must take core courses in this division. Interesting majors in the College of … Read More →
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About Magellan College Counseling
Magellan College Counseling has offices in Los Angeles (including the San Fernando Valley, West LA, Beverly Hills, Thousand Oaks) and Boston, and anywhere you are.
Our services include creating a balanced college list, helping to plan high school classes and extra-curricular activities, scheduling standardized tests like the SAT and ACT, help with college essays, and assist with the actual college applications.
And we're still with you when the acceptance letters start coming in.
While we're known for our college counseling in Los Angeles and Boston, we also serve clients all over the country with our remote counseling service. So if you're looking for "college counselors near me" and you are not in LA or Boston, don't worry. We can help no matter where you are, and we do it every day.
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