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
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Williamstown, in the northwestern corner of Massachusetts, is home to elite Williams College. The quintessential small liberal arts college boasts a stunningly beautiful residential campus, surrounded by the Berkshire Mountains. The sunny October day of my visit provided postcard images at every turn (you can scroll through my photos at the bottom of this page). […] Read More →
What Do College Counselors Do
We talk to a lot of parents (and even some students), and many of them 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 … Read More →
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Class of 2017 News
This is your step-by-step, section-by-section guide to completing the Common Application! Below you'll find instructional videos that will guide you through each section of the third "tab" in the Common Application - which is the heart of the … Read More →
As of today - August 1, 2016 - the Common Application, the UC application and the new Coalition for Access Application are open. While they are different in some ways and have different member colleges, these applications all give students the … Read More →
Class of 2018 News
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Williamstown, in the northwestern corner of Massachusetts, is home to elite Williams College. The quintessential small liberal arts college boasts a stunningly beautiful residential campus, surrounded by the Berkshire Mountains. The sunny October day of my visit provided postcard images at every … Read More →
January, 2017 THE COLLEGE EXPLORER Seniors Wrap Up Applications Most seniors have completed most (or all!) of their college applications by now, and the long waiting period begins. For many of our clients, the wait is tempered by the fact that they already have college acceptances and … Read More →
Magellan counselors will be giving numerous presentations over the next few months. Some are at private homes, and some are at libraries and other public locations! Please join us if you are able: Thursday, January 12, 7-8:30 pm Diana Hanson talks about Financial Aid and College … 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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