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 →
UC and CSU Application Deadline
Applications for all UC and CSU campuses must be submitted by November 30!
Upcoming College Admissions Events
Magellan will host several college application workshops and college essay “boot camps” for Los Angeles-area students in June, and towards the end of the summer. The purpose of each of our workshops is to help students get applications and essays done long before fall classes and senior year activities become intense. All events are three hours, […] Read More →
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Class of 2018 News
This is your step-by-step, section-by-section guide to completing the Common App! 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 application … 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
When we tell people what we do as independent college counselors, they usually have one of three reactions: Wow, I wish someone had done that for me when I was in high school. Wow, I wish I met you two years ago when my son was going through that. Wow, you must have the most rewarding job on the planet. And we do. Our work is rewarding in so many ways, and our clients and their parents are usually thrilled beyond words when we … Read More →
Students and parents frequently ask us how they can highlight their community service in college applications. While community service is not required for admission to highly selective colleges, it is definitely one way to show colleges your involvement in your community, your values and the way you choose to spend your time. Here are five tips to consider as you decide whether and how to highlight your community service in college … Read More →
What our clients are saying…
We get Thank You notes all the time! Read about some of recent successful clients.
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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 helping to plan high school classes and extra-curricular activities, helping families plan their standardized testing timeline, creating a balanced college list, help with college essays, and assistance with the all stages of 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.