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The College Explorer: Magellan’s June, 2017 Newsletter

THE COLLEGE EXPLORER

Class of 2018 – Use Your Summer Wisely!

In this post, you’ll learn the two things your rising high school senior – Class of 2018 – should be doing this summer to make college applications this fall much, much simpler.  And in this post, we talk about how important it is to have a BALANCED college list – what that means, and why.

Summer Workshops for Rising Seniors!

Magellan will host college essay brainstorming, essay development and application workshops throughout the summer.  All of the information and RSVP here.

School Profiles

Colleges evaluate students in the context of what is available to them at their school.  Your child’s high school counselor will send a document called the School Profile with his/her transcript.  Learn more about School Profiles in this post.

Tips for Juniors and Sophs!

Parent Corner

  • Did you miss our Financial Aid webinar?  You can watch it here.
  • Are you considering working with an independent educational consultant or college advisor?  Here’s a short post with some questions you should ask before you sign the contract.
  • Magellan offers a 20-hour mini-plan for rising seniors.  Call or e-mail us to learn more about how we can make your soon-to-be-senior’s college application process more organized and less stressful.
  • We have begun signing contracts for sophomores (Class of 2019).  Reduce everyone’s stress by starting early!  The mini-plan will be available for this class starting in March of next year.

College Admissions Testing

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Admissions Info Night
For Friends
…In the comfort of your own living room!

Are your friends starting to think about (read: get anxious about!) college?  Please get in touch if you are interested in hosting a college admissions information seminar at your home.  We can tailor our presentation for parents of 8th, 9th, 10th or 11th grade students, or a combination.

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