An Interview With College Counselor Chris Savage

One of the biggest misconceptions most people have is that only high-performing students who are aiming for Ivy League institutions work with an independent educational consultant.  Nothing could be further from the truth!  IECs can help students at all academic achievement levels find their college path – even if that means starting at a community college.

Chris Savage joined the Magellan College Counseling team in 2019, when he was a school counselor at Birmingham High School in the San Fernando Valley.  He and his family have moved to Colorado, where he’s now a counselor at Fossil Ridge High School.  Chris and his wife have two adorable children, and he’s also an Eagle Scout!

I asked Chris to share his journey through college and into college counseling with me, to help you understand what drives him to help students and families on their path to college, and to get a better feel for what it would be like to work with him.  You can see that he’s dedicated to ensuring that students feel heard through every step of their college admission process.

Because we are a team of counselors, our process is a little bit different for our clients.  Each of our students has one of us as their lead counselor, but in our biweekly team meetings, we share information and rely on each other’s experience as we help each student build a balanced college list.  Additionally, we circulate our students’ essays within our team for feedback, emulating how admission offices, who don’t spend time with each applicant as we do, review students’ essays for the first time.

I hope you’ll find this interview with Chris helpful, as you prepare to help your own child through the college admission process.  Thank you for relying on Magellan College Counseling for up-to-date information about how the world of college admissions is changing!


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