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High-Pressure College App Sales Tactics

You’re bombarded with information – and sales pitches – from colleges, and from services insisting they can help your child get into college.  Your inbox is overflowing; the e-mails seem breathless:  VISIT NOW!  APPLY NOW!  SIGN UP NOW! We get it.  We’re bombarded with information and sales pitches too.  I was on a webinar last […]

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Stetson University

When you visit Stetson University, Florida’s first private university, you’ll be greeted by palm trees, an outdoor pool, rocking chairs and hammocks.  Located in DeLand, central Florida, less than an hour from Orlando and 30 minutes from Daytona Beach, Stetson students enjoy a graciously comfortable 178-acre campus which is designated by the National Register of Historic […]

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University of Miami

The University of Miami, home of the Hurricanes, and better known as “the U,” is located south of Miami in the historic enclave of Coral Gables. This private university of 11,000 undergrads and 5,000 graduate students is a gorgeous spread of manicured green lawns and spacious sidewalks, banyan trees, palms, and lush, deep green vegetation. […]

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Summer 2017 College Application Workshops

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, […]

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University of Colorado, Boulder

With about 25,000 undergrads, the University of Colorado at Boulder is a tier one research university that heavily encourages research at the undergraduate level – not just in the sciences, but also in the humanities.  Boulder has a strong, hands-on engineering programs with project-based learning, as well as work experience through co-ops. Despite its size, […]

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Arizona State University

A school of 90,000 students sounds daunting, to say the least.  However, the number starts to sound a lot less intimidating when you account for Arizona State University’s processes – technological and human methods – that keep students from being lost in the numbers.  For example, ASU provides an electronic Major map and the E-Advisor […]

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Georgia Tech

Georgia Tech is a surprisingly large and urban campus embedded into midtown Atlanta.  Known for its very strong engineering programs, Georgia Tech attracts students who are interested in making a difference in the world through science and technology in many different fields, including business, public policy and the health sciences.  “Our students view the world […]

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Christopher Newport University

Christopher Newport University makes it to our list of Hidden Gems!  It’s a liberal arts school, but it’s larger than most with just under 5,000 undergraduates.   The beautifully-manicured campus is in Newport News, Virginia, a little over an hour southeast of the capital city of Richmond, and about half an hour from the historic colonial […]

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Working With An Independent Educational Consultant

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 […]

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