Defining the ROI of Hiring a College Counselor

People often ask us what the ROI is – what the “deliverables” are – when they hire a college counselor.  While sometimes it’s hard to quantify the value of bringing in an outside expert to help your teenager through the process, we’d like to share some metrics about where our students are at this point … Read more

Magellan College Counseling Newsletter – October, 2016

October, 2016 THE COLLEGE EXPLORER College Application Season In Full Swing! Rising seniors – (most of) your college applications are open! The Common Application, the Coalition Application, the UC Application and the CSU Applications are all open. You may submit CSU applications at this point; the UC application window is November 1-30 (but you can … Read more

Final Magellan Application Workshop in 2016

HEY CLASS OF 2017 – LET’S GET THIS DONE!! Magellan College Counseling will host our final application workshop on Sunday, October 16th from 10 am to 2 pm in Century City.  FOUR HOURS – we can get your UC and your Cal State apps DONE!  And probably finish off those November 1 Early Action applications! … Read more

College Application Stuff: Transcripts, Recommendations, Test Scores, Portals

Tulane's Application Portal

Colleges receive different pieces of information about applicants from different sources.  This post will give you details on important pieces that you must do to finalize your applications. REQUESTING TRANSCRIPTS You need to follow your school’s policy about requesting transcripts.  They may ask you to request them on paper; they may charge you a fee.  … Read more

College Application Paralysis

College Application Paralysis

“I don’t know where to start…” We hear this from seniors as they begin the school year and college applications are staring them in the face.  This process can be overwhelming – researching colleges, creating a college list without feeling like you are inadvertently chopping off the *perfect* school, making sure it’s is balanced (and … Read more

Summer's Over :( Let's Get Started!

Did you get around to those two things we recommended that you do before the end of summer? Magellan will host two college essay workshops this weekend and two college application boot camps next weekend.  Here’s all of the information – location will be sent by e-mail after you RSVP. https://magellancounseling.com/2016/06/06/summer-workshops-2016/ As always – let … Read more

Application Season Begins for the Class of 2017!

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 opportunity to share their interests and leadership through describing their extra-curricular activities, and to … Read more

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