College Application Resources


There's a fire hose of information out there about colleges and the application process.  Unfortunately, it's not all accurate.

So we’ve sifted through the huge amount of information out there to find the materials that are most useful to you - and the ones that are actually true!

On this page, you'll find college application resources to help you navigate the exciting journey of your child's college search and application process.

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Our team has visited over 400 colleges and universities all across the country. We write a summary of each visit to give you unique information and the campus vibe, and we post photo albums from each college. We’ve also attended hundreds of college information sessions and met with even more college admission officers, which helps us learn more about the many college options out there.

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College Financial Aid Resources

Getting into college is one thing...paying for it is quite another. Learn the landscape of college financial aid with these great College Financial Aid resources.

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College Financial Aid

How the Financial Aid process works, where to find information, and how to factor financial aid into your child’s college search at the right time.

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College Merit Aid

High School achievements can be rewarded with merit-based scholarships and financial aid.

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College ROI

An insightful interview with Certified Financial Planner Aaron Kirsch about college ROI – the return on investment – of going to college.

College Essay Resources


Your college essay has the important job of helping to make you stand out from the hundreds or thousands of other students applying to the same schools you are applying to.

Use the college essay resources on this page to help “the real you” shine through the words on the page, and at the same time make the essay easier to write.

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Completing The Common Application

The common app is used by over 900 different colleges and universities around the country, so filling it out is one of the most helpful things you can do. We take the mystery out of the common app and show you how to fill it out, step by step, in these eight instructional videos.

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Introductions to the Common Application
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Introductions to the Common Application

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Common App Profile and Family Sections
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Common App Profile and Family Sections

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Common App Education. FERPA, and Recommendors

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Common App Testing Section
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Common App Testing Section

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Common App Activities Sections
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Common App Activities Sections

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Common App Writing Sections

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Common App Cources and Grades/College Specific Questions

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How to Waive your FERPA Rights

Best College Search Sites

People are unique and college lists are too! When you put in the time to research each college, you may find a few that really feel like a good match. These college search resources can help you determine which colleges are a good fit for you.

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Art Colleges

Colleges for creative artists

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College Navigator

National Center for Education Statistics

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College Board

Connects students to college success and opportunity.

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CaliforniaColleges.edu

Tools and resources for every student.

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Colleges That Change Lives

Help students make informed decisions about college.

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Cappex.com

Tools and resources for every student.

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Collegedata.com

Find Merit and Need-Based Aid

Don’t rule this out! Some might be a great fit!

Women’s Colleges

Don’t rule this out! Some might be a great fit!

Get started on your future, contact Magellan College Counseling today.

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