Magellan College Counseling
I have a few College Admissions presentations coming up in May at private homes. Please e-mail me if you’d like to be invited!
I’ll be visiting 18 colleges in PA, MO, IN and OH between April 7 and April 18. I’ll be posting photos and brief comments on Magellan’s Facebook page, and full reviews when I return. Please visit regularly!
April Brings College Decisions!
This month’s newsletter will be short and sweet, as I prepare for a 12-day trip, visiting 18 colleges in four states! April rolls around and that means college decision letters are here!! Seniors should have heard from all of the colleges to which they applied by now. Don’t forget to celebrate your accomplishments!!! (Here’s my blog post on celebrating acceptances and not dwelling on rejections.)
The national deadline for students to decide where they will attend, and place deposits, is May 1. Keep in mind that you are not allowed to “buy time” by placing a deposit at more than one college (think about it this way – if you deposit at two colleges, you are taking up a space that another student on the wait list would love to have. This is unfair to the college and to the students on the wait list. See the College Board’s “Application Ethics” for more information on this – scroll down to “Double Deposits.”)
Advice for Parents of 9th and 10th Graders
I have focused much of the content in my newsletters on high school juniors and seniors, and their parents. But I frequently receive inquiries from parents with 9th or 10th graders, asking what they can do to help their students prepare for college now. Here are a few thoughts for younger students:
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