Happy New Year from Magellan College Counseling!
I hope your holidays and school breaks were restful!
As we move into the new semester, while seniors await admissions decisions, now is the time for juniors to “spring” into action! College exploration done over the next six months will save time and effort next fall, when applications take center stage. The more work you save until the last minute, the higher your student’s, and your family’s, stress level will be.
My clients who are juniors will spend the next few months preparing for SAT and ACT tests, and working with me on their journey of self-discovery. We start with considering what subject(s) they may study in college BEFORE we start building their college list, and we explore what TYPE of college your student sees as ideal. Would you send a budding engineer to a liberal arts college? [It depends!] Should you send your introvert to a 30,000 student campus or your student who is eager to cheer in a stadium full of sports fans to a smaller school not known for school spirit? [maybe, but probably not!]
Spring is a good time for college visits, and I’ll be touring a dozen or so colleges this spring. You can access my college visits pages for more information about the colleges I have toured (in California and outside of California).
If you are the parent of a sophomore or junior who is interested in taking a practice SAT or ACT, Revolution Prep is offering a practice SAT exam at High Tech Los Angeles, on the campus of Birmingham Community Charter High School in Van Nuys, for just $10. The practice SAT will be offered on January 26, 2013 – click here to sign up.
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