Magellan YouTube Channel (2 new videos of former clients now attending Clark University and UCSB)
Links to SAT and ACT Websites:
Magellan clients have already been accepted this year to these colleges:
Free Initial Consultation policy: I am happy to meet with students and families for a free 60-minute consultation. All subsequent meetings will be subject to hourly rates, which will be credited back for those who sign up for Magellan’s comprehensive college counseling plan.
The Long Wait
Seniors have mostly wrapped up their college applications – now comes the wait. Some colleges notify students on a rolling basis, which means you could receive your admissions decision any day. But many colleges, notably the UCs and most highly-selective private colleges, will notify towards the end of March. So what can we do at this point?
Planning Ahead for Sophomores and Juniors:
–> Sophomores and juniors: Starting to explore colleges now will ensure that you aren’t submitting applications on Christmas and New Year’s Eve! Visit a few local colleges over spring break and start making lists. Take the quiz at www.MyMajors.com to start thinking about your academic interests. Be sure to dig beyond each college’s home page to see if it could be the right place for you!
–> Keep track of all of your volunteer, extra-curricular and work activities. Music, art lessons, sports and volunteer activities should all be on your resume. Keep track of how many hours per week and weeks per year you spend on each activity.
–> Start attending college fairs – your school or area will probably have one this spring. Bring a sheet of labels printed with your name, address, date of high school graduation and e-mail address to save time during the college fair!
Host a College Admissions Seminar for Friends!
Upcoming College Visits!
I’ll be in Houston next month and in Portland in June, as well as visiting local colleges throughout the spring. As always, you can find my reviews of California colleges here, and out-of-state colleges I’ve visited here.
What’s On Evelyn’s Bookshelf?
50 Dangerous Things (you should let your children do)
Gever Tully and Julie Spiegler
Do What You Are
Paul Tieger and Barbara Barron-Tieger
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