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When Are the Next SAT and ACTs?

  • SAT (next SAT is 6/7 – register by THIS FRIDAY, May 9)
  • ACT (next ACT is June 14 – register by THIS FRIDAY, May 9.)

Host a College Admissions Seminar for Friends!

Are your kids in 9th, 10th or 11th grades? I am available to give a free “College Admissions 101”seminar for you and your friends who with college admissions anxiety!  You provide the location and a dozen (or more) parents.  Your friends will thank you for the opportunity to learn more about the process.  Call or e-mail for more information.

Free Initial Consultation policy:  Magellan is 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.


Admissions Cycle Complete!

On May 1st, high school seniors around the country made their decisions:  where will I go to college?

While there are almost always some hurt feelings along the way, overall it was a very positive year for Magellan College Counseling clients.  Our students will enroll in these (and other) colleges and universities this fall:

  • Arizona State University
  • Cal Poly SLO
  • Chapman University
  • George Washington University
  • Georgetown University
  • Lewis & Clark College
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Northeastern University
  • San Diego State University
  • Sonoma State University
  • UC Davis
  • UCLA
  • USC
  • University of Arizona
  • University of Colorado at Boulder
  • University of Oregon
  • University of Puget Sound
  • University of Washington
  • University of Wisconsin
  • Washington State University

It takes a lot of work to get to the successful end of each college admissions season.  A hearty congratulations to each student we worked with this cycle, and best of luck as you move on to the next exciting chapter in your life!!! 

Juniors with whom we are working now are each looking at lists of 25-50 colleges, on their way to selecting the 12-15 schools that will be lucky to have them apply.  The work will be hard but the acceptance letters will be so satisfying!

New Package Options from Magellan College Counseling!

Magellan now offers four choices for using our services: 


>> The comprehensive college counseling package is ideal for students who start working with us the first day of junior year.  Lots of time and guidance.


>> The mini-plan includes 15 hours with a counselor – enough time to explore majors and careers, develop your college list, develop and revise essays. Also includes our Common App boot camp.

>> Our performing arts package is specifically for students exploring BA/BFA programs and applying to schools that require an audition.

>> Our hourly rate is for students who just need a little help now and then.

Please call for more information and rates!

Recent College Visits

I spent a week in Illinois in April.  Bradley University in Peoria, Ill. is a great medium-sized college option for students looking for a traditional college environment and big school spirit (my write up and photos are here).  Illinois Wesleyan and Augustana College are small, liberal arts colleges where students can have access to professors and small classes.  All three are great options for California students! 

I’ll be visiting colleges in upstate New York in the fall.  I’ve visited over 125 colleges in the past two years!  As always, you can find my reviews of California colleges here, and out-of-state colleges I’ve visited here.

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