August, 2015

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August, 2015

Quick Links


  • College Essay Guy (click on “Get Started” for some free writing exercises)
  • Essay Hell (lots of free info in the blogs in addition to paid courses and resources)
  • Purdue University’s Online Writing Lab (click on all four sub-sections in the nav bar on the left!)
  • Some essay-writing advice from the Admissions team at Johns Hopkins University

Application Workshops for Seniors!

common app 2Class of 2016 – school starts in a matter of weeks (or less!)!!!  Magellan can help you get a jump start on your college apps.  Getting some essays and applications out of the way early means less stress for your entire household in the fall!  We will hold five workshops in August – two for essay-writing/refining and three for filling out the Common App, UC app and any other applications you will need to submit!  More information is here – RSVP is required.  [Downloadable flyer here: Summer College Workshops 2015]

Have you started writing your essays yet?  You can find the essay prompts for the Class of 2016 here.  Essay prompts for the UC campuses are here.  We can help you get started – or refine what you’ve already done – at our essay workshops on 8/15 and 8/22.

Next ACT is September 12 – register by THIS FRIDAY, August 7.

Next SAT is October 3 – register by September 3.

Magellan’s Summer College Workshops
(all events in the San Fernando Valley except 8/29)
(More info and RSVP here)

  • Saturday, August 15 – 10 am-1 pm:  Essay workshop #1
  • Saturday, August 22, 10 am-1 pm:  Common Application Boot Camp
  • Sunday, August 23, noon-3 pm:  Essay Workshop #2
  • Saturday, August 29, 11 am-2 pm:  UC and Common App boot camp – WESTSIDE
  • Sunday, August 30, noon-3 pm:  UC and non-Common App school applications

Host a College Admissions Seminar for Friends!

Are your friends starting to think about (read: get anxious about!) college?  Please get in touch if you are interested in hosting a college admissions information seminar at your home.  We can tailor our presentation for parents of 8th, 9th, 10th or 11th grade parents, or a combination.  

College Counseling Services

Magellan’s comprehensive college counseling plan includes 35 hours of personalized guidance throughout the student’s junior and senior years.  We also offer a limited-hours “mini-plan” to help your student better organize their application process.  We can also work on an hourly basis with your student.

Starting September 1, Magellan will charge a fee for our initial in-home consultation.

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