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TO-DO October / November
Early Action/Early Decision – What Do They Mean and Are They The Right Choice?
As November 1 approaches, many students and parents have questions about the difference between Early DECISION and Early ACTION. Here’s the quick difference: Early DECISION is binding. If you get in, you are going. There is almost no way to “get out of” an Early Decision contract. The student, parent and school counselor all sign an agreement that states that everyone understands this policy. Early ACTION is not binding, and simply gets you a response from the college sooner. Not all colleges have either of these options.
For a more extensive explanation, please watch the video in this post, and see the chart in this post. And if you are still deciding whether or not Early DECISION is right for you, download the checklist in this post to help you decide!
Most Early Decision deadlines are either November 1 or November 15, while Early Action deadlines vary.
Magellan Sends Three To National Admissions Conference
In addition to meeting and reconnecting with college admission counselors from around the country (over 500 colleges attend this annual event!), we participated in educational sessions on NCAA athletics, preparing an art portfolio, applying to colleges in the UK, the new SAT and many more topics. Sal Khan, founder of Khan Academy, gave an incredible keynote speech. Check Evelyn’s Twitter account for lots of tidbits on what we learned!
Visual and Performing Arts College Fair
Magellan’s “DON’T PANIC” Workshops
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.
Our 90-minute in-home consultation is $200, which we credit back to families who sign up for one of Magellan’s counseling packages.
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