September, 2015

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September, 2015

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TO-DO September

Seniors and parents:

  • Get started on applications!
  • Request teacher recommendations and transcripts
  • Attend college visits at your school (college admission officers usually visit high schools in September/October)
  • Get an estimate of your Expected Family Contribution, just to get a feel for what your financial obligations might be.

Application Workshops A Big Success!

Debbie works with Aaron on his essay
Magellan counselor Debbie Liebert works with Aaron on his essay.

Magellan hosted five college essay and application workshops last month to help seniors get a head start on their college apps.  Over two dozen students took advantage of these three-hour sessions (one of them lasted four hours after the participants voted to stay an extra hour!) with Debbie, Suzie and Evelyn offering individualized assistance.  We’ll have one final “Don’t Panic!” workshop in November, before the UC and CSU applications are due.  Watch for an announcement next month!

Upcoming Events

California State University College Fair
Wednesday, 9/16 – 6-8:30 pm at the Pasadena Convention Center
300 East Green Street, Pasadena
More Info here – no RSVP required.

College Night Panel
10/7, 6-8 pm at Fusion Academy – South Bay.
1601 Pacific Coast Hwy, Suite 260, Hermosa Beach
Magellan Founder Evelyn Jerome-Alexander will moderate this panel with representatives from Cornell College, Syracuse University, University of Nevada (Reno) and the University of San Francisco.
Please RSVP here.

Test Prep Challenge
Students from 7th through 12th grades may participate in this contest!  Sponsor C2 Education will offer four practice exams.  Top scorers on each test will receive a $1,000 prize! 
Saturday, 10/10, 10 am – 2 pm at UCLA.  Programming for parents while students are taking tests.
More info and register here.

Visual and Performing Arts College Fair
Saturday, 10/24, 1-3:30 pm
Sponsored by NACAC at UCLA.  Hundreds of colleges with art, theatre, music and dance departments attend!
Register here

Magellan’s “DON’T PANIC” Workshop Coming in November

Also coming soon – a blog post with details and links about fall college info sessions.
Click here to read and sign up for our blog!

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.

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.

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