April, 2016

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April, 2016

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SAT and ACT 

  • Next SAT: May 7; register by April 8. Next one is in June.
  • Next ACT:  June 11.  Register by May 6.
  • There are NO SAT or ACT exams offered over the summer.
  • Please call us for test prep and tutor referrals!

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 students, or a combination.

Top 5 Reasons To Attend A National College Fair

NACAC new logoThe National Association for College Admission Counseling hosts large college fairs across the country every springYOU SHOULD GO!  Here are some reasons why:

5.  There are a lot more colleges out there than you probably realize!  At some of the larger fairs (Boston, Los Angeles, New York), almost 350 colleges will send representatives.  Even at the smaller fairs (San Francisco, Ventura, Providence), about 200 colleges will attend.  Go check out some options you haven’t thought about yet!

4.  Meet the actual human being who will read YOUR application!  Most of the time, the college admissions officer who attends your local college fair is the person who will read your file first in the admissions office!  Help them put your face to your name and get to know you.

3.  Filling out a postcard for a college in which you are interested – even if you are already on their mailing list – demonstrates to them that you are interested!!  And sometimes that can help (just a little bit!) when your application arrives.

2.  You aren’t getting enough college brochures in the mail.  You can pick up paraphernalia from dozens more at your local national college fair!

1.  Did we mention you can meet the ACTUAL HUMAN BEING who will read your application?!

There are National College Fairs all over the country throughout April and May


And if you can’t make the big fair, check out these individual college info sessions in the LA area in the next few weeks!!

April “To-Do” for 10th and 11th Graders

  • Create a resume – list all of your extra-curricular and volunteer activities and academic honors since 9th grade.
  • Think about your testing timeline (11th graders – don’t let fall tests be the first time you take the SAT or ACT! Take the May/June SAT or ACT if possible!)
  • Keep those grades up!!
  • Start thinking about summer plans: volunteer work, job, academic pursuit.  Magellan’s Summer Programs List is available upon request.

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” for students who start in the spring or summer of their junior year.

We charge $200 for our 90-minute in-home consultation, which we credit back to families who sign up for one of Magellan’s counseling packages.

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