College Admissions News: August, 2017


College Apps Are Open!!

Hey Class of 2018 – did you achieve our summer college goals?  Here’s a quick video to refresh your memory on what you should get done before school starts!  [There’s some advice in there for 10th and 11th graders as well.]  Here are a few more resources:

  • In this post, we talk about how important it is to have a BALANCED college list – what that means, and why.
  • This video shows you how to research college websites to help determine if a college is a good fit for you.

Summer Workshops for Rising Seniors!

Magellan will host two college application boot camps and two essay development workshops later this month.  All of the information and RSVP here.

Check Out Magellan’s Blog and YouTube Channel!

We’ve been busy blogging to keep you up to date and informed on what you need to know and college admissions trends.  Check out our blog to be in the know!  And we’ve organized our YouTube channel into playlists to make it easy for you to get great information in a short amount of time.  Take a look and subscribe to be notified when we post new videos!

Parent Corner

  • Did you miss our Financial Aid webinar?  You can watch it here.
  • We also did a great webinar with Tutor Doctor!  You can watch that here.
  • Are you considering working with an independent educational consultant or college advisor?  Here’s a short post with some questions you should ask before you sign the contract.
  • Magellan offers a 20-hour mini-plan for rising seniors.  Call or e-mail us to learn more about how we can make your soon-to-be-senior’s college application process more organized and less stressful.
  • We have begun signing contracts for sophomores (Class of 2019).  Reduce everyone’s stress by starting early!  The mini-plan will be available for this class starting in March of next year.

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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.

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