College Admissions News: March, 2018


The Ultimate College App Payoff – #Admitted!Articles on College Admissions

Parents of sophomores and juniors, here are a few blog posts to help you get started on your college search.  Our best advice (see the Inside Higher Ed article above!) is that you need to create a balanced list that reaches beyond the “names you know.”  With students applying to more colleges than before, and admit rates lower, the names you know are most likely to be in the ‘reach’ category.  You can reduce heartache by ensuring that your child applies to a broad list of colleges – and really likes each one of them.

Visiting Colleges Over Spring Break?

You might want to use our campus visit packet, downloadable below.  Also – when you visit – students (not parents!) should register online for tours, and check in when you arrive in the Admission office.  Some colleges consider whether or not you have visited to be a sign that you are interested in them, and this may factor into their decision!
Magellan College Counseling – campus visit packet

National College Fairs are Coming!

The National Association for College Admission Counseling hosts large annual college fairs around the country.  Most of these are held in March and April.  Here’s where you can find more information about the college fair near you.  And here’s our blog post to help you prepare for these large college fairs, which can be a bit overwhelming.

Parent Corner

  • Our team is currently taking on juniors, the Class of 2019, and sophomores, the Class of 2020.  Contact us to schedule a free introductory conference call, or to set up an in-person consultation.  
  • Are you concerned about the cost of college?  This comprehensive post on our blog has a full webinar explaining how college financial aid works, discussing both need-based and merit-based aid, as well as additional resources for you to consider as your child builds his or her college list.
  • Some people think only top students work with private college counselors.  Nothing could be further from the truth!  Here’s a post to help you understand how we can make the process less stressful for your entire family – for years!  And here’s a short post with some questions you should ask before you sign the contract.  Make sure you work with someone who is qualified to help you through this stressful process.

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