The College Explorer: June, 2018

The College Explorer

Check out Magellan’s Newly-Redesigned Website!

Summer Workshops for Rising Seniors 

​Magellan will host six workshops over the summer for LA-area rising seniors, three in Century City and three in Westlake Village.  All the info you need, including reservation and payment processes, is here.

Recent Blog Posts:

Parent Corner

  • You aren’t behind….YET!  We’ll now refer to the Class of 2019 as “rising seniors” and the Class of 2020 as “rising juniors….” and our team is signing clients in both classes!  Contact us to schedule a free introductory conference call, or to set up an in-person consultation.  
  • Concerned about college cost?  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.

College Admissions Testing

  • Next ACT: July 14 (register by June 15) (NOT OFFERED IN NY OR CA – next ACT after that is September 8)
  • Next SAT: August 25 (register by July 27)
  • Khan Academy provides free SAT prep! Link your College Board account with Khan Academy.
  • Quesbook has free ACT prep with daily question sets.
  • Call us for one-on-one and group tutor/test prep referrals

Host “College Night”
For Friends
…In the comfort of your own living room!

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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