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February “To-Do” for 10th and 11th Graders
Upcoming Events – Learn More About College Planning!
Magellan has several upcoming presentations at which you can learn more about what to expect as your child moves closer to his/her college search. Feel free to join us for any or all of these presentations!
Monday, February 22, 6-8 pm
Wednesday, February 24, 5-7 pm
Wednesday, March 16, 7-8:30 pm
Plan Your Spring Break College Visits!
The best time to visit colleges is when school is in session – that way you can meet with actual students, eat in the cafeteria and possibly sit in on a class. A drive-by “visit” does not tell you anything about a college (except if it’s attractive!)!!!
Fortunately, many colleges have their spring break at different times than high school spring break. So go visit a few colleges! Keep track of what you see, feel and experience on campus – download the College Board’s “Campus Visit Checklist” from Magellan’s Resources page.
Locally, you can visit Loyola Marymount, Chapman, Occidental or University of Redlands if you’re looking for smaller colleges, or USC, UCLA, CSUN or Long Beach State if you are looking for a larger university experience. If you head out of town, make sure to visit a few colleges wherever you go, not just that one “name” school you know something about [in Chicago, visit UChicago, Northwestern AND DePaul (or Lake Forest!); in New York, you can visit NYU, Columbia AND Fordham (or Cooper Union!)]. Make sure you reserve a spot on a tour on the Admissions or Visit webpage, and check in when you arrive. Many colleges keep track of student visits!
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 get a later start, towards the end 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.
Host a College Admissions Seminar for Friends
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