College Info Sessions – Fall, 2015

#College info sessions: meet the person who'll read your app! Ask smart q's, help them remember you even b4 getting your scores, essays etc. — Evelyn Alexander (@EvelynMagellan) September 3, 2015 Tuesday, September 15, 7:30 pm – 9 pm Colby, Tufts, University of Richmond and Wellesley Hilton Pasadena, 168 S Los Robles Ave, Pasadena, CA … Read more

Don’t Rush! Three Steps to College Search & Applications

Here’s a link to information and the RSVP site for Magellan’s college essay and application workshops.  We will host five three-hour sessions during August weekends.  Please join us for one or as many as you need! As you move through your search, the information in this post may help answer your questions about Early Action … Read more

Senior Decisions are Coming!

A quick little video message from Evelyn! Seniors – you’ll have your decisions by the end of the month!  Please consider sending e-mail notes to the college admissions officers from the colleges you DON’T plan to attend just to let them know you’re going somewhere else, and to thank them for their efforts.  Colleges put … Read more

College Sports and the Importance of Academics

When we help high school athletes find their path to the right college, sometimes the “scholar” part of “scholar-athlete” gets forgotten.  In fact, it’s the more important part, when you consider how many college athletes actually go on to play their sport professionally (click here for an amazing dynamic look at the funnel of high … Read more

The New SAT: What You Need To Know

As you may know, the SAT will be changing in the spring of 2016.  That means current high school freshmen and younger students will take a different version of the SAT.  [Students just finishing their sophomore year will likely take the SAT no later than the fall of their senior year, which would be fall … Read more

The Fourteen Colleges of the Big 10

If you can’t actually fly all over the country and visit all of the colleges you are considering, college fairs and information sessions are a good way to get a little bit of information about the school, meet the person who may actually read your application, and help get a feel for the campus from someone … Read more

College Application Checklist

Labor Day has passed, school has started, and schedules have gotten tighter.  The reality that your child will be applying to colleges THIS FALL has finally set in. For those who start early, a year or two in advance, this is simply the next stage in the process – a stage for which you and … Read more

Celebrate Acceptances, Don’t Dwell on Rejections

April showers are unreliable in California, but college acceptance letters come every year like clockwork.  They are accompanied by their unwelcome cousin, rejection letters.  High school seniors have had a turbulent week this past week, of course paying more attention to the letters from colleges where they were not accepted than from colleges who said … Read more

High School Juniors – Your Essay Is Here!

Huge news for the Class of 2014 – your essays have been announced! The questions are here: Some students have a background or story that is so central to their identity that they believe their application would be incomplete without it.  If this sounds like you, then please share your story. Recount an incident or … Read more

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