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College Admission News: Magellan’s May, 2017 Newsletter

THE COLLEGE EXPLORER Congrats Class of 2017 This fall, our clients will attend the colleges to the left.  CONGRATS! School Profiles Colleges evaluate students in the context of what is available to them at their school.  Your child’s high school counselor will send a document called the School Profile with his/her transcript.  Learn more about School […]

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College Admission News: Magellan’s April, 2017 Newsletter

April, 2017 THE COLLEGE EXPLORER Amazing Results for the Class of 2017!! Magellan’s seniors have all received their college decisions, and the news is great!!  The 50 students who worked with our team this year have been admitted to over 150 different colleges, including Ivy League, a variety of Top 25 universities and all nine […]

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College Admission News: Magellan’s March, 2017 Newsletter

March, 2017 THE COLLEGE EXPLORER Seniors – It’s Finally March!! High school seniors – you’ve almost made it!  You’ll have all your college decisions back by the end of this month.  CONGRATS!  Best of luck as those decisions roll in!  BTW – check your e-mail DAILY at this point! Juniors – Get Organized and Get Started!​ Keep […]

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College Admission News: Magellan’s February, 2017 Newsletter

February, 2017 THE COLLEGE EXPLORER Scholarships: Who Gives Them?  Who Gets Them? Many parents are concerned about paying for college.  Do you need to pay full-price to get a high-quality education?  Why do some students get scholarships and others do not?  Which colleges are generous?  We address these and some other scholarship-related issues in this post. High […]

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Your College News: Magellan’s January, 2017 Newsletter

January, 2017 THE COLLEGE EXPLORER Seniors Wrap Up Applications Most seniors have completed most (or all!) of their college applications by now, and the long waiting period begins.  For many of our clients, the wait is tempered by the fact that they already have college acceptances and scholarship offers in hand!  In fact, 41 of […]

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Application Season Begins for the Class of 2017!

As of today – August 1, 2016 – the Common Application, the UC application and the new Coalition for Access Application are open. While they are different in some ways and have different member colleges, these applications all give students the opportunity to share their interests and leadership through describing their extra-curricular activities, and to […]

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UCs and CSUs – Issues to Consider

There have been a few recent articles in the LA Times which should give pause to California students and parents considering any of the UC or CSU campuses.  Many parents believe that our public university system is the best value education for their child.  We challenge our clients to do some research before coming to […]

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College Career Counseling Offices

I had dinner last night with Mark Presnell, the Director of the Johns Hopkins University Career Center.  As an active Hopkins alum, I have been involved with several facets of the school, including the Career Center, over the past 2 decades.  Mark was visiting Los Angeles and asked me to introduce him to alumni interested […]

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