Working With An Independent Educational Consultant

Many people think that only superstar, top-scoring students can benefit from working with an independent educational consultant (IEC).  Not true!  In reality, IECs help students at all academic performance levels find the best education for the best value. Independent educational consultants often have more flexibility and more time to spend with each student, as they … Read more

Finding Fit for One Magellan Counselor

At Magellan, counselors work with students to help them find a college that is the right “fit” – a place that they can call home for the next four years and thrive.  As a class dean at Wellesley College, I worked with the members of my class, helping each student to achieve her academic and … Read more

Getting Started With College Admissions

One of the greatest sources of stress in the college admissions process is this:  WHERE DO WE START?! We recorded a short webinar that can help you start thinking about a few big questions.  This is great information for parents of students just entering high school. What do colleges consider in the application process? What … Read more

Summer Plans – Do Something Worthwhile!

I was on a panel last week at a counselors’ conference, and an admissions representative from MIT said something that really resonated with me. "It's what you've done, not what you've won." – Sarah G, @MITAdmissions #IECA — Evelyn Alexander (@EvelynMagellan) May 4, 2016 Here’s what that means:  Colleges are looking for the real you, … Read more

Dialing Down the College Craziness

Last week I posted this article on Magellan’s Facebook page (hey – have you “liked” that page yet?  We post lots of great tidbits there!).  Someone commented that it always seems that the people who write pieces like this, advising (sometimes admonishing) parents to dial back the pressure on high school students with regard to … Read more

College Admissions – Great Info for Parents

Being a member of several professional organizations dedicated to helping high school students prepare for, search for and apply to college gives us access to resources that we can share with our clients.  NACAC, the National Association for College Admission Counseling, offers a number of informational flyers and other materials, and I recently saw their … Read more

Done Testing? Send Scores NOW!

With college application season is fully upon us, we frequently get questions about when students should submit the different pieces of their college applications.  Most colleges will require some combination of these items to make a complete application file: application (sometimes with essay embedded into it) high school transcript test scores teacher recommendations application fee … Read more

Two Workshops 11/23 (UC/CSU Applications) and 12/14 (Financial Aid)

Two Upcoming Workshops “DON’T PANIC!” The UC/CSU application workshop Sunday, 11/23, 11 am – 2 pm LOCATION HAS CHANGED; INFO ON FLYER IS INCORRECT. PLEASE RSVP FOR NEW LOCATION! If your high school senior hasn’t finished his or her University of California and/or Cal State applications yet, not to worry!  And no need to panic. … Read more

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