Some Ethical Issues in College Admissions

As adults, every now and then, we find ourselves presented with situations that require us to consider the ethical implications of our actions.  Teenagers, looking to us to help them define right and wrong, take cues from the choices we make. The college admission process is fraught with examples of ethical issues, as well as … Read more

Completing the Common App – a Step-by-Step Guide

Completing the Common Application – a Step-by-Step Guide

This is your step-by-step, section-by-section guide to completing the Common App!  Below you’ll find instructional videos that will guide you through each section of the third “tab” in the Common Application – which is the heart of the application itself. We hope these short videos will answer your questions about each section of the Common … Read more

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 … Read more

Magellan’s Summer Essay and College App Workshops – 2016

Magellan College Counseling will host four workshops for rising seniors – students in the Class of 2017 – in August. Here’s the schedule: Saturday, August 20 – 10 am-1 pm:  Essay workshop #1 [Woodland Hills] Sunday, August 21, 11 am-2 pm:  Essay Workshop #2 [Century City] Saturday, August 27, 10 am-1 pm:  Application Boot Camp … Read more

Magellan’s College Application Workshops, 2015

Magellan College Counseling will host five workshops for rising seniors – students in the Class of 2016 – in August. Here’s the schedule: Saturday, August 15 – 10 am-1 pm:  Essay workshop #1 Saturday, August 22, 10 am-1 pm:  Common Application Boot Camp Sunday, August 23, noon-3 pm:  Essay Workshop #2 Saturday, August 29, 11 … Read more

Application Links Galore!

In this post: links to #college applications that are not on the #CommonApp. Let's get those applications started! http://t.co/kNUiGIlZFZ — Evelyn Alexander (@EvelynMagellan) September 3, 2014 If you are applying to any number of private colleges across the United States, you are likely to have already started your Common Application account (if you haven’t, that’s … Read more

What Is The Common App?

So what is this “Common Application” everyone keeps talking about?  Here’s a basic overview. The Common Application – or “Common App” as most everyone calls it – will open for the Class of 2015 on Friday, August 1 (link to login here).  It’s an online application that allows students to apply to a broad number … Read more

Common App Boot Camp, Summer, 2014

It’s that time of year again! Magellan College Counseling will host our Common Application Boot Camps in late August.  These workshops are for rising seniors only.  Everyone should bring a laptop, a resume and a high school transcript (unofficial  is ok). Students have two options:  Sunday, August 17 from 11 am to 2 pm in … Read more

Magellan’s Common App Boot Camp 8/3 and 8/4

The Common Application has changed this year!!  If your son or daughter will be starting senior year of high school this fall, this hands-on workshop is for you! The Common Application will be open to rising seniors as of August 1, 2013.  Don’t let them wait until school begins to get started on this important … Read more

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