If you’ve ever wondered how you would find the right college for your student, you’re in the the right place!
Our guest today on The College Checklist Podcast is Evelyn Alexander of Magellan Counseling. In this episode, Evelyn and I discuss the fact that there is a college for every student – it’s just a matter of finding the right college for you.
With over 2,200 four-year institutions in the United States alone, there is a place for everybody who wants to go to college. Evelyn provides us with some practical tips about how to find the right college fit for your high school student.
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About Evelyn Alexander
Evelyn Alexander is the founder of Magellan College Counseling. She has served as a volunteer admissions recruiter for Johns Hopkins for 15 years. She now offers a variety of college admissions counseling services, helping students optimize their high school achievements and activities and present a competitive application to colleges that are a good fit for the student.
Before embarking on her career in college counseling, Evelyn was a successful political consultant and public relations executive. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from Johns Hopkins, a Master of Arts from the George Washington University, and a Certificate in College Counseling (earned with distinction) from UCLA.
Q1: What’s your best piece of advice for families as they begin this journey?
A1: Start early.
Q2: What is your favorite college admissions book, blog, or tool that no family should be without?
A2: The CollegeBoard Website
Q3: What should a family who is overwhelmed by the college admissions process focus on?
A3: Stop worrying about the name on the sweatshirt, and start thinking about college as your child’s next home – both socially and academically.
Q4: What is your all-time favorite books?
A4: Friday Night Lights: A Town, A Team, And A Dream by H.G. Bissinger*
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