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College Admissions Secrets and Strategies

College Admissions Secrets & Strategies

One of the biggest fears any parent has is the uncertainty in knowing whether or not his/her child will be accepted to a “dream” college.

We here at College Planning Experts can ease those fears.

Strategic Enrollment Management Advising

Everyone knows that good grades and strong test scores are a vital part of the college admissions process, but there is more to it than that. It is the “stuff behind the stuff” (as we say) that will really help your chances of admission. Our College Counselors will work with your child to develop his/her portfolio and create depth in his/her activities. We’ll advise on:

  • Volunteer Opportunities and Hours
  • Internships and Research Opportunities
  • On-campus Clubs and Athletics
  • Leadership Pathways
  • Employment Options

College Application and Essay Review

Let’s face it: applying to college isn’t as simple as it used to be. There are now countless pages of forms, essays, personal statements, letters of recommendation, etc. You don’t want to miss a deadline or forget to turn in a supplemental form. We can help with all of that! Our college counseling team will play “task master” ensuring your child:

  • Creates an amazing and articulate personal statement
  • Writes spectacular supplemental essays (and scholarship essays too)
  • Applies to all of the colleges on his/her list, both accurately and on time
  • Secures letters of recommendation from the best recommenders
  • Prepares properly for any upcoming interviews

Basically, we’ll take control of the college planning process, so you don’t have to play the part of project manager.



Insider Tips: Teleconferences, Workshops, and More

Did you know that the order in which you list colleges on your FAFSA can affect admissions and financial aid decisions? Well, it can. This is just one tiny tip that can help you strategically in the application process, and we have more. Our clients have access to monthly teleconferences where our team will provide updates on fresh tips, new trends, and necessary information in the college world. Our students will also have exclusive access to quarterly workshops to make sure they are on track in the college planning process.

  • We had a great experience with College Planning Experts. Because of their financial planning, we got an EXCELLENT financial aid package at a private school and are actually paying less than we would for a public university - all the while putting money away for our future. (more…)
    Lisa SarkissianParent Granada Hills, CA
  • They were there for us when we needed the most help for our children's college. Having the FAFSA done every year is a big help. I would recommend them to every college-going students' parents.
    Khurshid EscalanteParent Stevenson Ranch, CA
  • Two free rides to private colleges and acceptance to six other schools. College Planning Experts. Best money I ever spent. Irene is amazing. My daughter is thrilled. So am I. Thanks CPE.
    Sari Weiner Parent Woodland Hills, CA
  • The College Planning Experts were amazing and helped with everything from financing to editing application essays. Irene is very kind and very patient. She helped me narrow down what schools I should apply to and also helped with the application process. I am grateful for her knowledge and her very detailed edits on my essays.
    Neekta MehrkhodavandiStudent Simi Valley, CA
  • I'm telling you, no matter how much you THINK you know about college planning, you don't have enough information!! I read books, went to seminars and read articles and these guys have it down. Cynthia Wagner is SO helpful with getting you set up. Irene is helping my daughter with preparation and Brian has the financial end in a mind blowing way. TRUST ME, you CANNOT do this alone.
    Jennifer AudetteParent Burbank, CA
  • If you want to take the hassle out of planning for your kids college, and want to make it more affordable, then use College Planning Experts! They are so awesome to work with, very knowledgeable, and will help you every step of the way! We had two kids in college at the same time and never had to stress about filling out FAFSA forms, how the whole process works, and how to pay for it because we had CPE!
    Jeanette Gregory Parent Castaic, CA

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