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The Ultimate College Planning Podcast #5: How to Pay for College

In this episode, we interview Nancy Paul who is a best-selling author and scholarship expert. Nancy gives invaluable insight on the scholarship process and how to most effectively develop a strategy to maximize the amount of money awarded.

What many people don’t realize is that there is an abundance of scholarships available for students, and many of these scholarships are awarded based on merit. Merit can include GPA, athletic ability, volunteering, career interest, religious affiliation, a unique talent, and so much more. The reality is that there is a lot of free money available to students if they just understand how to look for it and what they need to do to qualify.

Nancy provides an overview of the scholarship process and gives powerful strategies that can greatly help in pursuing scholarship opportunities.

What Makes a Successful Student?

Every school year, there will always be that group of students who outperforms everyone else. Why is it that some students just seem to be smarter, more talented, and more athletic than all the other students? What is it about this group of students that allows them to consistently perform at such a high level? While genetics can sometimes play a role in these factors, in our experience of working with thousands of students over the years, there are defining characteristics that successful students possess over their lesser-performing counterparts…and in many instances, it has nothing to do with genetics. Let’s break down The Success Traits of the high-performing students.

Realize that only a fraction of students take advantage of these traits and reap all the benefits to carve out a better future for themselves. But why only a fraction…why not all students?

Extracurricular Activities – What You Need to Know for College Admissions

As the school year begins, it’s important to get involved in activities that are outside of your required academic curriculum. The benefits of taking part in extracurricular activities are enormous: Increased self-confidence, leadership opportunities, development of social skills, and higher academic performance, just to name a few. From a college admissions standpoint, you should know that it’s an important part of the admissions formula.

College admissions officers look favorably on students who take part in extracurricular activities. But how do admission officers evaluate a student’s involvement in the extracurricular activities he or she joins? In five key ways:

Back to School Game Plan

As the summer is coming to a close, it’s time to begin thinking about the next school year. Preparation is key and taking the right action is an important step for your college admissions game plan. Read our five key strategies that will help you prepare for the competitive college admissions process…

5 College Admissions Tips from a Successful Former Student

Nicole M. was very successful in the college planning and admissions process, receiving acceptances to many top universities across the country including Princeton University, Stanford University, Columbia University, Dartmouth University, UC Berkeley, UCLA, USC, and many others. She earned more than $1 million dollars in scholarship offers and achieved all of her college admissions goals. In my interview with her, she gave me five tips that all students can apply for how she was able to achieve so much success in the college admissions process.

The Summer Game Plan Part 2

From a college planning standpoint, the summer is a time to have fun, but at the same time, you have to think strategically about the choices you make and how those choices will impact your college admissions decisions. For example, many college admissions officers ask simple questions such as, “How did you spend your last two summers” or, “What did you enjoy reading during the summer?” The summer is your opportunity to be engaged with the world, build upon your passions and interests, and be of service to your community. Here are three key areas that you should be developing during the summer to help you have an effective college planning game plan.

The Ultimate College Planning Podcast #4: Success Strategies from Former Student, Nicole M., on How to Get into Your Dream College

In this episode, Dr. Jeff Haig interviews one of his former students, Nicole M., who is currently a student at Yale University and who was incredibly successful in the college planning and admissions process. Nicole received acceptances to many top universities across the country including Princeton University, Stanford University, Columbia University, Dartmouth University, UC Berkeley, UCLA, USC, and many others. She earned more than $1 million dollars in scholarship offers and achieved all of her college admissions goals.

In this interview, Nicole reveals what steps she took to position herself to be a highly sought after candidate in the college admissions process. She also reveals how she was able to earn over 1 million dollars in scholarship offers from many of the top universities in the world.

Learn how a very successful candidate in the college admissions process did everything right and was not only accepted to her dream college, but was given a full scholarship.