Dr. Jeff & Dr. Brian Haig - The Experts in College Planning and Student Success.

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.

The Ultimate College Planning Podcast #3: Recent Success Stories with College Planning Expert Dr. Jeff Haig

On today’s episode, Dr. Brian Haig interviews Dr. Jeff Haig, a nationally recognized college planning expert, 20-time international award-winning author, national education columnist, college professor, and regional director for the UCLA Scholarship Admissions Committee. Dr. Haig shares important strategies on what worked this year for his students in the college planning and applications process.

His students had great success in not only getting fantastic college acceptances, but also in getting tens of thousands of dollars in scholarships, including half-and-full-ride tuitions. Dr. Haig believes that college planning is all about having a game plan, a strategic plan of action that is purposeful and specific.

He will reveal important information and strategies that you can use to produce maximum results in the college planning and application process!

Why Having a College Planning Game Plan is Important for College Admissions Success

As another year ends for the college planning and application process, many students are celebrating their successes of getting into their dream colleges. They will begin their college studies in the fall and reap the benefits of their hard work. On the other hand, many other students will wonder why they received numerous rejection letters and fell short of getting into their desired colleges. Having worked with thousands of students over the years in the college planning and application process, there are common themes for why many students succeed while others fail. Here are the top 5 steps you need to take to ensure your college planning and application process is successful…

Another Tough Year for College Admissions

It was another tough year for college admissions. Admission rates at competitive colleges were more selective than ever. Stanford and Harvard had record-breaking years of 5-6% acceptance rates. Yale, Princeton, and MIT had acceptance rates of 7-8%; and colleges including UCLA, UC Berkeley, and USC accepted less than one in five students with acceptance rates at 17-18%. What does all this mean for students applying to colleges in today’s highly competitive environment? Here’s what you need to know.