College Planning Experts
  • Our Mission

    Founded in 2004, College Planning Experts is dedicated to preparing, inspiring, and connecting students to college and opportunity. Our mission is to make college accessible and affordable, one family at a time.


    College Planning Experts has served over 2,500 students and their parents, 73 high schools, and multiple community colleges. We have done so through our services in college admission, guidance, assessment, financial aid, enrollment, teaching, and learning. In addition, we provide financial aid guidance to assist students and their families in realizing their dream of graduating on time from college, with the least amount of debt possible.

    What We Can Do for You

    Student Planning and Positioning

    • We will work one-on-one with your child to ignite his/her passion and find his/her perfect career
    • We will use our proprietary software to assess your child’s interests, values, and skills in order to target the right major and tailor a “Best Fit” college list
    • We will counsel your child on admissions and be the “task master” to ensure all of his/her applications are completed accurately and on time
    • We will grant access to our Strategic Enrollment Management (SEM) system to help leverage your child’s ability to be admitted at a top choice college
    • Our team will provide guidance and critique for your child’s college essays, college interviews, and college admissions tests (SAT, ACT, AP exams, and SAT Subject Tests)
    • Your child will receive a college report with specific due dates tailored to his/her college list
    • You will have access to our ongoing, exclusive teleconferences, webinars, and newsletters to stay up-to-date on college admissions
    • Financial Aid Preparation, Coaching, and Awards Analysis

      • You will work individually with our very own financial aid officers and college funding specialists in the coaching process
      • We will help to identify scholarships and grants that are appropriate for your child
      • We will identify effective financial strategies, tailored to your specific situation, in order to help you fund the cost of college
      • We will give guidance in filling out any financial aid documents, and we will submit your FAFSA (and, if needed, CSS Profile) for you by the priority deadline
      • You will receive a personalized College Funding Planning Report (CFPR) - our exclusive report with data directly from colleges – to understand college financial aid trends by school
      • We will provide a one-on-one “Awards Analysis” meeting to analyze your child’s financial aid awards and determine his/her best value school
      • We will grant access to our Appeal Letter Generator which generates your specific financial appeal letter (if needed)

      What Sets College Planning Experts Apart from the Rest

      Passion

      • We are visionary and innovative; we partake in ongoing education to stay up-to-date in this ever changing college admissions process
      • We are a diverse and young staff who are focused on building lasting relationships with students and families
      • We've all "been there" and have stories to share. We are truly committed to helping future generations of college-going students (check out our "Meet the Team" section)

      Experience

      • We are the original, largest, and longest standing college planning firm in the Greater Los Angeles area, and we are here to stay
      • Our college counselors have Pupil Personnel Services Credentials, College Counseling Certificates, and/or Master’s degrees
      • We work with former university and college financial aid officers, as well as former public and private high school counselors
      • We have worked with countless numbers of athletes to meet NCAA, DIV I, II, III requirements and recruitment techniques
      • We have helped thousands of students achieve their college dreams

      Accessibility

      • All of our services are provided in house, giving our clients direct access to our experienced team; we are more than an online organizational tool or a chatroom

      Philanthropy

      • We really enjoy giving back to our community, which is why we partake in local fundraisers and scholarship contests--if you need help, just ask us
      • We are the proud provider of The CPE Foundation, which is our very own scholarship program to provide college planning services for students of need

  • Questions? Give us a call at
    (661) 295-9946


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    College Planning Experts
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