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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.

  • 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
  • My experience with Irene has been amazing. She guided me with my applications, UC prompts, etc. I received great feedback and she was extremely helpful. She was always kind and I don't know what I would have done without her. I have learned so much and thanks to her I felt prepared and confident with my applications.
    Cecilia Corpus Student Norwalk, CA
  • Working with the counselors here has made college planning and applications incredibly easy for me and my family. I highly recommend working with them to help make your student's transition to college easy.
    Lindsey Mauricio Student Burbank, CA
  • It was an absolute pleasure working with Irene and the College Planning Experts Team. As the first in my family to go to college straight out of high school, aspects of the College application and financial aid process were difficult, but they helped me every step of the way. Irene pushed me to write the best essays that I could and to constantly strive to improve my ACT score, complete with resources to do so. (more…)
    Scott Watson Student Saugus, CA
  • The CPE team has been extremely helpful with all of the requirements both my son and daughter needed for college, financial aid, grants and waivers. Now my son is a college graduate and my daughter is in her senior year of college studying abroad in Spain for the whole 2017-18 school year. From the office staff, to Genessy and Kristin the Service Center Consultant who assists with the Data Verification Process, I always have a resource for questions and I know they are all working for me to meet deadlines for FAFSA and anything else I need help with. (more…)
    Julie SandlandParent Rosamond, CA
  • CPE has helped me tremendously with applying to college. Being the first child to go to college in my family, we were unfamiliar with the application process but thankfully we had CPE to turn to with any questions we had. I had the pleasure of having Irene Chung as my college counselor and with her knowledge and constant availability, I had all my questions about applying to college answered. Not only did I receive aid in how to apply to college but I also received aid in applying to scholarships, finding a potential major, and as far as finding jobs that I would succeed in after college through these majors. (more…)
    Lauren FrancoStudent Santa Clarita, CA

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