The most Comprehensive College Planning Firm in OC with Expert Admissions to top US Colleges

#1 Trusted Firm for Maximizing Scholarships & Free Aid by OC Families

The College Specialist’s Comprehensive Packages

The Specialist’s Package Now Only $3,350 (limited time special- Normally $6,500.00) See below for details.


Superb Admissions Counseling

Admission questions parents are concerned with:

  • How do we create a master college list to maximize our admissions chances?
  • How do we create a master college list to max out scholarships and free aid?
  • How do we structure our application essays?
  • How do we conduct a college interview session?
  • How do we make our student stand out to be more competitive?
  • What to do in the summertime?
  • Which colleges to visit and when?
  • etc.
Our disciplined approach:

  • Comprehensive Student Evaluation
  • Areas of Interest/Major/Schools
  • Create Testing Schedule & Test Goals
  • Build Student Resume
  • College Data Reports
  • Develop College List Organized into Reach, Target and Safety Schools
  • Superb Essays, Resume, Application Review & Editing
  • Narrow Down College List
  • How to get the most out of college visits
  • Write your Activity Essay Guidance
  • Choosing when and how to apply
  • Write an effective Personal Statement
  • The best people to ask for letters of recommendation
  • Put together a complete application on time
  • Avoid Common Interview Mistakes
  • A plan for what to do if you are deferred, waitlisted or rejected by your top choice school
  • Student Positioning
  • Final Decision Meeting (Prior to May 1st).


Expert in increasing Scholarships and Financial Aid

College costs questions parents are concerned with:

  • What Strategies are available to my specific family’s situation to increase our chances of winning/obtaining more Scholarships and Free Aid?
  • How is our EFC calculated? Can it be lowered?
  • How to avoid loans?
  • How do we negotiate with colleges to increase our free aid?
  • How do we apply? Where do we apply?
  • How is all this process tied to the admissions process?
  • How do we strategize and plan our finances in advance to gain a competitive edge in this very expensive process?


Our disciplined approach:

  • Merit Scholarships
  • Strategies on INCREASING Merit Scholarships
  • Athletic Scholarships
  • Need Based Financial Aid & Grants
  • Strategies on INCREASING Need Based Scholarships
  • FAFSA Form Review & Instruction
  • CSS-Profile Form Review & Instructions
  • Supplemental Profile Forms (Per Form)
  • Review Financial Aid Offers
  • Leveraging the Financial Aid Offers – Guidance
  • Direct all College Negotiations
  • Award Letters Review and Appeal Evaluation
  • Identify Areas for Cash Flow Enhancement
  • Student Loan Evaluation and Counseling
  • Debt Reduction Strategies
  • Non-Financial College Saving Strategies

Did you know?

Today’s college costs can escalate upwards of $320,000.00 per student and despite all the available information most families still overpay about 20% to 40% due to a lack of cohesive strategy and the complicated scholarships and financial aid procedures.