Strategic College Consulting is an educational company founded by Dr. Jeffrey Haig, who is dedicated to helping students navigate the college and financial planning process. With admissions more competitive than ever, we will help students develop a game plan that will maximize college admissions success!
Dr. Jeffrey Haig, founder of Strategic College Consulting, completed his BA from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and MBA and Doctorate in Education (on scholarship) from the University of Southern California (USC). Dr. Haig has served on and directed the UCLA Scholarship Admissions Committee for over five years. Additionally, he is an ambassador for UCLA Admissions educating families, schools, and organizations at workshops, seminars, schools and corporate events.
Dr. Haig is a national education expert and has been featured in many of the top publications including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Boston Herald, McGraw Hill, Huffington Post, Orange County Register, and many others. He is a regularly featured education contributor to EducationNews.org.
His educational book, "Unlock Your Educational Potential" has been greatly received in the United States and internationally, and has helped students to succeed in school to their fullest potential. The book has won 20 international awards to date, winning in many of the most prestigious book awards competitions in the country including Disney's iParenting Media, Pinnacle Book Achievement Award, the National Parenting Center of Approval, Family Review, USA Book News and many others. The book has been endorsed by school principals, college professors, superintendents, Olympic gold medalists, parents, students, mayors, and teachers.
A former lead instructor at Kaplan Education, Dr. Haig is passionate about education and making a positive difference in students' lives. He has researched, developed and implemented curriculums to help students maximize their educational success as well as taught numerous classes on topics including education, finance, and personal development. Jeff has taught students at both the domestic and international levels.
Dr. Haig is also a college professor where he teaches both business and student success courses with topics including learning strategies, career development, communication, writing, resume development, and interviewing.
He received his college counseling education from the Harvard Institute on College Admissions at Harvard University, the UCLA College Counseling program, and the Summer Institute from the Independent Educational Consultants Association.
An active member of the National Association for College Admission Counseling, the Higher Education Consultant Association, and an associate member of the Independent Educational Consultants Association, Dr. Haig also sits on the education committee for the Irvine, California Chamber of Commerce.
Dr. Haig is currently a national education columnist, college professor, 20-time international award-winning author, and educational consultant.
"Mr. Haig was a pillar of support for me during the college application process. His encouragement kept me self-confident and focused, while his advice greatly enhanced my essays. Furthermore, he possesses a trove of essay ideas, interview tips, and inside knowledge about admissions. I'm so glad to have had him by my side on the journey to my dream school!"
Medical School Direct Program
"Jeff Haig introduced new dimensions to the title "college counselor." His sincere concern and genuine commitment to my future strengthened my trust in him. Jeff was always patient and understanding; he never tried to push me and he was willing to adjust to my schedule. My time with him never felt like a waste for he taught me information that I could carry in college and beyond. Jeff is the perfect person to receive guidance from because besides his credentials, he genuinely cares for those whom he advises."
- Crystal P.
"Mr. Jeff Haig is by far one of the most inspirational and helpful mentors I have ever met. Not only does he provide the knowledge and experience to guide my every endeavor and make all of my aspirations reachable, but he also serves as a teacher, counselor, and friend. He will always be remembered for his words of encouragement and genuine desire to assure that I succeed. JEFF HAIG IS THE MAN! I would not have ever asked for anyone else."
"Thank you for coming to Park City High School and for all the research and information you provided. We were very happy with your presentation and the parents remarked that you are the best trained person they have heard. You were terrific."
Park City High School
"Jeff Haig is very professional. He's focused, enthusiastic, and great to work with. He is meticulous and knows how to work with all the details of the college admissions process to create a winning application. Because of Jeff's thoughtful, caring personality, I always felt very comfortable working with him. I undoubtedly owe the success I experienced to him. I highly recommend working with Jeff to anyone who wants a serious edge in getting into a competitive college!"
- Eddie K.
New York University
"Thank you for the session tonight. It was very helpful. Jeff's presentation was the best I have seen yet on the topic (even after sitting through a presentation at Stanford on the subject)! He was very thorough. Please let him know how much we appreciate him coming!"
"Jeff is truly the go-to guy for college admissions process. He really helped me represent myself to colleges in the best possible way. Even at times when I thought there was no more that could be done to improve my apps, he gave corrections that made a huge difference and I was able to submit all my applications with confidence knowing that they were the absolute best they could possibly be."