About Strategic College Consulting
Strategic College Consulting is an educational company founded by Dr. Jeffrey Haig, who is dedicated to helping families 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
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 the UCLA Scholarship Admissions Committee for 15+ years as an application reader, District Chair, and has overseen the Orange County regional area. Additionally, Dr. Haig educates families, schools, and organizations at workshops, seminars, schools and corporate events on the extensive and competitive college planning and admissions process.
Dr. Haig is a national education expert and has been featured in many of the top television, radio, and news publications including CBS and KCAL News, the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Boston Herald, McGraw Hill, Huffington Post, and many others. He has been a featured education expert for the Orange County Register, writing on diverse topics of college planning and admissions. Additionally, he is a contributor to media outlets throughout the country on current college planning and admissions news topics.
Dr. Haig also hosts a show on Apple iTunes called, “The Ultimate College Planning Podcast,” with his twin brother, Dr. Brian Haig. The show covers a diverse range of college planning topics and also features many of the top education experts from around the country.
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 won 20 international awards, 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 (SAT/ACT, Subject & AP tests), 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, career 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 on topics including learning strategies, career development, communication, writing, resume development, marketing, 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 the Western Association for College Admission Counseling, Dr. Haig has also sat on the education committee for the Irvine, California Chamber of Commerce.
Aside from helping families in the college planning and admissions process, he produced and directed an educational documentary that was featured both nationally and internationally. His film ultimately won 12 international awards, playing in some of the most prestigious film festivals. It was acquired by the Documentary Channel.
Dr. Haig is currently an education consultant, national education contributor, college professor, and 20-time international award-winning author. When Dr. Haig is not in the office, he enjoys spending time with his wife and son. He maintains a healthy and active lifestyle and is an avid traveler, having explored all seven continents.
Dr. Brian Haig
Dr. Brian Haig is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in neuroscience and graduated at the top of his class. Having earned acceptances to multiple Ivy-League doctorate programs, he then chose to complete his doctorate studies at the world-renowned UCLA.
Dr. Haig received his college counseling education at the UCLA College Counseling Program where he was honored as one of the best, most dynamic, and interesting students in the program. Additionally, he is a Certified High Performance Coach and has trained in high performance strategies under Growth, the world’s leading high performance coaching authority. He also has served on the UCLA Scholarship Admissions Committee for the last ten years as an application reader where he helps review top applicants for UCLA’s prestigious scholarship awards.
Co-author of the 20-time international award-winning book, Unlock Your Educational Potential, Dr. Haig is the recipient of some of the most prestigious book awards in the country including Disney’s iParenting Media Award, Pinnacle Book Achievement Award, the National Parenting Center of Approval Award, Family Review, USA Book News and many others. His book has been endorsed by school principals, college professors, superintendents, Olympic gold medalists, parents, students, mayors, and teachers.
Dr. Haig is passionate about helping students achieve educational success. He has developed courses, programs, and workshops that have helped students get into the college of their choice, and succeed to their fullest potential. His unique interest is to create programs that inspire, motivate, and empower students for educational success.
Aside from being a college planning and admissions expert, Certified High Performance Coach, and 20-time international award-winning educational author, Dr. Haig enjoys spending time with his wife and three young boys, and is an avid health and fitness enthusiast.
We’re dedicated to helping families navigate the college and financial planning process and developing a game plan that will maximize college admissions success. We're excited to learn more about your goals, your current situation, and answer any questions you may have.
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