Denise A. Baylis is the founder of Open Door
Educational Consultants LLC, in New Rochelle, NY,
serving Westchester and Rockland Counties and the New York
City Metro Area. Denise also often works long distance
with students and parents via Skype.
A Passion Becomes a Career and an On-Going Education
Denise discovered her passion for College Counseling while guiding her own sons on their very different paths to college. She understood the stress and pressures that teens—and parents—experience during the college-bound process. After talking to many other students and parents, Denise recognized the need for local, knowledgeable and professional college admissions assistance. Her experience with her own sons, and her thorough research and interactions with many parents and students inspired Denise to pursue an education in College Counseling.
While working concurrently with high school and college transfer students, Denise earned a Certificate in College Counseling With Distinction from UCLA. She also provides pro bono college counseling services to financially disadvantaged students and
first generation high school students in her community.
As a former Vice President of a Fortune 500 media company, Denise brings significant experience in marketing, advertising, branding and promotion to her personalized college consulting practice. Understanding how colleges, universities and college programs brand themselves, how a student fits within those brands, and the student’s written expression of that fit are key aspects of the college application and admissions process that Denise knows so well.
Denise lives in New Rochelle, NY with her husband, and when they're lucky, their two sons; one is a medical school student
and the other graduated in May 2014 from the Charles E. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management at Cornell University.
In 2013 Denise officially changed the name of her practice to Open Door Educational Consultants LLC.
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Denise Baylis is a member in good standing of these key industry associations, each of which sets individual membership requirements demanding years of specialized experience, education and training, and a firm commitment to continuing education:
We believe that your student is much more
than a collection of test scores, activities, a
few essays and a GPA. Open Door Educational Consultants uses a highly personalized approach to get to know your teen as an individual, with unique strengths, talents, achievements and needs.
We offer personalized college counseling services and packages, tailored to fit both your student’s and family’s needs and goals. Working holistically with your teen, one-on-one, we create an overall student profile, identifying his/her strengths, talents and achievements, noting any academic or extracurricular gaps, or any special learning or other challenges. Next, we offer your student an insightful and often revealing exploration of college majors and potential careers to help define your student’s unique college search parameters.
We aim to empower you on your college-bound journey by giving you the knowledge, tools and insights to help you and your family make appropriate and well-informed decisions. With more than 4,000 colleges and universities in the US, we believe there are many great college options for you!
“Remember that for every student, there are
likely dozens of “good match” colleges. This isn’t
like hunting the rare pearl in the oyster. Rather,
in college planning, pearls are everywhere.
They are just waiting for you to find them.”
- Steven Antonoff
…Just waiting for you to find them. Students, if you are willing
to explore some of those pearls, you may discover a few perfect--and perfectly unexpected--places to spend your next
It is our honor and our pleasure to guide you through the often exciting and self-revealing process of college search, application and admissions.
Just walk through our door, and let the journey begin.
New York State Association for College
Denise A. Baylis, Independent Educational Consultant | 914. 576. 6908 | firstname.lastname@example.org |
Higher Education Consultants Association
National Association of College
Educational Consultants LLC