College Search, Application  and Admissions Counseling Tailored to Your Needs


A 60 to 90 minute session during which we get to know one another and review the student’s courses, transcript, test scores to date, extra-curriculars, talents/sports and interests; I then make recommendations for moving forward.


  • Assistance in transition to College or Transfer College
  • College-bound strategies for Students with Learning Challenges
  • Performing and Visual Artists (See Package)
  • College Graduate career and job search counseling

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We’re a team. That’s how we view your student, and that’s our end goal for you, the parents. Each part of the team is charged with fulfilling certain tasks and when these are clearly communicated, agreed upon upfront, and fulfilled in a timely manner, the student is more likely to be successful. We’re all working towards the same objective: admission to colleges and/or universities where your student will be happy, thrive, and find success.

We try to minimize the stress students and families often experience during the college admissions process by encouraging students to have reasonable control over and responsibility for the process, while providing them with structure, deadlines and goals. In this way, your student is practicing the independence, confidence and assertiveness s/he will need to master throughout college and adult life.

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How We Work With You


Educational Consultants LLC

914. 576 .6908


Open Door has a solid track record of helping college transfer students identify majors and career options and then works closely to guide them towards the best fit schools with the best fitting programs.

  • Facilitate Student Self-Discovery through administration and evaluation of College Major and Career Exploration Assessments (to help decide a major and potential career/s)
  • Educate student about college transfer application and admissions processes
  • Research and development of best-fit college list
  • Assistance, supervision and review of College Application/s and Supplemental materials (up to 5 schools plus supplements)
  •  Application and financial aid timeline
  • Essay brainstorming, coaching and editing
  • Essay organizer and timeline
  • Financial Aid, Merit and Scholarship Consultation
  • Consult on final decision, including evaluation of Financial Aid, Merit Awards and Scholarships


 Denise A. Baylis, Independent  Educational Consultant  |  914. 576 .6908  |  |


Add-on to Comprehensive Package
  • Overview of audition process
  • Timeline for audition planning and preparation
  • Assistance with Artistic Résumé
  • Development of Artist’s Statement
  • Portfolio review, recommendations and guidance


Covers Grades 9 through 12!

Many students choose to begin working with a College Consultant in their Sophomore or Junior year. However, planning can begin as early as 8th grade so that students are academically prepared for high school and college. Each package includes:

  • College Major and Career Exploration through administration and evaluation of Personality/Career/Interests/Skills Inventories or Assessments (10th through 12th grades). This is key if student unsure/undecided or lacking direction.
  •  High School transcript review, evaluation and curriculum planning
  • Extracurricular and summer activity review, assessment and recommendations.
  • Standardized test planning and timing
  • SAT/Subject Tests/ACT Test Prep & Tutor Referrals
  • Assist student with creation of student résumé
  • Educate student and parents about college search, application and admissions
  • Help student understand and determine personal college search criteria
  • Research and development of initial college list; then a more targeted list of multiple best-fit target, reach and safety (likely) schools
  • Financial Aid, Merit and Scholarship Consultation
  • College Visit and Correspondence Strategies
  • Admission Interview Preparation
  • Assistance, supervision and review of 10/12/14 College Applications and supplemental materials
  • ED/EA/RD Decision options and strategies
  • Application and financial aid timeline
  • Essay brainstorming, coaching, research supervision and editing
  • Essay organization and timeline
  • Final Decision Consultation, including evaluation of Financial Aid, Scholarships and Merit Awards
  • College planning and consulting for students with special talents, interests and/or learning challenges
Our services and consultation may be provided in any combination of in-person meetings, phone, Skype, email and texting.
All student and family information is strictly confidential at all times.

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  • College planning and transition consulting for students with special talents, interests and/or learning or physical challenges

Personal, supportive student and family guidance in the College Search, Application and Admissions Process

Open Door Educational Consultants LLC offers both comprehensive and custom Educational and College Consulting Services to high school and college transfer students. We also counsel college seniors and new college grads in career exploration and job search strategies.

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