Why Open Doors College Consulting?


Our Mission

Open Doors College Consulting, founded by Susan Eschenroeder, provides personal, holistic college guidance counseling and support for students and their families. Our mission is to help each student systematically navigate the increasingly confusing maze of college admissions, opening doors to an academic environment in which the student will thrive intellectually, emotionally, socially and physically.

The key question is not “Is X a good college?” Rather, the question is, “Is X a good college for me?” Erase preconceived notions about colleges. Start with a clean slate.
— Steven Antonoff, College Match

Complete Each Step with Confidence

The simple reason is that the college admissions process has become more complex. Years ago, a student applying to college filled out a few applications, took the SAT one time with no prep courses (those weren’t even offered!), and usually received an acceptance letter from the school of his or her choice. Done!

The steps have changed drastically over the years. Today’s college-bound student is presented with a task made overwhelming by an alphabet soup of factors: GPAs, PSATs, SATs, ACTs, APs, FAFSA, Common Apps, Regular Apps, Essays, Scholarship Awards, Loans, Grants, Extracurriculars, college visits and interviews. The most important criteria – finding the “right fit” between student and school – can easily get lost in the electronic and paper filing shuffle.

According to a recently released independent survey by Lipman Hearne, conducted in cooperation with the National Research Center for College and University Admissions (NRCCUA), 26% of high achieving seniors used an independent educational consultant in their college search and application process!
— IECAonline

Make An Investment in the Future

Open Doors College Consulting ensures that nothing gets lost in the shuffle. As a client, you will benefit from working with a consultant who is dedicated to empowering your child to complete each step of the admissions process with confidence and timeliness and to enjoy doing it!

Hiring an independent college consultant is an investment in your college-bound student’s future. Watching your child walk through the open door of the next academic endeavor is a significant milestone. When you choose Open Doors College Consulting, we will walk beside you on that journey toward a college placement that best fits the unique character and individual needs of your child. We look forward to being your guide on the path to a successful and fulfilling future.