College Essay and Scholarship Services


Essay Coaching:

Did you know that the average admissions staff member reads 50 college essays per day during admissions season?

What will move your application to the top of that pile? Did you know that supplemental essays are often overlooked by applicants, but are just as important as the personal statement?

I work with all students at all levels; even the most reluctant writer can produce a compelling and well-crafted essay, as well as supplemental essays that really answer the question.  We develop a game plan that works for the individual student: do you have a high GPA and low test scores? Are you strong in STEM, but weak in Language Arts? Are you an athlete who is communicating with coaches?

My proven formula presents a unique snapshot of YOU and highlights you at your best.

Scholarship Coaching:

Did you know that there are thousands of dollars awarded annually in private scholarships?

Negotiating the world of private scholarships is no simple task. Open Door Advisory breaks down the process into a tangible to-do list. We establish a scholarship profile for your student, identify a myriad of scholarship opportunities, and get moving on the application process. We work to develop your unique scholarship profile, then identify local, state, and national scholarship opportunities.

The College List:

Did you know that many students have no idea where to apply, and often select the wrong schools?

Some students report difficulty in discussing colleges with their parents or guidance counselor. There is a lot of information out there, but my experience and method for selecting schools will help develop the college list that is right for YOU.  Let’s find your perfect fit!