"Debbie was AMAZING!! She made navigating the difficult college process so much easier for us and our daughter. She was incredibly knowledgeable about all the schools and was always professional, communicative and extremely conscientious. She enabled our daughter to own the process and kept her focused and on track. Debbie knew how to work with our daughter to determine the best approach to finding schools that would be a good fit for her. She brought insight about the application process and individual schools we wished we had when we went through this with our son. We would definitely recommend DS College Consulting for anyone going through the college process for the first or fifth time!"
- Sharon and Jim B., Wilton, CT
"Working with Debbie was a pleasure every step of the way, for our son and ourselves. She was extremely helpful with all aspects of the process from selecting colleges to visit through completing the applications. She kept our son motivated throughout the various steps, submitting applications on time for early action. Our son was accepted to every college he applied to and will be attending his first choice college in the fall! Debbie is professional, knowledgeable, supportive and provides the guidance needed to make college planning a positive experience for parents and students. We highly recommend her services!"
- Cheryl & Ken, 2020 parents
"Look no further if looking for a College Counselor! Working with Debbie made the college application process seamless for our girls. Due to our distance from her, the meetings were via videoconference and this in no way diminished our experience. Her level of responsiveness was remarkable, and her process was outstanding. She is tireless and dedicated to her clients. Importantly, our kids really appreciated her approach and loved working with her. She gave us confidence in the application process and helped our kids realize their dream schools!"
- 2020 Parents, Central Pennsylvania
"As a parent dealing with the college application process for the first time, it was overwhelming how much things have changed since I applied to college! Debbie's expertise was the key to making the whole journey much more manageable for our family. She guided our son through each step along the way, ensuring he met all deadlines required. He was finished with all his applications before his senior year began which really put him ahead of the game. My son was thrilled to have been accepted to each of the schools to which he applied. Without a doubt, the detail of his application as well as his well crafted essay had some part in this. This is all a credit to Debbie, who took the time to consistently provide feedback and ask more of our son!"
- Kim M., mom of Class of 2020 student
"Without hesitation, I can highly recommend DS College Consulting LLC to anyone looking for a college consultant. Debbie Schwartz helps to match a student’s strengths and career dreams with the right school. She is extremely knowledgeable and readily aligned my daughter’s academics and social community needs to arrive at a realistic list of colleges. Debbie was able to break the process down into phases to make goals more manageable, which helped to alleviate the ordinary tensions associated with college planning and preparation. In particular, she was keen at brainstorming essay topics while finding ways to help my daughter stand out in the applicant pool. Debbie is a consummate professional who delivers at every level."
- Gail M., Parent, Newtown Class of 2019
"With Debbie's help, the college search and application process was smoother than I thought it would be. Debbie helped me find the college that is right for me, and because of her tight timelines, I was done with the application process before senior year started. Thank you, Debbie, for all your help, and I am looking forward to attending the college of my choice for the next four years."
- JD, Redding, CT
"Disarming our family of the stress and worry associated with the essay portion of the college application was the gift that Debbie gave to us. As a mother, I was dreading this part of the application process but Debbie made it painless for me, but more importantly, for my daughter. She did a great job setting deadlines, giving feedback, and moving things forward in an effective and supportive manner. Above all else, the essays completely retained my daughter's character and voice. Debbie's personal connection to my daughter, combined with her standard of excellence in all aspects of her work, sets her apart from others."
- Pam K., Weston, CT
"Thanks to Debbie and the consulting services she provided, our daughter’s college admission process was a huge success. Debbie helped us focus on what was important, guided us throughout the admission process, provided great feedback and insight on everything our daughter had to accomplish throughout the process, helped us set goals, and understand and meet deadlines. The fees were worth every penny as our daughter got into seven of the eight schools she applied to, and even received a large, unexpected scholarship at her number one choice, thanks in part to the guidance, feedback and suggestions Debbie provided. We highly recommend Debbie and her college consulting services. She was truly amazing and exceeded our expectations."
- Dayna and Seth A., Wilton, CT
"Debbie is amazing!! She’s incredibly insightful, smart and very easy to work with. Her advice was constructive, practical and very applicable. Her style motivated my daughter. We are very happy with the results."
- Mustang Class of 2018 Parent
"After feedback from Debbie, I felt confident in my essay and couldn't wait to send it off to my schools. I also wasn't 100% set on a list of colleges I would be applying to, and Debbie helped me pick schools based on not only my academics but also my personality!! She is so great at what she does and has so much expertise to share. I'm happy to say that with Debbie's help I was accepted to 7 nursing programs and will be attending my top choice school!! I feel so lucky to have had such amazing help and Debbie's guidance really made me feel so much more confident about my application."
- Katie M., Wilton, CT
"Debbie was a tremendous resource to have during my son's college application process. She provided us with meaningful feedback from the college admissions officer's perspective which was invaluable! When working with my son on his essay, she helped him make his true personality shine through! She has an incredible wealth of knowledge and experience in all aspects of this process. She made this less mysterious and less stressful for both me and my son. I cannot thank her enough!!"
- M. Carvo, Ridgefield, CT
"Debbie’s feedback and knowledge about the college application process helped to break down a confusing process into an almost simple one. Her dedication to every part of the process, from crafting an initial list of schools, to writing and editing my college essay, allowed me to have confidence in the work I was submitting. I am happy to say that thanks to Debbie’s expertise and advice I was accepted into all my top schools and will be attending my top choice in the fall! She was an unbelievable resource and I can’t thank her enough."
- Liam Sheahan, Redding, CT
"Debbie was incredibly professional and knowledgeable about the institutions she was suggesting. She worked with Liam and guided his work on his essays and interviewing skills. Debbie turned his strengths into marketable skills which enabled him to be accepted to all of the universities to which he applied. She truly made a daunting process doable and was guiding both of us each step of the way."
- Kate Moynagh Sheahan, Redding, CT
"My son benefited enormously as he navigated the college choice and admissions process. I highly recommend DS College Consulting for your child so as to ensure a bright future."
- MWF, M.D., Connecticut
"Debbie took the time to get to know Lydia, suggest colleges based on who she really is, and to help her structure herself to get the applications done. The essay was great and Lydia got into all of the colleges she applied to!"
- Joni Mantell, Hopewell, NJ
"We are so grateful for the dedication she has shown in working with our son, and are especially impressed with her expertise in the ever-changing world of college admissions. We highly recommend Debbie as a college advisor without reservation. In hindsight we should have consulted her when our son was a high school freshman.
- Judy and Jonathan, Tenafly, NJ