The Best College For your Son Or Daughter - And How To Get There!
Parents And Students Are Saying...
Albert Copeland - Furman University
"Esther makes a point to personally know decision-makers both in Admissions and Financial Aid Offices. When Esther calls to promote a student, she has a history with both the school and the person on the other end of the phone. It simply makes a huge difference when you have an advocate for your child that knows the people who make the decisions. Our child decided to apply early decision to a school. The problem was the early decision deadline had passed – some six weeks before. The school was within one week of sending out the acceptance letters for those students who applied for early decision. Esther, because of her contacts, was able to get our child accepted and scholarship money within a 10 day period.”
Lee and Jessica Copeland
Edward Poole - Hampden-Sydney Evelyn Poole - Highpoint University
“A simple Thank You is not enough to express our appreciation for your expertise, guidance, knowledge, efficiency, and talent in helping our children with their college search and application process. You have a gift and a calling for working with and motivating young people. My teenagers were comfortable with you from the moment they met you. You were always professional but were warm, caring and nurturing. Your years of experience in counseling have given you the patience required to direct young people to take responsibility in their young lives. We appreciate how you accessed skills, talents and strengths and provided questions and homework for our children to consider in formulating lists of possible school choices. Your knowledge of hundreds of schools, your personal contacts and highly regarded reputation at so many schools was invaluable. Once lists were developed, you subtly guided them into researching schools that were good matches. They had to do the work, meet your deadlines, establish contacts but under your watchful eye. They were maturing and learning life lessons through the process. I would be remiss if I did not mention how grateful we are with the number of scholarship opportunities you discovered at the various schools to which our children applied. The scholarship awards offered our children more than paid for your fees and saved us thousands of dollars. You went to bat for our children in the highly competitive college market. It was because of your contacts, calls and letters that kept our children’s chances of admission high. With the thousands of applications that schools receive, your services assured us that our children would not be lost in the shuffle. They were offered admission and scholarships to numerous schools. We could not be any more pleased. We know that, even though our college search is over, you are still available to assist and guide our two college students with advice in graduate schools and so on. We can never thank you enough.”
Fay and Cleve Poole
Megan Gallagher - Mercer University “I was so anxious about choosing a college for Megan, wading through the financial aid paperwork, applying for scholarships and selecting a possible major, that we were both overwhelmed. Someone mentioned “Miss Esther” to us and we made an appointment. After the first visit, Megan had narrowed down her college list and even a potential major! Esther worked with Megan directly, even making appointments for her to shadow several different professionals. I can say with no hesitation that without Esther’s help, Megan would not have received the scholarships that she received. This past year, Megan also developed a sense of confidence in her abilities that we attribute directly to Esther. I passed out Esther’s cards to my friends telling them that there are so many little components of applying to college that the best choice is to let the professional help. That’s what we did and we couldn’t be happier with the results.” Mary Gallagher
Aria Vainstein - Washington and Lee
“I found that Esther Scheuer’s services far exceeded my expectations of enhanced counseling for my college bound child. My daughter experienced a detailed process of critical thinking, self evaluation and informed decision making, enabling her to hone essential skills that will serve her well past college. She was encouraged to explore ideas beyond the familiarity of her own experience through the guidance of a practiced counselor. In working with Esther Scheuer, I believe she attained a level of maturity that she would not have otherwise achieved with my help alone or through another venue.”
“Mrs. Esther Scheuer’s breadth of knowledge and true concern for my overall experience facilitated a thorough but relaxed and easy to follow college search and admissions process. Her tactical advice, along with her love and compassion, allowed me to choose the perfect school to match my needs and aspirations.”
Demmy Potter - University of Kansas
“Simply put...there are no words adequate enough to express our gratitude and how much we value what Mrs. Scheuer accomplished for our daughter in the entire college preparation and selection process! Through that very hectic and (sometimes) very emotional period, she guided Demy every step of the way in getting ready for college and picking that "perfect" school for her. Not only did she advise and assist us with all the applications, scholarships, forms and deadlines, she became Demy's very trusted advisor and counselor. We highly recommend Mrs. Scheuer's College Counseling Services for every parent!”
Dotty and Darrell Potter
Chapman Smith - University of Evansville
“Despite our best efforts, parents often need help and guidance for their college bound children.But more importantly, who to trust?We were fortunate in that we knew Esther Scheuer was very knowledgeable in that field, could establish a good rapport with any teen, and respected by the colleges within her realm. She helped our son figure out what he was interested in for his future.And she got him into a college that had that program and was the right fit.To us, it was a miracle.To her, it was her job.”
Dr. and Mrs. William D. Smith
Laurie Shinbaum - University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
“With Esther Scheuer we had a true partner in finding the right college for my daughter, Laurie. Esther guided us, both together and separately, through all of the steps. First, she helped Laurie identify what she wanted out of the college experience. Knowing that things can change, she led Laurie to apply to colleges that offered not only what Laurie expressed that she wanted now, but these colleges had broad enough offerings to ensure that Laurie had options should she change her mind about her major (which she did several times during the process). Esther opened Laurie’s eyes to schools that are out of the norm. She helped us find ways to meet different colleges’ admissions requirements when my daughter’s high school did not offer the necessary courses. She encouraged Laurie to participate in other activities which strengthened her applications. Esther assisted Laurie with college applications including admission essays, and made personal connections with the admission counselors in the colleges to which she had applied. Esther kept our family on track and progressing together in the same direction.”
Fern and Ken Shinbaum
Bill and Anne Bernier - Ursinus College and College of William and Mary
“Mrs. Scheuer guided our children through their preparation for college. She helped them stay focused and timely, but more importantly, she helped them expand their vision of their own potential. Mrs. Scheuer helped our students define their strengths as well as improve their areas of weakness.”
Judy and Bill Bernier
Louis Finklestein, Savannah College of Art and Design
“Esther Scheuer was a tremendous help to our family. At the time my mother was very ill and Louis needed to look into colleges and applications.Esther was just the person to organize Louis and keep him on a time table. She was also instrumental in helping Louis receive a very substantial scholarship to Savannah College of Art and Design.Without her expertise and guidance we would not have met deadlines for the college Louis longed to attend. Working with Esther was a wonderful experience and one that I would recommend to any family beginning the 'College Experience'."
Susan and Joe Finklestein
Jenny Smith - University of South Carolina “Esther Scheuer guided and encouraged our daughter through the college selection, application and acceptance process. As parents, it was very reassuring to know that her professional expertise and vast knowledge was available to her. Her work with our daughter enabled her to know what to expect every step of the way - deadlines, entrance exams, college tours, essays, recommendations and applications. Esther’s personal advice and caring manner allowed Jenny to feel confident, knowledgeable and self-reliant in gaining admission to the college of her choice.” Rosi & Michael Smith
Ryan Clark - Vanderbilt University
"Mrs. Scheuer was our academic, financial, and especially, our emotional counselor. She really understands the college admissions process and kept us on track with our search for the right school. We could not have done it without her."
Chris Horsfall - Virginia Tech
"As the parents of a young man who was guided through the entire college and scholarship application process with Mrs. Scheuer, we can't find enough words to praise her for her tireless effort on our son's behalf. He began working closely with Mrs. Scheuer in the spring of his junior year when he began pursuing the option of attending a military academy. Mrs. Scheuer was there every step of the way, encouraging, counseling, reminding, and supporting. As a result of their combined efforts, our son had several excellent options, including an appointment to the United States Naval Academy. He was also offered over $650,00 in merit scholarships at various other institutions. As parents, we couldn't have asked for a better guide through the entire college apllication process. We highly recommend Mrs. Scheuer as a caring, intelligentm focused individual who will help both you and your child as you go through this exciting, but sometimes frustrating, college and scholarship application process."
John (Colonel, USAF retired) and Martha Horsfall
Kristine E. Andrews - University of Delaware
"Mrs. Scheuer was especially involved in every aspect of college and scholarship searches and decisions. She assisted us with filling out the FAFSA and NCAA clearinghouse forms, and went above and beyond her duties to guide Kristine's pursuit of athletic as well as academic scholarships. She pointed out the scholarships for which our daughter would be eligible, to include being instrumental in Kristine's nomination for the four-year Robert C. Byrd Scholarship award (which Kristine received). With Mrs. Scheuer's assistance and vigilance, our daughter received scholarships valued over $90,000. Mrs. Scheuer is a top-notch counselor!"
Ildiko E. Andrews
Alice Barganier - University of Georgia
"Esther Scheuer possesses a rare talent for recognizing each and every young person's strengths and weaknesses, and utilizes that talent to its fullest extent in guiding them in the right direction. Esther was instrumental in our journey to finding the best, most suitable University for our daughter Alice. Together we decided on the University of Georgia. While Esther doesn't impose her views, she is assertive with her thoughts and opinions. It is a certainty that Alice's high school and college career experience have been enriched by her influence and we are grateful that we had the opportunity to work with her."
College Counseling Services, L.L.C., Esther Scheuer