We’ve been guiding parents and students through the entire college planning process since 1993. Our vision at Ducerus is simple: provide families with a dedicated team includes professional college advisors who understand every detail of ...read more...
We’ve been guiding parents and students through the entire college planning process since 1993. Our vision at Ducerus is simple: provide families with a dedicated team includes professional college advisors who understand every detail of admissions, analysis and proper planning of a wide-range of financial situations, the complicated financial aid process and test preparation. We’re not just helping families survive the process, we’re ensuring they thrive and achieve extraordinary results. History Established in 2009. Though our roots go back to 1993, Ducerus was conceived in 2009 when 50 college planning offices were interviewed and presented with the idea of pooling their collective areas of expertise to create the first Total College Solution for families.The idea was to create a seamless process to help students transition from high school to college, and then directly into the real world with a career that they enjoy. Further, we wanted to do so in a manner that would allow parents to pay the least amount possible for college so they could afford it for all their kids and still be able to enjoy a comfortable retirement. Ultimately, in a selection and training process that lasted 12 months, 13 individuals were chosen to be founding members, and in January 2011, Ducerus: Your Total College Solution was born.The name Ducerus comes from the Latin word “ducere”, which means to lead. Ducerus represents two things: the leader in the field of Total College Solutions, and the creation of the leaders
About The Provider:
Melissa is a college planning counselor. She has been in the education field for 23 years and is a certified school counselor. For 15 years she was the college and scholarship coordinator for a local high school counseling department. She began working with Ducerus because she wanted to be able to "really" help families. In the school setting, she tried to disseminate college information to senior classes of over 700 students. College planning counseling is her true passion and by being a "personal" college planning counselor she can make more of an impact in a student and family's life than trying to do a little bit for over 700 students.Melissa's father instilled the love of learning in her life and she wants to be able to impart that joy on others as well, by helping them to be able to afford going to school and furthering their knowledge.