college  consulting




Our Philosophy

With offices in Houston and Austin, doran+scalora approach college counseling from a holistic perspective. The doran+scalora model will include many of the programmatic elements of the respected Dean Model that Robin helped establish at Kinkaid in 2008.  

The philosophy of the company is to help students maximize their high school experience by helping them find their best path.  We believe that the guidance early in high school creates the best overall educational experience for the student, leading to the best college options for that individual.  Therefore, we encourage clients and their parents to begin working with us in the 9th or 10th grade and to continue through the senior year with the college search and application process.

The doran+scalora model is a four-year approach that is designed around the student and his or her individual needs.  We provide our students and their families with patient, professional counsel during this exciting journey.  

Robin and associates serve clients in Houston, while Jennifer works with clients in Austin/Central Texas, Dallas and from out-of-state. We have, however, developed a collaborative approach to provide the most benefit to clients,
regardless of where they live or the types of services they require. With a combined 60 years of experience in both the collegiate admissions and the high school college counseling environments, doran+scalora will provide a depth of information and breadth of advice that we believe you cannot get from other college consulting firms.