Want to know how to find the right college?

With over 2,000 degree-granting colleges in the U.S., finding the ones that fit your student’s academic goals, priorities and interests can be exhausting. Do you know where to start?

Confused about the application process? 

Trying to figure out what colleges are looking for and what makes your student a competitive applicant can be tough. There is a college for everyone. In fact, there are many more than just one. We take this approach with every student and teach them how to find colleges that fit them academically, socially & financially.

Would you like to reduce your college costs by thousands of dollars?

Our students earn an average of nearly $20,000 per merit scholarship and with costs increasing over 400% since the early 80’s, finding ways to pay for college has never been more critical. We’ll show you and your student how to assess colleges in terms of scholarship potential and will teach you how to compare the true costs of different colleges so you can determine which ones are the best financial fit.

Want to do something about all of this?

Contact us today to schedule your FREE consultation. We customize our college counseling services to fit your family’s needs because every student deserves a chance to find their future!

Dobler College Consulting Welcomes New Partner Lynne Bossart

Dobler College Consulting is excited to announce that independent college advisor Lynne Bossart has joined the practice. “I have known Eric for a long time and have a great deal of respect for him and his work. We share the same philosophy and goals, so joining his team was a perfect fit for me,” said Lynne, who will be responsible for working with high school students and their families locally here in Connecticut and around the country.

“I am thrilled to have Lynne join me as a partner at Dobler College Consulting. Her enthusiasm for working with high school students, especially her interest in students of the visual and performing arts, made her an easy choice to join my practice. She is passionate about education and college access, is involved in the community at large, and embodies DCC’s core values,” says Dobler College Consulting founder Eric Dobler. “DCC is growing and having Lynne on board will enable us to help even more students achieve their post-secondary goals through informed guidance and counseling. I could not be more excited to have her on my team.”

Lynne brings from her practice, Muse College Consulting, over seven years of experience in advising and counseling and high school students. After a career in office administration, she decided to pursue her passion for helping young people realize their potential through higher education. As the parent of two college graduates, she has experienced first-hand what an overwhelming task the college admissions process can be for both students and their parents, and works closely with families to make the transition as stress-free as possible.

You can reach Lynne at lynne@doblercollegeconsulting.com or 860.408.6419 to schedule a free college planning consultation.

We as parents cannot thank Eric enough for being a great mentor for our daughter. Throughout the entire college search and applications process he was extremely professional. Always willing and ready to guide from essay writing to how to deal with rejections and weigh in the acceptances. We highly recommend him and his services


Parent of a Cheshire High School Student
We cannot thank you enough, Lynne, for all your help during our college selection process.  You were invaluable during this stressful yet exciting time in our lives.   You were so amazingly organized and you helped our daughter stay on track and be accountable for getting all the work done in plenty of time for the many college deadlines.  Hiring you also removed us from being the "bad guys" and pestering her to get her essays and applications done.  You gladly took on this job and gave her assignments with due dates that she happily completed and finished with time to spare.  Looking back on the whole process we are now truly able to appreciate all the time and effort you put into helping our daughter find her dream school and a profession she will be happy to work at every day.  You were always available to us, day or night, and we now have a senior in high school who is looking forward to starting a new phase in her life at a school she is proud to attend and a major she is looking forward to studying.  Thank you!


Parent of an East Catholic High School Student

Just wanted to send a note thanking you for all your ongoing support in the college search process. Your direction and help in the past year has kept everything moving very smoothly, not to mention stress free for Sheila and I.

Sheila & Jim

Parents of a Cheshire High School Student

The college selection process in our household was rather confusing, sporadic and unfocused until we met Lynne Bossart. Lynne listened to our needs, frustrations and expectations, she then outlined a plan and shared her expertise, which was instrumental in helping our daughter navigate and manage the complexities of today’s college selection and admissions process. This included providing detailed evaluations of strengths and growth opportunities, identifying colleges and universities that offered the best potential for goal fulfillment, providing essay feedback, submission tracking, and narrowing down the choices through final commitment. Lynne Bossart enabled our daughter to make a fully informed decision and the proof is in her happiness and pride in the institution she is attending. 

John & Joyce

Parents of a Simsbury High School Student

First and foremost, I wanted to thank you for your assistance and guidance as we navigated the college search with Claire.  Your experiences with the college application process and your perspective and insight with this age group and specific colleges proved to be most valuable. Your role in keeping her on a well-planned schedule was a huge relief to Jim and me.  But more importantly, your approach gave Claire ownership of this process and, as a result, I suspect she felt in control as opposed to being overwhelmed by the experience.


Parent of a Cheshire High School Student

Lynne expertly guided us through every facet of the college search and decision making progress, fine tuning her recommendations to my daughter’s academic, social and personal needs. Her advice on every level of our year-long journey brought clarity and confidence in our final choice of college.


Parent of a Canton High School Student

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What We Believe

College is a match to be made, not a prize to be won and therefore students should not restrict their search to only one college, or select group of colleges, trying to find that one perfect match. Done right, the college search process excludes rankings and the idea that a more selective college is the "best" college.

While many Dobler College Consulting students are great matches for some of the most selective colleges in the country, such a match is not right for everyone. Each student deserves the opportunity to find the colleges that fit them well and it is our goal to help them do just that.