About Us

Steps To College provides guidance and support to students and families to navigate the many steps of the college search process.

Owner, Susan Weatherly’s extensive 30 years of experience in the field of college admissions and enrollment enables her to share her expertise with her clients. Her background includes college admissions recruiter, admissions counselor, assistant director of admissions, director of admissions and director of enrollment services at private, proprietary and SUNY colleges. Recognized for her expertise in the field, Susan has been a panelist and presenter at numerous high schools across the country. She has earned numerous awards in the field of college admissions and recruitment. She is a recipient of the SUNY Chancellor Award for Excellence in Professional Service.

Our Services

The Process

It’s an exciting time. But which college? How do you research; how do you apply? We’ve got a simple process to help you on your journey.

Speaking Events

Tuesday, October 16th – New Paltz

Finding The Right College an informative hour long presentation geared to parents and high school students of all grades.  Program begins at 6:30 pm at Town of New Paltz Community Center, 3 Veterans Drive.  Reservations are not required.  Free and open to the public


Susan routinely writes about the college acceptance process, helpful tips when planning a college visit, information about financial aid, and overall great advise about navigating the many steps of their college search.

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What People Are Saying

I knew that I was going to go to college, but I didn’t know where to begin.  I worked with Susan through the whole process from looking at colleges, programs of study, course requirements, admissions requirements, financial aid, testing and registration.  She helped me to understand what I needed to take care of before I enrolled and what I should do to be successful as a student throughout my college career.  I now have an Associate degree, a Bachelor’s degree and my MBA.

New Paltz HS Student