Why Customers Love Us

Growing Opportunities

Let’s face it, life is different than it was 30 years ago. The world is smaller and opportunities have grown. The process of applying to colleges and universities is no longer limited to driving to the closest state school and registering. Today students are coming from all over the world to attend the top schools. The price of a college education continues to climb making it impossible for a student to work their way through school.

Greater Success

Ducerus clients need the guidance that our 20+ years of experience offers. We simplify the process while paving the way for greater success. Our process saves families significant time and money. “Ducerus has been huge helping us get [our children] into great universities… with the least amount for us to pay.”

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Ducerus college planning consultant
Ducerus college planning consultant
Ducerus college planning consultant
Ducerus college planning consultant
Ducerus college planning consultant

How did we become the leading College Planning Firm?

Where do we start? Let’s just go to the very beginning of our story. We have been guiding parents and students through the entire college planning process since 1993 when our Founder Ron Caruthers began his college planning firm in Vista, California. Our vision here at Ducerus is simple: provide families with a dedicated team of professional college advisors and support squad who understands every minute 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.

Our Mission

We believe that every child can be empowered to identify, pursue, and achieve the future they desire.

We guide, enlighten, and enrich the lives of our families through communication and strategic planning with the goal of providing them with peace of mind. We exceed client expectations through our passion, honesty, and reliability.

Our Vision

To provide all families with their Total College Solution and to ensure every student has a chance to attend college and achieve their dreams.

Our Core Values

Our core values include each and every college planner that works with you is knowledgeable, passionate, reliable, honest, and that you find them indispensable!

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What Does Ducerus Mean?

Ducerus is derived from the Latin work “ducere” which means “to lead” and “to guide.” This mirrors two things about Ducerus: we are the leader in college planning and we guide our families through this confusing and complicated process to ensure their dreams and goals are met.