We provide honest, supportive and experienced perspective to each student's school search.

Are Selective Schools Right for Me?

Wondering about the Ivy League? Considering one of the service academies? Specializing in art, music, or engineering?

Join us for this FREE information session to discuss the particulars of applying to these selective institutions.

Wednesday, May 17th, 7-8:30 PM

Boise Public Library! 715 South Capital Blvd

Email us for more information or stop by our drop-in center!


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FREE Y Drop-In Advising Center

Wednesdays and Thursdays 3 PM to 6 PM
Boise Downtown YMCA

We're in the Y basement, ready to answer questions about almost any aspect of the college application process. Come visit us!

We also provide private advising on a sliding-scale fee-for-service basis. Contact us to find out more about whether this is a service you might need. Private Advising Fee Schedule

Questions or to sign up: info@stepaheadidaho.org

Welcome To Step Ahead Idaho

Our Mission

step ahead idaho further educationDetermining the next step after high school is one of the most important decisions a student will make. There is a wealth of opportunities available—college, university, community college, trade school—but navigating the maze of applications, testing, and financial aid can seem overwhelming to both students and parents.

At Step Ahead Idaho, we recognize that no two students are the same, and we provide tailored counseling to meet the needs of each individual client. We provide honest, supportive and experienced perspective to each student's school search.

Our mission is to help each student:

  • discover his or her own interests and strengths to find the "best fit" schools.
  • sort through and organize each step of the planning and application process in a timely manner.
  • put his or her "best foot forward" to maximize acceptance to the school of choice.

Latest News

  • Class of 2017 Admissions to College List!  Wondering where our students go? Check here!