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

College Essay Boot Camps for 2017!

Class size will be limited to 30 students. Email us now to reserve your spot.

Seniors, college application season is here! If you're stuck for ways to tackle the dreaded personal statement, these sessions are for you. Register for one or both workshops on dates that works for you. All workshops will be held at the Hillcrest Library!

Essay Boot Camp 1: The Main Essay and How to Tackle It 

This workshop will be held twice; choose one date, either Tuesday, August 1 or Tuesday,  August 8. Both sessions are 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. Once you sign up, we'll email confirmation, including what to bring with you and the location of the workshop.

Essay Boot Camp 2: Revision Techniques that Work & Feedback on Your Draft

This is the followup to Camp 1, or if you've already written a draft, you can attend this camp only, to do your revisions.  Again, we offer two session dates, Tuesday, August 8 or Tuesday, August 15.  These are afternoon sessions, 2:00-5:00 PM.

You can sign up for either Camp 1 or Camp 2 or both. You can sign up for both sessions on August 8 to consolidate the Boot Camps.

Boot Camp Cost: $150.00 for ONE SESSION, $250 for BOTH SESSIONS  Discounts for current clients; sliding scale/scholarships also available. 

How to Sign Up: Email us at info@stepaheadidaho.org and we'll reply with a confirmation email, and a list of what to bring. Let us know the dates that work for you.

FREE Y Drop-In Advising Center

Closed for Summer!

We always offer a free hour of advising for students and families, and these can be scheduled at any time of the year. Contact us at using the email address below.

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!