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


 Selective Schools Information Session!

Are you wondering if selective schools like Stanford, Columbia, Oberlin and Middlebury are for you? Join us to ask our panelists what it's like to be a student at one of these schools, and  get up-to-date costs, campus culture,  and admissons information!

Tuesday, November 13  

7-8:30 PM

Location: All camps and information sessions will be held at the Hillcrest Library.

Our new offices are located immediate west of the Library.

To register for sessions: Select a Boot Camp session here

To RSVP for sessions, send email to info@stepaheadidaho.org

To pay for classes, go to Services 

Scroll to the bottom of that page to see our sliding fee scale for a need-based scholarship. This class will be limited to 20 students, and will certainly fill. Please contact us if you have questions: info@stepaheadidaho.org

FREE Drop-In Advising Centers

We'll be at TWO locations in Boise this year!

 Fall 2018 Hours:

Downtown Boise Y

Wednesdays 3-6 PM

Step Ahead Idaho at Hillcrest Library 
5248 West Overland Road near Overland and Orchard

Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays 3-6 PM

Wednesdays 3-8 PM  

Both locations will be closed during the week of Thanksgiving! 


Our advisors take a limited number of fee-for-service clients each year; we have a few openings for students who prefer one-on-one advising. Sliding scale, scholarships available. Here's a link to the various packages we offer: Service Packages

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.


We gratefully acknowledge generous grants from:

  • Bev and George Harad
  • The Laura Moore Cunningham Foundation
  • US Bank Foundation  
  • The Perkins Foundation