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

SUMMER 2021 ESSAY BOOT CAMPS for Class of 2022

Schedule will be set early in 2021; we're planning to offer both live and virtual sessions!


Virtual Zoom Drop-in every Thursday 3-6 with Sue

Direct Sign-up option: Click here

If you can't make a Thursday meeting, send us an email; see instructions under the Ask an Advisor heading to the right to talk with one of us about a particular time.


Ask an Advisor

Our response to having to keep our Drop In Centers in Boise closed this winter!

Four advisors are ready to answer questions or meet with you via Zoom.  

Here's how to connect!

  • Send us an email at info@stepaheadidaho.org
  •  Include:
    •  Your full name, year in school, and where you attend
    • What you need help with: a specific question, essay help, Common App, understanding SAT/ACT scores, financial aid information, etc
    • If you need a free 1/2 hour session, tell us that and you'll get an invitation to sign up for a Zoom meeting. You can sign up for as many of these as you need, as long as you're flexible with scheduling!
  • What kind of questions can I ask?
  • Figure out where to apply
  • Get started on your applications
  • Brainstorm and edit essays
  • Academic planning for the rest of high school
  • Campus visit planning including family tours and college summer camps
  • Explore interests, majors, and careers
  • Understand where you're likely to get in, and whether you'll get merit and need scholarships 
  • Bring it! There are no wrong questions. This can be a confusing process, and we're here to help. 



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: