The Right Guidance for College and Career Success: Maximizing Your Educational Investment

It’s not too late ! Fall 2016 Newsletter


It’s not too late! Join our network and learn our “7 Steps to Success”!  Just fill out this form and we’ll be in touch to get you started!


Happy Autumn from the Team at ForwarDirections!





From #MotivationMonday at ForwarDirections! Facebook Page:

“A failure is not a loss. It’s a gain. You learn. You change. You grow.”
— Michael Barata

Join the ForwarDirections Network:

  • Initial consultation process to determine student interests and goals
  • College or career selection based on interests and goals
  • Ongoing online support via group and individual meetings
  • Ongoing network for collaborating and sharing with one another
  • Ongoing support and guidance through the first year of college

Magnifying Glass with the word focus on the future on white background.

Important Dates

  • October 1 – Window opens to file the FAFSA
  • November 3 – SAT Registration for December 3 test date
  • November 4 – ACT Registration for December 10 test date
  • November 30 – CSU college applications due. (CSU Mentor)
  • November 30 – University of California applications due. (UC App)
  • December-February – Most private College applications due. (Common App)

See all 2016-2017 SAT/ACT Test Dates here.







Our College Network: Last year’s high school seniors have successfully transitioned to college! Now our college cohort, they tell us they are doing well in their classes, are involved in clubs, and have gotten internships. Our goal with every student is to help him/her to be confident and intentional with college decisions.


carolerisingstarRising Star: ForwarDirections received some exciting news this fall when Carole Smoot was recognized in the UC Riverside Extension Fall 2016 Catalogue as a “Rising Star.”

You can check out the full entry about Carole by clicking here. 



Recommendations for Parents
What are the best ways parents can help their children plan for college? First, we recommend that parents talk about college with their children from an early age. Second, take your children on trips to visit colleges. This article from U.S. News & World Report has other good ideas about how parents can help with the college application process.                                                                                  

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