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February Newsletter 2017: Happy February from the Team at ForwarDirections!

From Motivation Monday at ForwarDirections! Facebook Page:

“Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.”
-W.B. Yeats

Congratulations to our senior network of students who have successfully finished the college application process by applying to close to 100 different colleges!


If you are a high school junior and want to attend a 4-year university, NOW is the time to get started on the college application process. It takes on average 100 to 200 hours to complete one college application (read our analysis here). Never fear: we can help you!


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!


Our mission is to empower students to be college and/or career ready by helping them discover their passions and bring their future into focus.


What, How, and Why We Do What We Do

We guide college-bound students and their parents, based on their interests, through a series of processes to help them “find their direction”. We do that by assessing the whole person, creating path options, and securing financial aid so they can discover a fulfilling career and life. Each of these processes have been researched and designed to give each student a personalized and customized experience by using the right tools to be successful at each stage of the college journey.

Concerned About How to Pay for College?

Securing money for college is one of the more challenging processes for many students. What we know is that perseverance pays off! Here is some important information that can help you as you navigate the financial aid process.





Important Dates


  • March 11, 2017 test date. Register by: Feb. 10. Score received: April 13.
  • May 6, 2017 test date. Register by: April 7.  Score received:  June 8.
  • June 3, 2017 test date. Register by: May 9.  Score received: July 12.


  • April 8, 2017 test date. Register by: March 3. Tentative score release date:  April 18.
  • June 10, 2017 test date. Register by: May 5. Tentative score release date:  June 20.


  • March 2: Students in California must apply for state-based student aid (date postmarked).
  • By April 1: students who applied to colleges notified about acceptances
  • No later than May 1: students must accept or turn down college acceptances
  • June 30: Federal Student Aid online applications must be submitted by midnight Central Time.  (Any corrections or updates must be submitted by midnight Central Time, September 15.)                                                                                   

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Joining ForwarDirections provides:

  • 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

Are you a SENIOR IN HIGH SCHOOL? Join our Network now:

  • to interpret those ongoing emails you’re getting from those colleges to which you applied!
  • to find scholarship money!
  • to decide which college acceptance is the right fit for you!
  • to figure out your future college plans!
  • to build a support team who can be alongside you when you go to college!

Are you a SOPHOMORE OR JUNIOR IN HIGH SCHOOL? Join our Network now:

  • to interpret those emails and letters you are starting to get from colleges!
  • to figure out what you want to do with your life!
  • to decide what college major best suits your goals!
  • to identify what colleges are the right fit for you!
  • to design a plan about how to pay for college!

Are you a COLLEGE STUDENT? Join our Network now:

  • to figure out how to deal with the various issues that you encounter while living in community (roommates, social life, etc.)!
  • to figure out a plan for next year (coursework, living arrangements, etc.)!
  • to make sure you are on track for graduation from college!
  • to refine your career plans!
  • to figure out how to keep paying for your college expenses!
  • to design a plan about how to pay for college!