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

The 3 Main Issues dealing with college and career planning are: finances, applications and essays, and choosing the right college. ForwarDirections addresses each issue through a multi-dimensional relational and customized approach.


Figuring out how to pay for college is a challenge. Financing college generally occurs through parent investments, school scholarships, school merit aid, government grants, general scholarships, and/or student loans. We help each student figure out the best way to finance his/her college education while incurring minimal debt. The financial fit is one of the important aspects of identifying the right college to attend.

Applications and Essays

Completing college applications includes multiple steps, including completing college entrance exams (SAT or ACT), completing the application to best highlight student achievements, and writing college essays. Many colleges require a minimum of three essays which allow students to highlight their scholarship, thinking and writing abilities, and future plans. We guide students in each step of the essay writing process.

Choosing the Right College

On the front end, identifying the right colleges to apply to is vitally important. At ForwarDirections, we first focus on who the student is, help identify a career direction, and then determine the right college options–ones that are the right academic, social, and financial fits. We do this via our 7 Steps to Success, which include First Steps, Career Path, and College Fit Processes. On the back end, after students receive acceptances, we help students analyze their options so they choose the right college through our Discernment Process.