The earlier students start working with Jamie the better. When students have more time to explore their interests and skills, they will ultimately have a more focused and customized plan for their future. First Step Forward’s services include comprehensive packages, hourly services and workshops. Since each student comes to Jamie at a different step in the college application process, her services are extremely tailored and customized to meet the needs of each individual client.

Our Services Include:

  • transcript evaluation
  • high school course selection recommendations
  • standardized test advisement
  • career exploration/personal interest and skill discovery
  • summer activity planning
  • college list building and fine tuning
  • college visit planning
  • resume creation
  • essay writing and supplement question development
  • application completion assistance from beginning to end
  • interview preparation
  • scholarship and financial aid guidance
  • final college decision guidance


Comprehensive Packages:

The Road to College

The Road to College comprehensive package is our signature and most popular package option. With this package, students begin working with Jamie as either Sophomores or Juniors and have individualized, tailored services throughout the entirety of their Senior year. Jamie will be in the student’s corner, guiding them through the process from day one. The services associated with this package build each year, ultimately positioning the student for the most success and the least amount of stress come application time. Services include priority scheduling, in-depth meeting summaries, unlimited phone and email communication. Please call for additional details and individual questions.   

Senior Package

The Senior Package is designed just for Seniors who realize they need help managing the college application process. Seniors seeking Jamie’s services often have large pieces of the college process complete and need help putting it all together. The services typically associated with this package involve diving right into the applications themselves, helping students fine tune essays and supplements, manage deadlines and eliminate stress. Jamie works closely with each Senior throughout the steps of the application process and tailors her services to the needs of each individual student. Please call for additional details and individual questions.



Hourly Services

First Step Forward also offers limited hourly services. Clients who choose to purchase services hourly are usually just looking for help with a specific piece of the process.  These services do not include unlimited phone and email communication and are not for clients who are looking for guidance throughout the entire application process.

FSF Workshops

First Step Forward presents interactive workshops on the overall college admissions process, the college interview, resume creation, essay writing and scholarships & financial aid at various community locations, high schools and for small groups of students and families. These workshops benefit students by preparing them for their future with their best foot forward.

FSF College Workbook

Clients can choose to purchase the FSF grade level college workbook to accompany their package. This workbook contains activities that students can do to prepare for each of piece of the college application process. It helps them organize their thoughts and ideas and carries them step-by-step through the process. This workbook is a place for students to store all of their “college process” materials and notes.