Life is meant to be well lived; cherish the exciting moments, and relish in those moments of relaxation. Next Step - Educational Planning Service serves as a vessel of tranquility on your journey of college readiness. By fulfilling the demands of educational planning, we increase your moment, allowing you the inspiration to achieve your goals.




Next Step – Educational Planning Service...is exactly who we are, and what we do. We offer services to help plan your next step of education. We provide a smooth transition from high school to college. The hassles involved with college planning can be challenging and exhausting for many students and parents. Heightened college interest has created a critical need for educational planning services, specifically for high school students. Our service plan reduces the anxieties and frustrations associated with the demands of college preparation. With our assistance, graduating seniors and anticipating juniors will benefit from a highly organized and personalized service plan. Our service plans are structured to fulfill the requirements of college readiness, giving you the opportunity to relax and enjoy your moment.

"Take the next step of your educational journey with

Next Step – Educational Planning Service."




The mission of Next Step - Educational Planning Service is to provide, promote, and produce quality educational services to meet the needs of aspiring individuals.


Our Vision is to expand and enrich the opportunities of higher education, by lessening the interferences associated with college preparation. With a professional, committed, and caring service, we will create profound relationships with students, families and educational institutions. Next Step - Educational Planning Service will develop an assertion, that will exemplify our excellence in providing exceptional service. 


"Next Step helped me choose a major in nursing. They were a great help with my financial aid application."

Ms. P. Corbin

"I was discouraged when I first considered going to college, but Next Step helped me with the entire process."

Mr. T. Bivens

“If you don't choose Next Step, then you're not taking the right step. They're the best!"

Mrs. B. Johnson


January 15, 2020

Not sure what your 20/20 vision is? No problem, grab a piece of paper and pen write down  at least ten things you need/want/desire to accomplish this year. Place this list in a location you frequent often( refrigerator or bathroom). Ever time you see this list read it...

November 26, 2019

Many students will return home during the Thanksgiving holiday. Be prepared for traffic delays. Make sure you lock up important items you plan to leave behind in your dorm room. Be attentive to your surroundings if you plan to travel late and alone. Contact family memb...

October 31, 2019

www.FAFSA.gov offers informational tutorials to help you navigate through the application process. Most can complete the application process within 30 minutes. Don’t let FAFSA spook you, complete your application today!

Happy Halloween🎃

October 6, 2019

Need money for college? FAFSA 2020-2021 opened on October 01, 2019. Complete your application today for priority funds. Visit www.fafsa.gov for more details. 

September 14, 2019

Avoid stigmas about community college. You can obtain a valuable education and a successful career if you choose to attend a community college. Plan a visit or attend an open house to find the greatness that comes from attending a community college.  

August 19, 2019

Check out our easy checklist to help you prepare for college.

Dorm essentials

Contact your roommate
Sheets / pillowcase /comforter
Fan / heater
Trunk /totes/ clothing basket
Alarm clock / extension cord
Emergency kit / first aid kit / flashlight
Microwave / refrigerator / co...

August 16, 2019

August is here and back to school is near. Get college ready and dorm ready by creating a checklist of necessary items. Visit our Facebook page to view a short presentation on college checklist for students and parents. 

June 2, 2019

Graduation and inspiration are in the air. June is a great time for parents and juniors to communicate the next step after high school. Use the month of June as a starting point to begin your college readiness process. Creating a things-to-do list and campus visits are...

May 19, 2019

Odd as it sounds an inconvenience can become a great opportunity. Graduating seniors and many others too, at times consider oneself during their moments like graduation day, prom day, senior day, birthday etc. It‘s during those moments you overlook the valuable and p...

May 2, 2019

May 1st better known as College Signing Day was inspired by our former FLOTUS Michelle Obama. Students all over take pride in announcing commitments to their choice of college. “Better make room” has become the slogan for the signing day movement, found on many social...

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