Reduce the confusion, stress and financial uncertainty
of the career and college process!

High School Students

Find your career path and college match.

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College Students

Ensure you are on the right path.

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Who We Are

We are a Colorado-based company that enjoys supporting students on their journey to exploring their personal strengths and how this relates to career and college choices. As career and college counselors,
we are committed to ensuring our families have a specific plan that fits their student’s unique social, academic, and financial needs. Our services include: Career Match and College Planning. We look forward to Discovering together!

Google Reviews

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Gail DethloffGail Dethloff
14:24 18 Jun 22
Merrie and Heather helped us through an essential step of the college journey. We felt pretty secure about the application process itself but we wanted to have done pre-work to know applications were going to relevant and realistic options. Merrie and Heather and the DP team worked to identify 8-10 choices that fit the profile - major, location, community feel, cost, athletic and other non-academic opportunities, etc. It was very helpful going through the survey interviews with them to figure out what the key ingredients to college were and to have conversations about their knowledge of each institution as well as support that could be offered. Merrie and Heather brought really useful information and enthusiasm to the process and the options they worked to find made the next step, the application process, more focused and successful.
Lisa CoyleLisa Coyle
01:23 17 May 22
We are so grateful for the guidance that Merrie and her team provided our daughter through the entire college search: from helping to determine what majors might be a good fit, to narrowing down the colleges to apply to, to helping put together thoughtful applications to her final choices, and finally assisting her in feeling very excited and comfortable with her final decision. Merrie somehow managed to keep us as parents and our student involved in the process without causing any friction between us which I don’t think would have been the case if it was just us trying to help our daughter. The software that Discover Pathwaze uses was easy to navigate and helped keep everything organized and accessible. Our daughter got accepted to all the colleges that she applied to with merit aid offers from every one. We are certain that Merrie helped find the perfect fit for her! We have already made plans with Discover Pathwaze to work with our next daughter as she begins the process. We highly recommend Discover Pathwaze to everyone and anyone starting the college search process.
Jane FarrisJane Farris
22:37 16 May 22
Highly recommend. Merrie and Mary provided excellent support and guidance throughout the whole college process - determining potential career paths, choosing a balanced college list, writing main and supplemental essays, and preparing applications. Discovery Pathwaze made the process clear and easy for my daughter. Many thanks!
zoe keenanzoe keenan
03:38 26 Apr 22
Discover Pathwaze made the college application process way less intimidating. Mary helped me organize and plan ahead so that I could be as successful as possible in every step of the process. They supported me in chasing my dreams and helped me develop a solid plan. This was such a game changer and I’m so grateful for Mary!
Molly SinghMolly Singh
21:43 18 Apr 22
We've used Discover Pathwaze for both of our HS seniors, and I can't recommend them highly enough! When you are investing so much in a college education these days, it really pays to invest a little up front to make sure your kids are looking at the right programs/schools. They also helped us to identify schools that offer merit scholarships and that helped us find schools we wouldn't even have considered. Well worth the time and money!
Theresa BauerTheresa Bauer
18:31 27 Mar 22
Do not look any further. This is the team for you. The team at Pathwaze is beyond amazing. Pathwaze helped my son with the college admission process. They are so professional and organized and their wealth of knowledge with different school requirements/timelines is quite impressive. Their program kept my son on track and he met the early admissions timelines by Thanksgiving break. My son enjoyed working with Mary and she went out of her way to get to know him personally. Her ability and skills in coaching him throughout the essay requirements were seamless and my son, never once, seemed stressed or overwhelmed. He did get into all the schools that he applied to and I believe a big part of that was due to the guidance and expertise we received through the Pathwaze program. The Pathwaze team are an amazing group of people and I will continue to use their services for my younger son. You will not be disappointed!
Segundo SáenzSegundo Sáenz
18:31 26 Mar 22
Excellent experience in all aspects! Merry and Heather were great. Our son got accepted to all 8 colleges he applied to, including his wildcard choice. They are very knowledgeable and organized, great to work with, and -very important- have a way to connect well with teenagers (and get them to do what they need to do :))The Discover Pathwaze portal has a ton of useful info and facilitates communication and tracking of the whole process.The best part of working with Merry and Heather is their hands on approach, flexibility and that you get a really a tailored program. They take time to get to know the child and his/her parents, and this contributes to a very personal experience.We couldn't be happier!
Madde SalterMadde Salter
02:16 08 Mar 22
Very helpful through the whole college and application process. Really reduced stress and made senior year as easy as possible! Also very helpful with making time/scheduling work as well!
Gerry LavinGerry Lavin
21:45 17 Feb 22
We had no idea where to start when it came to applying to colleges when my son chose a rather untraditional field of study. The research and guidance Mary and Heather from Discover Pathwaze gave us were invaluable. They gave my son direction and confidence in applying to top-ranked schools and he got accepted into every one he applied to. He's excited and ready to start his college career thanks in no small part to Discover Pathwaze.

Parent Reviews

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“Engaging with Discover Pathwaze was the best decision we could have made going into our first college application process with our oldest daughter. The best part is that all applications were complete and submitted with no nagging from ME!”

Erin M, Parent

“DP is amazing at creating connections with these kids, and making them feel really comfortable as they embark on what can sometimes be a very stressful time in their lives.”

Brandy S, Parent

“My daughter has landed a great internship with a CU research professor that will help her gain experience professionally and better understand where she can best apply her skills and passions.”

Beau B, Parent

Facebook Reviews

Check out what our past clients are saying on Facebook!

Working with Mary and Discover Pathwaze has been an incredible experience. As prepared as I thought I was to help my daughter through her college options and career decisions, the assistance Discover Pathwaze provided through conversations, the career assessment tool, their website and consultation services were amazing. Highly recommend!

Vicki Moran

Discover Pathwaze gave my daughter the information and confidence needed to chose a school and a major. Mary also helped us navigate college websites, the Common Application, and provided information about possible career paths. I’m very pleased with the guidance Mary provided for my daughter, it helped her figure out what she wants to do in the future!

Karin Eckert

Such an incredible experience and so grateful for finding Discover Pathwaze. Working with the team was such a blessing as we navigated the college process for the first time. The team’s software, consulting with our family, and assisting in ensuring we met all deadlines was invaluable. Highly recommend.

Nicole Milo

Working with Discover Pathwaze and in particular Merrie was an incredible help to us helping our son discover what he might be interested in pursuing at College as well as navigating the whole college application process. Merrie made it very easy for my wife and I and our son ultimately ended up getting accepted to every place that he applied to. I highly recommend using their services.

Ronnie Thompson

Learning about Discover Pathwaze during my son’s junior summer was like a gift from heaven! We took advantage of the counseling program and the special “Jump Start” 4 day workshop to help my son get his college applications ready in ample time for his fall deadlines. Their team was not only professional and organized, but calmed our family’s anxieties and doubts we were having about the college application process. Their knowledge about different colleges and universities was so deep and impressive! They kept my son on track and we are thrilled with his decision to go to Whitman College, where he will get a great education and play Division 3 Varsity baseball. I highly recommend Discover Pathwaze to help counsel not only your student, but your whole family!

Cory Larson Nickerson

Student Spotlight

Check out what our students and parents are discovering!

Discover Pathwaze really opened my mind to what the future could hold for me. Regardless of whether you have found your college or even what degree you want to pursue, they can help you! Finding careers that match your interests can help you decide what your next steps in life should be. Read More >
Sam G.

Colorado State University, Psychology with a minor in Business (concentration in Real Estate)

I really had no clue what I wanted to major in when I started the college application process! After the Career Match assessment, I was able to find a well-suited major for me based on my traits and personality. I love to travel, and I work best with mathematics so international business was the best choice for me. Read More >
Tia M.

University of San Diego, International Business

I was dead set on attending UC Berkeley, but knowing myself and figuring things out after this journey, I realized that wasn’t the best environment for me. I was able to sit with someone and talk about what I needed out of a campus and this ultimately helped me make my decision. Read More >
Bailey S.

University of California Santa Barbara, Biology/Pre-Med

Discover Pathwaze helped me find exactly what I needed. They helped me see the big picture which enabled me to make my final college decision. Having a second pair of professional eyes was tremendously helpful. The hard work, on both ends, did not stop until the application deadline. Read More >
Kyle S.

Indiana University Kelley School of Business, Finance and Accounting

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