Student Success Stories

Check out what our students are discovering!

“I started working with Discover Pathwaze when I was a Junior in high school, and I couldn’t be happier with the results. I was able to submit all 10 of my college applications Early Action before most of my friends had even submitted their first ones. They helped me brainstorm and edit my essays, look for scholarships, narrow down the college search, and more. They are not only a wonderful resource, but also wonderful people. Anyone would benefit greatly from working with them.”

Erin C.
Colorado State University Honors College, Biology

“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. It helped me find a list of colleges that included my academic interests, as well as schools in places that I wanted to go to. Discover Pathwaze was there every step of the way to help me understand each college listing and why it would or wouldn’t be a best fit college for me. They also helped me find compatible degrees and potential careers based on my aptitude and my personality. Discover Pathwaze made the college search ten times easier and I couldn’t be more appreciative!!!”

Sam G.
Colorado State UniversityPsychology with a minor in Business (concentration in Real Estate)

“Discover Pathwaze helped me realize my passion for helping others. Because of their career selection process, I decided that Nursing was the path I wanted to take. They also helped me during the college application process to understand the nursing field and the extra steps needed in applying for nursing school. I recommend Discover Pathwaze to all my friends who are struggling with any part of the college process. They were such a massive help, especially knowing how competitive and confusing this process can be! It would have been a long and scary road with Discover Pathwaze.”

Justin L.
University of Minnesota, Direct Admit Nursing Program

“Discover Pathwaze gave me the ability to keep myself organized throughout the college application process. They helped me better understand what I could expect from each of the colleges I was looking at. I would absolutely recommend Discover Pathwaze to my friends. They made the college process seamless and helped take the load off my shoulders so I could focus on finding the right university that worked for me.”

Steven L.
University of Colorado, Communications (CMCI) and a minor in Business

“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. I learned so much about myself from my idea generation skills to my visualization skills which will help me further into my future.  Discover Pathwaze has tools which helped me look into all aspects of a university in one place. I’m sure anyone else who has tried to write their activities list has been startled by the word limit. Discover Pathwaze made it simple for me to understand and helped me make the most of the few words I was limited to. As for my essay, I had access to a multitude of essay formats and techniques and individualized attention which helped me write the best personal essay. As stressful as the college application process can be, it was beyond helpful to have so much guidance from people who know what is best in the college application world. I can’t imagine what I would have done without Discover Pathwaze!”

Tia M.
University of San Diego, International Business

“I started with Discover Pathwaze after an informative orientation meeting to get me thinking about colleges and careers. I really got into the meat of it with the Jump Start Program, a workshop to complete my Common Application. I spent 4 partial days brainstorming and getting my college essays done, creating my activities list, as well as all the other basics of the Common Application. As a result of getting all my work done in July, I was able to submit Early Decision to Whitman College well before the November deadline. I definitely think the JumpStart program was great for me since I tend to procrastinate. I would highly recommend it! Discover Pathwaze is very supportive and they have a great program for students, whether you are college bound or not. My whole family really appreciated their knowledge and guidance.”

Peter N.
Whitman College, Economics/Psychology



“Discover Pathwaze helped me with the college matching process. 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. Also, Discover Pathwaze was extremely helpful with the college application process. They supported all of the pieces of my application, my college essays in particular. I believe that I am going to UC-Santa Barbara because of this process.”

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. I would definitely recommend Discover Pathwaze to friends and family! It was super important to me to have someone who knows what college admissions are looking for and guidance through the difficult college application process. It’s something that can help anyone wishing to continue their education in the right place.”

Kyle S.
Indiana University Kelley School of Business, Finance and Accounting

“Discover Pathwaze gave me the confidence to pursue college when I didn’t always believe in myself and I had no desire to focus on anything, college wise. They helped me choose what I really love to do and fits me. Getting to the point I’m at now would’ve been a much bigger struggle without them.”

Reagan B.
Colorado Mesa University, Construction Management

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Parent Success Stories

Check out what our students’ parents are discovering!

“Merrie and Mary were invaluable in helping our son through the complex and stressful college application process. They helped him select colleges that were a good fit for his personality and interests, and they provided a timeline and framework for applying to colleges and scholarships. Thanks to their help, our son was accepted and received competitive financial aid offers from his top choice institutions.

We are very thankful for Mary and Merrie’s services, and we plan to use them again when our younger son is ready to apply to college. Highly recommended!” – Eugene Y.

“Merrie and Mary made our boys senior year a breeze. From researching schools, getting ideas for their essays, to help with filling out applications and finally looking into scholarships. They made the process so simple and explained everything. I highly recommend their business for any juniors and seniors in high school.” – Jill L.

“Discover Pathwaze is a fantastic resource for parents and students alike. Their guidance helped all 3 of our daughters pick the rights schools, degrees and careers. These choices will be pivotal in their adult lives and the Pathwaze team was instrumental in making what I believe were the right choices for all of them. This was one of the best investment we ever made.” – Ted B.

“We engaged with Discover Pathwaze to assist with the college search for our oldest son. Merrie and Mary helped organize and keep the search on track and targeted. Helping us identify good schools for our son’s particular interests and getting to know him personally made things flow smoothly. It was great to see the relationship that they developed with him.

They assisted with athletic recruitment issues as well, helping us understand this sometimes complicated issue.

Our son is looking forward to college in the fall and he could not be happier with his selection. We look forward to working with Discover Pathwaze again when our youngest son starts the process in 3 years.” – Jim C.

“We hired the women of DP to help my daughter with finding her aptitudes, her application processes, and choosing her university. I love that they start with really learning about each kid and how they learn. Another thing I like is that they work as a team. Each woman at DP has skills that they bring to the table and excel in. Other college counselors we interviewed worked alone and lets face it, nobody is great at everything. Having both of them work with my daughter really was terrific.. I enjoyed seeing my daughter consciously go through the process with me to support her and them keeping her accountable. I am so glad we didn’t spend her last year living at home in angst about this complex process. Thank you, Discover Pathwaze!” – Lisa C.

“The college process can be so daunting as I had learned in the past with my 3 older children as we had journeyed through the process with other college counselors. Merrie and Mary made the process seamless as they are beyond knowledgeable in all things college. My daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed every meeting we had with them, gaining knowledge on various schools as well as keeping her on task with an easy schedule so she knew what was due way ahead of time.They were easily accessible when needed; not something we had expereinced with other counselors which often led to stressful times. We highly recommend Discover Pathwaze to guide you on your path to college, no need to look any further!” – Tammy T.

“Such an incredible experience & 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 & assisting in ensuring we met all deadlines was invaluable. Highly recommend.” – Nicole M.

“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 T.

“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 N.

“I can’t say enough amazing things about Discover Pathwaze. Not only did they give my daughter the confidence she needed throughout the college application process (and truly Mary Kolbenschlag inspired my daughter in ways I can never repay), but they have kept my family up to date on all the changes in our current environment. I highly recommend checking them out for your high school students as we finish up this school year and move into the next.” –Tia

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