Welcome to
The SAFE Steps

We show families how to maximize college and career opportunities by learning what to do, how to do it, and when to do it through proven, online step-by-step process.

The SAFE Steps™ Process:

SELECTION: Align abilities and passions of each student into a purpose, setting a vision for the future.

ACCEPTANCE: Understand where each student "fits" for college. Know which schools you are highly valued and offer the most support.

FUNDING: TRAC your way to college, then make a plan. Grab your share of the $60 billion that is available, but left untouched annually.

EXECUTION: Get ready, aim, then fire. Learn "Steps to College" and you will be in control with a predictable outcome of success.

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Let Dave Smith, The College Strategist, show you how

Join over 1,400+ families who have used Dave Smith's The SAFE Steps™ methodology to achieve:

  • Average annual savings of $23,711
  • 91% graduation rate in < 4.5 years
  • 95% of clients ZERO debt

How the Average College Student Compares with
Students Using The SAFE Step program.

Facts Today

Average Student

SAFE Steps

Average Years to Graduate

5.8 Years

4.4 Years

Graduation Rate






Graduates with Debt



Undergrad Debt



Employment at Graduation



SAFE Steps™ Membership Offers


  • Self-paced video tutorials
  • Quizzes to reinforce tutorials
  • Student and Parent specific content
  • Timelines to keep you on track
  • Webinar Jam Sessions on hot topics
  • News Blogs to keep you up to speed
  • Forum to exchange ideas with peers
  • FAQ’s to help you along

Tools & Resources

  • FAFSA PackageCollege (*)
  • Acceptance Profile (*)
  • College 'Ready or Not" (*)
  • Directions Program (*)
  • SAT/ACT Diagnostic Tools (*)
  • ePrep (*)
  • Tagging Program

Support & Services

  • Live On-line Chat
  • Application Review (*)
  • Reconsideration Letters (*)
  • Tutoring Network (*)
  • HERO Network (*)
  • Personal Consultation (video chat) (*)
  • College Funding Plan (*)

NOTE: Items marked with an asterisks (*) are available for purchase and not included in the base membership pricing.


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