Hello, I'm Jennifer Sullivan, M.S., an educator of 18 years and author of the book Sharing the Transition to College: Words of Advice for Diverse Learners and Their Families.  I created Fast Forward College Coaching to empower students and give them confidence in the high school to college transition through college readiness skills. Hundreds of families told me about the gaps that existed in their child's high school to college journey and the skills they wished their child had learned before entering college. Working in higher education I know the skills that successful students need and I want to share them with you.


 I am dedicated to helping every student know what to expect when they begin college and am passionate about supporting diverse learners and their families throughout the college journey.

I work with diverse learners, primarily high school seniors with anxiety, learning differences,  dyslexia and autism offering workshops to teach the most important skills they need to know in order to be successful in college.  I also see myself as a "connector" and administrator who has worked across 4 higher education institutions including in the role of Director of Parent Programming. I also support struggling college students and provide short-term and long-term recommendations for problem solving and skill development to get your student back on the path to confidence and success. I work with families, proactively and reactively, to help your student exactly where they are right now. 

I look forward to hearing your story. If you don't know exactly where to start but know that your child is college-bound, that's the perfect place to begin. Let's connect.

Jennifer Sullivan



Below is a sample of my writing and publications. Read below to learn more about my advice for educators and parents. Check out the Blog for more articles with simple, easy to understand techniques and tools to get your student ready for college.

4 Reasons Your Student May Be Struggling in College

- February 2021, CollegiateParent.com

4 Tips to Better Conversations with Your Student 

- January 2021, CollegiateParent.com

Demystify the College Accommodation Process - Start the Process in High School

-December 2020, CollegiateParent.com

Proactive vs. Reactive College Parenting

- November 2020, CollegiateParent.com

Finding Patience with Your New College Student - and With Yourself

- October 2020, CollegiateParent.com

Online Learning: Common Struggles for Diverse Learners

-September 2020, CollegiateParent.com

How to Request Disability Supports in College - An Overview and Checklist

-March 2020, CollegiateParent.com

5 Things to Know Before Your College Student Comes Home Over the Holidays

-November 2019, Grown and Flown

Improve Student Learning in Only 3 Seconds   

- October 2019, Faculty Focus

5 Tips for Teaching Students How to Ask for Help   

- July 2019, Edutopia

Easy Ways to Bring Assistive Technology Into Your Classroom

- May 2019, Edutopia

Disability Technology Inspiring Tomorrow's Tech Innovation

- April 2019, EdTechReview

Rethinking Assistive Technology

- February 2019, Edutopia

4 Benefits of Photography For Autistic Students

- November 2018, Edutopia

Laughter Is Not the Best Medicine, But it Sure Does Help

- October 2018, ADDitude Magazine

3 Apps That Lead to Improved Executive Functioning

- December 2017, eschoolnews.com

How Instructors Can Encourage a Growth Mindset in the Classroom

- ASA Teaching/Learning Newsletter, Winter 2015.


Seeing Sociology Through the Lens of a Camera

- ASA Teaching/Learning Newsletter, Spring 2015


First Day Activity to Illustrate Social Norms

- ASA Teaching/Learning Newsletter, Winter 2014

Fast Forward College Coaching

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Waterford, CT 06320
United States



(860) 629-0090

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