About College on the Horizon


College on the Horizon, LLC, seeks to provide students and families with guidance as they go through the college admissions process; we seek to know our clients on an individual level, and consider colleges based on the students' values, needs and personal preferences. We provide sound advice, timely service, and serve to assuage the fears and stress that some families can experience in the transition from high school to college.


About Maria

Maria Fuhrmann, the founder of College on the Horizon, LLC, is passionate about working with young adults and their families in the transition from high school to college. As a high school English teacher for nearly twenty years, Maria enjoyed getting to know her students on a personal level, and meeting their needs as individuals. It is this same personal rapport that she brings to the educational consulting business – with a commitment to excellence for every client she serves.

Maria received her Certificate with Distinction in College Counseling from UCLA Extension. Her undergraduate degree at Gonzaga University, where she studied English and French, graduating Cum Laude. She earned her Master’s in Education from Portland State University, and taught English to high school students, including AP English.

Born and raised in Portland, Oregon, Maria enjoys hiking, skiing, cooking, playing clarinet in the Portland Metro Band, and spending time with her daughter and husband.