Guiding Teens to Greater Futures

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nourishes their natural abilities, and prepares them for adulthood.

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The Compass Difference⏤How We Help Our Students


Of Our Students Gain Acceptance
To Their Top-Choice College

$35 Million

In Scholarship Earned for Our Students
(Even if They Didn’t Qualify for Financial Aid)


Colleges and Universities Visited to Help Match Our Students with Best-Fit Colleges

What Parents Are Saying…

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“Compass’ program has a way of getting your student to take charge of this process, in an organized way, which ultimately saves time and relieves stress.”

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“At a time when the college selection process is extremely demanding and can be very stressful for everyone involved, it is refreshing to have guides who know the ropes and bring a personal touch to the process.”

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“The Compass Team is absolutely amazing at helping parents create and implement a strategy for their children’s educational goals.

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A Message From Our Founder⏤Dr. Pamela Ellis

My name is Dr. Pamela Ellis, “The Education Doctor,” and I’m the founder of Compass College Advisory. 

We partner with parents to help their teens find a college that feels like home without overpaying.

Our expertise and insight are backed up by over 15 years of experience working with thousands of students, visiting over 500 colleges around the world, and earning my Ph.D. in Education from Stanford University.

In recent years, I have noticed parents and teens have an ever-increasing amount of stress and anxiety over the college admissions process. And honestly, some of that stress is understandable.

College is getting more competitive and expensive every year.

Since 2000, the total number of college applications for the top 50 colleges has increased by 1.5 million applicants while the total acceptance rate has decreased from 30% to 10%.

To put that number in context, just twenty years ago, one out of every three students that applied to a top 50 college got in.

Now, only one out of every ten students do. Over the same amount of time, the average cost for a public or private four-year degree has increased by $40,000 dollars!

Due to this increased cost of tuition, college graduates now finish with an average of $30k in student debt.

But even as college gets more competitive and expensive year after year, I continue to guide countless students to their dream college and graduate with no debt at all.

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