Learn How Your 12th Grader Can Get Ahead With College!

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Exclusive Resources For Your 12th Grader

Save your sanity and help your teen get in and get money for college!

College Apps and Essays Bootcamp

College Apps and Essays
Take the stress out of writing college essays at our bootcamp.

Top Ten Scholarships

Explore the top 10 Scholarships to apply to this year →

Top Summer Programs

Explore the top summer programs to apply to this year →

College Survival Toolkit

college survival toolkit
Start here to get the roadmap and resources you need for 9th grade.

Scholarship Calendar

Scholarship Calendar
Explore the Scholarships to apply to this year.

Essays Made Easy eBook

Don’t get intimidated by the college essay! This digital guidebook will help.

Know Before They Go Book

Dr. Pamela’s book will provide clarity for each year of high school.

Essay Coaching

(11th, 12th)

Our Signature Essay Coaching is based on Dr. Pamela Ellis’ research and writing program created at Stanford University. Teens can meet with one of our trained essay coaches for support with essays from what to write that stands out and how to write a compelling essay, covering each step from brainstorming to final polishing. Can include CommonApp, personal statements and supplemental essays.

Summer Bootcamps

(Rising 12th)

This three-day program is an opportunity for teens to brainstorm their authentic story, improve their writing, and finish a draft of their amazing college essay during a fun and engaging experience with fellow peers. Afternoon and evening camps are offered in July and August

Parents for College and Scholarship Success Community ​

(8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th)

This online, parent-only community includes monthly training from Dr. Pamela Ellis and members of the Compass team, plus access to all the tools, checklists and resources to get your teen ready for college. The action plans you get each month would show you where to focus your efforts and provide the right level of support and hand-holding to move forward on the roadmap to success.

Are We A Fit To Work Together

You can apply now to learn more about our programs for 12th grade and discover if we’re a fit to work together.

What our clients say

Lauren H
The Compass team’s constant encouragement and advice helped guide me through my high school years!
Lauren H
Tufts University
Austin J
Compass was really a blessing to work with. They provided calm, organization and encouragement
Austin J
Princeton University
Gabby W
I found The Compass Team to be approachable, personable, humorous, encouraging, and direct. They go above and beyond!
Gabby W
Harvard College
Carmen and Ira W
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.
Carmen and Ira W
Proud Parents
Stasia and Chris S
Compass helped us navigate the overwhelming variety of choices for our two children by finding schools that fit their individual ambitions and learning styles. The investment was small compared to payback of having motivated students in the right learning environment!
Stasia and Chris S
Proud Parents
Ben C
When I first started the process I did not really know where to begin, but thankfully Compass laid out a “roadmap” for me that had key due dates for apps and was my lifeline for getting all of my apps in on time.
Ben C
Denison University