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Let’s help your teen get into the college that feels like home… and inspires them.

We’ll help your teen attend a college that celebrates their uniqueness, nourishes their natural abilities and prepares them for adulthood.

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College Prep Toolkit

If you’re a parent of a college-bound teen and want clarity on helping your teen prepare to thrive in college, you’re in the right place. Let’s take all the overwhelming information and guesswork out of your online research. You’ll learn clear, actionable steps to take at each grade level so that you can regain your peace of mind and enjoy the high school years.
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

Who We Are and What we Do

We are the leading educational consulting firm that partners with parents to help their teen find a college that feels like home, where they can thrive, without overpaying. We specialize in developing social-emotional and life skills of independence, self-advocacy and gratitude that will serve the teen throughout their life.

Why we Do What we Do

The truth is, adolescence is hard, for parents and their teen. When you add on the complexity of preparing your teen for college, then it gets even more stressful and overwhelming. Teens often do now know where to start and parents aren so busy in their own careers that they do not have the time to spend figuring it all out for their teen. Not to mention that teens hear things differently from their parent than they do a coach, teacher or other trusted mentor.

We want families to navigate the teen years with grace and ease. This means being able to enjoy these precious years before the teen goes away to college and launches into thriving adults. Everything we do is about partnering with parents so that teens develop the social-emotional and life skills of independence, self-advocacy and gratitude that will serve the teen throughout their life. Therefore, when they do go off to a college that’s the right fit for them, they have the best chance of thriving and making the most of that special time.

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Recent College Acceptances

Amherst College
Brown University
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Dartmouth
Florida State University
Georgetown University
Howard University
Indiana University
Michigan University
Morehouse College
Oberlin College
Sarah Lawrence College
Indiana University
The Ohio State University
Spelman College
Stanford University
The University Of California
University Of Miami
University of North Carolina
University Of Pennsylvania
University of Southern California

Our Signature System

There are no secret sauces when it comes to getting into and paying for college . . It’s about having a proven system to get consistent results. We have developed a proprietary framework called Keep C.A.L.M.™ to partner with parents to help their teen find a college that feels like home, without overpaying. Consistently applying this process has helped us achieve these remarkable results. . .

How we’re different

Here’s what we do daily to make an impact in the lives of families we serve:

Experience

We’ve been helping students and their families apply, get into and afford college for more than 20 years.

Full Support

We work with students to discover their interests/college majors, find the right college, write compelling essays, obtain scholarships and become their best selves.

Joy

Partnering with you to help your teen succeed when it comes to college is our passion! The payoff of seeing great kids get into the college of their dreams and grow into successful adults is priceless.
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
Stasia and Chris S
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

You don’t have to choose

You can prepare your teen for college and let go with grace and ease

Where are you with preparing your teen for college?

Preparing your teen for college takes purpose and intentionality. If you want to save time, money and the relationship with your teen, take our quiz to see where you are now and what you’ll need to do to get there with grace and ease.

If you’re ready to have peace of mind in preparing your teen for college, learn more about working with us here.