Your Guide To College Planning

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Dedicated to Helping You Navigate the College Planning Process

Over 25 Years of Experience in Higher Education

The path to higher education is often a winding road.  Without a solid sense of direction, many students end up taking expensive detours that cost both time and money. We’re here to fix that. We specialize in guiding students through all phases of the college application process.


Benefit from the guidance and strategic planning of our expert counselors.


Our team encourages and empowers clients throughout their journey.


Meet academic goals, find the right-fit college, and be confident in the process.

College Planning Packages

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Custom College List Building

Campus Visit Planning

Admission Essay Guidance

ACT/SAT Test Prep


See What Our Clients Are Saying

“Angie helped our son with ACT prep and it was the best investment we have made on this college journey. She is prompt, helpful and professional. Most importantly, she helped our son with his test taking skills which dramatically improved his scores. She was recommended by a friend and we couldn’t be happier with the results. Thank you!!”

Leah Bronstein

Parent of Student

Mary Ann Vahl

Parent of Student

“I cannot say enough great things about Angela and Cindy! We used their services from essay assistance, to ACT tutoring, to applying on the Common App. Their knowledge was invaluable. It’s like the best kept secret you can’t wait to tell your friends. They both helped make the process of my oldest applying for college virtually stress free by making a customized plan for her. Thank you Compass Academics!!!”

“From start to finish, [Compass Academics] was invaluable. We are grateful for their help. With it, we know our son did the absolute best he could when submitting his applications. Our son received admission to his top-choice schools. Thank you for your very important role/contributions that allowed this to happen!”

Marty Baugh

Parent of Student


What Makes Us Different

Comprehensive College Planning Support

We support parents and their students through all phases of the college admission process with affordable and convenient services.

Higher Education Expertise

Our team has over 25 years of experience in higher education, test development, academic advising, and admissions counseling.

Real Results

Clients consistently meet or exceed their ACT/SAT Prep goals and gain admission to their top-choice schools.

Recent Posts

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FAFSA and Financial Aid

FAFSA and Financial Aid

How the FAFSA can make college more affordable. It’s no secret that the average cost of college has been on the rise for years, and many people take a look at the stated cost of a year’s tuition and assume they’ll never be able to afford it. While it’s true that these...

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Campus Visit Tips

Campus Visit Tips

With COVID vaccines widely available and many high school students vaccinated, physical campus tours are coming back. Many families are hitting the road to visit colleges this summer, and we want to provide advice on how to make the most of the experience. Ideally,...

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