Making the Most of High School
High school is exciting, with many activities to participate in, making plans for the future, socializing, growing and exploring! By learning how your child can make the most of his or her high school years, you can help to set them for success in college and beyond.
These articles cover topics and questions about academics, ACT/SAT exams, athletics, college readiness, family issues, special opportunities, gap years and more. If you’re wanting support with helping your child successfully get into and afford college…check out my programs, book and consulting packages at Compass College Advisory.
Summer Programs for “Undecided” College-bound Teens
It’s perfectly OK if a high school student doesn’t know what they want to major in during college! The most popular major for college freshmen is “Undecided”. In fact, when
Wittenberg – a liberal arts gem in the Midwest
Wittenberg offers a solid honors program, an active Greek scene, and competitive Division III athletics. Founded in 1845 by German Lutherans and set on a beautiful 100-acre campus in the
Getting in + getting money for college – it all begins with “FIT”
Junior year is the start of the college admissions process. In order for your teen to be successful once they’re in college, they need to be applying to colleges that
Villanova – where tradition meets the future
Villanova is a Roman Catholic university that takes pride in tradition while recognizing that making continuous improvements to their facilities and educational and co-curricular programs will help their graduates be
Spelman College – a women’s college educating tomorrow’s leaders
Spelman College is a standout for so many reasons. To begin with, Spelman is one of only two surviving African-American women’s colleges. Add to that the fact that they have
Does Your State Require the SAT or ACT to Get Your Diploma?
Does Your State Require the SAT or ACT to Get Your Diploma? Did you know that some states require a standardized test such as the SAT or the ACT in
A tech college with a liberal arts curriculum? You must be talking about Harvey Mudd College
What makes Harvey Mudd College unique is its balance of being a school focused on science, engineering, math and technology while also delivering a liberal arts education. HMC has a
The key to helping your junior get in and get money for college
Parents of juniors…I want college admissions to be a stress-free process for your teen. Don’t see how that’s possible? Let me share some intentional things you can do to support
What your junior can do in December to prepare for college
If your teen is a junior, you are probably already overwhelmed with a lot of information coming from your teen’s school, neighbors, friends who have kids and maybe even your
5 Things your junior can do in November
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again – junior year is so important because it is the start of the college admissions process. I want to help make
Preparing for the SAT or ACT
Your teen has taken the practice tests and knows which one best represents their abilities. Congratulations! Now comes the hard part…preparing for the test. Keep reading for my top tips
3 Tips for Finding the Right College for Business Majors
Is your teen planning to major in business and having difficulty deciding which colleges should be on their list? Keep reading for my top three tips for finding the right
5 Tips for when your teen returns to the classroom
Transitioning from online to in-person learning brings another set of challenges. For a lot of the parents and high school students I’ve talked to, it’s exciting. For others, its’s daunting.
5 reasons College-bound Teens must Set Goals
Every school year brings surprises, so teens can’t plan ahead for every event. However, setting 3-5 foundational goals each school year can make a difference in its success. Examples of
College of the Week: University of Michigan
University of Michigan, one of the nation’s elite public universities, strives to offer its students a balance of academics, athletics, and social activities. On its 3200+ acres on the main