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.

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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.
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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
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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
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College of the Week: Florida State

Looking for a relaxed, cheery atmosphere where you can learn from a Nobel laureate, study in one of the finest science facilities in the southeast, or give your political career
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Georgia Tech

College of the Week: Georgia Tech

If you are looking for a college where motivation, ambition, and self-direction are key to your success, and long to be instructed by faculty members who have real-world experience, including
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Why a Scholarship Search is a Waste of Time

Why a Scholarship Search is a Waste of Time

For some students, getting into college is a challenge in and of itself. Add on top of that finding the money to pay for college and it can feel downright
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How to Stay Healthy in College: 5 Top Tips

How to Stay Healthy in College: 5 Top Tips

You won’t be surprised to hear that healthy college students will be more successful and productive. That’s why, today, I’m sharing these 5 top tips for how to stay healthy
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7 College Essentials Worth Investing In For Your Freshman Year

7 College Essentials Worth Investing In For Your Freshman Year

Your post-secondary experience can come with a lot of expenses, but what are the college essentials really worth investing in?  We’re going to cover seven of these worthy essentials to
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The Best Way to Save for College: Tips for Parents & Students

The Best Way to Save for College: Tips for Parents & Students

You can probably guess that I get a lot of questions from prospective college students and their parents. Along with how to get into college, “What’s the best way to
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Top 5 Checklist for college-bound 10th graders

Sophomore year is a great time to jumpstart the college admissions process. If you have taken any standardized test by this point or submitted your contact information online, then it’s
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