The journey to college has three phases – planning, application, and admissions. The college planning process begins prior to high school. The application phase generally occurs during the sophomore to senior years of high school and the admission process begins at the point of contact with a potential program/college. Recent educational research has shown that the application/admissions process is critical in determining whether students thrive and graduate from college. Thus, students and families must start early and give careful thought to finding and selecting best‐match programs/colleges.
Compass is available for hourly consultation services to provide educational advising and research to parents. Our advice is anchored in current educational research and years of experience as active listeners to parents. Clients may also purchase a pre‐paid, five‐hour block of time to be used for any educational service you may need. The choice is yours! Possibilities for service blocks include:
- Educational needs assessment, particularly through life transitions
- Relocation assistance
- Teacher/student/parent communication strategies
- School or district negotiation strategies
- Standardized assessment interpretation
- Counseling for special academic issues