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Working with teens can be difficult; working with your own teen can be even more difficult. The college admissions process is a critical transitional period for both student and family, and hiring an educational consultant is not a decision to take lightly.

Your teen is preparing to take a big step, perhaps the biggest one so far. Yet would it be reasonable to ask a wrestler to compete in a tournament without any wrestling experience? An aspiring actress to perform in a play without a single rehearsal? What about asking a student to sit for a chemistry exam without having sat in on the class?

Of course not, right? But when it comes to college applications and essays, this is exactly what is being asked of our high-school students every single day. Does your student have the necessary experience to write a page suitable for his or her memoir, a potentially life-altering page that also walks the fine line between humility and pride? Is your student capable of articulating who they are in a tone that is neither over-confident or ill-advised?

During the college application process, the very time students need to allow their best selves to shine through, their inner critics may be whispering, you’re not going to get in!

At CompassU, we strive to understand your individual student. And we also understand how stressful the process can be for all parties involved, including the dog. So let’s work together to build an authentic application.

Scroll down to learn about our packages.

Jessie was absolutely wonderful for Emily...She also kept me sane.

— Hollie, parent

Packages

The Comprehensive

You'd like support for both you and your student every step of the way.

  • Initial Consultation w/Jessie (1.5 hrs, in-home, distance permitting)
  • Curriculum Evaluation & Individualized Recommendations
  • Extracurricular Assessment & Individualized Recommendations
  • Student Assessments (Personality & Learning Style)
  • College Planner Pro Account
  • Text & Email Support for Your Questions, When You Need Answers!
  • All Application Platforms (Common App, Coalition, Institutional)
  • Development and Creation of a Winning Main Essay
  • Testing Recommendations (Timelines, Types, Subject & AP)
  • Tailored College List for Your Student
  • Networking Skills w/Admissions
    Visit & Interview Prep
  • Evaluation of Acceptances & Offers
  • Admissions Outreach
  • Up to 14 Supplemental Essays (w/Outside Editorial Reviews)

The Jr/Sr

Your student needs a list and a winning application and essay, as well as guidance on interfacing with admissions. (You may also have a few questions.)

  • Initial Consultation w/Jessie (1.5 hrs, in-home, distance permitting)
  • Curriculum Evaluation & Individualized Recommendations
  • Extracurricular Assessment & Individualized Recommendations
  • Student Assessments (Personality & Learning Style)
  • College Planner Pro Account
  • Text & Email Support for Your Questions, When You Need Answers!
  • Choose 2 Application Platforms (Common App, Coalition, Institutional)
  • Development and Creation of a Winning Main Essay
  • Testing Recommendations (Timelines, Types, Subject & AP)
  • Tailored College List for Your Student
  • Networking Skills w/Admissions
    Visit & Interview Prep
  • Evaluation of Acceptances & Offers
  • Admissions Outreach
  • Up to 14 Supplemental Essays (w/Outside Editorial Reviews)

The Jr/Sr Parent Concierge

Keep Calm & Apply On. The support and information you need. For juniors and seniors. Renewable annually. 

  • Initial Consultation w/Jessie (1.5 hrs, in-home, distance permitting)
  • Curriculum Evaluation & Individualized Recommendations
  • Extracurricular Assessment & Individualized Recommendations
  • College Planner Pro Account
  • Text & Email Support for Your Questions, When You Need Answers!
  • Testing Recommendations (Timelines, Types, Subject & AP)
  • Three Check-in Sessions w/Jessie
  • Tailored College List for Your Student
  • Resume
  • Tailored College List for Your Student
  • Networking Skills w/Admissions
    Visit & Interview Prep
  • Evaluation of Acceptances & Offers
  • Admissions Outreach
  • Up to 14 Supplemental Essays (w/Outside Editorial Reviews)

Unsure of which package plan is right for your family?  Book a complimentary 30-minute Q&A with Jessie

The Fr/So Parent Concierge

Keep Calm & Apply On. The support and information you need. Renewable annually. 

  • Initial Consultation w/Jessie (1.5 hrs, in-home, distance permitting)
  • Additional Check-in Session w/Jessie
  • Curriculum Evaluation & Individualized Recommendations
  • Extracurricular Assessment & Individualized Recommendations
  • Student Assessments (Personality & Learning Style)
  • College Planner Pro Account
  • Text & Email Support for Your Questions, When You Need Answers!
  • Testing Recommendations (Timelines, Types, Subject & AP)
  • Resume
  • All Application Platforms (Common App, Coalition, Institutional)
  • Development and Creation of a Winning Main Essay
  • Testing Recommendations (Timelines, Types, Subject & AP)
  • Resume
  • Tailored College List for Your Student
  • Networking Skills w/Admissions
    Visit & Interview Prep
  • Evaluation of Acceptances & Offers
  • Personal Advocacy & Admissions Outreach
  • Supplemental Essays (w/Outside Editorial Reviews)
  • Scholarship Essays (w/Outside Editorial Reviews)

Custom

Have a specific need that isn't covered by one of our packages? Not to worry. Let's chat about how we can help you and your teen.

Sample Custom Options

  • Resume
  • LinkedIn Pages for Aspiring Grad Students
  • Essay Review
  • Common Application Polish Review
  • Coalition Application Polish Review

The Consult

Your student is unique. So are your needs. The initial consult gives you an opportunity to articulate both and see if we are a good match for your family.

  • Initial Consultation w/Jessie (1.5 hrs, in-home, distance permitting)

SOme Questions Answered

Senior year is not just about finding the perfect place to spend the next year. It’s about developing as a person and finding out who you are, what you like and dislike, and what you stand for so that you can launch into freshman year as a mindful person regardless of where you are.

Jessie helped me find my ideal college, and she helped me look for the answer to the questions, “Who am I and where is my place in this world?"

— Brianna, student

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Hi,

Every student is unique and has a story to tell — but getting that story out can be a tall order amidst the college admissions fear frenzy. But if we are to build an authentic application —and a life—based on purpose, there’s no better place to start.

I’m looking forward to hearing yours.

#onpurpose,
Jessie