Navigate Your College Years

If you want to succeed in class but feel a little lost in the classroom, we’re your people.

If you have big goals but are still learning how to accomplish them, we’re your people.

And if you’re a go-getting dream-chaser who needs a little inspiration, we are so your people.

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Prepare for college

I want to prepare for college

Whether you’re in high school or you’re packing for college, read our guides to applying to and preparing for college.
Better Student

I want to be a better student

Check out our resources on essays, exams, productivity, organization, and time management for college students.
Enjoy College

I want to enjoy college life

Take a look at our posts on dorm life, roommates, relationships, and more during your college experience.

The Ultimate Guide to College Motivation

Motivation is the foundation for success. College motivation is especially important, because with the pressure of academics and the non-stop nature of the semester, we quickly run out of steam. I've written about college motivation before in my college eBook, but...

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14 College Productivity Hacks

Productivity is something I struggle with. I head to the library with a full backpack and the best of intentions, and then I get distracted by a friend, my phone, or the internet. A five-minute study break turns into a twenty-minute Pinterest session. Before I know...

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The Ultimate Guide to Final Exams

Happy finals week! Or, well, not so happy. If it's the last few weeks of your semester, then you know what I'm talking about - this is the season where college students collectively lose their minds. But not you. You're going to rock this finals week and live to tell...

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How to Plan a College Assignment + Printable

I'm of two minds when it comes to school assignments. On the one hand, I often find them imposing and scary, especially when their due dates loom ahead and I don't yet have any ideas. On the other, once I get going, I love the freedom and intellectual exploration that...

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Free College Printables to Start Your Semester

It's no secret that I love planners. I also really love printables, which are basically customizable single-sheet planners specifically for tacking health, activities, assignments, or grades. (Plus you get to print them out over and over again every time you need one...

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About College Compass

Hi! I’m Sara, the founder of College Compass. I’ve been where you are: struggling though classes and assignments, trying to improve. Through trial and error, I figured out what worked for me, and went on to graduate cum laude from Wellesley College and Oxford University. And because I like to help people (and also just because someone else should benefit from all these study tips I learned), I’m sharing what I learned with you.

That’s what College Compass is for: a resource for current and prospective college students who want to better their grades and find out what works best for them. Whether you need help preparing for college, you want to be a better student, or you just want to make the most of your college years, I’ve got something for you here. And if I don’t yet, shoot me an email through the form below and ask! This site is always growing and I’m eager to add resources for anything you might need help with.

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