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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Whether you’re in high school or you’re packing for college, read our guides to applying to and preparing for college.
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Check out our resources on essays, exams, productivity, organization, and time management for college students.
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Take a look at our posts on dorm life, roommates, relationships, and more during your college experience.

My Favorite College School Supplies

I read a post recently that said "Back-to-school sales are like Christmas for college bloggers." As someone who loves both school and Christmas, I can tell you that that's true. There are few things I delight in as much as well-chosen school supplies. (A sentence I...

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45 Tips for Staying Organized in College

I love being in college. And, though my room may not always show it, I also love being organized and productive. One of my most popular posts on this blog is my Ultimate Guide to College Organization, and since it's been read and shared so many times, I thought I'd...

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10 Ways to Find Balance During Finals

Finals - every college student's least favorite time of year. You stop sleeping, you stop showering, and your social life completely flies out the window, right? Wrong! Actually, taking care of yourself and reducing stress during finals is one of the best ways to make...

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How to Make a Finals Study Plan

Finals season is fast approaching, and while I'm lucky not to have exams this year, I've had to go through it a couple of times - so I have several tips to share with you! In particular, one of the things that I've struggled with the most over the years is time...

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The 5 Best Apps for College Students

I love to be on my phone. It can do everything from messaging my friends  (Facebook chat) to playing my favorite music (Spotify) to helping me pick up jogging (C25K). While seeing me on it may drive my mom crazy from time to time, there are just so many great apps to...

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How to Boost Your GPA

I want to help you boost your GPA in college. But before we get to that, I want to tell you a story. I'm not naturally intelligent. In middle school, I was a C-student. For my 8th grade math final, I got a D-. I didn't want to work hard unless the assignment was fun,...

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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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