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.
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I want to be a better student

Check out our resources on essays, exams, productivity, organization, and time management for college students.
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I want to enjoy college life

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

What You Actually Need to Bring to College

If there's anything I remember about getting ready for university, it was wondering what to bring to college. Movies and TV shows always make such a big deal about packing for college, so I felt like I really had to get it right. My big question was: what do I...

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Which Clothes to Pack for College

Before I started my university degree, I spent hours scouring the internet to find out what I needed to pack. One of the areas I especially wanted to 'get right' was my closet. College was a chance to start over, and I wanted to make a good impression by looking cute...

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Dorm Decorating on a Budget

It's very important to me that any space I live in feel like home. But as someone who has very little disposable income, I can't afford to spend a lot on decorating my dorm room. For that reason, I've become very good at decorating with very limited funds - in my...

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How to Prepare In the Summer Before College

One of the most common responses I got when I told people I was taking a gap year was this: "How will you adjust to school again?" Honestly, I had no idea. The summer before college whizzed by as I traveled, spent time with family, and fell in love. I didn't spend a...

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11 College Finance and Career Tips

Being smart about your finance and career choices gives you a better chance at a fulfilling career after graduation. Here are 11 helpful college finance tips to get your finances and career choices on track! 1. Try getting a part-time job or get involved a serious org...

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7 Tips for Making Friends in College

Community is vital to having a rich and fun few years in college. Cultivating a college community and making friends in college may seem overwhelming at first, but it's easier than it sounds if you engage with people with kindness and authenticity. Here are 7 tips for...

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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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