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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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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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