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MOST OF OUR SERVICES CAN BE OFFERED REMOTELY TO CLIENTS THAT ARE NOT IN THE ST. LOUIS METRO AREA.

PLEASE CONTACT US FOR MORE DETAILS. WE ARE HAPPY TO WORK WITH YOU WHEREVER YOU ARE.

 

Educational planning packages starting at $425.

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high school planning package $550

Price includes three one-hour sessions (initial consultation, review of recommended plan, follow-up). 

Advice on course planning and extracurricular activities including AP/IB classes, clubs, volunteer opportunities, summer planning, and community service.

Review of standardized tests including the PSAT/NMSQT, SAT (including subject tests), ACT, CLEP, and AP exams.  Review of deadlines and registration procedures.  

major/minor field of study and career assessment package  $625

Price includes three one-hour sessions (initial consultation, review of assessment results, discussion of options)

Initial review of the student's goals and interests.  Administration of career assessment tool.  

Comprehensive review of assessment results and student's goals and interests. Discussion of preferred major and career paths.

Refinement of academic program selection.  Review of the state of the job market and outlook for selected careers.

college selection package $550

Price includes an initial survey, one hour consultation, and list of college recommendations.

Distribution of college selection survey tool to be completed prior to in-person consultation.

Consultation with student and parent(s) to determine and discuss criteria for college selection (location, size, campus culture, cost, etc.).  

Comprehensive list of suggested colleges including college profiles and ranking based on student/parent selection criteria.

college visit planning and preparation

$300 per college— Assistance with planning the college visit including logistics, campus tour/orientation scheduling, arranging to meet with faculty/students, and providing general campus information.  One full day's itinerary includes the above and one additional extracurricular event (sporting event, club event, performance, etc.). 

gap year planning package $600

Many students want to take the time to evaluate and refine their goals and values before making a higher education commitment.  It is not uncommon for students to choose a "gap year" between graduation and matriculation.  This service includes a one-hour consultation, one-hour opportunity review, and one-hour follow-up to discuss packaging the experience for admissions committees and employers.

test prep

variable rates—We partner with Testive, a top provider of personalized ACT and SAT online tutoring. They combine technology with human coaches to make sure your student is confident and ready to tackle these high stakes tests. Their approach combines the rapid results of adaptive learning technology with the motivation and expertise that can only come from another human being. Be sure to use this link when exploring their services. You can contact our partner directly at scott@testive.com, mention Compass Academics, and receive a free two-week trial of their program.

$175 per test— Standardized test preparation plus includes a review of the test format and methodology, review of test taking strategies and hints, discussion of stress management techniques, recommendations for a plan of study, and a briefing on how colleges use test scores. 

TUTORING

variable rates— Professional tutoring service with subject matter experts.  Each of our tutors has a graduate degree in their discipline and a minimum of ten years of professional experience.  

application for admission package $950

The services below may be purchased individually.  Price is for each college application and the package includes the following services: 

Timeline:  Assistance with application timeline development and organization of application materials.

Letters of Recommendation:  Assistance with selecting recommenders and preparation of appropriate materials to ensure customized, personal, and comprehensive letters of support.

Admission Essay:  Support with generating an outline and brainstorming content, two revision processes, and proofreading/editing the final draft.  If an essay needs to address a specific prompt, or is school/program specific, then each essay modification is an additional charge.

Admission Interview:  Assistance with preparing answers to common interview questions and a mock interview experience.  

scholarships, fellowships, and grants package $425

Price includes a one hour consultation, list of funding opportunities, and assistance with one application.  

Initial consultation to review funding options including need-based and merit-based opportunities.

Comprehensive list of scholarships, fellowships, and/or grants based on student eligibility including descriptions and deadlines for each option.

Application assistance including review of necessary materials, advice on recommender selection, suggestions for essay/personal statement development.  Assistance available for multiple applications at an additional charge.

international student services

We offer services in transcript evaluation, essay assistance, and recommendations for ESL resources.  Please contact us for further details.