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Acceptances 2018

Congratulations to all of our applicants! Your hard work has paid off, and your successes are commendable - and all your own!

The YES! List for CompassU 2018

(so far...)

American University
Cal Tech
Carnegie Mellon University
Dickinson College
Elon University
Fordham University
Franklin & Pierce College
Johns Hopkins University
Lehigh University
Muhlenberg College
NC State University
Northeastern University
Northeastern University Honors Program
Nova Southeastern University
Penn State

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Branding, Higher Ed, and the Right Fit


Years ago, during a shopping excursion at the Tannersville Outlet Center in eastern Pennsylvania, I wandered into the Cole Haan store. I browsed the offerings a few times but found I kept returning to a pair of strappy dress sandals. Summer is nearly here, I told myself. And just look at the lovely box complete with scripted Cole Haan on the outside!

I gave in and tried them on. The straps were toward the front of the shoe, and while the heel was just the right height, those straps felt a litt…

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Acceptance Season 2015

colleges, logos College Logo Collage: A few of the schools where Compass-U students have received acceptances.

Acceptance Season 2015

What is just as gratifying as seeing students get into a top-choice school?

•Empowering them to articulate their strengths

•Encouraging them to write a compelling story about something they care deeply about

•Engaging them in a process in a way that gives them hope, intrigues them, and sparks their curiosity.

How do we know this? Because with more than 90{475f6e8ad7be3161114314a988b7e…

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