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About College Compass

College Compass by Everest Education offers strategic solutions to help aspiring high school students (Grade 8-12) and gap year students get into the best universities and colleges in the world. Our program is led by experienced admissions counselors/coaches who graduated from top US universities (Harvard, Stanford, MIT, UPenn…) and thoroughly understand the US education system. We offer a personalized pathway and strategies for you, including school selection, standardized testing, extracurricular activity guidance, essays writing, scholarships applications, etc. No matter which phase you are in, we offer the package that is tailored to your age, preferences and study goals to help you achieve your dreams.

Admission to top colleges

Our students have been accepted to the most competitive colleges and universities in the world with considerable financial aid. They are not only good ranking schools but also the best fit to students.

Experienced coaching team

College Compass is led by experienced coaches who master the US education system and graduated from top schools (Harvard, Stanford, MIT, UPenn).

A to Z pathway to college

Whether you are in your early years of high school, a rising senior working on your college application or a gap year student, we offer a comprehensive and tailored plan to help you succeed. The sooner you start, the higher your chances are.

Jimmy Tran
Princeton University

• Also accepted to: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, CU Boulder

• Northfield Mount Hermon School (US)

Nguyen Van Chien
Princeton University

• Also accepted to: Drexel University

• Total financial aid: $478,760

• Vinh Phuc High School for the Gifted (Vinh Phuc)

Le My Hien
Harvard University

• Also accepted to: Amherst College, Duke University, Jacobs University Bremen

• Total financial aid: $1,303,312

• Tran Hung Dao High School for the Gifted (Binh Thuan)

Nguyen Mai Kieu Anh
Williams College

• Also accepted to: Cornell University, Bard College, Drexel University, Minerva Schools at KGI, NYU Abu Dhabi

•  Total financial aid: $1,000,000

•  VNU – HCM High School for the Gifted


Do you desire to attend a top university? However, the study abroad journey will not be without surprises and difficulties. And you don’t know where to begin or where your skills fit on the map of competitive candidates?

Let’s get started with our E2 Blog. It features stories, strategies for preparing for standardized tests, process of college applications, and all about studying abroad.

Chuyện du học is a College Compass podcast series where we share all of our experiences with you regarding the process of preparing a study abroad application, selecting a school, writing an essay, applying for a scholarship…

Each character in the Chuyện du học Podcast is a brilliant individual with their own particular narrative about reaching out to the world. We spoke with Nguyen Van Chien (Princeton University, #1 NU), Le My Hien (Harvard University, #2 NU), Nguyen Mai Kieu Anh (Williams College, #1 LAC), and Nguyen Hai Nam (Middlebury University, #9 LAC) about their study abroad experiences. This is a podcast series that you should not miss!

What we cover

College Compass programs

College Compass Junior

Grade 8 | Grade 9 | Grade 10 | Grade 11

College Compass Junior program offers personalized coaching from earlier years of high school to help students plan out a detailed pathway for successful college application in Grade 12. Students will:

✔ Understand their strengths and major/career orientation via our personality tests and self-reflection exercises 

✔ Formulate an extracurricular plan that showcases students’ strengths and interests in application profile

✔ Develop a strategy for high academic performance and suitable standardized tests (SAT/ACT, IELTS/TOEFL…)

College Compass Admission program guides rising Grade 12 & gap year students step-by-step through the rigorous application process, and helps you get into your dream schools. Students will:

✔ Generate a suitable list of schools that fits your personality, preferences and academic goals

✔ Write impressive application essays that best present your identity to the admission committee

✔ Manage the whole application process effectively, mitigate risks and resolve arising issues

College Compass Admission

Rising Grade 12 | Gap year

Meet our coaching team

College Compass is led by experienced admissions counselors who graduated from top US universities (Harvard, Stanford, MIT, UPenn..) and thoroughly understand the US education system. No matter your location (overseas or in Vietnam) or your education system (homeschool, international school, public school, overseas high school), we help you formulate winning strategies to boost your chances of admission at your dream college.

Senior Lead Counselors

The program is led by Co-founders and Senior Lead Counselors of Everest Education, who graduated from Stanford University, Harvard Business School, MIT Sloan School of Management, and have served as alumni interviewers for Stanford University.

Tony Ngo

Chairman & Co-founder, Everest Education

• Harvard Business School

   ◦ M.B.A.

• Stanford University

   ◦ M.S. Industrial Engineering
   ◦ B.A Economics

Don Le

CEO & Co-founder, Everest Education

Stanford University

   ◦ B.S. Computer Science
   ◦ B.A. Economics

Matthew McGarvey

Senior Lead Counselor

• MIT Sloan School of Management

   ◦ M.B.A.

• Boston College

   ◦ B.A. Philosophy

• iPEC

   ◦ Coaching Certificate

Stefan Zimmerman

Senior Lead Counselor

• Worms University

◦ M.B.A.

Anh-Thu Ngo

Senior Lead Counselor

Harvard University

   ◦ Ph.D. Social Anthropology

Princeton University
   ◦ A.B. Anthropology

University of Melbourne
   ◦ Study Abroad, Anthropology & History

Chau Bui

Senior Lead Counselor

University of Pennsylvania

   ◦ M.S.Ed, Education Entrepreneurship

Goshen College
   ◦ B.A. in Broadcast Journalism

James Leo

Senior Lead Counselor

Stanford University

   ◦ M.S. Learning Design and Technology

University of Southern California
   ◦ Philosophy, Business Admin, Engineering Technology Commercialization

College Admissions Counselors

Thao Pham

Colgate University: B.A. in Asian Studies, Political Science (minor)

Henry V. Bao

Quantic School of Business and Technology: M.B.A.
Amherst College: Bachelor of Arts
Oxford University: 2012 Dean’s Scholar

Nowal Nasir

University of Oxford: Master of Science in Education
Harvard University: Bachelor of Liberal Arts (English)

Andy Seymour

University of Colorado at Boulder: Master’s in Education
University of Colorado at Boulder: B.A. History, B.A. American Studies

Duy Anh Hoang

University of Minnesota: B.S. in Management Information Systems

Kelso Dowling

Strayer University: M.B.A. Global Management
Indiana University of Pennsylvania: B.A. in Theatre & International Studies (double major)

Jenny Doan

RMIT: Bachelor of Business; TESOL certificate

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"Thank you College Compass for this life-changing opportunity."

Le My Hien - Harvard University

"The beauty of problem-solving comes from trial-and-error. The experience that I have gained has given me valuable lessons."

Lincoln - University of Southern California