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Centering Our Minds Passionately Around Student Success


COMPASS is an intensive, yearlong program that helps first-year students prepare for the academic and social challenges of college and adjust to life on campus.

  • Academics – The COMPASS program guides you through the course-selection and degree-planning process and introduces you to the support services available at North Park.
  • Awareness – COMPASS strengthens cultural awareness on campus, promotes the exchange of ideas and experiences, and encourages students to appreciate the cultural tapestry of our world.
  • Assessment – COMPASS helps you assess your skills, interests, and values.

Benefits of the COMPASS Program

  • COMPASS Socials/Activities – Develop multicultural awareness by learning about, seeking a deeper understanding of, and interacting with individuals from diverse cultural backgrounds.
  • Workshops and seminars focused on college life needs – Utilize institutional resources that will help to you achieve your learning, community formation, and personal development goals
  • ACSR 1005: Foundations for Academic Success course (Fall semester)
  • ACSR 1030: Career Planning course (Spring semester)
  • Monthly mentor 1:1 check-ins to ensure success

COMPASS program participants will receive information from the Student Engagement and Office of Admissions staff prior to the start of the school year.


For more information and or assistance in registering for COMPASS, contact the Office of Student Engagement at (773) 244-5737 or email