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Welcome NBBA Families!

We understand that fulfilling your goal of becoming a thriving collegiate student-athlete at a top institution requires outstanding scholastic achievement along the way. The higher you reach academically, the better your college playing options will be.

Founded in Marin County in 2004, Compass is now nationally recognized by education leaders as the top choice for comprehensive and customized 1-on-1 and small-group instruction for college-bound students. We strive to deliver a premium experience to every student to ensure they have everything needed to achieve academic success throughout high school and in college. In addition to being the industry’s leading provider of SAT/ACT Prep, Compass offers ongoing individualized academic support. Last year, Compass tutors collectively taught 68 different subjects, including 29 AP subjects.

To serve our discerning clientele, we are led by a veteran group of expert directors and managers who support and continually grow our whip-smart team of subject-specialist tutors. Those tutors benefit from world-class curricula, sophisticated technology, and our tireless commitment to research and professional development.

Exclusive Event for NBBA Families


Saturday, March 23rd at 10a.m. Pacific on Zoom



This presentation is hosted by NBBA for its players and their parents, and attendance is highly recommended. Please join us for an insightful and comprehensive look into today’s nuanced college admission testing landscape.

We’ll cover the following and more:

  • How to respond to the flexibility afforded by test-optional policies
  • Best way to approach the SAT vs ACT decision
  • Understanding the new digital, adaptive PSAT and SAT
  • Debunking the most pervasive myths about testing
  • Finding the optimal timeline for your testing and test prep
  • Scope of test prep and expectations for improvement


Adam Ingersoll, Compass Co-founder
Former Division 1 Basketball Player, USC

Adam has worked in this field for three decades and is recognized as a leading voice on standardized testing and higher ed admissions trends. He is a frequently booked speaker at schools and conferences around the country, and he has provided staff training on test use and interpretation for university admission offices, including those at Caltech, University of Rochester, USC, and TCU.

Special Offers for NBBA Families

Book Your 1-on-1 Consultation Today (For Diagnostic Testing & Private Tutoring)

Schedule time with a director to discuss your needs. Arrange diagnostic testing for in-depth analysis and a comparison to ACT. Receive a custom recommendation for a 1-on-1 tutoring program, be paired with superstar tutors, and get started. Click below to schedule a time to talk or call us at (800) 685-6986.


Mention code NBBAPT for two free diagnostic tests (1 SAT, 1 ACT), a $100 value.

Classes Ideal for 11th Grade Students

Master the topics and strategies that will help improve your score elegantly and efficiently—without risking your grades, extracurricular activities, or sanity. Compass classes combine our seasoned instructors, curriculum perfected over 30 years,  and technology that keeps students empowered, informed, and on-track. Available for all spring ACT and digital SAT dates.


Register for one of our upcoming SAT or ACT group classes with code NBBA10 for 10% off!

Classes Ideal for 10th Grade Students

Unsure whether to prepare for the ACT or digital SAT? Join our Test Prep Essentials course! These 12 hours of small group instruction and two practice tests will build a test prep foundation and help you make the decision that’s right for you.


Use code NBBA10 for 10% off your Test Prep Essentials program!

A Roadmap to Success on the 2024 AP Exams

Our AP Subject Experts have advanced degrees in the subjects that they teach, and they particularly enjoy the focus and depth involved in helping students succeed in AP courses and AP Exams. Compass AP instructors are among the most experienced in the industry, averaging over 1,000 tutoring hours and leading hundreds of students to 4s and 5s each year! Engaging, positive role models, they make learning strategies and reviewing content fun and demonstrate how to strategically accumulate points.


Receive $50 off either the AP Practice Test Package or the Group Review AP Prep Package when you use code NBBA10!

The Compass Resource Center

Download the latest version of…

The Compass Guide to College Admission Testing

…in our comprehensive Resource Center. Get answers to the most important questions, including:

  • How competitive are your test scores?
  • What is the most effective calendar for testing?
  • How do the SAT and ACT compare?
  • What are the implications of ‘test optional’ policies?
  • How do you interpret PSAT scores?
  • What do I need to know about the new digital adaptive SAT?