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Many of our families first hear about us from other families. To thank our clients for making these connections, we offer a $100 credit to newly referred one-on-one clients and a $100 check to the referring family. When new clients opt for a class option, we offer a $25 payment to the new client and a $25 check to the referring family.

Terms and Conditions

Compass reserves the right to modify, change, update or terminate this program at any time. Compass shall have the sole and exclusive right to resolve all disputes between two or more referrers or referees, and all determinations by Compass shall be final and binding. Referral payments are void where prohibited by law.

The program is designed to recognize friends referring to friends. High school educators, college counselors, and educational consultants are not eligible to participate as referrers in the Refer-A-Friend program. 

Compass has separate referral programs for one-on-one tutoring and group classes. Clients enrolled in classes are able to refer new clients to one-on-one tutoring and receive the one-on-one tutoring referral benefits. Likewise, one-on-one tutoring clients may refer new families to our classes and receive the class referral benefits.

ONE-ON-ONE TUTORING REFERRALS

Eligibility

The one-on-one referral program discount and payment apply to families who have not previously done private tutoring or classes with Compass [“new client”]. In order for a program to be eligible, payment must be received for at least Compass’s two-lesson (3-hour) minimum of one-on-one ACT, SAT, or PSAT tutoring. The program must be at Compass’s normal tutoring rate or at a promotional rate then in effect. Rewards are earned when the new client’s program begins and payment has been received. This referral program is not applicable to Compass Classes or other group workshops (see the Class Referrals section for information about our class referral program) .

Discounts and Payments

New one-on-one clients receive a $100 discount on eligible programs. The referring friend will receive a $100 payment, up to a maximum of $500 per year.

FAQ

Compass has tried to explain the program’s terms and restrictions in plain English through a set of questions and answers below.

USING A CODE

Do I have to get started right away to receive the discount?

Absolutely not. Compass believes in giving families the most appropriate guidance on testing timelines. Some students should wait before beginning preparation. As long as you give us the referral code during the eligibility period and meet the other eligibility criteria, you will receive the discount when you begin tutoring.

I have not yet started my SAT program. Can I still provide a referral code and receive a discount?

Yes. As long as you provide the code within the availability period and meet the other eligibility criteria, then you may receive the discount, and the friend who referred you will receive a reward.

Can a student use the referral code multiple times?

The referral code discount is available only on a new client’s first ACT, SAT, or PSAT program.

My older student worked with Compass. Can I receive a discount for my younger student?

The referral discount applies only to families who have not previously done tutoring with Compass. I have two students who will be beginning with Compass this year.

Can I receive a discount for both students?

A family can only receive one discount.

My friend told me to call, but I have misplaced their referral code. Can I still get the discount?

For privacy reasons, we can’t directly provide you with your friend’s referral code. We will be happy to honor it once you are able to provide it. Eligibility conditions apply.

I gave Compass a referral code when I first talked to you, but now I’d like to use someone else’s. Can I do that?

As long as the promotional program is still in effect and you have not already received the discount, you can provide us with an updated code to replace the one we have on file.

GIVING A CODE

I’d like to refer a friend, but I don’t know my referral code.

Please call your Compass office or contact us at refer@compassprep.com. We can only provide your code via email if we already have your email address on file.

I took a class but would like to refer a friend for one-on-one tutoring. Can I get a code?

Yes! Please contact refer@compassprep.com and we will send you a code.

I’d like to refer a friend, but I don’t think they are ready to start tutoring yet. Can they still get the discount in the future?

At Compass, we advise students on appropriate timelines and don’t want a referral reward to alter plans. That’s why—as long as a family calls us with a referral code—they are eligible to use the code at any point over the next two years.

Can I publicize my code through social media?

Reaching friends with your referral code through social media is allowed, however, your annual payment is limited to $500. Compass reserves the right to expire a referral code if, at its sole discretion, it determines that it is being used inappropriately.

Can I transfer my referral code to someone else?

We will confirm your personal information when you first become eligible for a referral payment. Referral codes are tied to an individual and are not transferable.

Can I find out which of my friends ended up using my code?

For privacy reasons, Compass cannot share this information.

PROGRAM LIMITATIONS

Does this apply to international families?

Compass provides tutoring throughout much of the world. As long as a new family pays for an ACT, SAT, or PSAT program, they are eligible for the $100 discount. The referring family is eligible for a $100 USD payment except where prohibited by law.

What if my friend has contacted you in the past or has already taken a practice test?

If the family has not previously done tutoring with Compass and otherwise meets the eligibility conditions during the offer period, then the referral reward and client discount would apply.

How many students can I refer?

Any number of referred friends can receive the $100 discount, but the maximum payout to a referrer from Compass is $500 per year from all referral programs.

Can I use the referral program for discounts on a Compass class registration?

No, this program is only applicable to Compass one-on-one tutoring. You can, however, give your referring friend’s name during the class registration process and participate in the $25 class referral program (see the Class Referrals section for more information).

RECEIVING A PAYMENT

When and how do I receive my referral rewards?

Compass will process payments quarterly. If a referrer has an outstanding balance with Compass, any rewards will be used against that balance. Any remaining monies will be paid by check. If Compass must use another means of payment, it may deduct any associated fees, including currency conversions. The reward will be paid in U.S. dollars.

How will you know where to send a check?

We will use the mailing address we have on file for your most recent student.

I’ve referred students previously. Will I receive payment for them?

First, thank you! Unfortunately, the referral program is a new, limited-time offer and does not apply to families already working with Compass.

Do I have to pay taxes on any referral payments I receive?

Any taxes and fees are entirely the responsibility of the referring family. Please consult with your tax advisor if you have any questions.

PROGRAM CHANGES OR DISCONTINUATION

Compass reserves the right to change the terms and conditions of its referral program, or to discontinue the program, at any time and at its sole discretion. Any credits will be paid out under the rules applicable at the time that they were earned.

CLASS REFERRALS

Eligibility

The class referral program discount and payment apply to families who have not previously done private tutoring or classes with Compass [“new client”]. In order for a program to be eligible, payment must be received for an ACT, SAT, PSAT, or SAT/ACT Essentials class (AP Programs do not apply). The class must be at Compass’s normal rate or at a promotional rate then in effect. Rewards are earned when the new client’s class begins. This referral program is not applicable to one-on-one tutoring (see the One-on-One Tutoring Referral section for information about our tutoring referral program). To be eligible to receive a referral benefit as the referrer, you must currently be or have been in the past a client of Compass.

FAQ

Compass has tried to explain the program’s terms and restrictions in plain English through a set of questions and answers below.

ENTERING A REFERRAL

My friend referred me to Compass. How do we participate in the class referral program?

There are three steps to the registration process: registration, payment, and confirmation. On the final confirmation page, you’ll find a form that asks “How did you hear about this program?” Select Friend or Classmate and enter your friend’s name in the box. That’s it!

How do I receive my $25 discount if I’ve already paid?

Once the class begins, we will issue a $25 refund on the credit card used for payment.

I closed the confirmation window before I could enter my friend. Can I still provide a name and receive a discount?

Yes, as long as you contact us within 48 hours. Please email the name to classes@compassprep.com

If I take more than one class, can I use the referral more than once?

The referral code discount is available only on a new client’s first class.

My older student worked with Compass. Can I receive a discount for my younger student?

The referral discount applies only to families who have not previously done tutoring or classes with Compass.

I have two students who will be beginning with Compass this year. Can I receive a discount for both students?

A family can only receive one discount.

REFERRING A FRIEND

How do I refer a friend to Compass classes?

To refer a friend, simply ask them to fill out the final questionnaire on the confirmation page of the registration checkout forms:The new client should check Friend or Classmate and write your name in the field.

Should the person I refer use my name or my student’s?

Either is fine; the check will be made out to the name entered into that field.

I took a class but would like to refer a friend for one-on-one tutoring. Can I get a one-on-one tutoring code?

Yes! Please contact refer@compassprep.com and we will send you a code.

Can I refer people through social media?

Reaching friends with your referral through social media is allowed, however, your annual payment is limited to $500 across all referral programs. Compass reserves the right to discontinue an individual’s referrals, at its sole discretion, it determines that it is being used inappropriately.

Can I find out which of my friends gave my name?

For privacy reasons, Compass cannot share this information. 

PROGRAM LIMITATIONS

Does this apply to international families?

Compass provides tutoring and classes throughout much of the world. As long as a new family pays for an eligible class, they are eligible for the $25 discount. The referring family is eligible for a $25 payment except where prohibited by law.

What if my friend has contacted you in the past or has already taken a practice test?

If the family has not previously done tutoring or taken a class with Compass and otherwise meets the eligibility conditions, then the referral reward and client discount would apply.

How many students can I refer?

Any number of referred friends can receive the $25 discount for a class, but the maximum payout to a referrer is $500 per year.

Can I use the class referral program for discounts on Compass one-on-one tutoring?

One-on-one tutoring has a separate referral program. Please see above for more information. If you would like to refer a new client for one-on-one tutoring and need a code, contact refer@compassprep.com. 

RECEIVING A PAYMENT

When and how do I receive my referral rewards?

Once the class begins that includes your referral, we will process payments. If a referrer has an outstanding balance with Compass, any rewards will be used against that balance. Any remaining monies will be paid by check. If Compass must use another means of payment, it may deduct any associated fees, including currency conversions. The reward will be paid in U.S. dollars.

How will you know where to send a check?

We use the mailing address we have on file for your most recent student. In the rare cases when we do not have a mailing address, we will contact you to receive one.

I’ve referred students previously. Will I receive payment for them?

First, thank you! Unfortunately, the referral program is a new, limited-time offer and does not apply to families already working with Compass.

Do I have to pay taxes on any referral payments I receive?

Any taxes and fees are entirely the responsibility of the referring family. Please consult with your tax advisor if you have any questions.

PROGRAM CHANGES OR DISCONTINUATION

Compass reserves the right to change the terms and conditions of its referral program, or to discontinue the program, at any time and at its sole discretion. Any credits will be paid out under the rules applicable at the time that they were earned.