About Us

Attending college is the single greatest investment a family can make.


However, more often than not, students and families wait until it's too late to start their planning and preparation.



How We Can Help

There is a college for every type of student, and Compass College Consulting is here to help you find that school.  Reputation and rankings are a great way to assess schools, but they are not the only factor to consider when looking at colleges.  Our mission is to help students find schools where they will thrive and succeed.  However, this process takes time and it important to start as early as possible.  We believe the college planning process should be an exciting and stress-free experience for all parties. 

Our Experience Makes the Difference

For more than 12 years, Terry had the pleasure of working at colleges and universities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions.  In 2012, she founded Compass College Consulting, LLC, where she works with students both locally and remotely.  In addition to her Masters of Science degree in Human Development and Family Studies from the University of Rhode Island, she completed her certificate as an Independent Educational Consultant from the University of California, Irvine in November of 2014. Her passion is student advocacy and success and she prides herself on the ability to relate to students and help them succeed in the college search and selection process.

Terry Hurley-Maciulewicz, MS
Independent Educational Consultant

Terry believes her success comes from her ability to serve as a counselor to both parties, listening from a neutral perspective and providing advice from her years of experience and knowledge. She works hard to stay current on admission trends by regularly visiting colleges and meeting with admissions representatives, attending conferences, networking, and researching extensively within her field of expertise. She is a member of:

  • IECA, Professional Member (Independent Educational Consultants Association)
  • NACAC (National Association for College Admission Counseling)
  • IACAC (Illinois Association for College Admission Counseling)
  • WACAC (Western Association for College Admission Counseling)
  • HECA (Higher Education Consultants Association)