COMPASS for Staff

  • Enables professional advisors to send flags and to-dos if there are concerns about academic performance and referrals to additional support services.

  • Enables online appointment scheduling for students with advisors and support service offices who may schedule through COMPASS.

  • Provides students with a view of their “Success Network” in one place that includes information about current instructors and advisors.

COMPASS provides a convenient way to track your assigned advisees in order to promote a more integrated and efficient campus-wide advising system.  COMPASS will automatically display all of your assigned advisees, and you will have the option recording & reviewing notes for advising sessions.  

Access online training materials here or from the "help" button next to your name in COMPASS.  For a 2-minute video on using the Help feature, click here.

Log-in to COMPASS at

Setting Up Your Profile

You can enter information under your Profile that will allow students to search for and contact you through COMPASS.

1. Log in to COMPASS at using your Agnes Scott user name and password and enter your office hours.

2. To access your profile, click on your name at the top right corner of your home page.

3. Edit your alternate contact information if applicable.

4. Upload your Photo to help students put a face to your name.

5. Complete the General Overview and My Biography sections so students can learn more about you.

6. Click the Submit button.


Setting up Office Hours

The first time you log-in to COMPASS you will be asked to enter Office Hours, which will allow students to schedule an appointment with you online and will automatically send both you and your student an appointment reminder via email. If you didn’t enter your office hours the first time you logged in or if you need to change them, follow these instructions:

1. In the upper left corner of your home page, click on Appointments and then the + Office Hours icon.

2. Complete the Add Office Hours form that pops up.

3. Click the Submit button. You can view your COMPASS calendar in three different formats: Agenda, Day, or Week.


Customize Your Appointment Preferences

You can specify the location and duration of your available appointment times and set a scheduling deadline for making appointments.  

1. Click on your name at the top right corner of your home page and then the Appointment Preferences tab.

2. Select your Minimum Appointment Length.

3. Select your Scheduling Deadline – e.g., if appointments must be made by 5 p.m. the day before.

4. Add a location to My Locations so students know where they can meet with you.   You can list more than one location and when you make appointments in COMPASS, you can select the option you want.

5. Click the Submit button.

Note: The Calendar Manager feature is not currently enabled for all professional advisors.  Email if you have questions about this feature.

Setting Up Email & Appointment Notifications

1. Click on your name at the top right corner of your home page and then the Email Notifications tab.

2. Under Appointments Notifications, Summary Emails and Tracking Item Notifications, set your preferences for if/when you want to be notified of appointments and flags.

3. To receive iCal attachments, check the boxes to receive an individual email every time there is a new or cancelled appointment.

4. Instructions on how to connect your COMPASS calendar to your Google calendar are available at the bottom of the blue Appointments Notification box.

5. Click the Submit button.


View Your Student List

1. Click Students at the top left corner of your COMPASS home page and then click on the My Students tab.

2. You will only be able to see students that you have connection with as either their advisor or instructor. You can search for students by…

    • Typing the student’s name or ID number into the Search field.

    • Choosing your Connection (i.e., Instructor, Primary Advisor or Major Advisor) to them.

    • Selecting a specific term.

3. Click on the Tracking tab next to the My Students tab in order to raise, view, comment or resolve a tracking item (flag, referral, or to-do) issued to one of your students.


View a Student Folder

In your Advisor role, you will have full access a student’s folder in COMPASS. Anywhere you see a student’s name as a hyperlink, it will link you to her student folder.

1. Click Students at the top left corner of your COMPASS home page and then click on the My Students tab. Hover over the student name and click on the hyperlink.

2. Depending on your level of access, you will find information in the student folder on…

    • Appointments (past/upcoming)

    • Notes (you added/shared with you)

    • Tracking items history (raised & cleared alerts)

    • Courses and Networks

3. From the student folder you can…

    • Raise a flag.

    • Add a note.

    • Email a student.

    • Schedule a meeting.


Managing COMPASS Alerts : Flags, Referrals, and To-Dos 

Most alerts issued in COMPASS should be resolved by the course instructor who raises the alert. Flags that have been raised on your advisees may appear under your ‘Home’ tab under ‘Flags I’m Managing’ if you are the student's Summit, Primary, Secondary or Career Advisor. 

You are now ready to start using COMPASS to connect to your students!

Technical Assistance: If you have difficulty logging in, please contact the ITS Help Desk at 404 471-5487 or

Training Support: If you need assistance with using COMPASS or scheduling training, please email