A balanced college list is the key to success
College Kickstart kicks in after students have their initial college lists. It bridges the gap between "colleges I'm thinking about" and "colleges I'm applying to” and streamlines the process for both students and counselors.
With the latest available data and personalized insight, every college plan stays grounded in reality and optimized for best outcomes.
High School Counselors: Empower Students and Keep Expectations in Check
Empower your students to take charge of their college plans and stay in the loop every step of the way.
Imagine more time for your true craft—understanding each student's dreams, fears, strengths, and weaknesses to help them create a college plan that's just right for them.
Manage parent expectations with objective analysis that reinforces what you know and builds trust. Streamline outcome reporting to your Board.
Always in control with your insights influencing every student’s plan.
Independent Consultants: Recover Time to Advise and Grow Your Practice
At your fingertips – fresh data, personalized analysis, and insightful recommendations to augment your own.
We handle the science of college planning so you have more time for the art. You can guide your students through the process with greater confidence in the data and leverage that data to level set expectations.
Every hour you spend hunting data and updating college plans is an hour less spent counseling your students or growing your practice.
Students and Parents: Take the Stress Down a Notch
Feeling overwhelmed with admission stats, deadlines and expectations?
Let us help. Armed with a list of schools you're thinking about and your academic credentials, we'll help your create a personalized plan that ensures your list is balanced, helps you capitalize on early admission opportunities and suggests an action plan to minimize wasted effort. Use College Kickstart throughout the year to update your plan as your list, scores and GPA change.
It's a great way to take charge, forge ahead with purpose and give Mom and Dad the confidence you've got the essentials under control.
The numbers tell a story
80% of the initial college lists we analyze need help. 74% of the time, it's because the lists are too aggressive. Is yours?
We help 97% of our users capitalize on appropriate early admission opportunities. On average, we find 4 opportunities per list and boost odds by 30%.
We help 79% of our users minimize wasted motion. Up to 3.9 applications and $258 in fees may be avoided if students are admitted to their top early opportunity.