College Kickstart

24 September 2020

It's Crunch Time -- Take Charge with College Kickstart!

Posted in Class of 2025, College Kickstart

overwhelmed studentSeniors—in search of a better way to navigate college admissions madness?

Take charge with College Kickstart!

Given a list of schools you have in mind and your academic credentials, we'll help you craft a personalized plan in no time flat. That includes:

  • Ensuring your list is balanced and set up for success
  • Capitalizing on odds-boosting early decision/early action opportunities
  • Creating an action plan to minimize wasted effort
  • Finding schools with great need and merit-based aid
  • Tracking key application requirements

Better yet, we've enhanced our capabilities to help you better navigate the uncertainty brought on by COVID-19. That includes active tracking of test-optional schools, recommending situations where test-optional makes sense for you and where in-person or virtual interviews are still required or recommended. And if you haven't been able to take an SAT or ACT, you'll also be able to run College Kickstart with just your GPA or class rank.

With early admission deadlines looming, now's the time to let College Kickstart make a difference for you. It's easy to use, a great reality check and available for less than the cost of an application.

17 August 2020

Keeping Track of 2020-21 Application Requirements with College Kickstart

Posted in Class of 2025, College Kickstart

Key Application Requirements (2019-20)

Tired of Googling constantly for the latest application requirements? Look no further — let College Kickstart help you stay on top of your game. 

28 May 2020

Running College Kickstart Without Test Scores

Posted in Class of 2025, College Kickstart

notest modalWe continue to look for ways to help you better manage the uncertainty brought on by COVID-19. In the past two months we've added several new capabilities, including:

  • Active tracking of test-optional institutions
  • Links to virtual visit programming for each of the schools we cover
  • A recommendation engine to help you capitalize on test-optional admissions

Today we're introducing a fourth capability: the option to run College Kickstart without a standardized test score.

Available immediately to all College Kickstart subscribers, this feature gives you the flexibility to assess academic performance based solely on GPA and class rank whenever possible. 

Click Continue Reading below to learn more.

19 April 2020

Navigating Test-Optional Admissions with College Kickstart

Posted in Class of 2025, College Kickstart

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In recent weeks we've seen several prominent institutions adopt test-optional admissions for the coming cycle to alleviate some of the anxiety brought on by COVID-19.

With many more institutions expected to follow suit, we've introduced two new capabilities in College Kickstart to help you stay on top of the changes and identify situations where applying test-optional may be worth considering.

Available immediately to all College Kickstart subscribers, it's a much easier way to navigate and capitalize on test-optional admissions in our current environment.

Click Continue Reading below to learn more.

09 December 2019

College Kickstart Sneak Peek for High School College Counselors (2020)

Posted in College Kickstart

College Kickstart for High School Counselors features several new and exciting capabilities for 2020 to help you manage college planning more effectively and gain greater insight to your results.  

 

 

 

 

 

09 December 2019

College Kickstart Sneak Peek for Independent College Consultants (2020)

Posted in College Kickstart

2020 new selectivity categoryWe're putting the finishing touches on College Kickstart for Independent Consultants and thought we'd give you a sneak peek of what's in store for 2020, including expanded school coverage, new tags for hot majors, refined categorization and list grading, and an enhanced offering for large practices.

 

 

 

09 December 2019

College Kickstart Sneak Peek for Students and Parents (2020)

Posted in College Kickstart

2020 new college addsWith 2020 right around the corner, we thought it was time to give you a sneak peek of some of the cool new capabilities we've got in store for rising seniors and parents this January.   

 

 

 

30 September 2019

New College Kickstart Release Now Available!

Posted in College Kickstart

College Kickstart Logo 200x63All admissions data updates are now complete for the 2019 -20 application cycle. As always, we've enriched the data in several ways to make College Kickstart even more effective for you as you finalize your college plans.  This includes the incorporation of key 2019-20 admission plan changes and application requirements.  Better yet, we've also incorporated the latest reported Class of 2023 admission rates for several institutions we track, many of which have material year-over-year changes you probably don't want to be surprised by.

Click on continue reading for the details.

15 August 2019

Keeping Track of 2019-20 Application Requirements with College Kickstart

Posted in Class of 2024, College Kickstart

Key Application Requirements (2019-20)

Tired of Googling constantly for the latest application requirements? Look no further — let College Kickstart help you stay on top of your game. 

19 April 2019

Introducing the College Kickstart Board Reporting Service

Posted in College Kickstart

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May is right around the corner, and if you're a high school college counselor, that means it's time for board reports!

If you're spending way too much time gathering data and crunching numbers, check in with us at College Kickstart. Our new Board Reporting Service makes board reporting painless and gets you out of the weeds so you can focus on communicating insights.

Using a standard export from Naviance, we'll analyze your data and prepare a summary of admission and matriculation results, sliced and diced in a variety of ways to identify trends and provide insights to your board. 

That includes incorporating the latest available Class of 2023 admission rates and the latest Barron's and U.S. News rankings.  We've even included quintile reporting to let you delve deeper into what's happening by academic cohort.

Click Continue Reading to learn more.  

 

05 December 2018

College Kickstart Sneak Peek for Independent College Consultants (2019)

Posted in College Kickstart

2019 new adjustments xlWe're putting the finishing touches on College Kickstart for Independent Consultants and thought we'd give you a sneak peek of what's in store for 2019, including expanded school coverage, a powerful new counselor adjustments capability and solution for large practices.

 

 

05 December 2018

College Kickstart Sneak Peek for High School College Counselors (2019)

Posted in College Kickstart

College Kickstart for High School Counselors features several new and exciting capabilities for 2019 to help you manage college planning more effectively and gain greater insight to your results.  

 

 

 

 

 

05 December 2018

College Kickstart Sneak Peek for Students and Parents (2019)

Posted in College Kickstart

2019 new college addsWith 2019 right around the corner, we thought it was time to give you a sneak peek of some of the cool new capabilities we've got in store for rising seniors and parents this January.   

30 September 2018

New College Kickstart Release Now Available!

Posted in College Kickstart

College Kickstart Logo 200x63All admissions data updates are now complete for the 2018-19 application cycle. As always, we've enriched the data in several ways to make College Kickstart even more effective for you as you finalize your college plans.  This includes the incorporation of key 2018-19 admission plan changes and application requirements.  Better yet, we've also incorporated the latest reported Class of 2022 admission rates for several institutions we track, many of which have material year-over-year changes you probably don't want to be surprised by.

Click on continue reading for the details.

21 August 2018

Keeping Track of 2018-19 Application Requirements with College Kickstart

Posted in Class of 2023, College Kickstart

Key Application Requirements (2018-19)

Tired of Googling constantly for the latest application requirements? Look no further — let College Kickstart help you stay on top of your game. 

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