Plans for Students and Parents

If your college counselor is using College Kickstart, you do not need to get an account here. They will send you an email invite to start.

Prices are based on the college application season from January 1, 2022, to December 31, 2022.





per season

6 to 12 Colleges

Data for 675+ U.S.
4-Year Institutions

Personalized list analysis to ensure balance. Early admission strategies to boost odds. Action plans to minimize work.

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per season

6 to 20 Colleges

350+ Departments and Application Requirements

All the features in Standard, plus departmental admission rates for 50+ popular institutions and key application requirement tracking.

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per season

6 to 30 Colleges

Need and Merit-based
Financial Data

All the features in Plus with need and merit-based financial aid ratings and metrics to help you consider affordability as part of the plan.

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Feature Summary

Enriched Admissions Data New

  • Enriched admissions data for 675+ popular U.S. 4 year institutions.
    Constantly updated from multiple sources, including the Common Data Set, school institutional research and factbooks and press releases
  • 350+ departmental admission rates for over 50 popular institutions - Plus and Premium only
  • Resident/non-resident admission rates for selected public universities - Plus and Premium only
  • Key application requirements - Plus and Premium only
  • Affordability data (need-based and merit-based aid) - Premium only
  • Active tracking of standardized testing policies

Student Profile

School list

  • Enter lists of 6-12 schools - Standard only
  • Enter lists of 6-20 schools - Plus only
  • Enter lists of 6-30 schools - Premium only
  • Select from available departmental options - Plus and Premium only
  • Rank orderable
  • Indicate strength of commitment to top choices

Academic Credentials

  • SAT section scores
  • ACT composite score
  • Weighted GPA
  • Unweighted GPA
  • Class rank
  • Run with or without test scores

List Analysis New

  • Categorize list into likelies, targets, reaches and unlikelies based on school selectivity and student academic performance
  • Assess list quality
  • Recommend list mix improvements
  • Test-optional recommendation engine New
  • Take corrective action using MixFixer™
    • Automatically find likely, target and reach schools for your list based on school selectivity and student academic credentials
    • Filter schools by up to five majors New
    • Filter schools by size, setting or locale
    • Filter schools with no extra Common Application essay
    • Filter schools offering early action
    • Filter schools offering early decision 1 New
    • Filter schools offering early decision 2 New
    • Filter schools with need-blind admission policies
    • Filter schools that meet 100% of demonstrated financial need
    • Filter schools with low debt at graduation
    • Filter schools with great merit aid
    • Filter schools with automatic merit scholarship consideration
    • Filter schools with low net cost of attendance
    • Filter schools with no application fee
    • Filter schools offering test-optional admission
  • Personalize recommendations based on list and academic credentials
  • Track assured admission criteria for 35 public universities
  • Automatically updates each time your college list or academic credentials change

Early Strategy

  • Recommend appropriate strategies across entire list
  • Prevent applying early to unlikely schools
  • Prevent applying early to schools where early admission rates are worse than applying regular decision
  • Ensure terms and conditions are met for each early opportunity recommended
  • Consider schools with rolling admission and multiple priority windows
  • Automatically updates every time the student's college list or academic credentials change

Action Plan

  • Prepare and recommend action plan to minimize wasted motion
  • Capitalize on schools with rolling admission or multiple priority windows
  • Ensure merit scholarship deadlines are met for likely and target schools - Premium only
  • Summary of due dates and deadlines
  • Automatically updates every time the student's college list or academic credentials change

School Details

See the admission details for each school on your list

  • How a school has been categorized and why (likely, target, reach, unlikely)
  • How to apply and why (early decision, early action, restrictive early action, regular decision)
  • When to apply and why
  • Applicant, admitted and enrolled student mix data
  • Admission rate by admission plan (where reported)
  • Academic performance assessment
  • Need-based and merit-based financial aid ratings and metrics - Premium only
  • Source data notes

Plan Views

See the essential highlights of your latest personalized plan:

  • Plan Summary with school categorizations and recommendations on how and when to apply
  • Key Application Requirements including standardized testing policies, recommendation requirements, interview policies, essay prompt counts and direct links to school websites for definitive answers - Plus and Premium only
  • Need-based Financial Aid Summary with key need-based aid metrics, net cost calculation and proprietary College Kickstart attractiveness rating - Premium only
  • Merit-based Financial Aid with key merit-based aid metrics, net cost calculation and proprietary College Kickstart attractiveness rating - Premium only
  • Automatically updates each time the student's college list or academic credentials change