Make sense of your college list
As featured in the New York Times, we'll help you create a well-balanced list of colleges – one that's grounded in current admissions data and tailored to your academic profile.
Our data-driven approach draws on admissions data from over 725 U.S. institutions, as well as 400+ departments across 60 popular private and public universities such as Cornell, Tufts, Carnegie Mellon, Georgia Tech, UCLA and the University of Virginia.
Maximize admission odds
We’ll let you in on a big secret: early admission. Did you know you can often enhance your admission odds by simply applying 45-60 days early?
Unfortunately, making sense of it all can get confusing real fast. What’s the difference between early decision and early action? How does restrictive early action work and is it the same for all schools that offer it? If you apply early to a school on your list, how does it impact the way you can apply to the others? Does it always make sense to apply early?
Let College Kickstart demystify early admission for you. We track the latest available data and show you how to take full advantage of your opportunities in a way that’s both appropriate and within the rules. Our proprietary recommendation engine is driven by a number of factors, including the rank order of your list, the early admission options offered by each school and their restrictions, and the degree to which you're committed to your top schools.
Minimize wasted effort
College Kickstart automatically creates an action plan based on the admission deadlines and notification dates for the colleges on your list. Wherever possible, we'll look for ways to help you capitalize on early and rolling admission to avoid unnecessary work and reduce your application fees.
We'll help you sequence your applications and prioritize the work related to each application. You can easily track the requirements for each application, including essays, recommendations and merit aid deadlines.
Imagine how much your stress level will drop if you're accepted into your early application colleges. You just might kiss those other apps and their fees goodbye.
Ready for a test-optional world
Having trouble getting your arms around test-optional admissions and where to take advantage of it?
Put College Kickstart to work for you. We'll help you:
- Track the latest standardized testing policies and score submission rates by institution
- Automatically handle test-blind/score-free institutions when assessing academic performance
- Analyze and recommend opportunities to apply test-optional for each school your list
It's a terrific way to incorporate test-optional consideration into your plans.
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