College Admissions Resource, AdmissionsCheckup.com, Launches
Offers applicants access to former admissions officers for personal feedback and advice
Press Release: AdmissionsCheckup.com – Tue, Sep 10, 2013 9:30 AM EDT
WILTON, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–
AdmissionsCheckup.com (AC), an innovative online college admissions resource, has launched to provide college applicants with access to former admissions officers in order to gain valuable insight and perspective in advance of submitting their applications. The platform matches students with former admissions officers, who evaluate and offer feedback on the students’ applications, including red flags, unanswered questions or even buried gems before the students actually submit their applications.
Students upload their Common Application PDF and are matched with AC admissions officers who give them honest and direct feedback. When possible, the site even matches prospective students with admissions officers who worked at the student’s first choice school. AC’s admissions officers hail from top universities, including: Tufts, Princeton, Amherst, Swarthmore, Hamilton, Oberlin, Northwestern, Williams, Bates, UNC, Columbia, University of Pennsylvania, Brandeis, Boston University, Johns Hopkins, University of Chicago and Pomona.
“While many students get feedback from their parents, teachers and friends, it is not always objective. It’s a harsh reality for many students who toil on their applications for months that the impression made in ten minutes can make or break an admissions decision,” Stephanie Klein Wassink, founder of AdmissionsCheckup.com and former college admissions officer, said. “AC provides priceless foresight in a process that is steeped in uncertainty and anxiety, and it offers applicants a leg up in getting accepted to their first choice school.”
Admissionscheckup.com is a personal admissions committee for each prospective college freshman, transfer and graduate school applicant. Wait-listed and deferred students can use the service to help them understand the reasons they are on hold, and to determine strategies on following up with the admissions committee so they can move to the “admit pile.”
AC admissions officers, who have literally made decisions on many thousands of applications, come from all levels of the admissions office hierarchy, and in some cases have worked with and trained the admissions officers who will be evaluating the student’s file. This is particularly important because admissions officers will vary with respect to how they evaluate an admissions file. An application is evaluated based on which admissions factors are considered most important. Given the varying reading techniques, students can choose to have one, two or three admissions officers from similar colleges comment on their applications.
In addition to providing expert, direct and objective feedback in as little as 24 hours, AdmissionsCheckup.com is secure and discrete. Each admissions officer has contracted to work anonymously and independently, which not only protects privacy but also provides the same blindfold evaluation that takes place in a college’s admissions office.