Have a high school senior? Are college applications causing stress? A new local company, AdmissionsCheckup.com, has launched just in time for early application deadlines of November 1. AdmissionsCheckup.com (AC), an innovative online college admissions resource, provides college applicants with access to former admissions officers 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, and even buried gems, before the students actually submit their applications.
Students upload their Common Application PDF to AdmissionsCheckup.com and are matched with former 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, or a similar one. AC’s admissions officers hail from top universities, including: Tufts, Princeton, Amherst, Swarthmore, Hamilton, Oberlin, Northwestern, Williams, Bates, University of North Carolina, 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, to realize that the impression made in just ten minutes can make or break an admissions decision,” said Stephanie Klein Wassink, founder of AdmissionsCheckup.com and a former college admissions officer “AC provides priceless foresight in a process that is steeped in uncertainty and anxiety. It offers applicants a leg up in getting accepted to their first choice school.”
Based in Wilton, Connecticut, with clients all over the country and abroad, AdmissionsCheckup.com offers 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 that 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, they have even 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 discreet. Each admissions officer has contracted to work anonymously and independently. This not only protects privacy but also provides the same “blindfold” evaluation that takes place in a college admissions office.
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 203-762-6500.