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Stephanie Klein Wassink
AdmissionsCheckup.com, a nationally recognized digital startup that offers students applying to college an admissions committee made up of former admissions officers, was founded in 2013 by Stephanie Klein Wassink, a longtime college consultant and former admissions officer, as a way to raise the bar on herself and her work while offering a valuable service to her clients.
Stephanie is a graduate of Brown University and the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School. After Brown, Stephanie worked in admissions at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School. During her two years there, Stephanie read and evaluated 2,000 applications annually, performed as many as 25 weekly interviews and made admit, deny, deferral and waitlist recommendations to the Director of Admissions.
After a stint on Wall Street and many years informally helping students with the college and graduate school admissions processes, Stephanie started Winning Applications, LLC. in 1994. Residing in Fairfield County, Connecticut, she speaks about college admissions throughout the country and is a Professional member of IECA, HECA, and NACAC. Stephanie’s oldest son is a student at Dartmouth College.
Stephanie Klein Wassink has written for Money Magazine, Huffington Post and other blogs. She also works with students from all over the world. As a college consultant for 20 years, Stephanie prides herself on staying abreast of the changes and trends within the industry and can speak expertly on all aspects of the college admissions process including:
- Essay do’s and don’ts
- Navigating the Common Application
- Benefits of applying early decision/action
- What to do if you are deferred/waitlisted
- How to love your “safeties“
- Should you take a gap year?
- How many AP classes should you take?
- How to make the best of campus tours
A frequent speaker about the college admissions process, Stephanie has shared her expertise with the following:
- Wharton Club NYC
- United Rentals
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