What is the AdmissionsCheckup advantage?
Peace of mind knowing that your application has had a pre-submission review.
Three former admissions officers, from the schools to which you are applying and/or schools in the same “league,” review your application. They identify areas of concern and offer you expert guidance on how to mitigate potential problems before you submit your application. They also flag positive aspects of your application and suggest how to get more traction from them.
For instance … the college essay is very important to the ultimate admissions decision. Our former admissions officers have read thousands of essays. They know what makes a college essay really stand out from the crowd.
We know our business … but we don’t know you.
And that’s a good thing! The submission of your application, and the delivery of the admissions officers’ feedback, is totally conducted online. This is not only convenient, it also reflects “real life.” Just like the admissions committees at the schools you’ll ultimately apply to, AdmissionsCheckup’s admissions officers will only “meet” you through your application. They form unbiased opinions based strictly on what you submit.
So, we’re unlike family and friends, teachers and guidance counselors in two ways:
- We’ve read and evaluated thousands of applications, and made those critical admit or deny, waitlist or defer decisions. By all means, share your application with the people in your life – they might have excellent comments on your essay, or your resume – but bear in mind that professional admissions officers, who have literally read thousands of applications, can “see” things in (and missing from) an application that others simply cannot.
- Because we don’t know you personally, we are free to be brutally honest. Our admissions officers won’t mince words. Of course, family and friends want to consider your feelings. But our admissions officers have only one concern: to help you “tune up” your application to give you the best shot possible of being accepted at the schools of your choice. Feedback is direct, straightforward and – sometimes, cringingly – candid.
Holistic review & insightful feedback
Some students want a holistic review of their entire application, including their Common Application (or other application), essays, transcript, and testing, while others only want us to read and comment on their essays. Whatever the review, we work hard to give every student valuable and insightful feedback that will help improve the quality of his or her application.
While our goal is to improve the quality of your application, we hope that our review will also alleviate some of the stress that students and parents experience going through the daunting college application process. AdmissionsCheckup can’t guarantee that you will be admitted to the schools you choose, but we do guarantee that our expert application review will help you to make your application stronger.