Standing Out in The College Process


"the great majority of students who are admitted stand out from the rest because a lot of little things, when added up, tip the scale in their favor"
-Yale Admissions Website

How Is This Site Different?


In 2017, the majority of applicants to any particular college have similar grades, scores, and often extracurriculars. How do admissions officers choose?

Beyond grades and scores lie the "little things," the intangibles, that admissions officers look for. Traits like intellectual curiosity and intrinsic motivation are often the differentiating factors between applicants.

For colleges across America, there are always students with similar stats that admissions officers are forced to choose between.

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