This Week on #CampusChat: AdmitSee on How Current College Students Can Help With the College Application

Would you like to see other student’s admissions application? Would it help to see how admitted students completed their application and worded their college essay?

admitseeThis week’s guest on #WednesdaysParent version of #CampusChat is Drew Evans of AdmitSee.com. He will be discussing how current college students and mentors can help with the college application process.

Launched in August 2013 by students at the University of Pennsylvania, AdmitSee is a social media platform where thousands of verified undergrad and grad students share their application materials, including personal statements, test scores, extracurricular resumes, and high school background. The information is uploaded to profiles (similar to LinkedIn/Facebook), so it’s fun and easy for prospective students to navigate.

Browsing basic profiles is free. Users filter by school or Admit background to find people similar to themselves. Or they can browse curated packages of profiles, organized by school, essay topic and Admit background. Unlocking a profile’s full-length essays and advice costs just $8 if purchased in a package (slightly more if purchased individually).

Unlike college application forums, their Admits are vetted and verified using their official school IDs. They split sales 50/50 with students who license them their content so they’re incentivized to create robust profiles. These Admits also write our blog posts, providing an inside look at their college experience.

Our mission is to finally bring transparency to college admissions offices. We’re collecting data on how different factors (e.g. legacy status, AP scores, supplemental essays) impact admissions chances. We want to empower users to make better choices about which schools they apply to and inspire them to customize their application essays for each school. Say for instance, you have to write a GPA Addendum to explain semester of really bad grades – you can find Admits who went through the same thing, and see which schools were more forgiving.

Concerned that this could cause a plagiarism issue? AdmitSee takes a strong stance against plagiarism in any form. Please read their Anti-Plagiarism Policy here.

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#campuschat college planning twitter chatWhat: How current college students and mentors can help with the college application

When: Wednesday, July 22, 9PM ET

Where: Twitter, using hashtag #CampusChat

Who: Follow @AdmitSee@suzanneshaffer, and @pocsmom

CampusChat is a weekly discussion held on Twitter Wednesdays, from 9 – 10 p.m., Eastern time.

To participate, please include the hashtag “#campuschat” with your tweets. Our goal is to engage, entertain and inform our followers on college-related topics.

If you miss any of our chats, we always publish a transcript and, if the original Q & A with the expert guest, we will publish that as well on the Smart College Visit blog.

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Author: Suzanne Shaffer

Suzanne Shaffer advises parents and students in the college admissions process and the importance of early college preparation at ParentsCountdowntoCollegeCoach.com. She is excited to share her knowledge with the readers of Smart College Visit.

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