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College Applications Program

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Our college applications program has helped thousands of students.

We’ve spent the last five years working with over 6,000 students. Our College Applications Program helps students navigate the complex admissions process, from creating a custom school list to producing stand-out college applications.

Students have access to our easy-to-use online platform that allows them to track admissions milestones, improve their essays, and work 1-on-1 with their Admissions Consultant.

Our students see real results:

74% accepted to 1 of top 3.

We are experienced in getting our applicants accepted to their dream schools.

3x admit rate at top 10 schools.

We triple our students’ chances of getting into the most competitive schools.

$83,000 average scholarship size.

We help students pay for college and make the right financial decision.

Your Own Expert College Admissions Team

The admissions process is stressful, so it's important to have someone to rely on. When you work with CollegeVine, you’ll be paired with your very own consultant who will be a great advising match.

All of our consultants are recruited from the most competitive schools in the country and were recently successful in the college admissions process themselves. Trained in CollegeVine's proven application method, your consultant will help you decide where to apply, create a custom roadmap to stay organized, and show you how to stand out against the competition.

Meet An Admissions Consultant

Madison L.

Product Design Engineering Major at Stanford

I enjoy working with CollegeVine students because I love seeing my clients grow throughout the process of writing and learning how to present themselves in a compelling application. Being involved with everything from their interview prep to their school selection has allowed me to develop strong mentoring relationships with them and pass on some of the critical advice and aid that I was able to receive in high school.

Robert W.

English and Linguistics Major at Columbia

Helping a student *enjoy* writing their essays and watching their essays grow through revision is immensely rewarding for me! I love helping someone realize their potential as a writer.

Gabe R.

Finance Major at UPenn

Working with students at CollegeVine has been a very rewarding experience. This year, I worked with a student aiming for UMich, but he didn’t think he would get in. When decisions came, he was accepted and it was genuinely a great feeling helping him showcase the best version of himself.

Apply to the right colleges:

1:Receive a school list with your real chances & preferences

We know that the college search process can be overwhelming, so we’ll give you a custom list. The CollegeVine School List Generator uses over 100,000 data points to create a list of reach, target, and safety schools that you’d enjoy attending. Our Preference Matcher helps you discover colleges that you would be excited to attend. Using years of admissions data and your profile information, our Chancing Engine calculates your admissions chances.

Our data-driven algorithm predicts your likelihood of acceptanced based on academics and even extracurricular activities.
Our data-driven algorithm predicts your likelihood of acceptanced based on academics and even extracurricular activities.
We’ll help you understand and show whether a school is the right fit for you.
We’ll help you understand and show whether a school is the right fit for you.

Conquer stress & stay on track:

2:Manage your deadlines & to-do list

Applying to college means managing numerous deadlines and to-do's, including submitting test scores, getting recommendation letters, sending school transcripts, submitting essays, and much more! Multiply that by each application and you have a lot to manage.

When you sign up with CollegeVine, you'll get access to our Milestone Tracker that helps you manage all of your to-do's, and you'll have regular meetings with your Admissions Consultant to keep you on track.

With our milestone tracking technology, 0% of CollegeVine students miss important admissions deadlines.

No stress! Your consultant will let you know the most important things you should focus on at any given time.
No stress! Your consultant will let you know the most important things you should focus on at any given time.
Easily track deadlines for applications, scholarships, and financial aid to streamline the process.
Easily track deadlines for applications, scholarships, and financial aid to streamline the process.

Create a memorable application to improve your odds:

3:Stand out with the best college essay editing program

Your essays can help boost your applications significantly. We’re experts at the college essay, having helped thousands of students craft compelling essays that stand out during the admissions process. We guide students through the entire college essay process. We’ll show you what a successful essay looks like and the common pitfalls to avoid.

A Comprehensive Essay Process

We work with students during every phase of the process: brainstorming, outlining, drafting, and polishing. Learn more about what sets our Essay Editing Program apart.

One of our students got into 7 Ivy League schools. Business Insider spoke to him about his experience. Read his essay at Business Insider.

Get expert essay advice aimed at perfecting your unique admissions narrative, helping you stand out.
Get expert essay advice aimed at perfecting your unique admissions narrative, helping you stand out.
Detailed in-line comments about theme, content, and execution. Spelling and grammar too, so it’s flawless.
Detailed in-line comments about theme, content, and execution. Spelling and grammar too, so it’s flawless.

Need something different?

Applying specifically to Ivy League and other elite universities?

Learn how CollegeVine has helped 1000+ students get accepted to the most competitive colleges in the country.

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As fast as 1 hour!

Rapid Essay Review

Just need someone to help with your essay? We have a separate service to provide last-minute help on essays right before you submit them.

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Make the right financial decision with your college investment:

4:Take control of your finances

Paying for college is hard and confusing. As part of our College Applications Program, we help families understand what college will cost for them based on their exact need-based aid. We also show financial projections, predicting their student’s earnings upon graduation as well as their expected debt. Finally, we’ll show you how to win larger scholarship awards to make it all more affordable.

Our students receive on average $25,000+ more scholarship dollars than scholarship award winners who don’t use CollegeVine.

Understand the full financial commitment for each school in detail...
Understand the full financial commitment for each school in detail...
...and based on factors like expected salary upon graduation, determine if the college is a smart financial choice.
...and based on factors like expected salary upon graduation, determine if the college is a smart financial choice.

Know the real cost

College costs vary for each household, based on factors like financial aid awards, but families usually find out after it’s too late. We’ll show you exactly how much it’ll cost, before you apply.

See new opportunities

Discover new colleges that you may have not considered before. We’ll help you learn about colleges you hadn’t heard of that are affordable and great investments.

See which schools will pay off long term

With our proprietary data, you’ll find which colleges will leave you in debt and which are actually a better long- term investment than you originally thought.

The Most Comprehensive College Applications Help

Personal List of Schools

to show where you'd like to go and your chances of acceptance.

Application Strategy

to develop an admissions theme that helps your application be memorable.

Track All Deadlines

to reduce stress and make sure you don’t miss anythinng.

Craft Strong College Essays

from brainstorming to final editing. We’ll help you stand out.

Common App Guidance

to highlight your achievements strategically.

Prep for your College Interviews

with practice questions and mock interviews.

Financial Aid and Scholarship Help

to make college more affordable.

Financial Analysis Tools

to help you understand your college investment fully.

Post-Acceptance Decisions

to help choose the right college out of all your acceptances.

But don't just take it from us!

C.M.

Parent, Daughter accepted ED to Brown

5 months ago, I had to convince my husband that investing in CollegeVine's services would be worthwhile. Last night, YOU proved me right. Our M. was accepted ED to her top choice: Brown University. We have screamed, cried and celebrated.

A.K.

Student, accepted to Yale Class of 2022

I feel like I've learned more about myself, improved my writing and thinking skills, and gained confidence through working with CollegeVine. And in all honesty, CollegeVine single-handedly kept my family and I SO calm throughout the past few months. Alena, my CollegeVine Consultant, is such a gem. She's been so incredibly supportive of my goals throughout this process and never let me doubt myself.

G.A.

Parent, son accepted early to UChicago

We were very pleased with the essay help from your firm through Ling Ritter. She and my my son understood one another intellectually, immediately and it was incredible to see how he began using his knowledge to structure better organized and more forthright essays. Happy to help promote your firm to people I know.

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