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College Admissions Experts

Applying to college is a long and difficult process. On top of teachers, counselors parents and students who are all involved, there’s people like tutors for both classes and test prep, friends, other family members, college admissions consultants, admission counselors, and so forth. How do you decipher the credible sources from the noise? Since working with a lot of really great people who assist others during the college application process and reading a ton of content around college admissions, we’ve been able to identify a few of the many great sources out there. This is certainly not a comprehensive list by any means, but it does serve as a credible list of credible folks who...



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Founder Presents ApplyKit to NH High Tech Council

Recently, Bobby Touran, founder and CEO of ApplyKit, was invited to present at the New Hampshire High Tech Council. In the presentation, Bobby highlighted ApplyKit’s success in regards to helping students identify and close their academic gap, and also gain acceptance into their target schools. Bobby also discussed ApplyKit’s growth, future plans and goals. Bobby was fortunate to present to a qualified panel that included Alex DeLuca (Email and Data Marketing Coordinator at Dyn), Geoff Moody (International Programs at SNHU) and Rob Carbanaro (Founder and CEO of Avenue100). The panel listened to the presentation and then provided feedback and constructive criticism. Moreover, the event...



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Want to WIN a Chromebook?

Recently, we introduced an ApplyKit referral contest in which you can share this page with your friends and each referral you successfully obtain is an additional entry into the contest. We will be running this contest throughout the month of February and will be giving away prizes including $50 Amazon gift cards and a Chromebook. As long as you’re an ApplyKit member, or sign up for ApplyKit, you can share the sign up page with as many friends as you’d like, and make sure they enter your email address in the sign up form. The more friends you refer, the better the chance of winning you have! The contest starts today, so start sharing!      Read More →


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Emily Rissmann is our second STAPLES shopping spree winner!

We have the second winner of our Early Admission contest!! Emily Rissmann of Warner Robins, Georgia has WON A Staples SHOPPING SPREE! Emily is a student in the Warner Robins High School Class of 2014 and will be attending the University of Georgia in the fall! Congrats Emily!! One winner remains, and THERE’S STILL TIME TO WIN! Just “Like” the ApplyKit Facebook page, and complete the survey found here to be automatically entered to win > http://svy.mk/KCBEJK Contest ends January 31 at midnight. ACT NOW!  Read More →


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Creating a College Application Calendar

Creating a college application calendar will make the admission process easier and give you your best chance at being accepted to your favorite college. Here are a few tips that can help you get started planning your college application process. Start early – Some students plan for college from day one of their high school careers, by taking AP courses and participating in extracurricular activities. By your junior year, you should make sure that you are taking classes that will prepare you for your time in college. Talk to you guidance counselor – one of the most valuable resources a student has available is the use of your high school guidance counselor. They have the experience...



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ApplyKit and The White House Team Up to Innovate Education

This past Wednesday, ApplyKit had the pleasure to participate in “Datapalooza”— an event organized in collaboration by the White House and the Department of Education. The event was held at the Ronal Reagan amphitheater in Washington DC on January 15, 2014, and our CEO, Bobby Touran, and Marketing coordinator, Steve Messa, were in attendance to demonstrate the ApplyKit platform to a mix of policy makers and advocates of higher education. Among the attendees was Arne Duncan—US Secretary of Education (pictured below).  Datapalooza is intended to rally the support of both non-profit and for-profit organizations aiming to improve college access, to collaborate on innovative solutions that...



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Olivia McDowell is our first STAPLES shopping spree winner!

We have the first winner of our Early Admission contest!! Olivia-Mei McDowell of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania has WON A Staples SHOPPING SPREE! Olivia is a student in the Girard Academic Music Program of Class of 2014 and will be majoring in Biochemistry at the University of Pennsylvania! Congrats Olivia!! THERE’S STILL TIME TO WIN! Just “Like” the ApplyKit Facebook page, and complete the survey found here to be automatically entered to win > http://svy.mk/KCBEJK 2 MORE SHOPPING SPREES TO GIVE AWAY! Contest ends January 31 at midnight. ACT NOW!  Read More →


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Why Every Student Should Study Abroad

This is a guest post by Launch Education. Unlike most tutoring companies, Launch Education understands that academic success involves a lot more than just knowing the material. Learn more by visiting their website.  The time spent in formal education is designed to give us the knowledge to sustain a career and prepare us to be a contributing member of society. These facts are widely known, however, what is not revealed until one actually experiences the entire path, is that just as much learning takes place outside of the classroom as in it. The social interaction and milestones such as learning to drive or moving out of the house to go to college all shape us into full adults as much as the...



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Seniors, want to go on a STAPLES shopping spree?

ApplyKit is going to buy your school supplies for the first year of College! If you applied Early Action OR Early Decision inthis application cycle, you are automatically eligible! 3 Seniors are going to go on a STAPLES shopping spree and have their ENTIRE FIRST YEAR OF COLLEGE’S school supplies paid for by ApplyKit. Just “Like” ApplyKit by visiting the link to Facebook, complete the survey found here (http://svy.mk/KCBEJK) and you will be be automatically entered to win! Your responses will not be made public. We will email the 3 winners with the details on January 31, 2014! ACT NOW!!      Read More →


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Should My Child Take the SAT, ACT or Both?

Guest post by Alex Hollis – CEO of TestSoup.  Taking the SAT on March 8th or the ACT on February 8th? Prepare for the SAT, ACT or both with TestSoup’s Digital Flashcards! 50% off until 1/13/2014. See below for more details. It was a cool fall morning in Southern New Hampshire the day I took my SAT’s. I entered the testing center with that unpleasant “I know the next three hours will determine the rest of my life” feeling. You know, that feeling that your stomach is full of led pellets and your head is full of the bizarre chaos of a Tom Waits song. Shortly after entering the testing center a woman in the front of the crowd was explaining to me and the rest of the horde of...



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