Innovative, Online Tool Engages High School Kids in College Search Process: What Are My Chances? Leverages Teens' Penchants for Social Networking, Competition

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CampusCompare, an online resource guide for high school students and parents launches admissions tool to help with the college selection process.

CampusCompare's interactive set-up grabs kids and won't let go, encouraging them to make searching for colleges fun. It's an unparalleled resource and the only one I've found that really speaks to the kids where they are -online.

The newly launched "What Are My Chances?" admissions tool gives a generation of students what they've been asking for. This online game allows students to input scores from SAT to GPA, extracurricular activities and athletics. The "What Are My Chances?" calculator instantly factors the student's acceptance odds at over 2,500 U.S. colleges, returning catchy outcomes like "Slam Dunk!" vs. "As if!". Less than a week old, "What Are My Chances?" has already enticed hundreds of users to roll the academic dice and see their odds of getting into their top college choices.

CampusCompare, CampusCompare the makers of "What Are My Chances?" provides a free, online resource for college-hopefuls. With an ear to the college-bound ground, the CampusCompare team found inspiration and an opportunity to tackle one of the questions most frequently asked by students in online forums and message boards.

The tool is available from the CampusCompare website and as a Facebook application that lets users "challenge" one another in college-acceptance duels and publish fortunate (or unforgiving) outcomes to their profiles.

"CampusCompare tools are fun, designed to engage teens into using this accurate and powerful resource. The site helps teens, school counselors, and their parents find the school that's right for them by filtering through thousands of colleges and suggesting matches based on students' interests, budget, and academic record," says Senior Vice President of Development Maxine Grossman.

With the addition of "What Are My Chances?", CampusCompare continues to lighten the tone while raising the efficiency level of college selection and application. By no means guaranteeing results, "What Are My Chances?" is validated as useful by admissions advisors nationwide through surveys.

"It requires a lot of energy to keep a student focused on college admissions," says Omniac Education Executive Director and independent college consultant Mark Truman. "CampusCompare's interactive set-up grabs kids and won't let go, encouraging them to make searching for colleges fun. It's an unparalleled resource and the only one I've found that really speaks to the kids where they are -online."

About CampusCompare:
CampusCompare, a division of The CompareCorp, is a free, online guide to college selection and application. The dynamic website features interactive tools and current information on over 2,500 U.S. schools. Delivering content from multiple trusted sources including the Department of Education, the colleges themselves, and real students, CampusCompare houses a unique blend of authority and personal experience.

In addition to valuable information, the website offers a private, personalized workspace where college-bound users can stay organized and categorize schools by "reach," "match," and "safety" designations while they keep track of application deadlines and campus updates.
For more information please visit CampusCompare or email Lauren Aufiero at pr@campuscompare.com

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