Service Promoting Fairness in College Admissions Succeeds Despite Ban

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WeGotIn.Net, the exclusive source for copies of actual, accepted applications to Ivy League colleges, has been successfully launched despite advertising bans and actual censorship from collegeconfidential.com.

This unprecedented attempt to shed light on the one significant component of the college application process that remains shrouded in secrecy has been met with advertising bans and significant hostility from those with a vested interest in the status quo.

Despite advertising bans from such major sources of information for college applicants as College Confidential (which is under common ownership with the Common Application) and the Princeton Review, WeGotIn.Net has been successfully launched. WeGotIn.Net is a web-based service which offers copies of actual, accepted applications to Ivy League colleges. The applications on WeGotIn.Net contain the entire response to every question - not only the general essay request, but also the often difficult short questions that are asked.

Howard Yaruss, the site’s founder, stated, “This unprecedented attempt to shed light on the one significant component of the college application process that remains shrouded in secrecy has been met with advertising bans and significant hostility from those with a vested interest in the status quo – such as the college advisors who charge thousands of dollars for their advice, the admissions officers who want to avoid public scrutiny and the privileged who see this as an attempt to level the playing field.” In the case of College Confidential, the ban extended to the censorship of a mere discussion of whether providing copies of accepted applications will help less advantaged students.

Nevertheless, Mr. Yaruss reported, “The strong positive response to WeGotIn.Net from high school students has far exceeded our expectations.” He noted that the recent press from sources such as The Chronicle of Higher Education (http://chronicle.com/blogs/headcount/for-sale-successful-ivy-league-applications%E2%80%94only-19-99/27560#comment-347) and The Huffington Post (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/10/15/new-site-lets-high-school_n_764272.html) and the resulting controversy have undermined the efforts to suppress this service. He added, “We look forward to next year when we will be able to offer copies of applications from more schools and help more aspiring high school students.”

For more information contact:

Howard Yaruss, Chief Executive Officer
info(at)wegotin(dot)net
212-877-1795

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