Survey Extols Service Helping Students Gain Admission to Ivy League and Other Selective Colleges

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Students found that having access to complete copies of actual accepted applications to Ivy League colleges was “very useful” in connection with preparing their own college applications, according to a recent survey conducted for WeGotIn.Net.

Having access to complete copies of actual accepted applications to selective colleges was mostly viewed as “very useful” according to a recent survey conducted by the Application Project Inc. for WeGotIn.Net. The specific responses were as follows:

Not Useful – 0%
Of Some Use – 6%
Useful – 12%
Very Useful – 45%
Extremely Useful – 37%

WeGotIn.Net was founded two years ago to help students with their applications to selective colleges. By revealing, for the first time ever, a large number of complete copies of actual, accepted applications to Harvard, Yale, Columbia, Penn, Brown and Cornell, WeGotIn.Net offers what in fact has worked for admission to selective colleges, in contrast to the myriad of other services offering what they think will work.

Howard Yaruss, the founder of WeGotIn.Net, commented, “The survey validates our mission of providing help to students seeking admission to selective colleges, particularly those who may not have the advantage of a network of friends, family and advisors who are familiar with the process.”

Feedback from the survey included comments that the database of applications helped with deciding how much to write for each question, what tone to use, and how much personal information to provide. For some students, it sparked ideas they would not have come up with on their own. For others, it provided the confidence to go ahead with ideas they already had.

Several noted the fact that their grades and test scores were set by senior year, but the applications were blank pages – they were the one part of the admissions process over which they still had control. Most believed that seeing actual accepted applications allowed them to maximize the effect their application would have on their chances for admission.

The proliferation of the Common Application made the applications in the database even more useful since it made the applications for colleges not in the database more similar to those that are.

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Howard Yaruss, Chief Executive Officer

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