Revolutionary College Planning Tool Helps Boost Admission Odds

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Web-based application builds a roadmap through college admissions to help boost admission odds, and save time and money

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I wanted to provide a straightforward and affordable way for families to maneuver through college admissions

Silicon Valley local resident and parent, George Fan, developed College Kickstart LLC, a new web-based solution that allows rising high school seniors and their families to better navigate college admissions.

Designed to make the college application process efficient and cost effective, College Kickstart builds a roadmap through college admissions. The company’s patent pending methodology draws on admissions data from top 4-year US-based institutions and produces a plan that is personalized, actionable and easy to understand. Though College Kickstart is relevant for any college-bound teen seeking admission to competitive 4-year institutions, it is particularly helpful for rising high school seniors who have an initial list of schools in mind and test scores in hand.

“After experiencing the chaos of modern day admissions, I wanted to provide a straightforward and affordable way for families to maneuver through the process,” George Fan says. “College Kickstart reflects the key lessons learned and lays out a simple and effective path to success—one that is realistic, maximizes odds and minimizes work and cost.”

In a beta test conducted in the summer of 2014, College Kickstart identified ways to help users strengthen their list of schools in 91% of the cases, and found early admission opportunities in 91% of the cases to boost odds. For these cases, an average of 2.6 early admission opportunities were identified resulting in a 63% boost in odds. College Kickstart also created an effective action plan to avoid unnecessary work and cost in 81% of the cases.
About College Kickstart

College Kickstart began when Silicon Valley, MIT-trained entrepreneur, George Fan, built upon his own experience, as he endured the admissions process with his daughter. Designed as a directional guide, College Kickstart enables both students and parents alike to navigate college admissions with greater clarity and confidence – regardless of means.

The application complements college guidebooks, Naviance, and college counselors/consultants. College Kickstart can be purchased for $50 per student per application cycle.


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