The College Chooser is college planning from the student's perspective. Enter potential colleges and the pros/cons for each. The Chooser then helps you use unconscious decision-making to organize and narrow your list by identifying your preferences. You are then given a checklist of common tasks for each of your colleges to help keep you organized during the application process. This can be helpful when you share your results with parents or counselors.

How it works: Create your initial list of potential colleges. Add your pros and cons for each. The Chooser then presents each of the colleges in pairs, and asks you to imagine you received acceptance letters to both. Which one would you choose?

The result: a list of your potential colleges in your preferred order, and a conflicted list with the pairs that were too difficult for you to choose between -- those ones may need more research.

The College Chooser automatically creates a checklist for each of your colleges to make sure you cover the important steps in the application process. Delete, edit or add items to customize each list even more for your specific needs.

Share the results with your high school counselor, parents or teachers to help you along the way.

College application fees range from $20 to $80 per application. Use the College Chooser to make sure your final list is solid and you cover all the necessary application steps.


- Record your list of colleges (up to 10).
- Document your pros and cons for each college.
- Use the pros/cons list as a planning tool throughout high school.
- Use the built-in checklist to keep you on track with the application process.
- Create and share your ordered list via text, email or print.
- Two ways to expand your college list beyond 10 colleges: Watch additional in-app advertising, or purchase the app.

What’s New

Version 2.0

This app has been updated by Apple to use the latest Apple signing certificate.

- Streamlined user interface
- Expandable college list
- Free with in app advertising

Ratings and Reviews

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a1995mn ,

Really Useful App!

This app was so helpful in getting me to narrow down college options based on gut reactions. It got me to “decide” quickly and then reflect on why certain colleges I’d thought were top of my list really weren’t as important to me in the end! It’s great especially if things feel overwhelming and you need to break the process down/narrow your choices.

GBoo777 ,

Simple and informative

This is a great app for sorting through the college selection process. In addition to the structured comparison (after you've generated your "short list" of colleges) you also have a list of to do's with dates to help you meet the deadlines. This revision adds important features and a new UI to the original basic app. Great job.

Aenlan ,

Great App!

This app was really easy to use and helped me realize how I really felt about each school. Great work!!

App Privacy

The developer, Laura Nedved, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple.

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The developer will be required to provide privacy details when they submit their next app update.


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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