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Making College Preparation a Breeze - The app that allows students to take control of their college process

Pointer is a free mobile app designed for high school students to take ownership of their college search and application process.

As your personalized college counselor, we dive deeply into who you are, your experiences, personality, skills and desires. We help to identify the college communities where you will thrive academically, socially, and ultimately feel encouraged to be your best self. With Pointer, you will feel empowered to find the right colleges for you and tackle the complicated application process with ease.

Together, we got this.

What’s New

Version 2.3

We're so proud of you for getting this far and for keeping your head in the game! We've fine-tuned our matching program in this version so the schools we recommend are all the more on point for YOU. Also, you can now add your insta handle. Let's be friends! As always, we want to make Pointer the best it can be to hear, see, and be in full service of you.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

Alex Kissin ,

Has provided great guidance

This app has made college discovery engaging for the kids I work with and has been a useful tool to supplement the work we’re doing.

The schools suggested by Pointer were spot on and the action plan keeps the kids coming back! So thrilled this resource exists.

JennaG88 ,

Very useful app

Pointer is great if you are applying to colleges. It is really helpful for keeping up with what you need to do, and it helps with seeing all your college options.

sarah h w-s ,


Wonderful app! And completely effective!!! Download this and get help with college prep!


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53.1 MB

Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



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  • Family Sharing

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

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