Get Into Your Dream School
Starting the college search process? These apps will help you or your student get one step closer to that precious acceptance letter.
Find the right school
Step one: Create a list of potential schools. The College Fair provides photos, videos, and student interviews for each institution, as well as college coaches who’ll chat with you in real time. myOptions not only shows you schools that match your interests but also uses quizzes to identify what type of social scene fits you best.
Scholarships can be daunting, but it’s never been easier to look for them. Scholly Search even finds them for you—just fill out your profile, and the app will return a list of the matching grants and scholarships. RaiseMe takes your high school achievements (good grades, extracurriculars, volunteer work, and the like) and matches them with potential scholarships from hundreds of colleges. Getting money for something you’re already doing—what could be better?
Write your essays
There’s no way around it: Colleges want essays. When it’s time to get writing, MindNode can help you organize your thoughts, brainstorm ideas, and share them with friends. And Ulysses is a terrific all-around writing app you’ll use even after you’re done polishing your personal statement. But before you submit anything, check your Ps and Qs with the invaluable proofreading app Grammarly.