Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Gaming the Admission Process?

Sometimes the competitive nature of  college admissions, with it's winners and losers,  makes the whole thing seem like a big game.  It's a confusing process, and one that easily can become overwhelming.   There are many tools that can assist, but they're not much fun.

Well, I got an email from Kathryn, at a brand new company called Acceptly.  It's an online tool that lets students track their progress as they apply to colleges.  What's new, (I think pretty cool), is the whole thing is presented as a game.  Interesting idea, especially for the students who may need a bit of a push.  It's brand new and I'd love to hear what you think.  Here's what Kathryn sent to me.


Help more students reach their college dreams this year with Acceptly. Acceptly is a free, web based tool allowing students to track their progress through the entire college preparation, application, and admissions process. By breaking down the process into accessible steps, we walk students through optimizing their college profile. Using gaming and social elements, we keep the experience fun for students.

Acceptly is a place your students of any age can get on track and learn the college basics, showing up at your office more prepared and organized. Students will become motivated and excited to prepare for college. Not only will the tool give them step by step guidance, but our team is also available to answer questions and educate your students and parents. Our free, weekly webinars cover college topics like testing and college search with a live question and answer component.

Acceptly is currently private, but you can check it out by following this link. Please share this link with your school, your PTA, and any interested students or parents. Acceptly's community director wants to hear from you! Please send your thoughts and feedback to

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