College Admissions Checklist

No matter what grade you are in high school—starting out as a freshman or a entering your senior year—it’s important to have a game plan. Find your grade level in the table below to see a preview of your college admissions checklist. Getting IN can help you execute your plan.

GETTING IN's College Admissions Checklist

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Getting IN is your home for all things SAT and ACT test prep, college search, college admissions counseling and more.

We’re here for you - talk to us. Really. Talk to a real person. Our college admissions coaches are ready anytime, any day to answer any questions you have.

We know getting into college can be stressful - we’ve been there, and we can help. For over 20 years, we have coached thousands of students and families and now we are bringing our expertise to you. Our comprehensive admissions assistance toolbox is designed with your success in mind. Whether it’s SAT test prep, college admissions planning or learning how to write the perfect college application essay, we’ve got you covered.

INsights

June 26, 2016

Standing Out at Fitting In

  It’s easy to fit in, do as everyone else does, and be what everyone is. Standing out can come in many forms, you can give a standout performance, or you can simply hold ideas and beliefs that aren’t popular. You can be different and fit in once you know […]
June 26, 2016

Your Personal Brand

Although it can be hard to believe — in the midst of academics and athletics — nobody can be a super hero. It really is impossible to enroll and succeed in everything. Unfortunately, I’ve found that many college applicants try this kind of shotgun approach to building a unique college […]
June 26, 2016

Getting In – The Book

How hard could it be to get into a top college if you have the grades, the test scores and the tuition? The short answer is: it’s harder than you think. The longer answer is that it is so hard that a student’s chances, with perfect grades and test scores […]

Why Work with Us

Getting IN Just Makes Sense

With Getting IN, you have easy access to expert college admissions assistance.

Our tried-and-true method has worked for thousands of students and their families for decades. Founded by renowned college admission coach and author of Getting In, Rick Singer, our program is based on the insights and know-how that has made Rick one of the most successful and sought after professionals in the industry.

Let’s face it, the game has changed and you have to learn the rules if you want to win. Rick has figured it out and has getting into college down to a science. With Getting IN, you and your family have the full playbook, the right coaches, and the best gear to find the college that is the right fit. Now, all you need to do is view our plans and sign up to get in the game.

Testimonials

Getting In helped my son get in to the perfect college

Cal Poly SLO has been a great school for Aaron. It turns out that SLO has the only space club in the entire US. He recently applied for a coop at NASA and was selected (1,000 applicants, 25 interviews and 5 selected). Aaron will start his co-op studies with NASA in December. It looks like he is finally rising to the potential that we knew he had but could never quantify because he never tried to stretch himself. For your part in helping to get him on the launch pad, we thank you.

Stuart Comis

5.0
2017-10-05T14:45:03+00:00

Stuart Comis

Cal Poly SLO has been a great school for Aaron. It turns out that SLO has the only space club in the entire US. He recently applied for a coop at NASA and was selected (1,000 applicants, 25 interviews and 5 selected). Aaron will start his co-op studies with NASA in December. It looks like he is finally rising to the potential that we knew he had but could never quantify because he never tried to stretch himself. For your part in helping to get him on the launch pad, we thank you.

This coaching is so powerful

The power of having an independent third-party partner with my family to guide my sons (and their parents) through one of the most challenging periods of their lives is what makes THE KEY so incredibly powerful. They talk the talk of young people. They understand and uncover hidden insecurities, passions, hopes that I as a parent have not been able to do. The coach is an instrumental third-wheel in the process of unlocking my kids' potential. It is revolutionary. It is empowering. It is the best money you can spend as part of the higher education process.

Bill Townsend

Co-Founder Lycos.com

5.0
2017-10-05T14:51:54+00:00

Bill Townsend

Co-Founder Lycos.com

The power of having an independent third-party partner with my family to guide my sons (and their parents) through one of the most challenging periods of their lives is what makes THE KEY so incredibly powerful. They talk the talk of young people. They understand and uncover hidden insecurities, passions, hopes that I as a parent have not been able to do. The coach is an instrumental third-wheel in the process of unlocking my kids' potential. It is revolutionary. It is empowering. It is the best money you can spend as part of the higher education process.

Getting In gave us guidance

As parents we strove to provide guidance to our children on the most important decisions they must make in their lives and to prepare them to have the best options from which to choose. We quickly realized that we're often better at advising those our own age and not necessarily the ages of our children. What a gift it was to have an expert who is trained to communicate effectively with 13-18 year olds to help them realize their potential. Working closely with our children and my wife and me, helped us prevent pushing our children in the wrong direction, choosing certain colleges just because we thought they were the best choice when there were others that fit their needs and aspirations better.

William Powers

Managing Director, PIMCO

5.0
2017-12-11T16:44:17+00:00

William Powers

Managing Director, PIMCO

As parents we strove to provide guidance to our children on the most important decisions they must make in their lives and to prepare them to have the best options from which to choose. We quickly realized that we're often better at advising those our own age and not necessarily the ages of our children. What a gift it was to have an expert who is trained to communicate effectively with 13-18 year olds to help them realize their potential. Working closely with our children and my wife and me, helped us prevent pushing our children in the wrong direction, choosing certain colleges just because we thought they were the best choice when there were others that fit their needs and aspirations better.
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