Application Fast Track

Our proven process helps your child find their passion and create an exceptional application.

Applications Approved

$25M In Scholarships Received

Stay-up-to-date about your child’s progress with real-time updates.

  • Progress Report After Every Session
  • Track Test Score Requirements
  • Access Notes from Past Sessions
  • Track Along with Every Meeting
  • Get all of Your Questions Answered

Even gauge your child’s likelihood of getting into each school.

  • Compare schools
  • Acceptance rates
  • Track tuition costs
  • Map school locations

Your child will have access to a team of consultants, from essay writing experts to college admissions experts so they can get the inside scoop.


Onboard To College Shortcuts

Your child’s main contact is a student who has successfully gotten into your child’s dream school. The student mentor is College Shortcuts trained and certified and is ready to give your child the information they need.

Fill out a detailed assessment form so we can learn more about you and pair you with the best consultant on our team.


Working with us, we together will leverage SmartTrack for your family.

SmartTrack enables parents and students to estimate Expected Family Contribution (EFC) and 1040 tax strategies, locate scholarships, determine school generosity, and consult with a College Funding Advisor to improve scholarship/grant potential to reduce expected family contribution. Many financial advisors are not well versed in the college funding aspect, so you will have to also find a solution to ensure that you are getting the best advice so you don’t leave tens of thousands of dollars on the table.  We have our team at Smart Track funding to help you understand your tax strategies, your scholarships, and Estimated Family Contribution.


Narrow Your Top Schools List

We specialize in helping students narrow down their list of schools into ones that they’ll thrive in and love. Taking into account your child’s personality, strengths and preferences, we use our proprietary software and decades of firsthand experience at each school to help your child curate a top-notch list of schools.


Resume Building

We have developed a process for writing resumes that at-a-glance demonstrate what makes your child unique and a great fit. This stage often gives kids a lot of confidence as they reflect on their wonderful accomplishments to-date.


Letter of Recommendation Strategy

Letters of Recommendation are crucial in the college admissions process. We help your student pick the right teachers to get the best Letter of Recommendations.


Interview Preparation

We help your student gain the soft skills to wow admissions officers and give the best first-impression. We know how important the interview process is to get accepted.


Writing an Essay that Stands Out

We know what college admissions officers are looking for in the all-important college essay. We bring these two things together to help your child write an essay that is unique from all other applicants and true to what makes your child special.


Essay Editing To Final Draft

Get your essays edited by an editing team who has reviewed over 50,000 essays that have gotten students into top 20 universities year after year. Also, our editing software uses AI to ensure you are writing essays without redundancy and have the strongest pitch. Our editors will work with you through 1-3 drafts to ensure it is perfect to submit and send in for your applications way before deadline.



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Parents and students love College Shortcuts!

Neha made my entire college process easy and quick. I was able to create essays and a resume that stood out way beyond my peers. Mine essays were much deep in content and more compelling. I got into my number one choice!


Student @ University of Texas

I was able to achieve the necessary grades in high school along with high ACT/SAT scores to attend my top college choice. Not only is she professional but caring and always available for consultation. Her method of coaching cannot be described as anything less than amazing.


Student @ University of Texas

I feel like I can breathe easier. The College Shortcuts program helped me to get so much done in less than 4 weeks. I was able to apply to my top college by working on essays and the resume portion in such a quick time compared to my peers.


Student @ University of Florida

Our Mentors get to know your child to help them find a school that will be the best for their personality, passions and strengths.