Application Fast Track

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

Applications Approved

$25MM 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 5 mentors, from essay writing experts to students in their dream schools so they can get the inside scoop.


Onboard Your Mentor Team

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. Your child’s application will be reviewed by our internal admissions officers and top level essay editors.


Find Your Passion

Everything begins with passion. We set students up for success and to do that, we help your child figure out what they’re most passionate about.
This step is one of our favorites!


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 Writing

Our team is comprised of ex-admissions officers at top schools across the US and 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.


Writing an Essay that Stands Out

We know what college admissions officers are looking for in the all-important college essay. We know your child and who they are as a person. And 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.


Authentic Letters of Recommendation

Letters of Recommendation are crucial in the college admissions process. Yet busy teacher soften provide boilerplate letters. We have a process for providing teachers unique and custom prompts that create authentic Letters ofRecommendation that stand out.


Application Triple-Check

Admissions Officers tend to skip even strong applications if there is even one, small typo. We take no chances and have Five (yes, 5!) people review your child’s application so that it’sAdmissions Officer ready.


Application Submission

We are known for helping students not only get accepted but also get love letters from AdmissionsOfficers. Check out our parent and student testimonials. Our proven process is that good!

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Parents and students love College Shortcuts!

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

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 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.