AdmitSee started as a project between friends at the University of Pennsylvania. We experienced the typical frustrations when applying to both college and grad school: the confusion of where to apply, the burnout from having to write multiple application essays, the distrust of anonymous forums, the fear of rejection.
We felt it was time for a change. We've grown from a boot-strapped business founded at UPenn to a venture-backed startup based in San Francisco, but our culture and commitment to quality remains the same.
What you see here is the resource we wish existed when we applied to schools. We're a peer-to-peer platform on which current college students share their application materials, essays, extracurriculars, test scores, and details about their application process. Access to this data empowers applicants to make better decisions about where to apply and how to communicate their own personal stories.
Through AdmitSee, we are also allowing college and graduate school students to earn money every time their profile is unlocked.
There's a double meaning for both the words in our name. "Admit" as a noun is what we hope all of our users will become - admits at the colleges of their dreams. "Admit" as a verb is how you're going to get there: by acknowledging that you need a helping hand.
"See" refers to the ability to see application files of students who got in. It also refers to next steps. We want you to see beyond the college admissions process. We plan on growing with our users, rolling out new features to choose and navigate various career paths. The underlying philosophy is honesty, simplicity, and community.