General Information
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What is AdmitSee?
AdmitSee is a college application resource where admitted students share their past application files and advice with applicants. We call these admitted students “Admits.”
How do you verify Admit Profiles?
AdmitSee verifies Admits using their school email addresses, college ID cards, or diplomas to make sure the names match their payment accounts. Our site is compatible with the Common Application. College students can directly upload their Common App PDF to ensure all fields are verified. Our team also conducts quality checks. If a profile seems questionable (e.g., the test scores are below the 25th percentile for a school or an essay sounds familiar), we require Admits submit additional documentation from CollegeBoard to verify their profile details. When creating profiles, Admits guarantee that the information they provide in their profiles was submitted in their official applications, though they can summarize or remove extremely personal information, including names of people and employers.
How do you prevent plagiarism?
AdmitSee grants university admissions offices complete, open access to our database of essays. Many universities utilize plagiarism software, including TurnItIn for Admissions, to flag for plagiarized essays, and they can use this software to check against all essays Admits have shared on our site. Some admissions offices go the extra step of contacting high school guidance offices as well. You can read more about our plagiarism policy here.
How do I get a refund?
If you need help looking for a specific profile or you are experiencing technical issues on our site, we’re here to help! Otherwise, AdmitSee will issue refunds for purchases within the first 30 days of purchase if it meets the following requirements. For our full refund policy, please click here.
Who are the people behind this awesome website?
We are a dedicated group of people who strive to make applying to college and grad school an easier, less stressful process. We’ve all been in your shoes... Read more about us here!
High School Students
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Who can see my profile?
Just you! Your high school profile is not public. Any information that you input or fill out is for you to track your own progress and for us to match you with similar college students.
What’s the difference between Basic and Premium Membership?
Basic Membership gives you a feel of what we have to offer. You get a Free Key every month, and can use it on any application profile in our database.

Premium Membership gives you an unlimited amount of Keys. Members have access to unlocked profiles for the duration of their membership. This includes the profiles you previously unlocked as a Basic Member – they all get reopened! Woohoo! Premium Members have the added bonus of extra data insights, and access perks from our partners, such as free essay editing.
How much does a subscription cost?
Basic Membership is free! You get free keys every month to unlock profiles. Upgrade to Premium Membership for unlimited unlocks. Choose from 2 different billing plans: monthly or yearly. The monthly plan costs $49.99/mo and the yearly plan costs $299.99/yr (that’s a 50% discount!). If you still have questions about how pricing works, contact us.
What do I get to see before I unlock a profile?
We give you a summary of what each profile contains. You can also see all of the essay topics and advice topics in the basic profiles along with a couple lines of preview and the word count for each section.
How current are the profiles?
You can see the graduation year of each Admit before you unlock each profile. Depending on what you’re looking for – application advice, campus life insights, or career guidance – you may want to connect with someone recently admitted or even a recent graduate.
What if I don’t find what I’m looking for?
Our database of 60,000+ application files allows our users to find Admits who share a similar interest or background. You can use our search filter to find profiles by school, test score range, essay topic, or sport played; you can even enter a keyword to find profiles that discuss that subject. In the very rare chance you don’t find a profile that you can relate to, let us know what you’re looking for! You can also always utilize the valuable free insights we have throughout our site, such as expert tips and student advice on our blog. We feature exclusive data insights in our infographics and in the Data section of our site. You can also browse our Essay Intros page for writing inspiration!
What if I unlock an Admit’s profile and it isn’t credible/helpful/readable?
Although we do screen Admit profiles, there’s still a chance something sneaks by or an Admit modifies his/her profile. Let us know on our contact page. If the Admit’s profile isn’t credible, we’ll take the profile down until the Admit verifies the content of the profile by sending official test scores, a PDF of the submitted common app, and/or acceptance letter (depending on the situation). If the Admit’s profile is credible, but their advice answers aren’t particularly helpful or the answers are poorly written, we’ll make sure you can unlock another profile for free.
How do I find an essay about a specific sport/activity?
Use the search feature: type your sport/activity into the box and it will return all the Admits who mentioned that keyword in an essay or in an advice response. Plus, you get to preview the sentences in which the word was mentioned to see if it’s relevant before you buy.
What do I get for referring friends?
We’ve made getting free access easier. Our “give $25, get $25” referral program rewards you and your friends. Anyone who signs up for a Premium membership using your referral code will get $25 to put toward their first purchase (that’s 50% off a subscription!) AND earn you $25 to apply toward your next purchase or billing cycle. Refer just 2 Premium members to get an entire month free! Credits earned are applied as a discount on future purchases.
College & Grad Students
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Who can upload college application details?
High school seniors who have been accepted to college, current college and grad students, as well as recent graduates can all create a profile and upload application details.
Can people see my name?
Nope! We keep our Admits’ names, student IDs, and contact info completely hidden. Users won’t be able to view it even after purchasing the Admit profile; only your username is public. We recommend choosing a username that is descriptive but not identifying, such as “StanfordSwimmer.” If you are concerned about anonymity, do not choose an existing social media handle as your user name; those are easily searchable on Google.
How do I change my user name?
You may change your user name here. Again, if you don’t want people to be able to link your AdmitSee account to you in a Google search, choose a unique username that you haven’t used before!
Should I add a profile picture?
While profile pictures are totally optional, uploading one helps make your profile more complete. Profiles that feature photos are also more likely to sell because they are more eye-catching to users and users are more likely to trust the profile and associate it with an actual student.
Do I have to share everything?
You do not need to share everything! You should only share information that you are comfortable with having on your profile. If there are any locations or names that are personally identifiable, you can redact them.
What if I don’t have all my information?
That’s completely okay! Just upload the application materials you do have on you. If anything, our users value the advice you have to offer the most, so, even if you no longer have any of your application materials, make sure to fill out the advice section!
What if I want to upload my materials, but I don’t have a student ID or diploma?
Don’t worry. You don’t need to have your credentials on hand. You can come back and verify your account at any point within 6 months of creating your profile. If you’ve only recently been admitted, you can upload or send us an acceptance letter or enrollment deposit receipt. This way, high school seniors who have been accepted to college but have not yet received their student IDs or .edu email addresses can create Admit profiles before they start school.
Who owns the rights to my essays?
When you upload your essays and other profile material to the site, you are licensing the rights to AdmitSee Inc. This allows us to sell the profiles to applicants. You can request that your profile be removed from our database at any time by emailing Once removed, it will no longer be searchable to the public or accessible to other users on the site.
How much money can I make?
The sky is the limit! Once you complete a verified, public Admit profile, you'll earn a commission for every 10 unlocks your profile receives. The more content you share in your profile, the more money you'll earn. We feature the most complete and helpful profiles at the top of our search results. Our top profiles make over $500 per semester!
What do I get for referring friends?
You earn a $2 commission for each verified college user who creates an account with your invite code. Your referred friends must verify their profiles with a valid college student ID and complete the profile entry process in order for you to earn the $2 commission. Your earnings may be withdrawn whenever you reach a threshold of $50. Your withdrawal methods include Paypal, Venmo, or Amazon gift card. Referral commissions are capped at $100, but earnings from profile unlocks are unlimited.
How do I withdraw credits?
You can withdraw any and all earnings you’ve made through sales and authenticated referrals once your balance is over $50. You can check your earnings here. Cash out via 3 easy payment methods: Paypal, Amazon gift card, or Venmo!
School Staff
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How does the site work for non-students?
As a school staff member, aside from browsing the site on your own, you can recommend specific profiles to applicants to help shape their application strategy. The site helps counselors manage student and parent expectations. You can also point to profiles of similar students as examples of real applications to help reiterate the advice you’re giving. Teachers who are asked to review college essays often use our repository of essays as a way to inspire an applicant or get that applicant to think outside of the box. Our preference would be for every applicant to use the site accompanied by expert guidance.
What kind of account should I create?
Please create a “School Staff” account. As a School Staff user, you get to use the site the same way your students do, so you can test out how they would interact with the platform. Let us know how many students you work with in our Educator form, and we will work with you to create an AdmitSee use case best suited for you.
How do I get access?
Educators get Premium Membership access for free! Just fill out the school form and we’ll set you up! Want to get free access for your students? Have them register as a Free Member and fill out the high school they attend in their profile. We’ll be able to upgrade all students at your school to receive a month of Premium access.
How do you recommend using the site?
We recommend browsing our database of profiles by starting with our search feature.There, you can preview and unlock profiles that you think are relevant to your students. Our staff has curated packages of profiles by school, essay topic and Admit background that we recommend viewing together. We also have essay intros to help your students get those creative juices flowing, exclusive interactive data insights to narrow down that college list, and great expert and peer advice on our blog. Or, let us know if you want a demo and we’ll physically come to you or schedule a remote video demo!
Do you work with admissions offices?
We are not affiliated with any admissions offices, but our database is open to all admissions offices to screen for plagiarism. If you are an admissions officer who would like to collaborate with us or learn more about how we can help you with applicant recruitment, please contact us!
What additional resources do you offer?
In addition to all our great site features, we also have a $5,000 scholarship open to U.S. high school and college students. The essay prompt? “Tell us the most frustrating thing about applying to college.” You won’t believe some of the responses we get…!
Still have more questions? Contact Us