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. See how we compare to other popular college admissions sites.
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.
Can I get a tour of how the site works?
Yes! We provide free 15-minute site demos. Once you register, just book a time with us here. We’ll walk you through how the site works and what makes us different from other college application tools out there. We’ll also share how you can customize your AdmitSee experience depending on your grade level or the type of help you need! (我们也能提供中文讲解和网站示范。)
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 if it meets our refund policy. Read our full refund policy 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 Unlock to use on any application profile in our database. Our Basic search features let you find students at your dream school within your score range. Consider it a free, low-commitment trial before upgrading to more access.

Premium Membership grants you access to full profiles, data insights, and chat messaging. The different pricing tiers are designed to give you the flexibility to decide how many profiles you need depending on how early in the process you’re starting. Premium Members have the added bonus of advanced search filters that let you drill down to find profiles of students who match your exact background and stats and connect directly with them. Premium Members also get extra data insights and additional perks from our partners, such as free essay editing, consultation and peer mentoring.
How much does a subscription cost?
Basic Membership is free! You get to unlock any profile for free once you verify your email. Upgrade to Premium Membership if you’re interested in chatting with our college users or for additional Unlocks when you run out. Our Premium tiers are organized by the number of profiles you can unlock each month. Choose from 3 different options: 5, 15 or 40 profiles per month. Monthly and Annual billing cycles grant you the option to pay per month or pre-pay for the year at a discount. If you choose annual billing, you'll receive all 12-months worth of Unlocks upfront.

We give away free Premium access for students attending Title I schools or students who qualify for free and reduced lunch programs. Please contact us to learn how.

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 70,000+ 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. Based on the information you entered upon registering, our matching algorithm recommends profiles of similar students to you on Your Dashboard. In the very rare chance you don’t find a profile that you can relate to, let us know what you’re looking for!
What are some other resources the site offers?
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 Excerpts page for writing inspiration or search for similar essays on our Essay Matching page.
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.
Can I keep access to unlocked profiles if I don't need any more Unlocks?
For Premium members who do not need additional Unlocks but also do not want to lose access to already unlocked profiles, our "Keep Access" plan allows you to maintain access for a minimal fee per month. With this plan, you will not be able to unlock additional profiles, but you will not lose access to your cache of unlocked profiles. You can opt into this plan under Account Settings.
How do I find an essay about a specific sport/activity?
Use the search filter: type your sport/activity into the search box and our search engine will return all the Admits who mentioned that keyword in an essay or in an advice response. Use our Essay Match feature to surface the most relevant essays by typing into the text field what you'd like to write your essay about. Make sure you use the keywords you want the matching engine to look up. Preview the essay excerpts in which the word was mentioned to see if the essay is relevant before you unlock.
What do I get for referring friends?
We’ve made getting free access easier. Our "give $20, get $20" referral program rewards you and your friends. Anyone who signs up for a Premium Membership using your referral code will get $20 to put toward their first purchase AND gift you $20 to apply toward your next purchase or billing cycle (that's a 50% discount off our monthly best-seller!). Credits earned are applied as a discount on future purchases.
College & Grad Students
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Who can upload college application materials?
As long as you've been admitted, you can create a profile and share your admission insights. This means that high school seniors who have already been accepted to college, current college and grad students, or recent alums can all be featured as Admits.
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. Remember, though, that the more you share, the more likely your profile will be recommended by our matching algorithm to applicants like you. More complete profiles are also featured on our Search page and are more likely to be unlocked.
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, or Amazon gift card. Referral commissions are capped at $100, but earnings from profile unlocks are unlimited.
How do I withdraw site earnings?
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 2 easy payment methods: Paypal or Amazon gift card!
How does Chat work? What are my responsibilities if someone messages me?
Admit Chat functions like any other chat messaging feature. High school users can reach out to you directly with any questions about your profile or about your school. Whether you choose to respond is completely up to you; there’s no penalty for not responding. However, the more responsive you are, the more you’ll be featured at the top of search results. Our most engaged mentors will receive a multiple on their unlock commissions.
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?
School counselors and independent consultants interested in access for multiple students should inquire about our Educator and Enterprise-level plans. Simply contact us to learn about Educator rates. If you work with low-income students who would qualify for free access (see High School FAQs above) or you’re affiliated with a College Bound Opportunity group, please contact us to learn more about our free access pilot program.
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. Our Essay Matching feature matches an essay idea (fully fleshed out or not!) with the most similar essays in our databank based on contextual clues. Or, contact us to schedule a demo and we’ll walk you through all our great site features.
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 with insights gleaned from our 11 million data points, please contact us!
What additional resources do you offer?
In addition to all our great site features, we also have 4 year PDF guides counselors can download for free. They are simple guides to help students keep track of the application process. We also have a free e-book with essay excerpts and commentary.
Still have more questions? Contact Us