Plans for Independent Counselors

When you do the math, your cost per student is approximately one hour of your billable time. We know that we can save you an hour of time.

Prices are based on a college application season from January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019. All plans are designed for one counselor.

 

See the feature summary below.

Professional Discount
HECA Members, you can receive a 20% discount on any College Kickstart for Counselor plan. Email us for your promo code.
 

 

5
STUDENTS
$625
PER SEASON
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10
STUDENTS
$1,100
PER SEASON
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15
STUDENTS
$1,575
PER SEASON
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20
STUDENTS
$2,000
PER SEASON
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30
STUDENTS
$2,700
PER SEASON
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40
STUDENTS
$3,200
PER SEASON
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50
STUDENTS
$3,500
PER SEASON
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60
STUDENTS
$3,800
PER SEASON
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 Feature summary

Enriched Admissions Data

  • Enriched data covering 550+ U.S. 4 year institutions
    Constantly updated from multiple sources, including the Common Data Set, school institutional research websites and factbooks and press releases
  • 300+ departmental admission rates for over 40 popular institutions
  • Affordability data (need-based and merit-based aid)
  • Resident/non-resident admission rates for selected public universities
  • Key application requirements

Student ProfileNew

School list

  • Enter lists of 6-30 schools
  • Rank orderable
  • Indicate strength of commitment to top choices

Academic Credentials

  • SAT section scores
  • ACT composite score
  • Weighted GPA
  • Unweighted GPA
  • Class rank

List AnalysisNew

  • Categorize list into likelies, targets, reaches and unlikelies based on school selectivity and student academic credentials
  • Analyze list for balance and odds of success
  • Recommend improvements
  • Take corrective action using MixFixer™
    • Automatically find likely, target and reach schools for your list based on school selectivity and student academic credentials
    • Filter schools by size, setting or locale
    • Filter schools with no extra Common Application essay
    • Filter schools offering early action
    • Filter schools with need-blind admission policies
    • Filter schools that meet 100% of demonstrated financial need
    • Filter schools with low debt at graduation
    • Filter schools with great merit aid
    • Filter schools with automatic merit scholarship consideration
    • Filter schools with low net cost of attendance
    • Filter schools with no application feeNew
    • Filter schools offering test-optional admissionNew
  • Track assured admission criteria for 25 public universitiesNew
  • Personalize recommendations based on list and academic credentials
  • Automatically updates every time the student's college list or academic credentials change

Early Admission Strategy

  • Recommend appropriate strategies across entire list
  • Prevent applying early to unlikely schools
  • Prevent applying early to schools where odds are worse
  • Ensure terms and conditions are met for each early opportunity recommended
  • Consider schools with rolling admission and multiple priority windows
  • Automatically updates every time the student's college list or academic credentials change

Action Plan Recommendations

  • Prepare and recommend action plan to minimize wasted motion
  • Capitalize on early admission opportunities and/or schools with rolling admission or multiple priority windows
  • Ensure merit scholarship deadlines are met for likely schools
  • Automatically updates every time the student's college list or academic credentials change

Plan Details

Provide supporting detail for each school in list, including:

  • Whether the school is a likely, target, reach or unlikely school and why
  • Whether to pursue early decision, early action, restrictive early action or regular decision and why
  • When to apply and why
  • Applicant, admitted and enrolled student mix
  • Admission rate by admission plan (where available)
  • Academic performance assessment
  • Affordability rankings for need and merit-based aid, as well as key supporting metrics
  • Source data notes
  • Automatically updates every time the student's college list or academic credentials change

Plan Views

One-click access to the essentials of each student's latest plan

  • Summary View with admission plan, category of schools, action plan wave, application due date, application notification date, application fees, and link to majors
  • Requirements View with application deadlines, testing policies, interview policies, essay prompt counts, links to checklists
  • Need-based Aid View with need-blind, percent with need awarded aid, percent need met, percent need met from scholarships/grants, average package, average indebtedness, net cost
  • Merit Aid View with auto consideration, percent without need receiving merit aid, average merit package, merit deadlines, net cost, indebtedness, link to merit page
  • Automatically updates each time the student's college list or academic credentials change

Counselor Dashboard

  • Student accounts included based on subscription level
  • Personal use account included
  • Flexible modes of operation:
    • Counselor-powered: College plans are 100% driven by counselor
    • Student-powered: College plans are 100% driven by student
    • Counselor-to-student-powered: Counselor prepares and reviews initial plan(s), then assigns control to student when ready
  • Select mode of operation for each student individually
  • Track student activity history and progress
  • Track impact on list quality, early admission and wasted motion for individual students and across entire practice
    • List grade and trend
    • List confidence score
    • Early opportunities found
    • Early admission average rate boost
    • Applications avoided if admitted to highest ranked school
    • Application fees avoided if admitted to highest ranked school

Personalized Plan PrintingNew

Available for Counselor plans with 10 students or more

  • Print professional-quality college plans for your students
  • Brand with your logo
  • Include custom commentary
  • Ability to exclude action plan sectionNew
  • Your Brand

    Your Brand

    Deliver professional-quality college plans with your logo and custom commentary
    Assumptions and Findings

    Assumptions and Findings

    Summarize plan assumptions and findings
    List Check

    List Check

    Assess the college list for balance and odds of success
    Early Admission

    Early Admission

    Help your client capitalize on early admission to skew odds more in their favor
    Action Plan

    Action Plan

    Create an action plan to minimize wasted motion
    Plan Summary

    Plan Summary

    Summarize overall plan recommendations
    Key Application Requirements

    Key Application Requirements

    Provide key application requirements for each school in your client's list
    Need-Based Financial Aid

    Need-Based Financial Aid

    Consider need-based financial aid as part of the plan
    Merit-Based Financial Aid

    Merit-Based Financial Aid

    Consider institutional merit scholarship opportunities as part of the plan