THE STUDENT ANSWERS FOR COLLEGE
What we Do
We're a network of highly motivated students with diverse backgrounds. While we treasured the guidance of our high school's college counselors when applying to college, we also found incredible value when we sought guidance from undergrads. Some undergrads were great standardized testing tutors, some helped guide our supplements and personal statements, and others were great at candidly answering questions about their university. Our high school college counselors told us our admission chances, but how would we know if we'd actually like attending the school? At Collmark, we provide a network of instantly bookable students for informational counseling, tutoring and writing services.
What's informational counseling?
There's an access imbalance for high schoolers in the college admissions process. While high schoolers who attended prep schools can easily call up a recent graduate attending the college they're interested in, most students don't have the same alumni network. Students who attend high schools that are international or have a low college enrollment rate are at a disadvantage. At Collmark, we provide a network of undergraduates with diverse majors, extracurriculars and activities. We're here to meet with you 1-on-1 to answer random questions you may have about our specific university. We currently provide interview prep and Q&A sessions on our site.
Whether you're wondering what the social scene is like or the difficulty of a certain major, our counselors have the experience to help supplement the formal advice of your high school college counselors.
& What we're doing during Covid
Now more than ever, hearing the experiences of undergraduates who got into your reach, target, or safety schools is essential. Lookout for the students whose grade is shown as "pre-freshman"... These students were admitted during COVID and could answer your specific questions about how they navigated the college admissions process this past year.
Booking a session with current undergraduate students is also beneficial! During your session, you can ask them how their college's internal policies and culture have changed in response to COVID. These experiences can inform your decision of what the "new normal" is like at the universities you're interested in.