CollegeZapps Guided Interview Helps College-Bound Hopefuls Tackle College Application Crisis

Lower admission rates for hopeful college applicants has jumped tremendously causing heightened anxiety among already nervous high school students. There’s a sense of shock among parents at seeing extraordinarily talented kids getting rejected.
 
 
Oct. 31, 2007 - PRLog -- The Fast and Easy Way to Apply to College

Littleton, CO – October 31, 2007 – CollegeZapps, LLC (http://www.collegezapps.com) today announced the launch of the CollegeZapps Web site and guided interview designed to help students tackle the college application crisis.  

“Lower admission rates for hopeful college applicants has jumped tremendously causing heightened anxiety among already nervous high school students.  There’s a sense of shock among parents at seeing extraordinarily talented kids getting rejected. Recent press articles and other media have begun to define the college application crisis,” said David Kenney, CEO, CollegeZapps.

CollegeZapps is backed by a proven technology that directs an online interview to efficiently collect required information from prospective college applicants. The information is then used to expedite completion of all the college applications the students wish to submit.  

“Helping students apply to college is what CollegeZapps is all about.  Helping them remain sane as they finish their high school careers is an added, and welcome bonus,” said, Kenney, himself a father with an eye on college.  “We are all about helping students be successful.”

Trends suggest there are more prospective students applying for the same number of openings, hence competition has intensified.  

According to the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) 2007 State of College Admission report, recent trends include:

•   A population wave has fueled record numbers of high school graduates and students enrolled in postsecondary education.
•   As of 2004, more than 17 million students were enrolled in degree-granting postsecondary institutions. Total college enrollment is expected to continue increasing until at least 2015.
•   More than 60 percent of high school graduates are enrolling in college within a year of graduating from high school.
•   For the second year in a row, approximately three-quarters of four-year colleges and universities reported an increase in the number of applications from the previous year.
•   The number of applications that individual students submit also has continued to increase; 18 percent of Fall 2006 freshman submitted seven or more applications for admission.
•   Many highly selective colleges reported their lowest ever acceptance rates.

“I work with high school students every day in their college application process.  It is a painful and tedious one. A few years ago students would want to apply to two or three colleges.  Now, they want to apply to eight or 10.  While the applications are available for download from the Internet, students have to print them then fill them in by hand or by typewriter.  This process is time consuming and leads to many errors.  With CollegeZapps, completing college applications is so easy.   Students can now spend more time choosing what colleges best fit them, applying to more colleges in less time, and reducing the redundancy that comes with filling out multiple application forms,” said Joe Eberle, independent education consultant and publisher of The College Gazette.

“So often I think how much times have changed and the roadblocks students face just to apply to college. From ease of use to highly personalized applications, our proven, powerful technology helps students apply to college. The students are our highest priority,” continued Kenney.

CollegeZapps is compiling a collection of the applications of the most applied to universities and colleges in the United States.  Currently the majority of the colleges and universities in Colorado are available at www.collegezapps.com.  Additional colleges and universities will be added weekly to the site.  Fees for the CollegeZapps service are $14.95 for one application; $29.95 for three applications; $49.95 for 10 applications; and $69.95 for 15 applications.

For more information, visit www.collegezapps.com or contact Nikki Butler at (866) 492-7607 or nbutler@collegezapps.com.

Media Contact
Dale Jones
Strategic  Advantage Public Relations
(303) 298-9630
djones@strategicadvantage.ws

Website: www.collegezapps.com
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