New York Times Article ‘Applications to Colleges Are Breaking Records’ Brings Focus

Rejection rates for hopeful college applicants have 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.
 
 
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Jan. 17, 2008 - PRLog -- Helping students apply to college is what CollegeZapps is all about

Littleton, CO – CollegeZapps, LLC www.collegezapps.com cites the January 17, 2008, New York Times article titled ‘Applications to Colleges Are Breaking Records’, as bringing focus to the college application dilemma.

“Rejection rates for hopeful college applicants have 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,” said David Kenney, CEO, CollegeZapps. “Times have changed for college applicants. A few years ago, students may have applied to three or four schools now 8 to 10 college applications are common.”

The New York Times article states, “Applications to selective colleges and universities are reaching new heights this year, promising another season of high rejection rates and dashed hopes for many more students. . . . Officials said the trend was a result of demographics, aggressive recruiting, the ease of online applications and more students applying to ever more colleges as a safety net.”

Applying to college is nothing if not a high-stress experience. High school seniors across the country are staying up until the wee hours of the morning to fill out applications and write essays for numerous colleges and universities and simultaneously struggling to maintain their grades.

“Spending hours filling out applications for seven colleges is a good way to get a hand cramp and a headache," said Colorado St. Mary's Academy senior Claire Godbolt. "I'd be on break at my school and trying to finish applications for college. I would much rather be enjoying my senior year or sleeping. I did not really have a top choice yet, for me all I knew is that I wanted to go out of state.”

“Helping students apply to college is what CollegeZapps is all about. Our technology directs an online interview to efficiently collect required information from prospective college applicants. The information is then used to expedite completion of the college applications the students wish to submit,” continued Kenney.

The benefits of CollegeZapps are clear. The college application process is time consuming. With CollegeZapps, completing actual college applications is 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.

This is not a basic generic college application form. Students do not need to fill out new applications for each of their colleges; instead, they need only complete the single, online questionnaire that includes application questions from all of their selected colleges.

“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 8 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.

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

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