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What is Admit.me?

Admit.me is a free platform built by admissions experts for individuals seeking a higher education degree. Admit.me is committed to making the admissions process easier with tools designed to optimize an applicant’s chances of acceptance. The applicant-guided product is based on proven expert insights and strategies applied by candidates for over a decade. Admit.me users have free access to the support formerly only offered to the highest-paying applicants and are, thereby, equipped to drive their own admissions process and achieve their academic and professional goals.

Who is Admit.me for?

Admit.me currently supports applicants applying to MBA or other business-related MS/PhD programs. We have big plans to expand into other graduate degrees and the undergraduate space in the coming years, so stayed tuned!

What can I do on Admit.me?

Admit.me has tools and resources to help applicants be their own admissions pro. Our DIY format mimics the process of working with an admissions consultant. Admit.me users can get a free assessment of their profile using our proprietary Admit.me Index, compare and identify best-fit programs, organize their process with the action plan, and learn admissions tips and best practices and use templates and quizzes in the resource hub. All for free!

Who are your partners?

We’re friends with most of the big names in the space like GMAC, QS MBA Tour, MBA Tour, Forte, and The Consortium, to name a few. We also have partnerships (including discounts!) with test prep companies Magoosh, Noodle Pros, and Sherpa Prep. Lastly, we work with the following MBA programs:

  • Anderson School of Management, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Fuqua School” of Business, Duke University
  • George Washington University School of Business
  • Goizueta School of Business, Emory University
  • Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley
  • Harvard Business School, Harvard University
  • Ivey Business School, University of Western Ontario
  • Jack Welch Management Institute, Strayer University
  • Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
  • Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • McCombs School of Business, University of Texas, Austin
  • Paul Merage School of Business, University of California, Irvine
  • Raymond A Mason School of Business, William & Mary
  • Smith School of Business, University of Maryland

Our Admit.me Access program also hosts webinars with alumni from schools like Chicago Booth, Columbia, Stanford GSB, MIT Sloan, NYU Stern, Wharton, Yale SOM, and more!

my account

I forgot my password — how do I retrieve it?

Dude. Same. Go to the login page — there is a convenient “Forgot Password” link that will help you out.

How do I change my email notification settings?

You can change your email settings here. To get there yourself, click on the arrow at the top-right corner to open your menu, then click “Account Settings”.

How do I get help with my candidacy and application itself?

While at this time we don’t offer one-on-one admissions support, we’re pretty tight with another company who does. Check out admitadvantage.com or sign up with a consultation with them here.

How do I delete my account?

Please! Don’t leave us! Well, if you must...in your account settings, you have the option to delete your account under “Privacy”. Then, email hello@admit.me to let us know what we could’ve done better for you to stay.

dashboard

What is my dashboard?

Your dashboard is your main space when you log into your Admit.me account. It displays your tasks for that week as well as your overall progress through the admissions process. It also displays your AMI and your saved schools, as well as additional suggested schools based on your AMI.

Where should I start?

The first thing you should do after creating your Admit.me account is to get your AMI by clicking the orange “Get AMI” button on the right-hand side. Complete the assessment on the following screen to get your profile’s admissions index. Once you have your index, see how you compare to the schools on your list by searching for them and viewing the “How Do I Compare” feature. Save your target schools and then head back over to your dashboard to update your action plan with tasks you’ve already completed.

How are my suggested schools determined?

Your suggested schools are designed to show you a mix of stretch, target, and safety schools to help you diversify your target school list — we believe in a well-balanced application strategy to ensure you get into the best school possible! Your stretch, target, and safety schools are determined based on your AMI compared to the school’s AMI, which is based on the average accepted applicant at that program.

How should I use my task list?

Your task list is based on our proven admissions process. The order and due dates of the tasks are done in a way that will optimize your admissions chances and ensure that you submit killer applications on time. We recommend checking in on your task list a couple times a week to stay on track with your application process. Check off tasks as you complete them; and if you get ahead, be sure to update your action plan so that your weekly task list can accurately guide you.

I’ve already done a lot of the tasks on my task list. How do I update it?

Good for you! At the top right-hand corner of your task list, click on “View/Edit Action Plan” to view all the tasks in your action plan. From there, you can check off tasks anywhere in the process to get an accurate assessment of your progress.

admit.me index (AMI)

What is AMI?

AMI stands for Admit.me Index and is like your “credit” score of admissions. It’s a numerical assessment of the strength of your MBA candidate profile calculated using an expert-vetted algorithm. Scored out of 100, AMI tells you how close you are to the "perfect" applicant and shows you how you compare to your target MBA programs.

How is AMI calculated?

We’d tell you, but then we’d have to kill you. JKJK, sorta. While the algorithm behind AMI is top secret, we can tell you that your AMI is calculated based on your responses to the AMI assessment across four categories: academic, professional, extracurricular, and recruitability. The questions and the categories are weighted differently in your overall index based on how much weight admissions officers give that particular factor in their admissions decisions.

How do I get my AMI?

Easy! From your dashboard, click the orange “Get AMI” button in the right-hand panel, then click “Get my AMI” on the popup and fill out the assessment on the following page. Or, just click here.

How do I update my AMI?

Also easy! From your dashboard, click the arrows symbol next to your AMI, then click “Update my AMI” on the popup and fill out the assessment on the following page. Or, just click here. Be sure to answer all the questions in the assessment, even if you’ve provided that information before and it hasn’t changed, because your AMI recalculates based on the responses in each new assessment submissions, regardless of previous submissions.

How should I perceive my AMI?

Good question. Your AMI is based on data points and facts about you. Formulaically, your AMI is an assessment of the strength of your background. Of course, you likely know that while your background is a significant factor to determining your likelihood of acceptance, it is not the only influence: your application itself — the essays, letters of recommendation, etc. — also plays a large role and AMI does NOT account for that (not yet, anyway). So, don’t use AMI as the definitive guide of where to apply or not apply. Instead use it as guidance as to how much “work” your application will have to do versus your background. If your AMI results in schools which are levels below your dream program, your applications will need to be “superhuman” and that is very rare (when was the last time you saw “superman” in real life?). On the flip side, a lazy application will also likely result in a denial from a safety school.

admit.me access

Who is eligible to become an Admit.me Access member?

You have to meet the demographic requirement of being either a woman, underrepresented minority (African American, American Indian, Alaskan Native, and/or LatinX), or military personnel (current or former). In addition, you have to be in the application year for an MBA or specialized MS/PhD in a business-related field.

Are there any financial requirements?

Nope! Admit.me Access is a free program for all members. You are provided discounts for supplemental admissions services, but there are no obligations for purchasing any services.

What are the deadlines for joining?

You can join Admit.me Access through December 31, 2020! The sooner you join, the more you’ll get out of the program.

What does Admit.me Access membership include?

As a member, you get access to discounted resources such as Magoosh, Vault, and Admit Advantage admissions consulting as well as live & pre-recorded webinars, in addition to the Admit.me platform of course.

What if I end up not applying to school?

Things happen. We can’t force you to go to school, but we expect you to have made that decision prior to applying because Admit.me Access is for current-year applicants. If you’re not sure, it’s probably best to wait to join Admit.me Access until you are ready.

Who are your partners?

Magoosh provides a subscription to their premium service for all Admit.me Access members at a 25% discount.

Admit Advantage provides admissions coaching advice from one of their senior admissions consultants who has graduated from a top 10 business school at a 25% discount to all Admit.me Access members.

Vault provides free access to their career resources, including industry reviews and professional advice.

Additionally, our Admit.me Access program hosts webinars with admissions representatives or alumni from schools like Chicago Booth, Columbia, Duke Fuqua, HBS, MIT Sloan, NYU Stern, Yale SOM, Wharton, and more! For a full list of schools we work with, check out the “Who Are Your Partners?” question in the About Admit.me section.

Why are your partners providing these services for free or at deep discounts?

Because they’re dope.

admit.me fellows

Who is eligible to become an Admit.me Fellow?

Only Admit.me Access members are eligible for the fellowship, which means you have to meet the demographic requirement of being either a woman, underrepresented minority (African American, American Indian, Alaskan Native, and/or LatinX), or military personnel (current or former). In addition, you have to be in the application year for an MBA or specialized MS/PhD in a business-related field.

Are there any financial requirements?

Nope! Admit.me Fellows is a free program. However, financial need is a consideration for acceptance to the fellowship. You are provided discounts for supplemental admissions services, but there are no obligations for purchasing any services. Keep in mind, you will be asked to take any required standardized tests and there is a cost associated with those tests.

What are the deadlines for applying?

The fellowship application for the 2020-2021 application season is now closed. The application will reopen and deadlines will be announced for the 2021-2022 application season in the first quarter of 2021.

What does the fellowship include?

As a fellow, you get access to free Magoosh test prep and Admit Advantage admissions consulting as well as live & pre-recorded webinars. In addition, fellows will be provided with admissions mentors (current and recent MBA grads) and learning teams of other fellows. Fellows get to learn and grow in this admissions process with a cohort of other fellows that will hold you accountable and inspire you to make it through the admissions process!

Who are your partners?

Admit.me Fellows have a choice between Magoosh and Sherpa Prep for free test prep services.

Admit Advantage provides free admissions coaching advice from one of their senior admissions consultants who has graduated from a top 10 business school to all Admit.me Fellows.

Vault provides free access to their career resources, including industry reviews and professional advice.

Additionally, our Admit.me Access program hosts webinars with admissions representatives or alumni from schools like Chicago Booth, Columbia, Duke Fuqua, HBS, MIT Sloan, NYU Stern, Yale SOM, Wharton, and more! For a full list of schools we work with, check out the “Who Are Your Partners?” question in the About Admit.me section.

What does the fellowship expect of me?

We expect excellence. We want you to have high expectations of yourself and your outcomes and we want you to work hard to achieve your goals. We want you to inspire others in your cohort through your hard work, encouragement and guidance. In addition, we want you to take this very seriously and put in the effort needed to yield an exceptional application. We want Admit.me Fellows to be the best applicants, students, and leaders in the business community!

Why did you create Admit.me Fellows?

Put simply, it was requested by our Admit.me users. There are clearly very strong programs for this same demographic, but nothing focused on application-year support with best-in-class test prep, admissions, and career services companies. We spoke with applicants who experienced multiple programs that provided solid exposure, networking opportunities, and lots of fun, but the applicants remained confused and uncertain about how to execute on the application process. Kofi and Eric have been in the admissions space for 13 years and saw the need so now here we are!

How is Admit.me Fellows different from other fellowship programs?

We built this around one thing: helping you navigate the admissions process. We took best-in-class admissions partners and brought them together to help you! We don’t spend money on marketing, branding, nor do we worry about competing against other programs in our space. There are other great organizations out there like Consortium, Forte, Riordan, MLT, Toigo etc. targeting this demographic. We think we are largely complementary to these programs and we welcome any applicants who are currently participating or alumni of these programs.

What do I do if I need help or have questions?

Read the information again (it may be in there). If not, email us: fellows@admit.me. Please note, if the answer to your question is on the website, we will make fun of you.

Have another question?

Shoot us an email at hello@admit.me and someone from our team will be happy to help!