Admittedly, a company looking to give students, parents and college counselors access to comprehensive tools for finding and applying to the right college, has today closed a $1.2 million seed round. Investors include Quotidian, RRE, Correlation, Joanne Wilson, and Shawn Byers.
Admittedly launched back in 2013 out of the Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator in New York, and was founded by Jess Brondo, who has spent her professional career in the test prep and college application business. She says that the average ratio of high schoolers to college counselors is 476 to 1, meaning that kids simply aren’t getting enough attention when it comes to this crucial decision for their future.
That said, Admittedly looks to get high school students thinking about college plans as early as their freshman year, tracking their performance academically and with extracurricular activities to ensure they have the opportunity to attend the school of their dreams.
The platform also has different types of accounts for students, parents and college counselors, so that all three parties can work together on the decision and prep work.
But the hardest part of figuring out the college situation isn’t always getting in, but finding one that you love to begin with. Admittedly uses OKCupid-like quizzes to find the right college matches for students. Once that happens, the system identifies whether or not that school is within reach and things that you can do to increase your odds.
For now, Admittedly is a free service, but the team has plans to introduce a paid tier with extra features. And eventually, if all goes to plan, Admittedly can loop in with educational institutions to become a full-fledged college applications platform.