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2021 College Admissions Student Survey Results

New National Survey Reveals We May Have Left One-Third of the High School Graduates of 2021 Behind

Overall the college admissions process is very unpredictable. The process is very tedious, time consuming, and overall just confusing. Many students get help from their parents and college advisors, whereas a lot of students don’t receive any help, leaving them at a disadvantage. This makes the college application process very unfair. Because of this, students who have stronger applications and more help throughout the process are usually held at an advantage by getting accepted to the top and receive more aid, leaving other students behind.

May 28, 2021 Read more


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    National Survey of over 1,100 High School Students reveals one in four students rethinking college plans due to Coronavirus Pandemic

    A new survey conducted by Cirkled In, an online college recruitment platform based on students' holistic portfolios, revealed that college-bound young adults...

    March 27, 2020 Read more
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    College admissions startup Cirkled In gets high marks with $700K in funding, recent Fast Pitch win

    The model for Cirkled In, her Seattle-based company, was to sell high schools a product that helps students apply to college by assisting them in creating portfolios...

    December 12, 2018 Read more
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    Redmond startup Cirkled in keeps track of children’s accomplishments

    Digging through the past: Gupta, previously a manager at Honeywell, came up with the idea when her oldest daughter was applying to a private middle school...

    April 16, 2016 Read more

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    Coronavirus could leave a lasting mark on USC, and by extension Columbia. Here’s how

    Long after the coronavirus pandemic fades from the daily lives of S.C. Midlands residents, COVID-19-induced changes at the Palmetto State’s largest school could have lingering effects...

    April 17, 2020 Read more
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    Parents: 10 Ways to Help Your Teen With the College Decision

    For high school seniors who are admitted to multiple colleges, deciding which one to attend often requires additional research and deliberation.

    April 07, 2020 Read more
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    46% of Americans have lost their jobs or experienced work reductions due to coronavirus: STRADA EDUCATION REPORT

    Nearly half—46%—of Americans say they have lost their jobs, have seen their income diminish, or experienced reductions in their hours as a result of the coronavirus pandemic...

    April 02, 2020 Read more
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    Reetu Gupta is Co-founder and CEO of Cirkled In

    An award-winning, 21st-century recruitment platform matching high school students with the best-fit colleges and universities, improving outcomes for both sides.

    March 30, 2020 Read more
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    Will They Return?

    Thursday was the day Ivy League and other highly competitive institutions extended admissions offers. We learned that Yale University admitted 6.54 percent of applicants. The University of Pennsylvania admitted 8.1 percent of applicants. Not much has changed in elite higher education.

    March 30, 2020 Read more
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    Announcing the startups pitching at the Austin and Seattle Meetups

    In less than a week, TechCrunch is hitting the road to visit Austin and Seattle on June 14 and June 16, respectively. And with us, we bring the TechCrunch Pitch-offs.

    June 9, 2016 Read more
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    Young entrepreneurs dive in to start their own businesses, despite the high failure rate

    EVERY DAY DURING the spring of 2011, Matt Oppenheimer sat in his pajamas at the dining-room table of his aunt’s house in London, making call after call to pitch his new plan for a company...

    May 12, 2016 Read more