There’s a better way to apply to college.
Developed by former admissions officers from top U.S. universities, Inline empowers students to submit their very best college applications.
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gives them critical information

Students learn why questions are being asked the way they are, and how to present their unique backgrounds in a way that shines.

meets students where they are

With a quick download the application magic begins! Tips will appear right away when students log into the Freshman Common App®.

encourages access to more schools

By decoding and demystifying "admissions speak" and the application more generally, Inline teaches students that they can aim high.

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The stakes are high when completing the application. And, frankly, as a high school senior myself, the Common App can be a bit confusing. Help has arrived! A tool has launched that offers in-browser, on-demand help with the Common App, to support students while they are completing the application.​
I have found this really helpful and user friendly!
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Inline was extremely helpful - personally, as the oldest child in my family, I had so many questions about the Common Application and the entire college process that were answered perfectly with Inline. I'm happy to say that I will be attending Tufts University. Thanks again!
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Inline motivated me to do my college applications earlier than I would have because I knew there would be help along the way.
I had started on my Common App in July, so I was almost done, but I still had a few questions that I was struggling with. My school counselors didn’t really know how to help me, especially with some of the online parts (they are still old school and do it with paper). All the information in Inline was really helpful because the Common App is just not that well designed or explained. I have already shown Inline to the counselors at my high school and suggested they look it to buying it for all seniors.
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Real-World Advice from Former Admissions Officers

Inline is brought to you by the authors of the college application bible How to Prepare a Standout College Application: 
Expert Advice that Takes You from LMO* to Admit.
(*Like Many Others)

As former admissions officers at some of the top universities in the U.S., we created Inline to solve students' biggest pain points in the college application process. With decades of experience reviewing actual college applications and working directly with thousands of students, we know how to demystify the college application for students of all backgrounds so that they can achieve the best admissions results.
Anna Ivey is the former Dean of Admissions at the University of Chicago Law School and a longtime college admissions consultant who has been featured by CNN, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, US News and World Report, the Harvard Crimson, Forbes, Fortune, Bloomberg/BusinessWeek, and SmartMoney.
Alison Chisolm has worked in admissions at three of the most selective universities in the United States: Southern Methodist University, the University of Chicago, and Dartmouth. She joined forces with Anna’s college admissions consulting practice and has helped thousands of applicants win admission to the best colleges.
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Real-time, in-browser
help every time you sign into the Common App®.
Access to INTEL extended features, including advice on score reporting, essays, and insight into how admissions officers evaluate applications.

College Application Help for Everyone

Available Right When You Need it gives you the most strategic advice right on the screen as you complete your college applications in your own Common Application® account.

inline works seamlessly with all your college application resources, including

  • College counselors
  • College consultants
  • Tutors
  • Essay workshops

by providing additional insight into your application, as well as on-demand help right when you need it.

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Do One Last Check Using Inline
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November 16, 2020
Avoid the 7 Deadly Sins of College Application Essays
Almost ready to submit your college applications? Check your essay against this list before you do.
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