Getting into college is an achievement that signifies to parents that their child is growing up and that it's finally time to start feeding him solid foods. Get a taste of adulthood with this Groupon.
$99 for an Access-Level Membership to Unigo.com ($199 Value)
The access-level membership unlocks video tutorials, lessons, and tips on how to stand out from the pack when applying to college. Past and present admissions officers, as well as other admissions experts, divulge information on such topics as in-person interviews, essays, and letters of recommendation. In addition to offering step-by-step guides to the Common Application and FAFSA, the site also tracks every deadline and reminds members as dates approach.
To get the best picture of what college campuses are like across the country, Unigo did something different than its peers: it took the reins from admissions officers and gave them to current students who candidly review their personal experiences on campus and, in some cases, videotape them. What resulted is a comprehensive college guide that is “vivid in a way no guidebook can match,” according to the New York Times. As a resource the Wall Street Journal hails as "built for the age of YouTube and Facebook," Unigo makes clear its student and professional staff knows how to help teens find the school they’re looking for—its top-10 lists include Hipster Colleges and Fifty Shades of Cray, a compilation of party schools.
To these free guides, Unigo has added a paid membership program that unlocks a wealth of admissions information to ease high schoolers and their families through a process that can be strenuous and overwhelming. Unigo counts current and former admissions officers from the likes of MIT, Duke, UPenn, and UC Berkeley as contributors to video tutorials, interactive lessons, and other online tips. They cover everything from how to nail an in-person interview or essay to the most acceptable way to deliver a letter of recommendation—wrapped around a gold bar.