Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Clear Admit iPhone app

Now that the admission season has started, everyone in need of a planner can take advantage of this app from Clear Admit. It has got very useful features to track your application status and school deadlines, including essay questions, and a checklist of other application requirements that need to go in too. The best part ofcourse is that its free and very useful!

Best Features :

  • Personalize your planner - Add your choice of schools from a list of 21 US schools and 10 top global Bschool programs.
  • Rankings at a glance - Get a consolidated list of top schools with their respective rankings from FT, US News, Business week in a page.
  • Brief school stats - View each Bschool's class profile highlights such as avg. GMAT, acceptance rates, and links to the school and application website.
  • School application checklist - List of essays within each school app page with features to write notes when they strike you and free essay tips from clear admit.
  • Planner status - Main page of your listed schools shows you the number of days left to your application round dealines, along with a %tage completion of your checklist
  • Clear Admit offers - Links to specific bschool strategy, interview, etc guides from clear admit with discount codes.
Some drawbacks/improvements :

  • Limited amount of schools since Tier II schools are missing. This could be a welcome addition.
  • Releasing this application on other mobile platforms would help non-iPhone users to explore this app.
  • An option to include other checklist criteria like TOEFL scores, other forms for international students would make it more comprehensive.
  • I did notice that the deadlines mentioned for ISB, India are incomplete and incorrect. It mentions only Jan 1st, while the school website has earlier deadlines for Indian students and Jan 15th for Internationals. Assuming this app is meant for use globally, maybe the app can mention earlier deadline dates as well.

I had actually made a planner for my use until I installed this app and used it. Definitely a great tracker tool.
Thank you Clear admit!

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