Our reviewers come from a variety of educational backgrounds with interests across all fields of arts and sciences.

Each member of our team is a current student at Stanford University - the most selective institution in the country, with less than a 5% acceptance rate.
Together, we've been accepted to nearly every top school in the country. To name a few:
  • Princeton
  • University of Penn
  • Brown
  • Dartmouth
  • Cornell
  • UChicago
  • Duke
  • New York University
  • Johns Hopkins
  • Northwestern
  • Georgetown
  • University of Southern California
  • UCLA
  • Harvard
  • Yale
  • Columbia
  • MIT
  • Georgia Tech
  • Emory
  • Williams
  • Amherst
  • Pomona
  • UNC Chapel Hill
  • University of Virginia
  • University of Michigan
  • UC Berkeley

… and dozens more.

We have received a number of awards:
  • Coca-Cola Scholarship
  • Davidson Fellowship
  • Elks Scholarship
  • National AP Scholarship
  • National Merit Scholarship
  • United States Presidential Scholarship
  • Sigma Tau Delta NEHS Scholarship
We've been leaders of countless groups and clubs:
  • Classics Club
  • Cultural Groups
  • Future Problem Solving Club
  • Literary Magazine
  • Math Club
  • National Honor Society
  • Political Activism Clubs
  • Quiz Bowl Team
  • Science Olympiad
  • Service Trips
  • Spanish Club
  • Speech & Debate
  • Student Government
  • Student Newspaper
  • Theater groups
  • Varsity Cross Country
  • Varsity Rowing
  • Varsity Tennis
  • Varsity Track & Field
  • Volunteer Groups
We've earned many titles:
  • Eagle Scout
  • Grand Award Winner at Intel ISEF
  • Grand Winner of International Concert Festival
  • MIT PRIMES-USA Researcher
  • National Chemistry Olympiad Finalist
  • New York Times Published Columnist
  • Regeneron Science Talent Search (STS) Scholar
  • Research Science Institute Scholar
  • Second Degree Black Belt
  • State Cross Country Champion
  • State Math Tournament Champion
  • State Speech Tournament Qualifier
  • Valedictorian
We have been involved with:
  • Bioengineering Research
  • Computer Science Research
  • Congressional Internships
  • International Service Work
  • Interning at the SEC
  • Math Research
  • Medicine Research
  • Podcasting
  • Political Psychology Research
  • Sociolinguistic Research
  • Speaking at a Nobel Foundation event
  • Starting a company

Meet the founders

Jared Geller, Nik Marda, and Elena Shao shared a freshman dorm at Stanford University. One of the things they bonded over was how much they hated the existing college consulting industry. As high schoolers, they saw the expensive, elitist, and ineffective nature of these services. As college students, they realized that it was feasible to provide an effective, economic, and ethical product that actually added value. They created a top-notch team from their peers at Stanford to launch ApplicationFlow, which the whole organization truly believes is the best college consulting service in the country.