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Conquer the College Application

College Application Help Anytime You Need it

Inline® provides real-time, expert help for college applications that use the Common Application® platform. It works with the Common App® general questions, as well as with 650+ individual college supplements and essays.

inli.ne™ comes as an
Google Chrome® extension.
Real-time, in-browser
help every time you sign into the Common App®.
Access to inli.ne INTEL extended features, including advice on score reporting, essays, and insight into how admissions officers evaluate applications.

"Here’s the secret to college admissions success: Your credentials are only half the battle. Preparing your application in the most strategic way gets you to the win. The application forms are designed for the benefit of the colleges, so inline® shows you how to make the forms work for you. That’s your secret weapon.”

Anna Ivey, co-founder of inline® and
co-author of the college application bible
"How to Prepare a Standout College Application"

Who Uses Inline®?

High School Counselors

Students: Using inline® is like having an expert admissions coach sitting right next to you, giving you strategic advice and insights as you work your way through every section of your applications and essays. Can we make it fun? Probably not. Can we make it less stressful? YES. Still stuck with an application question? Email us, and we’ll get on it! We’re constantly updating and expanding the inline® library of hints.

Parents: You’re the world’s best expert on your child, not necessarily an expert on the college application process. (How much has changed since you applied to college? A lot!) You don’t have to tear your hair out trying to be the 24/7 in-house application expert. Inline® lets your child DIY the college application with the benefit of the best application advice … and frees you up to be a productive conversation partner for your child and chime in when appropriate.

Counselors and teachers: Naviance® is great, but doesn’t offer help with the college application itself or the essay writing process. inline® fills that gap in your toolkit. No piece of software will ever replace the 1:1 help of a college counselor or writing instructor, so let inline® leverage your limited time by providing a structured process for your students to bring you their best application and essay drafts for your feedback and guidance.

Expert Knowledge for the Digital Age

Anna Ivey
Former Dean of Admissions at University of Chicago Law School, Anna is now a sought-after college admissions consultant who has been featured by CNN, Fox News, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, US News & World Report, Forbes, Fortune, Bloomberg/BusinessWeek, the Harvard Crimson, and Smart Money.

She is the co-author of How to Prepare a Standout College Application. She holds a B.A. from Columbia University and a J.D. from the University of Chicago.
Alison Cooper Chisolm
Alison has worked in admissions at Southern Methodist University, University of Chicago, and Dartmouth, and now practices college admissions consulting with Anna.

She is co-author of How to Prepare a Standout College Application. She holds a B.A. from Yale University and a J.D. from the University of Virginia.

inline® was created by college admissions experts who wanted to level the playing field by providing college application help that is affordable for virtually everyone.

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College Application Help for Everyone

Available Right When You Need it

inli.ne 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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Test Score Reporting Assistance
Inline® gives you the inside scoop on reporting your test scores on the Common App®, including whether you should submit multiple scores, and which scores are most important.

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Inline® INTEL gives you an insider look
at how college admissions officers evaluate application essays.


College Application Help at an Affordable Price

Help with Common App AND college specific supplements.
Help with all general Common App questions
Help with additional questions for all 650+ Common App colleges
Tips and samples for the extra essays required by 250+ colleges
Advice on submitting test scores and extracurriculars
Tips and samples for the personal essay
Exclusive inline® INTEL on what impresses admissions officers
International Students Add-on
Includes tips and advice customized for international students.
Home Schooled Students Add-on
Includes tips and advice customized for home-schooled students.
Veterans Add-on
Includes tips and advice customized for US military veterans.
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Applying to a top College? 
Inline® helps with questions and essays for these schools:
Harvard - Stanford -  Princeton - Yale - Columbia - UPenn - Duke -  University of Chicago -  NYU -
University of Michigan, and more than 600 others.

From our Blog

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Avoid the 7 Deadly Sins of College Application Essays
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How to Get Your College Applications Done by Winter Break. Magic!
Get your applications in early with a minimum of drama.
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August 18, 2016
Shout-Out from the L.A. Times
A high school senior tries out inli.ne, gives it two thumbs up
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