Phoenix father develops website to help students apply for college
PHOENIX — Summer just started, but let’s be honest, the start of the next school year will be here before we know it.
Many high school graduates are gearing up to apply for college, which means collecting the last four years of sports, community service, class projects and putting them on their application.
For students who may feel overwhelmed by this, no worries: A Phoenix father has developed a new website that aims to help parents and students keep track of all of their extracurricular activities.
MePlusMore allows a student to create a “Me Sheet,” which will record outside-school activities and the hours spent on them.
“Parents and students are able to share a link to the ‘Me Sheet’ with teachers, admissions officers, committees and alumni,” founder David Wachtel told KTAR News 92.3 FM.
Students can also record any achievements or awards from those activities.
MePlusMore is a paid service — $7.99 per month if you are billed monthly and $6.65 per month if you are billed annually — but Wachtel said it is worth it.
Not only is it proof of what the student has achieved – which many schools are asking for – but it can help with applying for scholarships and other forms of financial aid.
“The greatest ongoing value comes with the ability to electronically share their students’ information, beginning in their freshman year all the way through the May 1st college decision deadline, as they continue to apply for scholarships,” Wachtel said.