FAQs

Questions

What happens once I am admitted into ReadySetLaunch?

Can I change my mentor after I have been matched?

What factors does ReadySetLaunch consider in its applications?

Approximately what family income range would make me eligible for ReadySetLaunch?

Can ReadySetLaunch promise that I will be accepted into a college?

How many students will my mentor be mentor be advising?

I am a competitive varsity athlete who is looking to be recruited. Can ReadySetLaunch help me?

Why is the program provided at no-cost?

In which universities does ReadySetLaunch operate?

How will I communicate with my mentor?

Am I required to apply only to Ivy League Universities if I’m admitted?

If I have poor test scores, will I be disadvantaged in the application process?

Is ReadySetLaunch really free?

How will I be matched with my mentor?

 

Answers

What happens once I am admitted into ReadySetLaunch?

ReadySetLaunch will pair you with one of our mentors, and you will be in contact primarily through RSL’s own integrated online network. You will hear from your mentor frequently as you receive any advice and assistance you need to advance your college admissions process.  If you ever have any questions, feel free to contact your mentor at any time!

Can I change my mentor after I have been matched?

ReadySetLaunch strives to match you with a compatible mentory. However, if there are conflicts of interests or irreconcilable differences, RSL will try to find you another mentor.

What factors does ReadySetLaunch consider in its applications?

ReadySetLaunch primarily focuses on the potential of a candidate and their socioeconomic background. We look for motivated and ambitious students who can benefit from our program. We do not consider race, gender, sexuality, or political or religious affiliation.

Approximately what family income range would make me eligible for ReadySetLaunch?

ReadySetLaunch is looking for students from low to middle-income families . However, we will consider all applicants relative to one another. We encourage you to apply regardless of your family’s income.

Can ReadySetLaunch promise that I will be accepted into a college?

ReadySetLaunch is here to advise you to the best of our ability, but we cannot guarantee admissions into any college.  We do promise that our mentors will work tirelessly to help you navigate the college application process.

How many students will my mentor be advising?

We promise a 1:1 ratio to ensure that you are always your mentor’s sole focus.

I am a competitive varsity athlete who is looking to be recruited. Can ReadySetLaunch help me?

ReadySetLaunch can  help you in the recruiting process! We will match you with a mentor who has also undergone the recruiting process to best improve your chances.

Why is the program provided at no-cost?

We believe that all students should have access to comprehensive college advising, regardless of socioeconomic background.

In which universities does ReadySetLaunch operate?

ReadySetLaunch was founded at Yale; however, RSL is not affiliated with the administration or admission offices of any college. We are looking to expand to other universities and increaseour number of mentors soon.

How will I communicate with my mentor?

All high school students are provided with their mentor’s email and phone number, facilitating regular contact.

Am I required to apply only to Ivy League Universities if I’m admitted?

Absolutely not. ReadySetLaunch appreciates the diversity of college opportunities available. Whether you are looking simply to get into college or seeking acceptance at a more competitive school, we are here to help.

If I have poor test scores, will I be disadvantaged in the application process?

ReadySetLaunch will consider the whole of your application: your academic record and extracurriculars, as well as any other extenuating circumstances.

Is ReadySetLaunch really free?

Yes! ReadySetLaunch is a non-profit organization. You will never be asked for any sort of payment.

How will I be matched with my mentor?

Based on your application, we will try to match you with someone who has similar interests, undergone a comparable college process, and is familiar with your local area.  But, most importantly, each of our mentors is committed to advising you as best they can.