New website sells accepted applications to Ivy League schools

Columbia University job fair
Columbia University job fair

High school students applying to Brown and Columbia universities may be stuck when it comes to knowing what to write on their applications. How long should their answers be? What tone is the college looking for? It's a nerve-wracking process. To help give those potential applicants a leg up, the Application Project started WeGotIn.net.

WeGotIn.net buys recent college applications from students who were accepted into Ivy League schools, removes all personal identification from the applications, and sells them on its website. Currently, the only applications available are applications to Columbia and Brown. A packet of applications costs $19.99 per school, or $34.99 for both schools. Howard Yaruss, the founder of the Application Project, said that this was a way to help students who can't afford counseling from advisers or special prep classes.