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Our Story

Synocate started 6 years ago with the goal of using data to help students navigate admissions
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Our Book

In 2009, Ishan published The Applicant, which documented tips he learned when applying to college.  It soon became an Amazon best-seller and parents started requesting individual support. Synocate was born.
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The Synocate Database

Over 6 six years, we have aggregated and commented on over 500 successful essays from our students into profiles for the top 40 colleges.

These profiles includes notes from actual students on student life, comments from admissions officers, and hisotrical admissions statistics.

In addition, we have videos, Huffington Post articles, and admissions data analysis available for our students and parents 24/7 on the Synocate Student Portal.

I have been with Synocate for over 6 months now to help guide my son and me through the complex college application process. Synocate has been awesome to work with and have inspired my son to really work hard during his senior year of high school and to help discover his true passion  for college.


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We have helped 250 students with 100% happiness.

• $10 million in merit scholarship last year 
• We double our student's admissions chances 
• Acceptances to all Ivy Leagues each year
• 50% of our students pursue majors we discuss
• Acceptances to BS/MD and dual-degree programs
80% acceptance rate to UC and UI school systems
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Our Approach

Each student is paired with a primary and secondary counselor, and parents are updated once a month. Packages are renewable each year, and are flexible. We have a series of standard activities we do with each student regardless of their grade, and we help 5th-12th grade students with everything they need.
Synocate was really instrumental in improving my writing and making it more personal. Personal writing is something that we, as students, do not get a lot of practice in at school. Without Synocate, I would not have received as many acceptance letters as I am now, I am sure of it!

ED UC Berkeley

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