After years of helping students through the college application process, Platt and Chiofalo recognized that amongst the many of the resources that students could access there wasn’t a student friendly workbook available. So, they collaborated on a workbook-style guide that would help students to Kick Apps and Make a Name for themselves along the way.

Many books written about college admission focus just on the application itself. While there is an entire section of this book dedicated to that aspect of the process, there is also a large portion dedicated to setting yourself up for success through all four years of high school. In addition, the workbook-style formatting allows students to use the embedded tables to actually plan their strategy. Even the section on essay writing and accompanying sample essays is focused on helping students with the writing process not just showing them a final product.