What if colleges applied to you? Seems counterintuitive, right? It’s not. Here’s why.

By SAGE Scholars — September 19, 2022



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What if colleges applied to you? Seems counterintuitive, right?

It's not. Here's why.

Schools spend years preparing students for the college applications process. Families agonize over how to put the 'best' student forward. In the end, students and colleges expend a great deal of time and energy to find a mutually good fit.

SAGE Scholars has found a better way to match highly qualified SAGE Scholars students with institutions that best align with their unique learning and life goals.


Bringing SAGE Scholars students and member colleges & universities together, FastTrak encourages priority communication, recruitment, and admission.

Students are now eligible to build a SAGE Scholars FastTrak profile — easily creating a summary of interests, grades, awards, and additional information. Think of it as a portfolio: created to give colleges preliminary information before the admissions season begins.

With a complete profile, student’s information becomes available to more than 445 SAGE Scholars member institutions across the country — 90% of which are ranked "America's Best" by U.S. News & World Report. It's simple: the more information available, the more attention students attract from SAGE Scholars member colleges and universities.

Build A FastTrak Profile: Six Key Pieces

  1. Current Email Address
  2. Self-reported GPA
  3. Unofficial High School Transcript
  4. Favorite SAGE Scholars Colleges & Universities
  5. Majors of Interest
  6. Sports and/or Activities

How Does This All Work?

When a student completes the FastTrak profile, that information goes directly to SAGE Scholars member colleges and universities.

Schools matching the student's interests, abilities, and goals will respond with a "Preliminary Admissions" letter. With this information, students have an exclusive pathway to discuss: financial aid, career/major interests, campus life, and other concerns.

Get on the FastTrak

At SAGE Scholars, our goal remains the same: connect families and students with colleges to ease the stress of the admissions process. With FastTrak, we've created a new approach to bridge the gap between students, families, and colleges while expediting the admissions process. SAGE Scholars continues to do what we’ve always done best: lead the way, build relationships, and serve our member families.

Keep an eye out! FastTrak will be launching October 1, 2022.

SAGE Scholars

SAGE Scholars

At SAGE Scholars, we deeply believe in the value and quality of private higher education. Our mission is to provide access to affordable college opportunities while bringing together families, colleges & universities, and benefit providers to create college funding solutions. Since 1995, SAGE Scholars has bridged the gap between students who want a quality private college education and colleges that will work closely with member families to ensure affordability — all at no cost to the families.
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