FAQ

1- What is Artis?

Artis is the first mobile app that provides weekly, easily-digestible college and career planning advice that is customized to a user’s interests, activities, and goals. Artis covers grades 7-12 and is always expanding to cover new and non-traditional paths to a bright future.

2- Will Artis work on my phone/tablet/smart device?

Artis is available on Apple and Android phones, tablets, and smart devices. Artis is free to download.

3- How does Artis work?

Both parents and students can use Artis. Either a student or parent can send a free copy of their weekly advice to their parent/student so everyone is on the same page. Let Artis do the reminding so you can avoid the nagging.

4- What does Artis do?

Artis prepares families to tailor every aspect of the college admissions process to their child’s health, happiness, and financial independence with easy to implement advice designed for each particular week based on the application process and school calendar. From building a transcript, to preparing for the SAT/ACT, to writing a personal statement and filling out the application forms, Artis will help you every step of the way. Beyond college, Artis helps families create a financially sound way to achieve long-term goals through scholarships and financial aid, and helps students explore career paths.

5- Who can use Artis?

The standard version covers the basics of the college admissions process: building a transcript, preparing for the SAT/ACT, key deadlines and reminders, and tips and tricks for a healthier mindset in this process. The standard account includes guidance for public and private universities that make admissions decisions based strictly on grades and entrance exam scores.

6- What is included in the standard (free) version of Artis?

The standard version covers the basics of the college admissions process: building a transcript, preparing for the SAT/ACT, key deadlines and reminders, and tips and tricks for a healthier mindset in this process. The standard account includes guidance for public and private universities that make admissions decisions based strictly on grades and entrance exam scores.

7- What is included in the premium version of Artis?

The premium version of Artis costs $9.99 per month and provides customized advice for every part of the college and career planning process including extracurricular activities, essays, application forms, community service, and much more, so students can build applications that stand out and earn admission in a low-stress way. The premium version is appropriate for students interested in attending colleges that require essays as part of the application and those that review an applicant’s activities and involvement outside the classroom. A premium subscription also provides guidance on reducing the cost of a college education through scholarships and financial aid and provides weekly prompts for career exploration to make the college process more meaningful

8- I want to go to [insert name of college] here? Can Artis help me with my dream school?

Currently Artis offers support for over 350 colleges in the United States including the major flagship and state universities for all fifty states (i.e. University of Colorado and Colorado State) plus hundreds of private colleges throughout the country that offer a wide variety of experiences that students seek in different settings and locations. From Harvard to Humboldt State, Artis has you covered. We are continuing to add more colleges to our program each week. Even if you do not see your dream school on the list, the program is designed to prepare you for the application process for any college. Please pick another one that interests you.

9- When should I start planning for college and my future?

Many think the college and life planning process begins in twelfth grade. However, starting earlier allows you to determine what is the best fit for your family and build a more compelling application and story. Our goal is for you to accomplish the different parts of this process in a low-stress manner, which can be done by starting early and implementing a thoughtful plan.

10- Why is everyone in my community stressed out about applying to college?

No. We built Artis to compliment the information you receive from school. Sadly, only 40% of public high school students report receiving any college admissions advice. Those lucky few who do receive help, receive on average only 38 minutes of advice throughout all four years of high school. We built Artis to make sure that all students have the guidance they need to navigate this process and make it work for their goals and dreams.

12- I want to work with a private college counselor. How can I find one?

Artis was built by a team of college counselors. To inquire about one-on-one advising, click here to connect with a member of the team.

13- I am not sure I want to go to college. Can you help me decide?

We understand. Going to college is a very large investment. Our goal is for students to create a plan for their futures and ask themselves how a college education will help them achieve their goals. Working through this process will help you make that decision and allow that choice to be yours.

14- Does Artis work for home-schooled students?

YES! Artis encourages students explore academic interests outside the classroom through extracurricular activities available in your community, and is appropriate for students learning in non-traditional settings. Artis also provides targeted advice for testing and the application forms and essays that are important for homeschooled students to market in their applications.