Just saying 1/5
By Cynthiaaa Dunguuuu
Very helpful 4/5
It is very helpful but could be better. Can you add a feature where it calculates not just your unweighted gpa but your weighted gpa as well? And you should add a feature where it sorts the colleges that you wanna apply to, already applied to, and not applying because personally i can’t remember all the ones i want to apply to and once i apply to them i probably won’t remember the colleges or universities.
Seems amazing 2/5
I tried everything they suggested and I couldn’t find my Highschool. From what I’ve seen it looks to be a great app but it doesn’t help if I can’t get past the sign in stage to actually use it.
Great App 4/5
I love this app but I took a star off for one reason - unweighted GPA and restricted scholarships.
My GPA is weighted so it’s frustrating that, for some colleges, I can’t see what type of scholarships they’d offer me because my “GPA isn’t high enough” when it is high enough. RaiseMe should show the scholarships for certain colleges even if your GPA “isn’t high enough” according to the app. Maybe put a clear note on the side that one’s GPA needs to be higher for all scholarships shown to apply - but at least still show the money students could be saving if they meet the minimum GPA. This, or maybe incorporate weighted GPA into the app/allow students to add their own GPA rather than it being determined by the app (that way they can also see scholarships that would/wouldn’t be offered if they have a certain GPA?)
Other than that, I still think this app is pretty great. Just some constructive criticism above!
Why isn’t there a place for the user to comment what kind of physical disability or options to chose from like the learning disability??
this problem was fixed:)!
In addition, if you have some community service hours are not with an official organization and you don’t enter anything for organization it won’t let you add it:(
This problem was fixed too:)!
Really good but.... 4/5
This is an amazing app... but there’s a problem when I add courses that I’ve done. It adds a duplicate of the one I put... other than that I love the app. I just hope the glitch gets fixed.
Great Idea 3/5
This is a great idea, but as of right now it has no use to be since my college hasn’t joined yet. Also, there’s no way for me to add in the high school level courses that I get credit for that I took in middle school.
Work-based Learning Experiences 4/5
By Bella Freire
I just started using the app and so far I like what I see although I think there should be more colleges on here. My main concern is that there isn’t a section for Work-Based Learning experiences. I’ve been on many special field trips to places such as Spacex for an engineering summit and the research laboratories at the San Diego Safari Zoo which was related to an industry pathway. I’d like to add these experiences however it seems like I don’t have the option to.
A MIRACLE 5/5
By Mary A.1
JUNIORS AND SENIORS !!!! Go grab your transcripts from your school’s office and start filling up this app. Add any clubs or sports or activities you’ve done throughout high school as well as your SAT/ACT scores. I just graduated high school and this app basically gave me free money to attend one of my dream schools. I’ve had a situation where my scholarship money needed a thousand more dollars to get to a full ride and this app helped me.
While I do admit this app is an amazing idea and provides help to many students I do have questions. Are you able you use these scholarships at any school or do you have to go to the school of which you earned the money? Do we get stuff sent in the mail from these schools at all? If we do get all of the money from the schools even if we don’t go there when do you get the money like the end of your senior year?
Ehhh... Has potential 4/5
In the beginning, I was extremely excited to use this app. The interface is smooth and instructions are very clear. But my excitement started to wear off after running into the GPA issue and after reading other reviews i can see people are having similar issues. My unweighted GPA on the app is way lower than what it says on my official transcript. And though I know the GPAs are calculated off of “core courses”, that factor is creating a useless purpose of the app for a lot of users. Because the GPAs are so low, people can’t use the app correctly or be provided with accurate scholarships. I also had an issue with the credits. My school provides 5 credits for A-G requirements and 2.5 credits for electives and I also felt like the lack of credit representation had an effect on my GPA. I really do like the app but I just find no purpose of using it if I’m not receiving accurate opportunities that could help my future.
not the best 3/5
I have a 4.0 GPA, but it is saying i have a 3.5
Age Rating 1/5
By Gods Fearless Warrior
The age rating should be changed to High School students only or 17-21. This is not able to be used if you are over 21.
Doesn’t have my school 3/5
By Jay Bomd
I am sure this app is great but it doesn’t have my high school which as you can tell is kinda a problem, and my school has 2500 other students so that is a lot of students unable to use this important resource I added a request to add the school and will edit this review if / when that gets done.
Loads very slow 3/5
This app is incredible and full of information, but it never loads colleges and a lot of them don’t have the scholarship part connected to the app :/
Great app... if it allowed me to log in. 1/5
By Lexi, A Frustrated Student
I’ve been enjoying the website on my phone for quite some time, and have put in all my information (grades, PSAT scores) through the website. I figured it was time to download the app, for easier use. Well, that didn’t turn out well. I signed in using my google account, yet it signs me out after 10 seconds of use, saying my session has expired. And while I’m sure there is an explanation, every time I try to read the explanation, saying “The RaiseMe app only supports students...”, I am unable to read the rest, as my screen ends there and I cannot click on the text to read more. I would love to use to app, but it does not want me to use it, it seems.
Can you use the money at any college you choose to? 5/5
Are you able to use the money you earn at any college you decide to attend or does it have to be used on the university or college that rewarded you the money?
Love it! 5/5
I love this app! It is great to see opportunities for financial aid. The only thing is, at my school, courses count for either 5 credits for full years or 2.5 credits for half years. Is there any way to enter the credits how they are at my high school?
Make the app accessible for Community College Students 3/5
The site a great, but it’s so much easier to keep track of things when it’s all in one place. Having to constantly log in online when an app is available is frustrating. Please make the app available to community college students. Beyond that, the concept is great.
CRASHES ALL THE TIME!!!!😡😡😡😡 1/5
Every time I try to update my profile it crashes!
Idea for credits 4/5
This is my third review now for this app, so I’ll just quickly say that I have enjoyed this app, but I’m having some trouble putting in my AP Chemistry class. At my school, AP Chem is a 2 credit class since it’s over 2 periods, but the app limits classes to a max of 1 credit. I bet others have had the same issue too, so I hope that you all will allow more flexible credits
Not for current college students 1/5
So I downloaded this app and created my profile. Well I had to select my high school, ok cool, then I had to select my graduation year. I graduated in 2017 but it would only go to 2019... ☹️
Very glitchy! 3/5
I went to edit my courses for my freshman year, because some how one of them was listed at the wrong school. Every time I edited it and clicked saved it would say timed out or servers are unavailable and even one time completely went black and closed the app out. I like the idea of it. But it just doesn’t work in my opinion, and the new update makes it harder to navigate.
Seems to work 5/5
I like RaiseMe thus far
Could have tons of potential if they added more colleges. The real issue with me is the request timed out errors. I can’t even view any colleges because they won’t load. It just keeps giving me the “the request timed out.” Is there anything I can do to fix this?
I signed up for this app and it seems really useful, but it won’t let me put music education as a possible major. This is really annoying since that’s definitely what I want to major in and I don’t want to put anything else down
Right now it says that I have a 3.2 GPA and I know for a fact that it’s not true. I was wondering why it was calculating so weird? Other than that it is a really good app.
Before you waste your time... 1/5
By Brennen Mahoney
This seemed super convenient at first and I was shocked to see how much money I had just from completing activities and courses through high school. However, when the time came to get “all this money I earned,” it turned out to basically just be clickbait. I earned the Presidents Scholarship for $5,000 a semester to ASU; RaiseMe totaled to $1,309 a semester. Wouldn’t you figure that this would add together to make your nice grand total of $6,309 a semester?? Nope. It added the $1,309 a semester to my finances and subtracted the same amount from my $5,000 scholarship... so it subtracts the amount you get from RaiseMe from your other scholarships and adds the same amount back in. Huge waste of time and effort, got my hopes up for nothing and made me look stupid for trying. Thanks for nothing :)
High school students only? 1/5
When I was signing up for this app it didn’t let me put my info in because of my age. I’m not a “high school student” I am a college transfer student. High school students aren’t the only ones looking into universities and scholarships.
Good app but I’m confused 4/5
I’m still scratching my head why you have to be under 21 years of age to be able to use this. It shouldn’t matter what my age is, only what my grades are.
By 😝Mya Llama😝
how can I stop receiving mail and emails sent by colleges? I don’t want them and i have many sending me mail and email and it’s getting annoying
Awesome App 5/5
I’m a Freshman in high school and definitely need to start thinking about college and this is the perfect app to get started. Theres just one little thing they don’t have a large amount of schools on there but definitely have a good amount of schools maybe just try and start adding more and more school. And last thing as a fellow athlete maybe you guys should add the Ncaa division the school is in for what sports.
It’s Amazingly Helpful.... when it works. 4/5
When I saw this app, I was immediately excited. As a freshman in many honors classes, I knew I was able to get scholarships. Along with my extracurricular activities. My only problem is that I have a high GPA. I have gotten honor roll every quarter so far. However, when I enter my grades into this app, my GPA is a whole point lower than what it’s supposed to be. Right now, my GPA last quarter was 4.2, when it says that it’s at a 3.3. I am not liable to scholarships, according to this when I know I am because my official score it way higher. Yes this may be a problem that is easily fixed, and I understand that. I will still use this app because it is quite possibly this best thing I have done for college considering money. My family does not have experience with college and it’s important to me that I go so I live my dream. This is absolutely amazing and I am extremely happy with what I have. Thank you so much for this app!
It’s great but... 3/5
I think this app is great and an awesome idea but I do have a semi major qualm with it. In my state we don’t have quarters that grades are given in. Grades are given 3 times a semester once every six weeks. Therefore I am unsure how to enter in my grades. We don’t take yearlong classes in high school, they last for half of the school year and then we switch. Please add an option to include this type of setup.
Just a small suggestion... 5/5
This is a really good app for tracking your accomplishments on what college values and to see the quick profiles of colleges. However, it would be really nice if we could put semester classes as they are available in schools. For example, if I have band for a semester. I want to be able to do quarter 3, 4, and final. But in the app, you have to do quarter 1 & 2 as well. Just a small suggestion.
Quite the interesting app but... 4/5
This is quite an interesting app. I applaud the producers and designers. The user interface is quite simple and easy to use for anyone and it’s quite def explanatory. However I would like know why, even after I put in my grades for classes, the GPA won’t change from 0.0 to a real GPA. I know my actual GPA but even when I enter my grades it won’t change from 0.0
Smaller colleges 3/5
I think this app would be so much better if they reach out to smaller colleges. The smaller schools I want to go to are on the app but you can’t get money for.
I really like this app and the availability of scholarships. However, I would like if there were more colleges. Also the test scores, community service, honors & awards, etc. should be automatically put in chronological order
Add ons 4/5
Need to add a spot for certifications like CPR and Microsoft Certifications
Not cool 1/5
I am a 37 year mother of 2 trying to go back to school. And people like me should get the chance to have help paying for it. Why should it be limited to 21 and younger? There are plenty of older people like myself who are deciding everyday to go back to school. You should be willing to help them too.
Needs way more colleges 1/5
This app barely offers any colleges and didn’t have a single one of the colleges I’m interested in.
Love this!! 5/5
Great app!! Thank you for making this a reality because paying for college will be a real struggle for me and my family financially but this program has really lifted some weight off of our shoulders! So far I have received almost $33,000 (around $8,000 per year) for the school that I will be attending. The app not only provides scholarship opportunities but includes extensive information on many schools, whether they participate or not. However I did have a few questions. Am I guaranteed to receive the money I have racked up? Is it just an estimate of how much money I will receive in financial aid or grants? Will this money be included on top of already existing financial aid and grants?
I go to a high school with a middle school program, so we start taking high school classes in 7th grade. There doesn’t seem to be an option to add the classes I’ve taken in 7th/8th grade. I know my school isn’t the only one with these programs. On the transcript, our middle school years count as “pre-9th”. It would be amazing to be able to add that feature into the app!
Also, please add more colleges! I’ve followed around 20 of them, a mix of state and private, and only one is available for micro scholarships.
Thanks in advance! I look forward to saving money on college.
The gpa doesn’t work at all. My school doesn’t do weighted GPA we use the scale 0 to 4.0 and personally I have a 3.85 but the app says I only have a 3.77. Please fix your gpa calculator
Personally, I think this app is an amazing idea. It holds a lot of good options for scholarships. I highly recommend if you’re planning on going to a small liberal arts college since most of them take micro scholarships like this app(religious affiliation or not). The reason why I gave this app 2 stars is due to how the app accumulates GPA. Every time I put in classes I loose money even if it’s a college level or AP and I have all A’s. The app claims I only have unweighted of a 2.85 when I actually have an unweighted of 3.5+ at the high school I attend. I would really like this problem to be fixed but I think it would be too difficult to structure it properly. I don’t think I’m getting good use out of this app but it’s worth a try.
Terrible if out of high school 1/5
By Monkey man1133
This app won’t even let you put a past graduation year. I’m already in college but looking for more support and this app gave none
It has potential 4/5
By mr willr
Right now, it’s ok. I think it’s a great app for getting an estimate on how much money you could receive. I also like how you can get money just for your grades and required community service. Although, it does need a lot of work. I followed about 20 colleges that I have an interest in and none of them appeared on the app. They really need to get a lot more colleges on here. I can understand not having Stanford or Harvard, but come on, it’s missing state schools. Also I wish there was an option to add a class in and not have it count towards your gpa. At my school there are college prep classes, honors classes, AP classes, and then ones that are unleveled(don’t count towards gpa). The options on the app are regular, honors, and AP. They really need to add an unleveled option. And finally, the app only shows your unweighted gpa, and not your weighted gpa. I would really like to see both on there, because it kept saying my gpa was too low to get a scholarship from northeastern, when my gpa was much higher than required. Overall I love the app but it needs some more work. :)
Very helpful! 4/5
This is a great app! Helps get money for college, which is pretty swell. Also has a lot of information on different colleges, even ones that don’t offer scholarships. My only complaint is that the three high school credits I earned in middle school don’t count as classes.
I just have some questions 5/5
on the option for the type of course there isn’t an option for Cambridge/AICE classes? what should i put if that’s the type of class i took? also do the classes have to be classes we took at the school? what about online classes? or a high school level class that i took in middle school