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Published June 05, 2011, 10:14 AM

App helps college applicants find out if they will be accepted

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - The next step for many of those grads will be moving on to college. A Facebook app could take the stress out of deciding which schools to apply for. All it needs is basic information. The app then predicts whether or not you'll be accepted to the school of your choice.

Seiko Shastri, Valedictorian at Moorhead High School, is helping us show how the Facebook application called Admission Splash works. For her it's just for fun. This fall Shastri will go to Washington University in St. Louis on a full academic scholarship.

SEIKO SHASTRI - Moorhead Grad: "That one was kind of my number one school."

The app takes the very basic academic information, your GPA, then ACT and or SAT scores. You pick a list of schools, we chose the three here in the metro, along with some Ivy league schools and and Shastri's future school. Results show the likelihood you'll get accepted to each school.

SEIKO SHASTRI - Moorhead Grad: "I've been lucky enough to have been successful at school."

Shastri's list obviously looks different than most peoples would, so we plugged in some more average academic numbers, chances range from very poor to great.

SEIKO SHASTRI - Moorhead Grad: "I think that is something that is kind of confusing for people when they're first starting to look for colleges just to get a general idea of where they sort of fall in place, this is a good way to get an idea of what might be good for you."

The site says the app was correct on just over 90 percent of the accepted students at NYU, and about 97% accurate at UCLA. I pointed out to Shastri that she could get into any of those IVY league schools.

"The school I'm attending is pretty good so I'm excited to go there."

After you find the likelihood of being accepted, the application can connect you with a school.