On Friday, March 27, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. EST, Black Enterprise is hosting a Twitter chat with Social Media Manager Sirita Wright on education, college, and more, featuring Denisha Kuhlor, CEO of Plucked, a new Web application that allows students to waive college application fees.
Kuhlor will be sharing valuable insights on how she manages her time as a CEO and full-time student. Plucked launched in June 2014 as a platform for students to apply to college in a more cost-effective manner. After partnering with various schools, Kuhlor is able to offer students a free application. In addition to waiving the application fee, she created a way to lower the cost of sending out SAT/ACT test scores. With Plucked, students can log onto the College Board website and take a screenshot of their test scores. They can then send the screenshot to the schools of their choice; they pay a fee only if they decide to enroll in that school. Once a student makes their final decision, they will need to pay the required fee in order to send their verified test scores. The application is a winning situation for both the applicants and the colleges.
During an exclusive interview with Black Enterprise, Kuhlor said, “With Plucked, I want students to feel like they have power in the college admissions process. The process is portrayed as these schools are picking you, and I don’t think students always think their decisions are as important in the process. So ultimately, I want kids to say, ‘I created an application on Plucked and I applied to 10 schools and narrowed it down to two and the school I’m going to I didn’t pay anything to apply, and I love it.” Be sure to participate in the chat on Friday at 3:30 p.m. EST by using the hashtag #BESmart.