Passport is a team of experts dedicated to one thing: helping you stand out.
Rob Humbracht is one of the few people in this world to find joy - yes, joy - in the admissions process. As a teacher and tutor for The Princeton Review, Rob found joy in helping students overcome their anxiety about standardized tests. For over a decade, Rob tutored thousands of students for the MCAT, SAT, LSAT, GMAT and other tests, eventually working his way to becoming one of the select "Master Trainers" (a pretentious title, we know) who traveled the country training instructors.
Over the years, Rob's students started to ask for help figuring out how to tell their story in their application essays. Once word got out, Rob started to get more requests than he could handle, so his boss kicked him out (lovingly, of course). She told him to start a business, and thus in 2007, Passport Admissions was born.
As Passport has grown over the past decade, we've added intelligent, energetic people who share the same vision: that the admissions process should be a journey of self-discovery, of finding schools that fit, and of discovering what makes each student unique and showing that to the admissions committee. We can't promise that you too will find joy in the process (we're a little strange, after all), but we do our best with each of our students to help them approach the application process the right way.
An essential part of our mission is to educate the San Diego community on the admissions process by providing free speakers to student groups and parent nights.
Since 2007, we’ve spoken over 250 times in California and across the country. If you'd like to have us out to speak to your student group or school, you can read more here.
In addition to our speaking engagements, we also provide scholarships to students who cannot afford our services. We firmly believe in providing access to higher education regardless of a student’s ability to pay, so we’ve provided alternate arrangements for students with limited budgets.
We realize that not everyone can afford our services, so each year we grant need-based scholarships to ambitious students who have demonstrated the ability to succeed in college, graduate school, or medical school.
The winner(s) of each scholarship will receive an advising package tailored to their needs:
Meetings with an expert advisor to figure out where to apply and how to make you stand out
Meetings with a personal editor to brainstorm and edit your application essays
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and each application is reviewed individually.