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.
Things we believe about the admissions process:
1. Getting In Is Needlessly Complex
We’ve seen legions of overwhelmed students (and parents) come through our doors. We’re here to help each student we work with decipher the admissions code and get back to the things they love.
2. There Are Too Many Rumors
We’ve heard every rumor out there, and we’re here to help you figure out what’s true and what’s not. Don’t believe everything you read on an internet message board!
3. Most Applications Are Boring
It’s not that most applicants set out to be boring, but because they just follow the crowd, they end up looking identical to the rest of the applicant pool. We’re here to change that by challenging students to do remarkable things and by helping them figure out what makes them unique.