Ashley Schmitt is a former College Admissions Officer who served as a Regional Director of Admissions at the United States Air Force Academy. The Air Force Academy is one of the most selective universities in the country. Only 1 in 12 students gets accepted and the competition is fierce. Ashley has read and evaluated 20,000+ student application packages and understands what college admissions panels are looking for. She knows first-hand what makes a student stand out from the crowd and what mistakes a student should avoid. She is the author of I Can Write an Extraordinary College Essay and I Can Ace My College Interview. She currently is a college consultant at CollegeEssayNinja.com who helps students get into the college of their choice.