Here is a short list of our most frequently asked questions.
Credits are a type of currency that is used on the Upgrademe site. Upgrademe credits can be used to purchase all Upgrademe paid product offerings. Please note that you may have to use different numbers of credits to purchase different products.
Purchasing credits is easy! On the Upgrademe web site, you may add credits by going to the My Account page and clicking on Add Credits. Please select the appropriate number of credits to purchase from the table and complete the transaction by entering your credit card information. We accept the following forms of payment - MasterCard, Visa, Discover, and American Express.
It depends on how you plan to use the credits. As you buy larger packages with more credits, the cost per credit goes down and the largest package offers you the best value. Since the credits don't expire, we encourage you to buy the largest package that you may need. That will give you the best deal.
Using credits is even easier than buying them! Once you are ready to purchase a product or service, just follow the prompts. You will be led to the Assign Credit page. This page allows you to assign your available credits towards that purchase. After this step, you will have an opportunity to confirm your purchase before the credits are deducted from your account.
Yes, you are allowed to share/transfer your credits to others at no cost to either party! Click on the "My Account" link under your name on the home page. You should see a button "Share Credits". Click on it and go through the flow to share credits with others.
For one, you could be a parent trying to buy credits for your children. This will save you the trouble of having to make purchases for each child individually. Also, this will enable you to purchase a bigger package of credits for a lower per-credit price. Another case where sharing can be handy is if you are a question set creator and would like to have a few of your users evaluate your question set. You can transfer the necessary credits to these users' accounts and have them purchase your question set using your credits.
For you to be able to share credits with others, they would need to have an Upgrademe account so that they can actually use those credits. If they don't already have an Upgrademe account, please encourage them to sign up for a free account before you transfer your credits to them.
Unfortunately, no! Once the credits are transferred over, there is no way to undo it. Of course, you can always have the recipient transfer them back!
Upgrademe Essay Review services can be purchased using Upgrademe credits, just like all other Upgrademe paid products and services. Please note that you will require the necessary credits to make a purchase. Once you have enough credits, following the prompts will lead you to the Assign Credits page, where you can assign credits to purchase an essay review. You will be asked to confirm your purchase.
Once you assign credits towards an essay review purchase and confirm your transaction, the purchase will be completed. Credits used for a purchase cannot be refunded to your account and will be deemed as having been used up, even if you do not submit an essay for review.
Typically, colleges require applicants to write an essay for one or more prompts. Your decision on how many essays to purchase should be based on the number of colleges you are applying to and the number of essays required by each of those colleges. Sometimes two or more prompts may be similar and you may be able to write very similar essays for those prompts. In that case, you may choose to get fewer essays reviewed and reuse the same material for multiple essays with some modifications. Once an essay is submitted for a particular prompt, the essay can be reviewed and edited, but the prompt is unchangeable. Each purchased essay review item can only be used for one prompt.
Upgrademe's essay review service is a web-based product and the entire review process can be completed online. All you need is a working computer and an internet connection. Your essay should be uploaded as a Microsoft Word document. Our reviewers will also return your reviewed essay in that format. No special software needs to be installed.
We understand that the college application process is very competitive and that your essay is a very important part of that application. Our services are completely confidential and secure. Your essays and the other details you provide are only viewed by the reviewers and no one else. All our reviewers are bound by strict confidentiality agreements and respect your privacy.
We know that with fast approaching application deadlines you have enough to worry about. The Upgrademe Essay Review process is designed to be simple and painless. Our Essay Review dashboard is centered around you with clear graphics, intuitive design, and easy-to-use details. The dashboard is self-explanatory, and you will also receive emails at each step of the process to keep you on top of things. All emails will go to the address you have used to create your Upgrademe account.
Our experienced reviewers will provide you with feedback on issues related to grammar, punctuation, style, adherence to topic, vocabulary choice, and the overall impact of the essay in regards to your college application. You can effectively use this feedback to improve your essays, and thereby enhance your college applications.
Our essay reviewers can help you even more if you provide them with pertinent information about yourself. This information may include additional details about the college, the major you are interested in, your academic record, your extra-curricular activities, and any other relevant information about yourself that you think may help them review your essay. This information can be provided through the Notes section that is available to you when you upload an essay for review.
The task of writing a college essay is challenging in itself. The essay review service offered by Upgrademe is meant to help you in this process. Here are a few things you can do to improve the overall efficiency of the process: