Radio Interview with Co-Founder Vinnie Gupta – The Story Behind UCEazy

Question - Tell us about the story behind UCEazy.

Answer - UCEazy has two co-founders, me and Vaitheesh Kolady (VK). VK and I both moved from India to the U.S. about 25 years ago. We went to reputed colleges in India and then worked in Silicon Valley for several prestigious companies. However, when it came time for our children’s high school journey and applying to colleges, we did not have a clue about the process. We felt overwhelmed and stressed. There were times when we had unpleasant scenes at home, including some yelling. As parents, we made several mistakes that we still regret.
In addition to our personal journeys, we also learned from other parents like us that their students were underperforming when it came to U.S. college admissions. These students were academically strong, but they along with their parents were struggling through this process.
VK and I put all of this information together and decided that there had to be a better way for these families.
In 2015, VK and I started UCEazy. The name stands for University and College Admissions Made Eazy. The purpose was to help families like ours get assistance as they navigate through the U.S. college admissions process.
Today, we look back and are proud of our journey. We started in California and now we are a national company. Our team of college admissions experts is large and have been featured in national media.
Initially, our focus was on helping students in the 11th and 12th grades through the college admissions process. However, we realized that changes were occurring in the college admissions landscape. Colleges and universities are now looking for a well rounded (multi-dimensional) student. Based on this, we developed a program that would help students, along with their parents, in the 8th- 10th grades become multi-dimensional.
Over the years, VK and I have been truly blessed to help and work with families like ours.
For more information about our Multi-Dimensional Student Program for students in the 8th-10th grades click here and for more information about our College Admissions Program for students in the 11th-12th grades click here.