Streamline Checking Admissions Essays for Plagiarism

iThenticate provides admissions officers with a comparison database for the evaluation of personal essays, short-answer responses, or other written work submitted as part of the admissions process.  Throughout the admissions evaluation iThenticate can provide valuable support to ensure your admissions decisions are free from suspicion and your incoming students uphold the standards you're looking for.


This service allows us to efficiently and equitably screen essays for plagiarism. We don't have to rely on the memories of our team and we can be sure we're fair to every applicant.


- Carrie Marcinkevage, MBA Managing Director Penn State University

Check All Admissions Materials
Check admissions essays, personal statements, residency statements, application question responses and scholarship essays.

Compare Side-by-Side
Compare matching materials in a side-by-side comparison to uncover plagiarism.

See the Similarity Score
Receive a similarity score for each uploaded essay to reveal how much of the content matched materials in our database.

Bulk Upload Documents
Streamlining the essay screening process is simple. iThenticate accepts zip files of up to 1000 documents, and will immediately generate Similarity Reports for each file included.


Types of Admissions Documents Verified for Originality

  • Admissions essays
  • Personal /Residency statements
  • Application question responses
  • Scholarship essays
  • Essay contest responses
  • Statements of purpose
  • Writing samples and theses
  • Any content submitted as part of the application process

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Over 170 million content items from leading publishers, journals, magazines and newspapers.

Custom Database A private repository for document-to-document comparison for checking submissions against previous submissions.