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Expert essay editors polish your writing to reflect the work you put into it. Professional college essay editing will:

  • Make sure that your essay will get read
  • Make sure you'll leave a positive impression
  • Make you stand out from your peers

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College Essay Editing Services

Our college essay editing package.

The first draft is always the hardest. Work with an admissions essay coach who will give you practical, step-by-step guidance on how to develop your essay and make your story come alive.

Your coach will…

  • Read your profile
  • Review your essay draft
  • Share feedback to help you refine your topic, structure, and voice
  • Leave in-text feedback and suggestions
  • Proofread for grammar and punctuation
  • Give you a roadmap to guide your revisions

We’ll help you show your best traits to college admissions officers and prove that you’re college-ready! With help from our essay coaches, you’ll improve your chances of getting accepted – so what are you waiting for?

Meet Scribbr's essay experts

At Scribbr, you can rest assured that only the best editors will work on your college essay.

All our 800+ editors have passed the challenging Scribbr Academy, which has a passing rate of only 2%.

We handpick your college essay editor on several criteria, including field of study.

Janice Scribbr essay coach

Janice holds a PhD in German studies from Duke University. As a former professor, she has helped many students refine their application essays for competitive degree programs and study-abroad programs. Today, she helps students improve their writing skills at Scribbr. In her spare time, when she's not writing or editing, she enjoys working on the small family farm that she owns and operates.

Alexandra Scribbr essay coach

Alexandra earned an Erasmus Mundus MA in cultural narratives and a BA in English from Emory University. As a teacher, editor, and writing coach, she has spent nearly a decade helping students find their voice and express their ideas.

Amy Scribbr essay coach

Originally from Maryland, Amy headed west to attend Scripps College in California, where she earned a bachelor's degree in music and gender studies. In 2009, she began working for the admissions office of her alma mater, where she focused on reviewing applications and interviewing prospective students.

“Extremely professional and timely”

Extremely professional and timely! Regis did an amazing job bringing my admission essay to life. It went from overly wordy and unclear to very professional and concise. If I don’t get into my desired program, it won’t be because of my essay.

How it works

Get quality feedback in 4 easy steps, upload your college essay.

Upload your college essay , and tell us a little about yourself. We’ll match you with a certified college essay coach.

Sit back and relax

Your coach will edit your essay and share in-depth advice to help you strengthen your structure, content, and narrative.

Receive your feedback

We’ll send back your fully edited essay. Applying to college is nerve-racking, but at Scribbr you never have to wait for long.

Revise and submit your essay

Thanks to your coach’s feedback, you’ll feel clear about the next steps and confident when you hit “send” on your application.

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Scribbr is committed to protecting academic integrity. Our proofreading service, our AI writing tools ( plagiarism checker , paraphrasing tool , grammar checker , summarizer,  Citation Generator ) as well as our free Knowledge Base content are designed to help students produce quality academic papers.

We make every effort to prevent our software from being used for fraudulent or manipulative purposes.

Your questions, answered.

We know that waiting for feedback can be nerve-racking. If you select our faster deadline option, you’ll hear from your personal statement editor in 12 hours or less – including on weekends and holidays. 

We never engage in rewriting or adding text at Scribbr. Our personal statement editors will make grammatical corrections and leave suggestions using Word’s track changes and commenting feature. However, we always make sure that your perspective and voice remain front and center in your essay.

We know that waiting for feedback can be nerve-racking. If you select our faster deadline option, you’ll hear from your college essay coach in 12 hours or less – including on weekends and holidays.

Yes. All our college essay coaches are subject-matter experts and can help you make decisions regarding the content of your essay. Your coach will help you make a strong case for your admission.

Our essay coaches will provide feedback on…

  • Whether your topic is appropriate and how to strengthen it
  • Whether your essay demonstrates positive traits and authenticity
  • Whether the narrative flows smoothly and grabs the reader’s attention
  • How to dig deeper and show self-reflection and insight
  • What content is missing and should be added
  • What content is weak and should be removed
  • How to shorten your essay to meet a word count limit

However, we will never…

  • Write or rewrite content for you
  • Research or fact-check your essay’s content

If you have any questions, feel free to email [email protected].

Yes! Our essay coaches can help you reduce your word count by up to 25%. You can choose to receive this feedback through direct edits or suggestions in comments – just select your choice when you upload your essay.

When you submit your essay to our College Essay Editing & Coaching service, you’ll be asked to indicate what type of content feedback you would like to receive. You can choose from three options:

Dig deep and challenge me

Give me the standard treatment

Tread lightly

Whichever option you choose, you’ll receive in-depth content feedback from your essay coach. However, the type of feedback your essay coach provides may differ, and the option you should choose depends on what outcome you want from the review. You can always elaborate on what type of feedback you want in your note to your essay coach.

Learn more about the three options below.

Choose from three options

If you choose this option, we’ll challenge you to write the best possible essay – no content suggestions are off-limits, including reorienting your topic or reframing your story. Students who choose this option aren’t afraid to go back to the drawing board if it’ll increase their chances of getting accepted. You may have to roll up your sleeves and do some more work on your essay, but your essay will be much stronger because of it.

Select this option if your priority is to have the best possible essay, even if it requires some extra work on your side.

We’ll strike a balance between “dig deep and challenge me” and “tread lightly.” We may suggest changes to your structure and narrative, including removing weak content, elaborating on certain sections, and adding content to strengthen your arguments. You may have to rework sentences and paragraphs, but we won’t suggest major content changes.

With this option, we’ll focus on improving your essay in a way that requires little additional work from you. We’ll provide you with targeted suggestions for how to refine your essay’s structure and narrative, but we will work within your current structure and topic. While you may have to make a few tweaks here and there, we’ll aim to return you a polished draft that’s ready to be submitted to your chosen colleges.

Select this option if you are fairly satisfied with your essay and don’t want to make major changes or if you have limited time to revise.

At Scribbr, we promise to make every customer 100% happy with the service we offer. Our philosophy: Your complaint is always justified – no denial, no doubts.

Our customer support team is here to find the solution that helps you the most, whether that’s a free new edit or a refund for the service.

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College Essay Coaching

Young people need a mentor and guidance to tackle the toughest part of the college application: the essays..

Even great young writers don’t know how to talk about themselves. That’s where I come in. My goal is for students to write essays that college admissions readers won’t forget, and that stay true to the student’s authentic voice. The whole process is fun, effective, and transformational.

I work 1-on-1 with only a handful of students each year, including a few on need-based scholarship. 

  • Parents get to step back and focus on their relationship with their child
  • I meet confidentially, 1-on-1, to brainstorm, structure, and fine-tune their essays
  • My students discover who they are, what they value, and how to express themselves

Online Bootcamp: How to Write a Great College Essay

Enrolling now a four-part online course that guides you step-by-step in 20+ videos and one 1-on-1 call with me..

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I’ve been an award-winning writer and a teacher of writing for 25+ years. As an English teacher and assistant director of the Mountain School of Milton Academy, I taught High School juniors and seniors the art of the personal essay, and oversaw their college application process. I also worked as the director of Where There Be Dragons, an organization dedicated to meaningful travel programs for teens. I am one of those rare people who LOVES teenagers. As a trained personal coach, I know how to interview them to get their best ideas powerfully told on the page. My system includes multiple tools, honed with experience, that they can use in college and beyond to write clearly and persuasively. The top five schools attended by the students I’ve advised are Brown, Middlebury, Yale, Bowdoin, and Cornell.

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The Process

Pre-Meeting. Before we meet, I’ll send you a few questions to help me get to know you. This frees us up to dig in immediately when we connect and begin the 3-step process.

  • Brainstorming.  This is a no-judgement space. I do a series of interviews and share my favorite tools for finding the story that makes you distinctive. We have fun diving in and uncovering your developing sense of self.
  • Structure. With a topic in hand, how do you write in a compelling, focused way? How will this essay stand out from the rest? We work on creating a “storyboard” for each essay. I’ll challenge you to take risks. I’ll teach you how to take something that seems so ordinary, so mundane, and write it so vividly that it ends up extraordinary.
  • Fine-Tuning . Plan to write 3-5 drafts. We work together to find the best hook, to end with a “bang” and to get rid of any prose that weighs down the writing. I’ll help you with grammar and spelling to avoid distracting errors. I’ll also provide that outside perspective: does this person come across as curious, open, likable?

Let’s Get Started!

Ready to Get Started?

If you’re curious about college essay coaching, try a session on me book a free 30-minute phone consult to gain instant momentum, and to see if working together is the right fit..

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College Essay Coach

I offer a few paths forward:

Standard package (for up to 5 colleges).

This is the worry-free package. It’s a flat rate. I work by phone or in-person, beginning to end, for all essays. You don’t have to count how many hours we work together. And you can trust that I have your back to brainstorm, generate uncommon ideas, create a structure, provide unlimited editing and revision feedback of the personal statement essay (for either the Common Application or the Coalition Application), plus all supplemental essays/questions for up to 5 colleges. Get started here .

Personal Statement/Core Essay

This essay is the toughest because colleges are looking for insight into who this applicant really is in 650 words. It requires reflection, perspective, and a unique angle. The open-ended prompts are overwhelming: “share your story” “what makes you unique?” My system breaks the mountain of writing down into small hills and gives support for the three main steps: 1. Brainstorm 2. Structure 3. Fine tune. Get started here .

Supplemental Essays (under 500 words)

For Returning Clients Only

These essays are shorter, but they need to be of the same quality as the core essay. Each school asks for 2-3 of these. Done well, these responses can pull an applicant out of the ‘Maybe’ pile and into the ‘Yes’ pile. Get started here .

Review of Finished Essay

A close look at a polished draft from an outside, experienced perspective. This is to catch grammatical errors, flow, and to help find the best hook and the most powerful ending. Get started here .

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Essay Editing and Coaching

Designed for rising and current 12th graders.

Whether you have a good start on your essay or application and you want to take it to the next level, or you need some coaching to craft the perfect piece from the ground up, we’ve got you covered!

Full Essay Service

The best option if you want to craft the ultimate essay from the ground up or need to discuss your current draft’s narrative. Your admissions consultants will take you from topic planning to final draft.

Price Option Pulldown

Essay Editing

A great option if you already know what you want to write about and you’d mostly benefit from an expert admissions consultant helping you perfect your style, tone, and message.

You’re a unique person, with unique experiences and ambitions, but how do you best show this in a response to an essay prompt? 

With the Full Essay Service, your expert storyteller consultant will guide you from beginning to end and make sure your strongest attributes come through clearly and concisely. This is a great option for the Common App essay, dream schools, and other high-stakes situations.

Includes 1-on-1 brainstorming video calls and unlimited rounds of revisions per essay.

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We get to know you in detail

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We brainstorm and help you write about compelling topics on a live video call

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We work with you to edit and improve your draft – Unlimited rounds

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We help you finish with a perfect stand-out essay

PrepScholar Admissions Consultants are top-notch writers who know exactly what colleges are looking for. No matter your background, interests or school choices, they’ll help you wordsmith and perfect your essay so you can present your thoughts in the best possible manner.

This is an affordable option for lower-stakes situations and almost-ready essays that require some polishing before they’re submissions-ready.

Submit your rough essay draft

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Receive a complete evaluation and revision – Up to 5 rounds

Finish with a polished essay, see for yourself.

Curious to see the process in action? See two samples of our essay review and revision process for real essays. SAMPLE ONE | SAMPLE TWO

Pricing Tiers

The Essay Editing and Full Essay Services are priced by word-limit tiers.

To choose the right tier, identify the number of essays you would like to work on and add up the maximum allowed word-limit for each. You can find this information on the Common App or on the respective college’s website.

For example, if you need to write one 650-word Personal Statement, one 350-word supplemental essay, and a different 450-word supplemental essay; your total word limit would be 1450. In that case, you would select the 1001-1500 Word Limit tier.

You can fit multiple essays into one package to save!

0-650 words

$195 editing only

$595 full service

651-1000 words

$295 editing only

$995 full service

1001-1500 words

$435 editing only

$1375 full service

1501-2000 words

$565 editing only

$1735 full service

2001-2500 words

$685 editing only

$2075 full service

2501-3000 words

$795 editing only

$2395 full service

3001-3500 words

$900 editing only

$2705 full service

3501-4000 words

$1000 editing only

$3005 full service

4001-4500 words

$1098 editing only

$3299 full service

4501-5000 words

$1194 editing only

$3589 full service

We Hire Only The Best

Leverage experienced admissions consultants.

At PrepScholar, you have access to the nation’s best storytellers, profile-builders, and application crafters. By working one-on-one with one of our expert Admissions Consultants, students build their profiles and develop their unique story resulting in a standout application.  

The Perfect Consultant, Hand-Picked For You

We personally and thoughtfully recommend the best consultant based on your profile.

We start our work by getting to know you in depth. With the help of our Student Profile Questionnaire, we ask relevant questions about your academic profile, challenges, and admissions goals. To gain a deeper understanding, we also ask thought-provoking questions to get your insights about your formative years, personal interests, hopes, and dreams.

Your questionnaire is personally reviewed by our Head of Admissions, a Harvard and Yale graduate with 10+ years of counseling experience. They have worked closely with all the consultants on our team and understand their areas of specialization and track record. Based on your answers, our Head of Admissions matches you with the best consultant to help you reach your goals.

Our matching process is carefully designed and consistently leads to successful consultant and student matches; as a result, reassignment is virtually never necessary. However, if the need for a reassignment arises, we are happy to accommodate such a request.

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The flexibility and availability offered to me by my selected tutor as well as her willingness to work with me until we perfected the things needed for my college journey. I would Highly recommend prepscholar to anyone looking for help or improvement in high school.

Ron S.

I really liked the personalized support for my essays and how my consultant took the time to understand me as a person to know how to best reflect myself in my essay. She was also very understanding when I needed more time to work on the draft before another round of revisions

Vanya N.

Many of the people that reviewed my essay told me the same thing: show don’t tell. However, they never explained what they meant or how to accomplish that. Lily was really nice and helpful in demonstrating what I needed to change instead of just saying it needed improvement. She was also really nice!

Jessica L.

Through the consulting sessions, Laura was able to hone in on Mike’s true values, and the best positioning to colleges.  She helped pick the best activities and way to word the activities on the applications.

Nadine C.

After many sessions, the application and essay writing became more natural for Mike. I’m glad to say that his voice fully shines through the essays. His consultant just helped him cut out unneeded information, and help hit the word limit and make the most important points. Shewas an expert at knowing how to position clubs and activities as well.

Jay L.

My consultant did an excellent job helping me tell my story. Over our first week, he provided very helpful feedback on my topic ideas and quickly identified a concept that ended up leading to a well-formed essay. He was also very helpful and encouraging throughout the process, and he provided accurate and specific feedback that helped me create an essay that felt very true to myself. Paradoxically, the essay we created together felt much more genuine than any of the attempts I had made at drafting an essay on my own beforehand!

Lane W.

Prepscholar’s personalized approach to the admissions process is invaluable. Eric’s “show, don’t tell” philosophy is practical and proven. Allen and the Prepscholar team embody this essential value with their own degrees and educational accolades. I trust them with my collegiate future. I would suggest that anyone needing guidance through the admissions process do the same.

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Log in to your new account to complete our 90-minute diagnostic and start learning and receive feedback right away.

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Everyone has a story. Let’s find the best way to tell yours.

Receive as much support as you need. We keep working together until you feel confident in your applications.

Start your program whenever it’s best for your family. You can upgrade at any point if you need coaching on more applications.

Need help deciding? Talk to a program specialist.

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Start your program whenever it’s best for your family. You can upgrade at any point if you need coaching on more applications. 

1-on-1 College Application and Essay Coaching Packages

All schools.

Students applying to many Ivy and Ivy-equivalent colleges

Writes ~20-50+ essays

Receives ~30-50+ hours of written feedback and calls

Students applying to a few Ivy and Ivy-equivalent colleges and many other selective colleges

Writes ~10-35 essays

Receives ~20-30 hours of written feedback and calls

Students applying Early Decision or Early Action to only a few selective colleges

Writes ~5-25 essays

Receives ~15-20 hours of written feedback and calls

Getting started or students prioritizing their top choice college

Writes ~2-10 essays

Receives ~8-10 hours of written feedback and calls

Students applying to less selective colleges that likely don't have additional essays

Writes 1 essay

Receives ~4-5 hours of written feedback and calls

Which Package Should I Choose? 

Get a feel for how many applications you’ll submit..

Your school list may not be complete yet – and that’s okay. Having a sense of how many applications you’ll be submitting will help you select a package.

Typically speaking, high-achieving students targeting more selective colleges (25% or lower admit rates) apply to an average of 12 colleges – but an increasing number apply to 15-20+.

Students targeting less selective colleges (50% or higher admit rates) typically apply to 5 or fewer. Everyone else is in between.

Get a feel for where your essays will matter.

As a rule of thumb, the lower a college’s admit rate, the more essays matter. Selective colleges use essays to differentiate between tens of thousands of academically similar applicants.

We recommend getting coaching on your applications where your essays matter the most, which typically are:

Selective Colleges Ivy and Ivy-equivalent, prestigious private colleges (Boston University, USC, NYU), competitive public colleges (UNC, Michigan, UCLA).

Selective majors and programs at less selective colleges Often, some majors and programs have lower admit rates than the college as a whole. Common examples include computer science, engineering, nursing, business, and honors colleges.

Desirable out-of-state public colleges Often, out-of-state applicants have lower admit rates than in-state (UT Austin, UVA, Florida).  

Choose the right approach for you.

Here’s 3 approaches you can take to choose the right package for you.

Simple approach (recommended) Get the package that matches the number of selective colleges, majors, and programs you’ll be applying to. This typically means an All Schools Package for high-achieving students likely to submit 12+ applications. It can also be our 3 Schools or 6 Schools Package for students only applying to a few reach colleges.

Top-choice approach Only get coaching on your top choices with a 3 Schools or 1 School Package. You’ll spend less and get substantial value. You’ll then transfer what you learned to completing your other applications yourself.

Widespread approach Get a Common App Essay Package to make sure you’re confident in the essay you submit to many colleges. Most college applications use the Common App personal statement essay.

Note: You can always upgrade your package later, but it may result in a higher price (e.g., prices increase in September).

What every package includes

Your own support to ensure you’re confident in your applications.

You’ll receive guidance from start to finish. We’ll create a plan and hold you accountable to the plan to ensure every application is compelling and completed early. Your support team includes:

  • Student Success Manager: Creates a personalized timeline and monitors your progress to help you stay on track. Available for any questions you may have.
  • Writing Coach: Provides written feedback on every draft of every essay. Meets with you on video calls to plan your content.

Access to our essay management platform

The Prompt platform is your home for managing the process of completing every application. It automatically creates a list of every essay you need to write. And it contains everything you need to interact with your Support Team, from scheduling calls to submitting drafts and receiving feedback.

Coaching on every written part of your applications

Your Writing Coach will guide you through brainstorming, outlining, writing, revising, and completing every essay and written part of your applications, including:

  • The Common Application Essay
  • The University of California Personal Insight Questions
  • School-specific supplements
  • Other school-specific essays for scholarships, honors programs, majors, and more
  • All other writing, such as the activities list, additional information, and portfolios.

Note: The Common Application Essay Package only includes coaching on one essay, the Common Application Personal Statement Essay, and doesn’t include support on school-specific supplements or any other part of the application.

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Join the thousands of families who trust Prompt to get their students into their top choice colleges every year.

Frequently asked questions.

  • You’ll receive a receipt via email and an email with instructions on next steps.
  • Students and parents will each fill out a questionnaire to help us get to know you a little better and begin the coach-matching process.
  • You’ll also schedule a 20-minute onboarding call with a Student Success Manager (SSM) to align on your goals, set a timeline, and learn how to use our platform.
  • We will take the information from your onboarding questionnaire to assign you a coach and during the onboarding call, we’ll get your first meeting scheduled with your coach. 
  • After onboarding, the student will complete our Application Plan module before their first brainstorming call with the Writing Coach. 
  • You’ll have your first call, where you build out and align on your most compelling content with your Writing Coach.
  • You’ll continue to follow your personalized timeline until you complete your applications.
  • Your SSM will continue to stay in touch with you for any needs that arise. 
  • Ivy and Ivy-equivalent colleges: Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Brown, Penn, Columbia Dartmouth, Cornell, MIT, Stanford, UChicago, Northwestern, UC Berkeley, UCLA, Michigan, CalTech, Duke, Johns Hopkins, Georgetown, Vanderbilt, WashU.
  • Selective private colleges: Boston University, Northeastern, Notre Dame, Rice, Emory, Carnegie Mellon, USC, NYU, Tufts, Wake Forest, Boston College, Tulane, Case Western, Brandeis, Syracuse.
  • Competitive public colleges, majors, and programs: UNC, Texas, Virginia, Georgia Tech, UCSD Engineering, Washington Computer Science, Florida Honors Program.
  • Other public colleges: UCSB, UCSD, UC Irvine, UC Davis, Florida, San Diego State, Penn State, Ohio State, Virginia Tech, Minnesota, Auburn, Georgia, Illinois, Alabama, Michigan State, Arizona, Arizona State, Indiana, Colorado, Missouri, Rutgers, Clemson.
  • International colleges: Cambridge, Oxford, London School of Economics, Waterloo, Toronto, Trinity.

What Prompt looks like for a typical student:

  • We’ll align on your goals and create a timeline for getting everything done.
  • We’ll assign your Writing Coach and schedule your first call with them.

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  • You’ll use Prompt’s application planning tool to learn what colleges are looking for and brainstorm content colleges will find compelling.
  • You’ll have a video call with your Coach to complete your brainstorming and decide on your most compelling content – which we’ll make sure gets covered on every application.
  • We’ll discuss what other things you can do now to make your content more compelling.

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  • You’ll use the Prompt platform and a call with your Coach to create an outline and start writing your introduction.
  • You’ll complete your first draft and submit it to your Coach for feedback.

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  • Your Coach provides detailed feedback on how to improve the content, structure, readability, and grammar of each draft.
  • You’ll revise your essay after each draft and submit it for more feedback – until you and your Coach are satisfied with the result (typically 3 to 4 drafts).

If you purchased our Personal Statement package, our work ends here! The below additional steps are included in Complete Application Packages.

  • You’ll do a video call with your Coach to match your content to each part of the application (e.g., supplements, activities list, additional information) and create an outline for each of those additional pieces.
  • You’ll complete your first drafts for each piece and submit them to your Coach for feedback.
  • You’ll revise your writing after each draft and submit it for more feedback – until you and your Coach are satisfied with the result for each part of the application (typically 2 to 3 drafts each).
  • You’ll do a video call with your Coach to match your content (e.g., previously written essays) to the next application or two you’ll complete.
  • You’ll go through the draft and revision process for each essay.
  • After a couple of applications, you’ll get the hang of matching the content yourself. And you’ll see how to best reuse essays (or portions of essays) across applications. But your Coach and Advisor will still be there to guide and support you through the process. 

Step 7: Wait for the acceptance emails to enter your inbox :)

Choose from our five coaching packages:.

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Coaching for every application and essay for every school.

Recommended for students applying to many Ivy and Ivy-equivalent colleges.

$4399 $4299

Coaching for every essay and written part of applications for 6 schools.

Recommended for students applying to several Ivy and Ivy-equivalent colleges or other competitive colleges.

$3299 $3199

Coaching for every essay and written part of applications for 3 schools.

Recommended for students applying Early Decision or to only a few competitive colleges.

$2199 $2099

Coaching for every written part of the application for 1 school.  

Recommended if the University of California campuses are your top choices.

Coaching for the one essay you use for most schools.

Recommended for getting started or applying to less selective colleges.

Plan, write, revise, and complete every written part of your applications for every school.

  • 1-on-1 support (video calls, written feedback) from start to finish. No limits!
  • A personalized timeline to fit your schedule
  • A Writing Coach to guide you through brainstorming, outlining, writing, and revising every essay and written part of your applications, including:          - The Common Application Essay          - The University of California Personal Insight Questions          - School-specific supplemental essays (typically 15-50 essays across your applications)          - Other school-specific essays for scholarships, honors programs, majors, and other programs          - All other writing, such as the activities list, additional information, and portfolios
  • A Student Success Manager to monitor your progress and help you stay on track.

A typical student:

  • Starts now and completes their application by Regular Decision deadlines
  • Finishes in less than 50 hours of their time
  • Receives 30 to 50 hours of 1-on-1 coaching

Get an All Schools Package when:

  • Ivy and Ivy-equivalent colleges: MIT, Stanford, UChicago, Northwestern, UC Berkeley, UCLA, Michigan, CalTech, Duke, Johns Hopkins, Georgetown, Vanderbilt, WashU.
  • Competitive public colleges: UNC, Texas, Virginia, UCSB, UCSD, UC Irvine, UC Davis, Florida, Georgia Tech, Wisconsin, Illinois, Washington, San Diego State, Penn State.
  • AND/OR You are applying to a major that often has additional essays or portfolios. Examples: business, engineering, nursing, computer science, art, theatre, dance, music, architecture, design.
  • Note: Most students using this are applying to many Ivy or Ivy-equivalent colleges.

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  • An option to upgrade to full application support (e.g., supplemental essays, activities list)

A typical student completes their applications:

  • Within 12 to 16 weeks of starting (6 to 8 weeks for their first 3 schools)
  • In less than 50 hours of their time

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Applying to 7 or more selective colleges. examples:.

  • Ivy and Ivy-equivalent colleges: MIT, Stanford, UChicago, Northwestern, UC Berkeley, UCLA, Michigan, CalTech, Duke, Johns Hopkins, Georgetown, Vanderbilt, WashU
  • Applying to a major that often has additional essays or porftolios. Examples: business, engineering, nursing, computer science, art, theatre, dance, music, architecture, design.

Plan, write, revise, and complete every written part of your applications for 6 schools.

  • A Student Success Manager to monitor your progress and help you stay on track
  • An option to upgrade to support on more schools – e.g., supplemental essays, activities list (but prices may increase at a later date)

Note: All University of California campuses count as one school (as it’s the same application)

  • Finishes in less than 30 hours of their time
  • Receives 20 to 30 hours of 1-on-1 coaching

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  • OR You are not ready to commit to more colleges. You know you’ll at least apply to 4-6 selective colleges and are eager to get started on those first. You can upgrade later (but the price may be higher than it is now) or purchase $99 individual reviews for other essays as needed.

A typical student completes their applications for 6 schools:

  • Within 8 to 10 weeks of starting
  • In less than 30 hours of their time

Applying to 4 to 6 selective colleges. Examples:

  • Applying to a major that often has additional essays or portfolios. Examples: business, engineering, nursing, computer science, art, theatre, dance, music, architecture, design.
  • Not ready to commit to more colleges. You know you’ll at least apply to 4-6 selective colleges and are eager to get started on those first. You can upgrade later (but the price may be higher than it is now) or purchase $99 individual reviews for other essays as needed.

Plan, write, revise, and complete every written part of your applications for 3 schools.

  • Finishes in less than 20 hours of their time
  • Receives 15 to 20 hours of 1-on-1 coaching

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  • OR You are not ready to commit to more colleges. You know your top 1 to 3 schools and are eager to get started on those first. You can upgrade later (but the price may be higher than it is now) or purchase $99 individual reviews for other essays as needed.

A typical student completes their applications for their top-3 choice schools:

  • Within 6 to 8 weeks of starting
  • In less than 20 hours of their time

Applying to 1 to 3 selective colleges: Examples:

  • Not ready to commit to more colleges. You know your top 1 to 3 schools and are eager to get started on those first. You can upgrade later (but the price may be higher than it is now) or purchase $99 individual reviews for other essays as needed.

Plan, write, revise, and complete every written part of your application for 1 school.

  • A Writing Coach to guide you through brainstorming, outlining, writing, and revising every essay and written part of your applications, including:          - The Common Application Essay          - School-specific supplemental essays for 1 school (typically 15-50 essays across your applications)          - OR The University of California Personal Insight Questions (if you choose this as your 1 school)          - Other school-specific essays for scholarships, honors programs, majors, and other programs          - All other writing, such as the activities list, additional information, and portfolios
  • An option to upgrade to full application support for additional schools (but prices may increase at a later date)
  • Finishes in less than 10 hours of their time
  • Receives 7 to 8 hours of 1-on-1 coaching

Get the 1-school package when:

  • You are applying to 1 selective colleges: Examples:
  • OR You are not ready to commit to more colleges. You know your top 1 school and are eager to get started on those first. You can upgrade later (but the price may be higher than it is now) or purchase $99 individual reviews for other essays as needed.

A typical student completes their 4 UC Personal Insight Questions: 

  • Within 2 weeks of starting
  • In less than 10 hours of their time
  • Applying to University of California campuses as your top choice.
  • AND applying to other less selective colleges. Examples: California State Universities, Colorado, Washington, Oregon, Oregon State, Arizona, Arizona State.

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Plan, write, revise, and complete your Common App Essay, Apply Texas Essay, Coalition App Essay, or other personal statement.

  • An option to upgrade to full application support – e.g., supplemental essays, activities list (but prices may increase at a later date)
  • Starts now and completes a great personal statement by Regular Decision deadlines
  • Finishes in less than 8 hours of their time
  • Receives 4 to 5 hours of 1-on-1 coaching

Get a Personal Statement Package when:

  • You are not ready to commit to Complete Application Coaching. You can upgrade later or purchase individual reviews for other essays as needed.
  • OR you are applying to less selective colleges, such as many in-state colleges. Examples: Virginia Tech, Minnesota, Auburn, Georgia, Ohio State, UMass Amherst, Alabama, Illinois, Michigan State, Arizona, Arizona State, Indiana, Colorado, Maryland, Pittsburg, Iowa, Missouri, Kansas, Clemson, Rutgers.

A typical student completes a great personal statement: 

  • In less than 8 hours of their time

Get personal statement coaching when you are:

  • Not ready to commit to Complete Application Coaching. You can upgrade later or purchase individual reviews for other essays as needed.
  • OR applying to less selective colleges, such as many in-state colleges. Examples: Virginia Tech, Minnesota, Auburn, Georgia, Ohio State, UMass Amherst, Alabama, Illinois, Michigan State, Arizona, Arizona State, Indiana, Colorado, Maryland, Pittsburg, Iowa, Missouri, Kansas, Clemson, Rutgers.

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Not sure which college application essay coaching and editing service is the best? We compared the top 40 services, created in-depth reviews for 14 of them, and narrowed it down to the 4 best that will help guide you through the process of writing amazing college application essays.

What is the Best College Essay Service?

  • PrepMaven  – best college application essay service overall
  • College Essay Mentor  – best for individual consultants
  • The College Essay Guy  – best for unlimited essay assistance
  • College Vine  – best of the big platforms

The best of the rest:

Individual essay consultants:

  • College Essay Editor  – small editing team
  • Allison Karpf  – former English teacher helping students
  • Your College Vision  – former journalist with more affordable rates
  • The College Guru  – good on paper but unresponsive
  • Sofia Zapiola – budget-friendly application assistance

Mid-size teams:

  • Lotus Learning  – focus on health sciences

Large platforms:

  • Study Point  – larger platform with mystery editors
  • Ivy Select  – larger platform with mystery editors
  • Empowerly  – larger platform with mystery editors
  • BeMo  – expensive and aggressive with wrong expertise

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Best College Application Essay Services in 2022

#1 – prepmaven.

Our Verdict — Best College Essay Assistance Overall Price: $79–349/hour (minimum $510 package) PrepMaven’s one-on-one college essay assistance is the best option overall. Founded by brothers and Princeton grads Greg and Kevin, almost all of PrepMaven’s essay coaches have Ivy-League experience, primarily from Princeton and Harvard. All essay coaches also undergo a thorough training program in PrepMaven’s methods, developed by professional writers with deep understanding of the college admissions process, for helping students to discover the most compelling stories for their essays. Unlike other services, PrepMaven offers college essay assistance at several different price points. At the most accessible rate, students can work with current Ivy-League undergraduates who specialize in writing and have recently aced the college application process. At higher rates, students can work with coaches who are both Ivy-League grads and professional writers (screenwriters, journalists, editors) with many years of experience helping students to craft compelling essays. Interested students can even work directly with founders Greg and Kevin, who have over 15 years of experience helping students through the entire essay-writing process. PrepMaven’s services combine many of the best features of other good options into one, and it’s hard to beat their experience.

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Any student wanting college essay help, at any point in the process, with a range of budgets.

At a glance:

  • Cost: $85–349/hour (minimum $510 package)
  • Writing coach qualifications: Princeton graduates and professional writers (or current Princeton students); all trained

What we like:

  • Ivy League experience —most of their writing coaches are Princeton grads or current students, with some from Harvard and other Ivies
  • Different pricing options to meet different families’ circumstances
  • More flexible and greater capacity to take on new students compared to individual consultants

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#2 – College Essay Mentor

Our Verdict — Best of the Individual Consultants Price: unknown but high Some college essay consulting services consist of just one expert. Of these individual essay consultants, Chris Hunt at College Essay Mentor is our favorite. He combines writing experience as a journalist for the Economist and the Wall Street Journal with personal experience as a graduate of Dartmouth. However, he only works with a small number of students each year, and students need to apply to work with him — he only accepts students with top grades and test scores who are already strong applicants for top schools. Chris offers the option for one-time written feedback, but this only gives big-picture generalizations. (And written-only feedback is always limited.) In order for help with the essay process, students need to purchase a complete essay package.

Students with top grades and test scores who want to work with a one-person business, who have a sizable budget, and who are ready to get started early.

  • Cost: $210 for a one-time written essay feedback (big picture only), then $110 per draft feedback; pricing for essay process packages unknown
  • Essay coach qualifications: professional journalist, Dartmouth grad
  • Professional writing experience as a journalist
  • Extensive experience working with college applicants
  • Partners with Debra Felix, former Director of Admissions at Columbia, for full application review

What we don’t like:

  • One-on-one work is limited to very high-achieving students, who need to apply with a resume : “I limit my one-on-one work to students who I believe will be strong applicants to elite universities. As a rule, this means having high grades in challenging classes, a test score of ACT 34+ or SAT 1500+, and substantial activities outside of the classroom.”
  • Works with a limited number of students (60 per year), so often no availability
  • All-or-nothing packages don’t allow students to work with Chris for just a few hours or for part of the essay-writing process
  • Secretive about pricing (he’ll only give pricing details once he’s reviewed the student’s resume and agreed to work with them), but we expect the minimum cost of working one-on-one to be several thousand dollars

#3 – The College Essay Guy

Our Verdict — Best for Unlimited Essay Assistance Price: $7400 for application for 10 schools We’re fans of Ethan Sawyer, the original “college essay guy”— his book, College Essay Essentials , is a great guide to the essay-writing process. Ethan doesn’t work directly with many students these days, but he now has a team of consultants who help students follow his principles. Their assistance is really all-or-nothing — they prefer to work with students from the very beginning of the process, and their minimum package is $4900, which includes assistance with essays for three schools. If students are applying to ten schools (a more realistic number for students aiming at competitive colleges), the fee is a hefty $7400.

Students who want unlimited help through the entire process, who have a sizable budget.

  • Cost: $4900 (supplemental essays for 3 schools) – $7400 (supplemental essays for 10 schools)
  • Essay coach qualifications: mix of Ivy grads and former teachers, some writers/screenwriters; all trained
  • Great free resources about the essay-writing process
  • Their Matchlighters Scholars Program gives back to the community by providing admissions consulting for select qualifying students
  • All-or-nothing packages have a high minimum fee and don’t work for students who want just a few hours of feedback or help with just part of the process

#4 – College Vine

Our Verdict — Best of the Big Platforms Price: $170–190/hour There are plenty of large platforms with large stables of part-time tutors and coaches available to work with students. Of these big platforms, we think CollegeVine has the best offerings. Compared to other large companies, CollegeVine provides more information about their tutors, and students can pick individual tutors to work with from their roster. However, this model is really just a way of finding individual tutors to hire. Tutors don’t receive any training and don’t share a common approach, so it’s a mixed bag. Their rates are fairly high for part-time tutors who don’t have specific expertise and training in college essay consulting. We also recommend working with college essay consultants with a clear code of ethics stating that they will not make edits directly on the essay documents for the students. It’s unclear to what degree the editors with CollegeVine follow these principles.

Students who want to work with a big company.

  • Cost: $170–190/hour
  • Essay coach qualifications: no specific qualifications, but a few are Ivy League graduates
  • Possible to select individual editors to work with from their roster
  • No training or common approach for tutors
  • Editors are part-time , with no option to work with full-time college admissions experts
  • Relatively expensive for this level of expertise

College Essay Editing Alternatives (that Didn’t Make the Cut)

Individual essay consultants, #5 – college essay editor.

Our Verdict — Small Editing Team Price: Roughly $5,950 for application to 10 schools College Essay Editor comprises two graduates of Stanford. This means that they have personal experience applying to highly competitive schools. One member of the team also has a college counseling certification, which is a good background for college essays. Based on their website, they appear to focus on the editing and proofreading phase of the essay-writing process. This can be helpful to students, but we recommend working with a service who can help students to uncover their values and brainstorm really great material that allows them to really shine—and if this doesn’t happen at the beginning of the process, it’s much harder to add in later on.

  • Cost: $195/1000 words for proofreading, $495/1000 words for 3 rounds of editing and proofreading, or $595/1000 words for unlimited rounds of editing and proofreading; for the purposes of comparison, complete applications to 10 competitive colleges would be around 9,650 words, or $5950.
  • Writing coach qualifications: Stanford graduates, one of which has college counseling certification
  • Editors are graduates of Stanford University , and one is a member of NACAC, the national association of college counselors
  • They focus on editing and proofreading only , not on the crucial earlier steps of brainstorming and strategy
  • Small team with very limited availability

#6 – Allison Karpf

Our Verdict — Former English Teacher Helping Students Price: $300/hour or $3000 package for application to one school Another option for students looking to hire an individual consultant is Allison Karpf. Allison is a former high school English teacher and a graduate of UC Berkeley who also holds a Masters of Education from Stanford. Her rates are definitely on the higher side, especially for someone who doesn’t have a professional writing background, but she does have extensive experience working with students to craft their essays.

  • Cost:  $300/hour or $3000 unlimited counseling (includes supplemental essays for one college)
  • Essay coach qualifications: former high school English teacher; Berkeley grad, Stanford MEd
  • Lots of experience helping students improve their college essays
  • Very quick to respond to client requests
  • No professional writing experience or Ivy-Plus undergraduate experience
  • High rates relative to other options
  • Limited availability , since she works alone

#7 – Your College Vision

Our Verdict: Former Journalist with More Affordable Rates Price: $150/hour (minimum 10 hours), or $3800 package for application to seven schools Laurie Lande is another individual consultant who helps students through the essay-writing process. She comes recommended by other consultants like Chris from College Essay Mentor . Laurie did not herself attend a highly competitive school, so she doesn’t have that personal experience of going through the selective admissions process, but she does have a professional writing background as a journalist for the Wall Street Journal in Hong Kong.

  • Cost: $150/hour (for 10 hours), or $3800 package for application to seven schools
  • Essay coach qualifications: journalism background
  • Affordable pricing , relative to other options
  • Professional writing background as a journalist for the Wall Street Journal
  • Not a graduate of a highly selective school

#8 – The College Guru

Our Verdict — Good on Paper but Unresponsive Price: unknown Yet another individual essay consultant is Geanine Thompson from The College Guru. Geanine attended Dartmouth as an undergraduate and also holds an MBA from Duke. She also has a professional writing background as an assistant book editor at Berkley Publishing Group. Like Greg and Kevin at PrepMaven , she combines experience in the business world and at Wall Street firms with experience in education.

  • Cost: unknown
  • Essay coach qualifications: former assistant book editor; Dartmouth grad, Duke MBA
  • Dartmouth graduate and former book editor
  • Not responsive to emails and client requests

#9 – Sofia Zapiola

Our Verdict — A budget-friendly, personal essay editor. Price: From $65/hour Yet another individual essay consultant is Sofia Zapiola, who offers a mix of essay editing and college application counseling services.

  • Cost: From $65/hour
  • Essay coach qualifications: M.A. from Harvard; certificate in College Counseling from UC San Diego.
  • Individual approach, budget-friendly rates, commitment to working within families’ budgets.
  • Very few testimonials, so it’s difficult to evaluate how effective she is.

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Mid-size Teams

#10 – lotus learning.

Our Verdict — Focus on Health Sciences Price: $165/hour Founded by a Harvard grad who is a former teacher and veteran of the publishing industry, Lotus learning offers college essay help in the Boston area. They have a small team of tutors, mostly recent grads from good but not Ivy-Plus colleges, and mostly with focus in health sciences.

  • Cost: $165/hour (minimum 8 hours)
  • Essay coach qualifications: tutors are recent grads, but not Ivy-Plus schools
  • Reasonable pricing with flexible packages
  • Essay editors aren’t graduates of Ivy-Plus schools and don’t have professional writing experience

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#11 – study point.

Our Verdict — Larger Platform with Mystery Editors Price: unknown Study Point is a larger essay editing service. They claim to have several decades of experience helping students to craft their college essays, but they do not give information about who their essay coaches are and what qualifications they might have.

  • Essay coach qualifications: unknown
  • Larger company with several decades of experience
  • Unclear who the essay coaches are
  • Secretive about pricing

#12 – Ivy Select

Our Verdict — Larger Platform with Mystery Editors Price: unknown Ivy Select is another larger essay editing service. They do not give information about who their essay coaches are and what qualifications they might have.

  • Long list of impressive (but anonymous) testimonials
  • Only work with “top students”
  • No information on their website about who the editors are
  • No professional writing experience

#13 – Empowerly

Our Verdict — Larger Platform with Mystery Editors Price: unknown Empowerly has over 60 college counselors who each work with an average of 5 students per year, in order to have more time to devote to each student. Their counselors come from “different educational backgrounds,” and while they do not provide specific biographical details we can assume that most of their essay coaches did not attend highly selective schools.

  • Cost: $3550 minimum package
  • Essay coach qualifications: college counselors
  • Counselors work with just a few students per year
  • You have to upgrade to “Empowerly Elite” to guarantee a counselor with a more selective educational background

#14 – BeMo

Our Verdict — Expensive and Aggressive with Wrong Expertise Price: $2997–12797 BeMo is a large admissions company based in Toronto, Canada. They focus primarily on admissions to medical schools and science graduate programs in the US, Canada, the UK, and Australia. Their rates are expensive, and they justify these by pointing out potential high earnings decades later as a doctor. Past customers have commented that their “school selection consultation” doesn’t provide any information specific to the individual student or schools. They do provide a training process for their essay consultants, but their essay consultants do not have training as college counselors, do not have experience as professional writers, and did not attend Ivy-Plus schools . They have been known to be very aggressive with their marketing emails, and have included some strange language in their sales pitches that seems inappropriate for high school students.

  • Cost: €2997/silver (one hour consultation and then unlimited written essay review for one application, no supplemental essays), €4797/gold (one hour consultation and then unlimited written essay review, incl. supplemental essays for up to 10 schools; waitlist letter, scholarship applications), €8797/platinum (unlimited consults), €12797/titanium (unlimited consults)
  • They have more of an international scope
  • High prices
  • Not focused on undergrad admissions

Top 40 College Essay Services Considered

  • College Essay Editor
  • The College Essay Guy
  • College Vine
  • College Essay Mentor
  • Study Point
  • Allison Karpf
  • The College Guru
  • Lotus Learning
  • Summit Prep
  • Sofia Zapiola
  • Ivy Global / New Summits
  • College Essay Solutions
  • Your College Vision
  • Essay Edge*
  • ServicEscape*
  • PapersForge*
  • QuickWriter*
  • JustEditMyEssay*
  • JustDoMyEsssay*
  • ExpertWriting*
  • SpeedyPaper*
  • GradeMiners*

* A number of services will edit essays directly for students, or even write portions of the essay for students. We do not condone this. Admissions officers can tell when essays have been written or edited by adults and this can have severe consequences. We have excluded these services from our reviews.

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Why are college application essays important?

Can a great college essay alone get you into Harvard?

No. You’ll need your grades, test scores, and extracurricular activities (as well as letters of recommendation and interview) to be outstanding.

But can a mediocre essay be the reason you didn’t get into Harvard?

Yes. There are thousands of amazingly-qualified students who graduate from high school each year. Great grades and test scores might be a prerequisite for admission to a competitive college, but they alone aren’t enough.

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College essays are a key component of a student’s application . When done well, they transform a collection of numbers—GPA, class rank, SAT or ACT scores , number of AP classes taken, AP scores—into a glimpse of a real, individual person.

Essays do many things. Good college essays can highlight extracurricular achievements which otherwise would be overlooked in a sterile list. Strong essays often indicate the student’s future plans —how they plan to leave a mark on their college campus and on the world. They can shine a light on unique challenges that a student may have had to face on their journey.

College admissions officers only have a few minutes to spend on each application. College essays need to be original, interesting, and memorable . They need to grab the attention of the admissions officer and persuade them that this is the student out of hundreds or thousands of other similarly-qualified applicants who should be admitted.

College admissions essays are usually unlike any other kind of writing that students have done before. They’re a combination of memoir and marketing pitch, and they need to be creative but also highly strategic. That’s a tough assignment!

What’s more, students are left to figure this assignment out on their own. A thoughtful and generous high school English teacher may provide guidance or offer to read essays and give feedback, but these teachers are responsible for many students, and they’re (usually) not experts in admissions strategies.

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Why work with a college essay service?

You may want to consider a college essay service if:

  • You have no idea where to start in order to write your college application essays
  • You feel overwhelmed by all of the different ideas you have and don’t know what would be the most strategic for college admissions—and what topics to definitely avoid for college essays
  • You don’t know how to craft a compelling story
  • You’re not sure how to edit and refine what you’ve written
  • You have a hard time keeping yourself on track and want an external structure to hold you accountable
  • You’re tired of conflict between students and parents about college essays
  • You’re aiming at a competitive college (not just the Ivy League!) and know that you need your essays to be outstanding
  • Your grades, test scores, and extracurriculars aren’t exceptional, so you need your essay to make your essay stand out from the pack
  • You’re unfamiliar with the US college admissions process (a common situation for international students and first-generation families in the US)

Any of these are strong reasons to consider working with a college essay service!

It’s important to note that a good college essay service will not write your college application essays for you . This is unethical and illegal. 

A good college essay service will guide you through each step of the process , teaching you how to self-reflect and write well while sharing insider insight about admissions strategy .

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What makes a good college essay service?

We strongly believe that students need to write their own college essays , and we do not condone plagiarism or “buying” a college essay.

However, writing college application essays requires a completely new set of skills that is rarely taught in high school!

Writing a personal essay is much more creative than simply writing a good paper for English class. It requires a compelling narrative and a great deal of writing craft . A good essay service will teach how to do this kind of writing.

There are many college essay services that will provide only written feedback to students, usually in the form of comments added to an essay draft. (Remember, it’s important that students write their own essays, so avoid any college essay service that will make edits directly to an essay document .)

Written comments can be an effective component of good essay coaching. However, writing college essays is a deeply personal process , and it’s incredibly difficult to guide a student through the process of self-reflection, brainstorming, and planning purely through written comments.

In addition, a great college essay coach will teach students how to do this entire process of brainstorming, planning, outlining, writing, and revising . It’s difficult to learn why an essay coach is advising certain changes through written comments alone.

For these reasons, look for a college essay service with live, one-on-one services , not just written feedback. These days, it’s easy to work with the best college essay consultants in the country over Zoom!

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Students need to reflect on their goals, their passions, and what drives them to be the person they are. This requires a great deal of self-awareness and self-analysis . An experienced college essay coach can help draw these ideas out of students through tested introspection techniques and brainstorming exercises .

On top of all of that, students need to be cognizant of which traits and accomplishments will be most appealing to colleges , and which stories will be cliche and boring. Personal statements and supplementary essays need to fit together to tell a cohesive story, and they need to work together with the rest of the student’s application (extracurriculars, grades, and other accomplishments).

In other words, there’s a great deal of strategy here! An experienced college essay service can help students decide how to present themselves in the best possible light .

Furthermore, most students don’t know how to edit effectively . A really top-notch college essay service will also teach students how to edit their own writing —how to reorder sections for better flow, cut unnecessary words to meet a word count, eliminate passive verbs, and make their writing vivid and exciting. Our students are routinely amazed by how transformative this step can be, and how much they learn by doing it together with the essay coach.

Finally, the best college essay services can also help students to make a writing plan and keep them on track , so that parents don’t have to be involved directly.

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It’s always best to start early and not wait until the last minute to write your college essays! Remember that essays can be used to earn scholarships as well as college admission, so a few months of writing now can pay off with up to $300,000 in tuition saved later. 

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Who is this program for.

This program is for students applying to undergraduate colleges or transferring to a new college.

It's ideal for 11th and 12th graders aiming for the most selective colleges.

How many hours of coaching calls do I get?

You receive as much support as you need to feel confident in your applications. Typical coaching time varies by package (see above).

Most of the coaching time you'll receive is provided through detailed written feedback on your drafts. I prioritize working asynchronously, as it benefits both of us, but you’ll do video calls at defined points and as needed.

There is no limit on the total number of hours you can receive, but there is a 2 hour limit per week to ensure our time together is high value.

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Parents don’t need to be involved as I work 1-on-1 with students, but I welcome parent questions and feedback. Parents can observe – attending calls in the background or reading drafts as they see fit. If parents have any questions, they can communicate with me directly at all times throughout the process.

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You'll get unlimited essay editing, which means you can send me as many drafts as you want and I'll work on returning them one-by-one.

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On average, you’ll receive feedback within 24-48 hours of requesting it. However, longer essays or more complex feedback requests may take longer to review.

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You'll have 7-days-a-week access to me via email and text for any questions that may arise.

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I use Zoom for all video calls. You'll have a personalized link to schedule and join calls with me.

I use Google Docs or Microsoft Word to provide written feedback on essays, and occassionally use Loom to record short video feedback on essays.

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Whether you're looking to craft solid Personal Insight Questions, appeal an admissions decision or write compelling Common Application statements (or all of the above!), Euphony can help.

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Our personalized approach to essay coaching helps your student find and develop the essay topic that helps them stand out.

I ensure I’m always providing the highest level of service to students by learning from industry leaders, participating in ongoing training, and poring over books and blog posts.

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[Daughter] got off the call SO motivated and excited about her essay topic. IT WAS BRILLIANT! She shared it with me, her dad and her grandparents. :) She really enjoyed the conversation and it was tremendously helpful and productive. She already started on it!

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Julia Byrd is a fabulous resource for any rising senior, especially those with anxiety when being asked to write an essay. She has many resources she recommends for further info. Most valuable is her advice, recommendations, attention to detail, focus to topic, diligence, care and time. Julia responded much quicker than we expected her to for each question, concern, edit, etc. She made my son feel he was a priority, and -- most importantly -- she made him feel confident when he submitted his college application essays. That is a feeling that every parent strives for. We would recommend Julia Byrd: Essay Coach 1,000 times over.

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Julia took me through the process of writing my personal statement over the last 5 months. She took a very daunting thing for me and helped me put together all my thoughts and experiences in a way that shows who I am. Over the months, she gave me so much support and grace as I had external factors that were affecting me, especially since I am someone who really hates writing. I would not have been able to put together a more perfect piece without all her questions, drafts, corrections, and encouragement. I will always consider her when needing help and would recommend her to anyone, especially if you're struggling with where to start. She has a true passion and talent for getting you to put what you're thinking on the page and help turn it into something amazing.

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I can’t thank you enough for your help with my son. You were able to get him to open up to you and express all his feelings in his essay. You are amazing, and you share a special place in our hearts. Mrs. Byrd is the BEST essay coach ever, and you and your child will feel comfortable talking with her.   

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You were so helpful at helping me brainstorm and find answers to my questions. You spent lots of time with me and were very patient and accommodating, especially with my deadlines being so close. Our frequent back and forth was so helpful, and it gave me the confidence I needed to complete my essays on time. I was so lost beforehand, and I will always remember the experience and how reassuring you were through it. Thank you!  

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Kim, Parent 

My daughter knew it was going to be a challenge fitting her essay into the fixed word count while keeping the content and the meaning behind her story, and Julia really helped. She connects with students and provides specific feedback to guide their essay while making sure the student does the work and stays true to their thoughts and ideas. We appreciated that she was very easy to schedule time with and had a quick turnaround.  

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My two biggest concerns about working with someone on my college admissions essay were making sure my ideas would be heard and feeling comfortable enough to be vulnerable and open, but Julia made both very easy! She helps you find a perfect topic that highlights your interests and qualities and guides you through turning that topic into a really awesome essay. The best part was all the suggestions she provided during the writing/editing process. She gave me so many ideas that I would’ve never thought of on my own, and I feel very confident about my essay. I really enjoyed the entire process, and I definitely couldn’t have done it without her. I would absolutely recommend using Julia as an essay coach!   

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Dana, Parent 

5-star service! Quick turnaround! My son wanted to make sure he was answering his essay questions in a way that was complete and concise — but that also emphasized his skills and achievements. His biggest worry was having to start over, losing what he’d spent so much time creating. But Julia offered specific, thoughtful recommendations and improvements that were easy for my son to understand and implement. Her suggestions let my son keep ownership of his content and his sense of accomplishment while adding a level of polish to his essays. The extra step of working with Julia was definitely worth it!  

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With Essay Coaching, you’ll receive personal assistance from a friendly, attentive, award-winning writing teacher.  You will meet personally with Essay Coach Debbie Merion by zoom or phone.  Parents are welcome to sit in on the call with students.  As a bonus, you will also receive a free zoom recording of the meeting.

During the creative and fun process of working together, a student’s unique voice emerges from a compelling essay.

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Debbie’s book, Solving the College Admissions Puzzle, is now in over 2000 homes.

Since 2005, Debbie has assisted 1500 students and parents in workshops.

Each year she works with approximately sixty students one-on -one.

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Essay Coaching reduces the stress of applying to college or graduate school (social work, law school, medical school, business school, advanced science degrees) by empowering students to write their best essay.

Debbie Merion offers friendly, expert assistance to help students understand why colleges want essays and how admissions officers evaluate them.

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  • How to stay on track
  • What goes into an excellent essay
  • How to edit to a level of excellence

The student does the writing; hence the Essay Coaching motto—” We educate and motivate, you create. ”

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Debbie also works with younger and older students and adults who are interested in additional writing assistance on school, personal, or professional writing projects.

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What’s a student’s story? Everyone has one.  Debbie’s journalist background helps her quickly uncover a student’s strongest story.  Then, her teaching background kicks in to explain clearly how students can write an essay that will make a reader say “WOW!”

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The completed essays are always an amazing improvement over the original drafts—more compelling, unique, and memorable. Students take away writing skills that help them succeed in college and beyond.

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    6 Schools. Coaching on every written part of 6 applications. $2999. Purchase Risk Free. Recommended for: Students applying to a few Ivy and Ivy-equivalent colleges and many other selective colleges. Typical Student: Writes ~10-35 essays. Receives ~20-30 hours of written feedback and calls.

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    If you've never worked with Essay Coaching before, please read "What to Expect" and "Packages and Rates." We offer new clients a free 20 minute consultation to answer your questions prior to an appointment, so please send us a note or sign up here for that free consultation.. During that 20 minute phone or zoom consultation, we will answer all of your questions about Essay Coaching!

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    With Essay Coaching, you'll receive personal assistance from a friendly, attentive, award-winning writing teacher. No matter where you live, you will meet personally with Debbie Merion by zoom or phone. During the creative and fun process of working together, a student's unique voice emerges from a compelling essay.

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