College Essay Counseling
When it comes to undergraduate and graduate school applications, the personal statement is by far the most daunting component. Crafting a narrative that reveals greater depth to an applicant’s character and ambition, brims with personality and wit, and stands out enough to a college admissions board to warrant acceptance into a top university is a tall order. With the right coaching, however, what begins as a struggle can instead become a triumph. The personal statement presents students with an opportunity to showcase a side of them that the admissions committee may not otherwise discern. Beyond every student’s GPA, test scores, and extra-curricular activities is a unique and compelling story waiting to be told!
But writing a memorable essay is only half the battle; for most students, the greatest challenge is knowing where to start. We guide our clients through every step of the writing process, from brainstorming, to rough drafts, through revisions, until finally, they emerge with an exceptional personal essay that is authentically their own. We’ll collaborate via phone call, FaceTime, or Zoom.
Students we’ve coached have received letters of acceptance from a number of outstanding institutions, including Columbia, UPenn, NYU, Notre Dame, Stanford, Duke, Georgetown, Northwestern, Cornell, UCLA, Rutgers, and more!
Applying to graduate school? Whether you’re taking the next step in your academic career or embarking on a new chapter altogether, penning a distinctive essay worthy of acceptance to a top graduate program can prove challenging for even the most accomplished applicants. We help graduate school hopefuls cull years of academic and professional experience for a unifying narrative, one that emphasizes their potential to contribute meaningfully to, and succeed in, graduate school and beyond.
Not writing a personal statement? We also guide students through writing supplemental essays, scholarship application essays, as well as letters of continued interest.
Already have an essay draft? Simply purchase a one-hour session and we’ll go over it with you, offering suggested edits and ways to enhance your structure, professionalism, theme, and creative writer’s voice.