After reading over 2,000 Common Application personal essays (that’s not including the additional supplemental essays that my university required) I recognized that many students were writing from a place of low-confidence, misunderstanding, or just plain wrong information. As a writer and a former Assistant Director of Admissions, I carry a powerful combination of admissions knowledge and narrative expertise. College application help is becoming a necessary tool to navigate an often confusing and stressful process. But, it is never too late to let an outside opinion help guide you!
I believe the personal essay can be an empowering and fun experience no matter what a student’s relationship with writing is. For many of my clients, writing the personal essay gives new insight into why they are pursuing college in the first place.
For those who are more confident in their writing skills but want guidance in the application process itself, I offer counseling on things like understanding the high school resume, brainstorming other involvements for senior year, assessing your competitiveness, preparing for conversational interviews, and family Q&A meetings.