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College Application Essay

Writing your college application essay might be one of the most stressful experiences of your life.

No pressure.

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You'll choose an application prompt, and then we'll guide you step-by-step through the process, including everything from an outlining tool to tips on writing compelling anecdotes. When you're done, you'll have a stand-out, submission-worthy college application essay.

And when you get into your dream school, we'll expect a thank-you note. It's only polite.

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