The College Entrance Essay is a daunting and essential part of the college application
process. In February 2016, the UC application revealed its new essay format. In the past,
students were asked to answer two prompts in 1000 words or less. Now, students are
given 8 prompts and asked to answer 4 of them in 350 words or less. The Common
Application, which is used by most private schools, consists of a choice between 6
different prompts. Most private schools, in addition to the Common App essay, require
multiple supplemental essays on their applications.
We assist students in the planning and editing of their college application essays for both the UC Application and the Common Application. In these sessions, although they consist of hard work and dedication, we attempt to bring forth the true voice of your student in such a way as to spark the interest of the college admissions counselors.
We have coached over 200 students in the writing of their essays and have helped them gain admission to many of the UCs as well as many private schools. Many of our students have earned acceptances to UC Berkeley and UCLA, some with full or partial scholarships.
Other schools where our students have earned acceptances include: Harvard, Stanford, Caltech, Georgia Tech, Johns Hopkins, Pomona, University of Chicago, Rice, Loyola Marymount, Carnegie Mellon, Baylor, NYU and Chapman University.