Engage your reader.

Find the writing style that works best for you.

Change writing habits that inhibit your best work.

Write with confidence.

Not everyone knows how to write a good college essay.

Here are six aspects of writing that make a difference:

  • Develop an introduction that immediately connects with the admissions readers.
  • Develop a theme or a focus for your essay.
  • Learn how to write about your growth and experiences in a way that best supports your academic goals.
  • Decide which personal qualities you will focus on.
  • Learn to stay on topic and know when to stop.
  • Write an assertive and optimistic conclusion.

See What Students Are Saying:

Sonal RastogiColonie, NY
I wanted to thank you again for all your help with my applications. I am so excited to share that I have been accepted into Columbia's Department of Epidemiology MPH program with a certificate in Epidemiology of Chronic Disease. I will keep you posted if I hear back from anywhere else!
Matthew CarliSaratoga, NY
I received responses from all the programs that I applied to. Of all the schools (Harvard Extension, Columbia, NYU, Tufts, Stonybrook, Rochester, and Bennington) only Bennington did not offer me a spot!  I ended up deciding on Harvard Extension, so I'll be moving to Cambridge come fall. I just wanted to say thank you for the help and advice you gave me, it made the whole process much easier.
Alex RiasQueens, NY
…thanks to the help of you and others who helped polish my applications, I received a number of favorable offers. After much deliberation, I decided to accept Cardozo Law's offer of admission to the class of 2017!

See What Parents Are Saying:

Evan A. Livingston, New Jersey
I just wanted to thank you for all the assistance you provided Eric during the college application process. Eric applied to several colleges and was accepted to practically all of them, giving him many options and has decided on the Kelley Business School at Indiana University as his top choice.
Pam S.Saratoga, NY
Jenna seemed very happy when we went to Accepted Students Day. It is a great fit for her.  When she realized that we weren't going to tell her which school we liked better, on her own she emailed you and shared her thoughts.  I hope you realize the positive impact that you have had for both of my kids. I would be honored to be a reference.
Mickie B.Niskayuna, NY
We can never thank you enough for your expertise and guidance during both Steven and Chris’s college searches. Steven is so very happy at Villanova. I’m confident with your help that Christopher will be equally happy.
Ratna R.Livingston, NJ
…a big thanks for your support and mentoring Divi to overcome the initial Early Decision rejection. Your advice and responses helped him regain confidence and accept the situation.
Mary Rose P.Niskayuna, NY
… We think you're wonderful, organized, and passionate.