Essay Review Services (External)

Looking for advice on Common App Essays or UC PIQ? Need guidance on putting together a college lists or applying for transfer? Find the help you need to succeed!


Common App and Supplemental Essays

For Common App and Supplemental Essays, I recommend Prompt. Prompt will assign one of their coaches to work with you one-on-one to support you through some or all of your college essays (depending on the service you choose). There is no cap for hours, calls, or reviews, and Prompt’s process is fast! If you can keep up with the assigned work and deadlines, you can complete your Common App and Supplemental Essays for your Top 3 Schools within two weeks, starting from scratch – an ideal choice if you are pressed for time!

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  • Essay Lists: Prompt will automatically create a list of every essay you need to write based on your school list (including optional essays you may want to write for scholarships and programs that aren’t part of a school’s main application).
  • Essay Development Tools: Prompt offers modules with step-by-step guidance on how to write the most common types of essays (e.g. personal statement, why major, etc.).

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UC Personal Insight Questions

For UC Personal Insight Questions, I highly recommend Angie Bates. I have been working with Angie since 2015 and she is very familiar with all of my techniques and methods. She is an excellent content organizer and editor, has an eye for details, and great at condensing/trimming content without losing pertinent information. For students who are self-directed and just need someone to support them through the writing process, Angie is the perfect choice!


Full-Service Consulting

For full-service consulting, including college list making, essay writing guidance, and help with Common Application, Coalition for College, ApplyTexas, or other college applications, I highly recommend Capstone! I have known one of the co-founders (Shelley Enger) since 2012 and I turn to her for ALL of my STEM and non-UC college questions because I trust and respect her expertise. Capstone counselors are experienced in assisting students with college list development, essay writing, application strategies, and interview prep for a wide variety of academic interests, as well as advising students in specialized areas that include business, STEM, health care, social sciences, athletic recruitment, high school counseling, and medical school/health science graduate program admissions.


Transfer

For transfer application to the UCs, CSUs, and/or other colleges, I highly recommend Dan Nannini! He was the the transfer center coordinator at Santa Monica College, the #1 transfer college to the UCs, for 17 years. Enough said!


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