College Essay Boot Camp

College admissions boards take a number of factors into consideration during the intensive selection process. Extracurriculars, GPA and academic performance are important, but many students underestimate the significance of a well-written admissions essay.

Fortunately, HelloCollege offers a college application essay writing workshop to help refine your written language skills and impress your top-choice schools. From topic selection to the final edit, our experienced coaches guide you through the ins and outs of crafting an exceptional essay.

What Is HelloCollege’s Essay Boot Camp?

Our college essay workshop is designed to steer you through the process of composing a compelling story. It starts with an online assessment to help you select the ideal topic and set you up for success. This is followed by formal education to teach you the critical components of a great essay. Then you begin a rough draft with the help of our professional writing coaches. Through the final editing and review steps, we maximize your potential and help you produce a final product ready for any college admissions office.

The key to a quality admissions essay is to avoid procrastination. HelloCollege offers this multi-day college essay writing workshop to students entering their senior year, which allows plenty of time to complete a Common Application essay.

The Benefits of Taking a College Essay Prep Course

An admissions essay workshop is worthwhile for a number of reasons. Writing can be difficult for some, and writing about yourself can be an even greater challenge. With expert instruction, however, you can gain a valuable perspective and receive practical advice to create a standout essay. Additionally, our seasoned professionals are familiar with the higher-education application process—they know what it takes to present yourself as an exceptional candidate.

The qualified individuals at HelloCollege help you clearly and skillfully express your value to colleges and universities. Ready to get started? Our college essay writing class is offered as an individual service or part of our comprehensive College Admissions Program. Schedule a free consultation today or contact us to learn more.

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We’re passionate about your college success

We don’t treat you like a number. We know each student has their own important needs. We used that passion to create a personal approach that helps all students with their unique college admissions journey.
Kevin Krebs - Founder of HelloCollege

Kevin Krebs

Founder and Managing Director

Inspired by his parents, Kevin’s journey from a first-gen, diverse, low-income background to Northwestern University shaped him. After experiencing challenges, including student loan debt, he founded HelloCollege and has spent the last 25 years helping students successfully navigate college admissions.

Chris Bench

Director of Essay Services

Chris Bench, the Director of Essay, is a seasoned essay coach with a decade of experience. Holding an AB from Kenyon and an MA from UChicago, Chris's expertise shines through, particularly in the realm of commas, where his opinion is unwavering.

Will Wagner

Essay Coach

Will is an admissions essay expert, published author, and editor working on everything from national magazines to websites.

Alisha Braun

Essay Coach

Alisha has worked in higher ed for 13 yrs, teaching at MSU and USF. She has her Ph.D. in Educational Policy from Michigan State.

Sara Walsh

Essay & Career Coach

With eighteen years of experience in international schools, Sara holds a B.A. in English from Notre Dame and an M.A. from SUNY New Paltz.

Andi Taylor

Essay Coach

Andi has over three years of experience working in a college admissions office. She graduated from the University of Chicago with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Linguistics.

Lara Ehrlich

Essay Coach

Lara Ehrlich is the author of Animal Wife (Red Hen Press, 2020), host of the conversation series Writer Mother Monster, and director of Thought Fox Writers Den.

Nicholas Pizzo

Essay Coach

Nick is a graduate of UVM and UChicago. He holds a BA in English and an MA in the Humanities, with a focus on creative writing. He loves watching basketball, despite his poor playing ability.

Sana Rahman

Essay Coach

Sana Rahman holds a Masters in English Literature from the University of Chicago. She’s always searching for the best way for people to share the stories they want to tell.

Sarah Bellardini

Essay Coach

Sarah Bellardini is a comedy and animation writer with nearly a decade of experience working in television. She graduated with a degree in Film & TV from Boston University.

Steven Flores

Essay Coach

Steven Flores is a writer and educator with 11 years of experience in higher education, including 4 years of one-on-one essay coaching. He is currently an AOP Fellow at UW-Milwaukee.

Teresa Brickey

Essay Coach

Teresa Brickey is a Chicago-based educator. She received her Bachelor's degree at Saint Mary's College in Notre Dame, IN, and her Master’s from the University of Chicago.

Mirav Bradshaw

Essay Coach

Mirav Bradshaw is a graduate of the University of Arizona and is currently seeking her Certificate in College Counseling through UCLA-Extension. She worked in veterinary pharmaceuticals and loves science and dogs.

Eleanor Russell

Essay Coach

Eleanor Russell is a writer living in Taos, NM. She earned her doctorate from the Interdisciplinary PhD in Theatre and Drama at Northwestern University. She spends her free time hiking, swimming, listening to music, and praying for a Reba reboot.

Gina Twardosz

Essay Coach

Gina Twardosz is a curious lifelong learner with a BFA in English Writing and an MFA in Creative Nonfiction.

Elena Van Lare

Essay Coach

Elena Van Lare is an Academic Dean and English Teacher with over 30 years of experience working with young adults from Grades 6 to college. She earned her M.Ed. from Nazareth College in Rochester, NY.

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