COMMON APP PERSONAL STATEMENT PACKAGE
Brainstorm, Write, and Polish Your Main Common App Personal Statement With Proven, Expert Guidance
"What I really liked about working with you was the essay refining part because it kept me on track."
-Anja L., graduate of Dimond High School | Admitted to Middlebury College and Received a $46,000 Scholarship to MSU
Why It Matters
In today's competitive admissions environment, your application may be evaluated in a matter of minutes. At colleges that evaluate thousands of applicants with high GPAs and test scores, your essay is an important opportunity to set your story apart. Our Common App Personal Statement Package will empower you to craft a polished, strategic personal statement—a story only you could tell—to give yourself the best shot at success.
How It Works
During this process, you will work directly with Kimberly Hewitt, director of our college counseling practice, to draft your Common App essay (or another essay of your choice). Here's what's included:
- A brainstorming exercise to get your ideas flowing and identify compelling topics for the Common Application (or other application) essay prompt of your choice. We recommend completing this exercise before your first session.
- Three live online sessions:
First half of session:
Parent & Student
Second half of session:
1: Intake and Brainstorm
(up to 90 minutes)
|Review your overall college admissions profile and goals, and discuss the essay planning process||Discuss any essay topics you have already brainstormed. Reflect on life experiences, values, and goals. Select a prompt and topic, and start an initial outline from which you will write a first draft.|
2: Review First Draft
(up to 30 minutes)
|(No parent portion of this meeting)||Receive detailed feedback on the content, structure, and grammar of your essay. Discuss suggested revisions for second draft.|
3: Review Second Draft and Admissions Action Plan
(up to 60 minutes)
|Strategize next steps in the college application process and answer any parent/student questions regarding the admissions process.||Receive another round of detailed feedback on your second draft, and discuss any additional revisions to incorporate.|
From helping you craft a compelling, authentic narrative to perfecting your essay's grammar and syntax, we will provide the expert guidance you need to tell your unique story in the most strategic way possible.
Get Started Now
- The Common App Personal Statement Package is available for $595