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Good grades and test scores aren’t enough to land a spot at a top college, but a standout essay can send your application to the top of the pile. We talk to admissions officers all the time, and we know what they’re looking for. Check out our tip sheet, Essay Advice from the Admissions Office. We’ll send it now, and then we’ll keep you up to date with free info and insight.

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To stand out in a college essay, you need to write something meaningful that highlights a positive trait and personalizes the application. But it can be hard to write about yourself, especially when the stakes for college admission seem so high. Join us for a FREE 1-hour webinar to learn how to get started. These sessions are available February through October.   Sign up here

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Single Essay Plan (1 essay)

  • Support while writing 1 essay. Choose the Common App personal statement, a supplemental essay, or any other essay of any length.
  • Video meeting with your coach to discuss your essay and choose an effective topic.
  • Multiple reviews of your essay for content, structure and polish.
  • Customized writing exercises to address your unique needs.
  • Final review by Wow’s professional proofreader.

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Custom Essay Plan (4 schools)

  • Support for every essay for up to 4 schools: from brainstorming ideas through multiple drafts and final review.
  • A private writing coach who will help you build on your strengths and demonstrate your best qualities.
  • A detailed plan for completing all of your essays in plenty of time. (While the number of essays varies by school, our students write an average of 10-15 essays for 4-5 schools.)

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Premium Essay Plan (4 schools)

  • Everything in the Custom plan, plus …
  • Work with one of Wow’s founders, Kim Lifton or Susan Knoppow.
  • Very limited availability.

Bonuses for Custom and Premium Students:

  • Common App personal statement (FREE)
  • Common App Activities section (FREE)
  • Any additional writing tasks: Honors essays, Common App Additional Information section, etc. (FREE)

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