Writing a college application essay?

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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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Essay Advice from the Admissions Office

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A Process That Works

Our step-by-step process will help you write great essays from beginning to end, and it’s included with all student services. Watch the video to see how it works.

The Inside Scoop

Wow's guide embraces parents, rather than pushing them away. We’ve written the only guide you’ll need to understand the confusing college admissions industry and how an effective application essay can help students stand out. Read the eBook before you write your essay!

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Jump Start
For students who want a coach’s insight before they start writing
  • JUMP START includes:
  • Everything you need to start off on the right foot
  • Phone call with a Wow coach to discuss your essay and choose a great topic
  • Insight into what admissions officers are looking for
  • Videos, instructions and activities so you can finish writing on your own
Essay Review
For students who want an expert to read an essay they’ve already written
  • ESSAY REVIEW includes:
  • Comprehensive written feedback within 48 hours
  • Notes on what works, plus suggestions for improvement
  • Attention to items that matter to admissions officers, like reflection, theme and flow
  • Comments on technical issues, including grammar, spelling and sentence structure
Complete Essay
For students who want help while writing one essay from start to finish
  • COMPLETE includes:
  • Phone meeting with a writing coach to discuss your essay and choose a great 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
Multiple Essay Plan
For students who want support while writing essays for multiple schools
  • MULTIPLE includes:
  • Everything in Complete Essay package
  • Substantial discounts on personal statements and supplements
  • Private writing coach who will help you build on your strengths and demonstrate your best qualities
  • Detailed plan for completing all of your essays within your schedule

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