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At top colleges, there are 4 qualified applicants for every spot. Your personal essay is your chance to show admissions officers who you are and why they should bet on you. A strong admissions essay can increase your chances of getting accepted – and we can help.

Our brand new College Essay Editing & Coaching service is for students who are applying to US colleges. We’ll help you write a standout essay that shows admissions officers you’re college-ready.

    How our service works

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    1. Upload your essay

    Upload your college essay. We’ll match you with an experienced college essay coach.

    2. Professional edit

    Your coach will edit your essay using track changes and offer advice in the margins.

    3. Content advice

    Your coach will share in-depth content advice to help you strengthen your case.

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    4. Revise and submit

    Use the advice to guide your final revisions. Feel confident that you submitted a top-notch essay.

    Scribbr’s college essay coaches

    Our college essay coaches understand what admissions officers are looking for in prospective students. Your coach can look at your essay objectively and help you make the best case for your admission. Meet some of the coaches on our team.

    Janice Scribbr essay coach


    Duke University

    Janice holds a PhD in German studies from Duke University. She also earned an MA in Library Science and a BA in German and Linguistics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. As a former professor, she has helped many students refine their application essays for competitive degree programs and study-abroad programs. Today, she helps students improve their writing skills at Scribbr. When she’s not writing or editing, she enjoys working on the small family farm that she owns and operates.

    Amy Scribbr essay coach


    Scripps College

    Originally from Maryland, Amy headed west to attend Scripps College in California, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in music and gender studies. In 2009, she began working for the admissions office of her alma mater, where she focused on reviewing applications and interviewing prospective students. Today, she finds inspiration in learning about students’ interests and helping them craft a story that draws people in. She is a musical theater librettist, an avid baker, and a world traveler.

    Alexandra Scribbr essay coach


    Emory University

    Alexandra earned an Erasmus Mundus MA in cultural narratives and a BA in English from Emory University. As a teacher, editor, and writing coach, she has spent nearly a decade helping students find their voice and express their ideas. She especially enjoys helping English language learners: she wrote her thesis in a foreign country and knows first-hand how challenging it can be to formulate complex ideas in another language. She lives in Italy and enjoys writing and reading, hiking, and cooking.

    Grab your reader's attention

    Admissions officers read thousands of essays each year. Use powerful writing techniques to craft an unforgettable story that will make your readers want to learn more.

    We’ll check that your essay has…

    • A hook that draws your reader in
    • A well-structured and compelling narrative
    • A clear and creative writing style

      We care about your story and what’s unique about you: we make sure that your perspective and voice always remain front and center in the essay we return to you.

      Make a positive impression

      Colleges are looking for thoughtful, motivated students who will enrich their student community. Your essay is your chance to show admissions officers why they should choose you.

      • Select the right topic
      • Demonstrate your unique positive traits
      • Showcase self-reflection and insight

      We’ll offer in-depth content feedback on all of the above. When you submit your order, you can choose what kind of content feedback you want from your essay coach.

      Meet your word count

      It’s tough to make your case in 650 words. Our college essay coaches can help you reduce your word count by up to 25% and make sure that every word matters.

      Your coach can provide this feedback through direct edits or suggestions in comments – the choice is yours!

      Scribbr Happiness Guarantee


      For $150 per essay, you’ll be matched with an experienced coach who will review your draft and help you take your essay to the next level.

      What you’ll get:

      • A professionally edited, error-free essay
      • Advice to help you refine your voice and express your ideas
      • Guidance and advice from subject-matter experts
      • Suggestions to help you meet your word count

      We guarantee a fast turnaround

      You’ll hear from your college essay coach within 12 hours or less. Rest easy knowing where you stand and what you need to do to get your essay in shape before your application deadline.

      Need help getting started?

      For many students, finding the right story to tell is the hardest part – and there’s no reason for you to do it alone! If you want help getting started, check out our Knowledge Base resources.

      Our team of college admissions essay experts share their best strategies for brainstorming topic ideas, building an essay around a lesson or theme, writing about your challenges, and more.

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      What makes Scribbr unique?

      Team of experts

      We’ve built a team of college essay experts who are passionate about sharing their knowledge and guiding you through the essay writing process.

      Satisfied students

      We’ve helped millions of students achieve their goals. Our 4.9 Trustpilot review score shows that students trust us to help them succeed.

      Personalized feedback

      We give every student personalized, constructive feedback: this is what sets us apart. We aim to help every student become a better writer.

      100% happiness

      You’ll always work with real people who do their work with heart. We care about your success and back it up with our 100% happiness guarantee.

      Don't wait too long...

      The deadline to submit your college application will be here before you know it. Get peace of mind knowing that your essay is on the right track and rely on expert advice to make your essay even stronger.

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      Frequently asked questions

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      Do I need a Zoom account?

      Yes, you do need a Zoom account to join the livestreams. If you don’t already have Zoom installed, you’ll be prompted to download it when you try to join the session.

      If you plan to join a livestream, we suggest creating your Zoom account in advance, so you don’t miss the beginning of the session.

      Will my topic and draft stay anonymous?

      Yes. We understand that your college essay may deal with personal topics and vulnerable moments. All submitted topics, essay drafts, and questions will remain anonymous.

      What should I expect during the livestream?

      Each one-hour livestream session will focus on a specific aspect of the essay-writing process. Our college essay coaches will share their insight, offer advice, answer questions, and review submitted topics and drafts.

      Do I need to pay to attend Scribbr livestreams?

      No. Our livestreams are free, and we invite you to join as many as you’d like. We hope that these sessions help you feel more prepared and confident as you get ready to submit your college application.

      How can I make the most of Scribbr livestreams?

      Get the most out of our Scribbr livestreams by keeping a few key tips in mind:

      Tip #1. Check out our guide to writing an outstanding essay before your session

      Our Knowledge Base covers every step of the essay writing process, and you’ll find our livestreams most helpful if you use these two resources together. For each livestream, we’ll highlight one or two helpful Knowledge Base articles as suggested advance reading.

      Tip #2. Come with questions, and submit your drafts in advance

      All Scribbr livestreams include plenty of question time, which is your chance to get individualized help. For “live review” sessions, you can also submit your topic or draft beforehand. We’ll choose a few submissions to review live during the session.

      If you’re thinking about submitting a draft but are feeling anxious, don’t stress! Our coaches know that college essays often deal with vulnerable moments and personal topics. They always keep their recommendations positive and solution-focused. Even if revision is in your future, you’ll always leave feeling good about the process and proud of your hard work. Plus, we keep all submissions anonymous.

      Tip #3. Feel free to lurk

      Even if you don’t have a draft, an outline, or even a topic, feel free to join a session. You can learn a lot just by seeing how other students have approached their essays, and you’ll leave feeling inspired and excited about starting your own personal statement.

      Tip #4. Pair our livestreams with our College Essay Editing & Coaching service

      For the ultimate in essay writing help, follow up a livestream review with a full Scribbr edit of your admissions essay. Get your topic and outline checked during a livestream, and then make sure you’ve properly executed your plan and that your writing is flawless by having one of our experts do a full review.

      Ready to join a livestream?

      View the schedule and sign up!

      Will my college essay coach give me content advice?

      Yes. All our college essay coaches are subject-matter experts and can help you make decisions regarding the content of your essay. Your coach will help you make a strong case for your admission.

      Our essay coaches will provide feedback on…

      • Whether your topic is appropriate and how to strengthen it
      • Whether your essay demonstrates positive traits and authenticity
      • Whether the narrative flows smoothly and grabs the reader’s attention
      • How to dig deeper and show self-reflection and insight
      • What content is missing and should be added
      • What content is weak and should be removed
      • How to shorten your essay to meet a word count limit

      However, we will never…

      • Write or rewrite content for you
      • Research or fact-check your essay’s content

      If you have any questions, feel free to email

      What type of content feedback should I select?

      When you submit your essay to our College Essay Editing & Coaching service, you’ll be asked to indicate what type of content feedback you would like to receive. You can choose from three options:

      • Dig deep and challenge me
      • Give me the standard treatment
      • Tread lightly

      Whichever option you choose, you’ll receive in-depth content feedback from your essay coach. However, the type of feedback your essay coach provides may differ, and the option you should choose depends on what outcome you want from the review. You can always elaborate on what type of feedback you want in your note to your essay coach.

      Learn more about the three options below.

      Choose from three options

      Dig deep and challenge me

      If you choose this option, we’ll challenge you to write the best possible essay – no content suggestions are off-limits, including reorienting your topic or reframing your story. Students who choose this option aren’t afraid to go back to the drawing board if it’ll increase their chances of getting accepted. You may have to roll up your sleeves and do some more work on your essay, but your essay will be much stronger because of it.

      Select this option if your priority is to have the best possible essay, even if it requires some extra work on your side.

      Give me the standard treatment

      We’ll strike a balance between “dig deep and challenge me” and “tread lightly.” We may suggest changes to your structure and narrative, including removing weak content, elaborating on certain sections, and adding content to strengthen your arguments. You may have to rework sentences and paragraphs, but we won’t suggest major content changes.

      Tread lightly

      With this option, we’ll focus on improving your essay in a way that requires little additional work from you. We’ll provide you with targeted suggestions for how to refine your essay’s structure and narrative, but we will work within your current structure and topic. While you may have to make a few tweaks here and there, we’ll aim to return you a polished draft that’s ready to be submitted to your chosen colleges.

      Select this option if you are fairly satisfied with your essay and don’t want to make major changes or if you have limited time to revise.


      If you have any questions, feel free to email

      Can you help me meet my word count limit?

      Yes! Our essay coaches can help you reduce your word count by up to 25%. You can choose to receive this feedback through direct edits or suggestions in comments – just select your choice when you upload your essay.

      How fast can Scribbr review my admissions essay?

      We know that waiting for feedback can be nerve-racking. That’s why you’ll hear from your college essay coach in 12 hours or less – including on weekends and holidays.

      What is Scribbr’s 100% happiness guarantee?

      At Scribbr, we promise to make every customer 100% happy with the service we offer. Our philosophy: Your complaint is always justified – no denial, no doubts.

      Our customer support team is here to find the solution that helps you the most, whether that’s a free new edit or a refund for the service.