College Applications and Essays

Learn how to write a college essay that sets you apart.

How to write a successful college admissions essayIf you are looking for help with applying to college, graduate school, internships, law school, an MBA program, medical school or scholarships we can help you differentiate yourself and stand out from the crowd!  Having worked in the field for over 15 years, we have the experience and expertise to help you with your essays/personal statements.

Academic Advantage has helped students succeed with their essays, whether it be local colleges or the most elite Ivy League schools in the nation.  College admissions are more competitive now than ever before—with more students vying for limited spots—that is why it is essential to have a robust essay, which helps you stand apart from the crowd.

At many schools, stellar grades and exceptional test scores are expected—even perfect scores are no longer enough to guarantee admission.  Since so many highly-talented students are applying for the same spots, colleges look beyond grades and scores to additional elements.  This is why essays are so important, so that the admissions committee can really get a feel for who you are and know more about you as a complete person.  The essay gives them a chance to see beyond the numbers and for you to distinguish yourself.  It is as close as the admissions committee will get to meeting you, and since no two essays are exactly the same, it is your way to leave your signature mark!

If you have written several essays or have not even started the process, we can help improve the quality of your writing and improve your chance of admission.  At Academic Advantage, we understand the significance of essays and can guide you through every step of the process.

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