Why should I share my essay?

Because sharing is caring. By joining us you can also:

Join a community doing good

Join your fellow college students from campuses across the country in our shared mission to level the playing field and make college admissions advice affordable and accessible to everyone.

Pay it forward to the next geneneration

By sharing the essays that helped you get into college, you can inspire the next generation, show them examples of effective writing, and help them get into their dream schools.

Earn some money and feel good about it

Looking for a part-time gig? You can choose to read and provide feedback on student essays and earn $25/hour or more. You'll get to set your own prices and keep every dime.

Work when you want, where you want

You decide whether to accept review requests based on your schedule. You also get to work from the comfort of your dorm room or anywhere you get a wifi signal.

Gain valuable work experience

Get experience as a paid or volunteer writing consultant that you can put on your resume. You'll also get digital certificates that you can add to your LinkedIn profile.

Help underserved high school students

You can also volunteer to review essays for high-achieving, low-income students from local school districts who have limited access to college counseling resources.

Please read the FAQs below or email us if you have any questions. And thank you for sharing! 🙏

Sharing Essays

You can share Common App personal statements, college-specific supplemental essays, and UC personal insight questions.

Yes, only share essays for schools where you were accepted.

You can choose to display just your first name and last initial.

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Most schools subscribe to plagiarism-detection services, which have access to all essays ever submitted to their member institutions. Applicants submitting copied material will be flagged and risk being denied admission for plagiarism.

Reviewing Essays

No, reviewing essays is completely optional

Yes, you will receive an email and be asked to accept or decline any request you receive.

After you accept a review request, you will receive a link to access a Google doc with the essay draft. Suggest in-line edits, add comments in the margin, and provide overall feedback at the end. We compiled a list of resources with essay writing best practices to guide you.

The standard turnaround time is 7 days. You can also offer expedited turnaround times for an additional fee.

Yes, you get to set your own prices to reflect your experience as a writing tutor. We do, however, ask that you price fairly and reasonably in keeping with our mission of providing affordable and accessible guidance. We also cap the rate for the first review to allow reviewers to get a feel for the process and the time it takes to complete a review.

Payment is currently handled off-platform directly between you and the requester. You can use your method of choice (e.g. Venmo, PayPal) and request that payment be made (in part or in full) before you start the review. We plan to bring payments onto the platform in the near future.