Dyllen's College Essay Advice

Dyllen Nellis

Hello, I'm Dyllen Nellis!

I am a college consultant and undergraduate at
Stanford University, here to help YOU get into
your dream schools.

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Vivian - Stanford University California

Dyllen's college essay advising service stands unparalleled to any other service out there! I entered the college application process without much support from others but I stumbled upon Dyllen's YouTube channel over the summer. She generously offers so many free resources and I can tell that she loves working with every one of her students. I've watched a majority of her college application advice videos on YouTube and I also made use of some of her resources in her Google Drive folder. To all future applicants, definitely reach out to Dyllen for help! I thought of it as an investment into my future and I'm so glad that Dyllen makes this process accessible to all!

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    Karla - University of Southern California California

    I loved this course! I felt like my thoughts were scattered all over the place, with online advice scattered everywhere. But the Ultimate Guide to Craft Your Story turned my college application process into something more than just a stressful situation. Top-notch essay examples, structure analyses, and space to begin creating was found all in one guidebook! Eventually, the writing tips paid off as I was able to get into a school I didn't expect to get into (USC) which increased my self-confidence. I am proud of the learning experience I got from all this. May positivity and inspiration forever exist!

      Jolie - Texas A&M Texas

      I absolutely loved your course! I was so worried about the application process because I had no idea how to write a college essay, and then enrolled in your course and it helped so much and made organizing and brainstorming essays so easy. I loved your words of encouragement and humor throughout the course and it felt really personal. I am so grateful for program and all your advice that helped me get into all 6 schools that I applied to!

        Dyllen Nellis Stanford

        When I applied to college in 2018, I noticed a lack of resources and guidance at my high school, but I couldn’t afford a private consultant. So, I sought out numerous articles, books, and videos to educate myself on the ins and outs of the college application process. What I learned was indispensable. I was accepted into 8/8 schools I applied to including Stanford, USC, UCLA, NYU, and more.

        Every year since, I continue to thoroughly research college essay strategies, work with students, create educational content on YouTube, and offer a comprehensive online course to help students craft a successful college essay.

        My goal? Increase accessibility around college application strategy.
        This information deserves to be in the hands of ALL students.

        Clara - UC Berkeley California

        Dyllen has the eye of a storyteller. For my Common App essay, which ultimately became one of my UC PIQs, Dyllen helped clarify different moving parts of my essay to become one cohesive narrative. By asking a number of probing questions, identifying confusing syntax, and pointing out opportunities for me to tie my complicated story together, her feedback made sure I presented myself in the best way possible Because of Dyllen, I was able to show who I was and who I became in my story, and this is a skill that not many people can do well. But Dyllen can! Compared to other services, Dyllen's is affordable and focuses on capturing who YOU are as an individual. Using her feedback and watching her videos allowed me to create an application that I was proud of!

          Youssef - University of Southern California California

          I’ve had two of my essays edited by Dyllen, and I can confidently say that they are some of the best essays I wrote for my college application process. Not only was Dyllen’s essay editing significantly more affordable than some of the other college consulting services I used, but it was also much more detailed and thorough. Through providing lots of thought-provoking questions about the values and themes I wanted to portray in my essays, Dyllen really helped me make my essays as specific to who I am as possible and, in doing so, only helped me stand out more as a unique applicant. I highly recommend her essay editing service!

            Zayn - Babson College Washington

            After spending $1000+ and 40+ hours with elite college admissions counselors, I was able to gain the knowledge I needed in 60 minutes with Dyllen. Her pricing model is incredible for students looking to gain rapid feedback on their essays and her resources provide actionable insights into the admissions process. Her platform undoubtedly provides robust and comprehensive resources that are optimized for students and their stage in the journey. Dyllen should be the primary option for students when seeking input from someone who went through the college process.

              Collaborations & Mentions

              OZY Genius Award Winner - With their funding and mentorship, I will be providing my new college essay course to 10,000 students across Title 1 high schools in the United States, free of charge!

              Interviews & Podcasts:

              Webinars - Girl Genius Magazine, The LEAD Summit with Coach Tony Le, San Franscisco Public Library's Writers Sprint, GoED International College Fair, Jan(A+)e Tutoring SAT/ACT Master Class, STEAM Days w/ Phoenix College, Superposition, InternNet, Afro Puff Chronicles, Fed Up Youth Empowerment Summit, Young Minds Global Mentorship Community, Keystone Mentorship, Grand Arts High School

              Instagram Takeovers - Generation She, Today is Her Story, The Amal Foundation, We Can, Vietsteaminist

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              "As a low-income and international student, I struggled with all the application and essay writing process since day one. I was not used to talking about myself through words and I didn't know if my story was impactful, nor if it was worth sharing. But being a recipient of a scholarship to enroll in this course was extremely helpful. I learned to brainstorm, choose my topics strategically, construct my ideas, analyze the impact on me and others, and create an essay that portraits my voice. Dyllen was amazing by giving free resources and creating this course. I appreciate all the time invested in this huge project and hopefully, it will continue to grow to help other students as it helped me."
              - Marcela (Wellesley College), Peru