Dyllen's College Essay Advice

• Don’t get bogged down by hundreds of pages of information from books and blogs- I’ve already done all the heavy lifting! This course condenses the most ESSENTIAL information into a COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE!

• Focused on strategic planning to save you time by ensuring that your essay is well-organized and reflects your personal essence.

• Includes structured outlines for college essays that hit all the necessary components while maintaining flexibility.

• Created by Stanford student, Dyllen Nellis, who has the recent personal experience of applying to college and has thoroughly researched the college application process!

Ellie Austin, Texas

This course was a lifesaver during college apps. It was incredibly helpful in providing examples of successful essays from students who got into a lot of the schools I applied to. Every example was analyzed line by line which made it easier for me to view my own essay objectively while writing and editing (Dyllen is also a great editor)! This course is helpful no matter what step of the essay writing process you're on and helped relieve a lot of stress for me!

Jolie Cedar Creek, 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.

Khushi Montego Bay, Jamaica

Honestly, I absolutely LOVED IT!!! It was extremely helpful in helping me organize my college list and most definitely helped me figure out which values and qualities I wanted to highlight in my essays. It was also really colorful and aesthetically pleasing.

Jessica

Dyllen!!! I just want to say you have been BY FAR the MOST helpful resource I've gotten throughout this college process. Like you, I didn't come from a family with money to pay for a college counselor, and I've spent months and months researching on my own. I was at the tail end of submitting my applications when I discovered your page (working on revising my last essays to uMichigan right now!) and they have helped me really dig into my values to create essays that speak to me. I am 100% recommending your course to my younger sister who has a few years before she starts this process. So much love for you girl <3

Dyllen Stanford

Dyllen Nellis - Stanford University

When I applied to college, 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.

Two years later, 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.

Youssef Orange County, CA

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!

Melany - Stanford University Washington, USA

One of the most important decisions I made during my college application process was getting Dyllen to help me brainstorm essay ideas and later on edit two rounds of my Common App essay. Her feedback helped me understand where my writing was strong and where I needed to go back to the drawing board so that I could craft the strongest application possible. I cannot thank her enough and recommend her to any and everyone! She has helped me achieve my goal of attending Stanford, and I know she can do the same for you!

Samantha Illinois, USA

Dyllen has edited many of my essays, and I can confidently say I would recommend her to any of my friends or classmates. Her edits are very comprehensive and she has ensured that all my essays sound precise, personal, and interesting to read. I definitely recommend scheduling a Zoom call with her to explain your ideas for your essays, she has been very helpful in helping me find ways to elevate my essay topics and make them incredibly specific. Her help has reduced my stress greatly in this process and I truly believe her services are worth the money.

Vivaan - Duke University India

Dyllen is simply amazing! Not only did she help me brainstorm extremely creative ideas for both my common app and writing supplements but she also greatly improved my writing style. For anyone looking to get their essays edited, Dyllen is the person to go to!

Collaborations & Mentions

Interviews & Podcasts:

Webinars - Girl Genius Magazine, 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, Grand Arts High School

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

Help Make College Apps More Accessible

For every $35 donated, one first-generation, low-income student is provided with a free college essay course. You will receive a thank you and confirmation email with the student who you helped.