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!

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, 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.

Melany - Stanford University Washington

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!

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!

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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

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