Craft Your Story. Discover Your Potential. Change Your Life.

Dyllen Nellis

Hello, I'm Dyllen Nellis! I am a college consultant and undergraduate at Stanford University, here to help YOU get accepted by your dream colleges.

With our process, you will learn specific strategies to effectively convey your values, experiences, and potential to colleges. Not only will you maximize your chances of acceptance, but you will also unlock a stronger understanding of yourself.


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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 just 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.

    Stop making the same mistakes.

    College essay strategy is not taught in most high schools, yet it can literally make or break an application.
    The number one mistake students make is they start writing their essays before learning the necessary strategy.

    Without strategy, you'll be stuck in a time-wasting cycle of scrapping & restarting poor essay drafts!
    This will only make you more stressed.

    With our process, you will learn specific strategies to effectively convey your values, experiences, and potential to colleges. Not only will you maximize your chances of acceptance, but you will also unlock a stronger understanding of yourself.

    "The Ultimate Guide to Craft Your Story"
    is your bridge to success.

    Online Course & Interactive Workbook
    to Develop, Structure, and Strategize EVERY TYPE of College Essay

    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 your program and all your advice that helped me get into all 6 schools that I applied to!

      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, essay structures, and space to begin creating were 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!

        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.

        Luke - Boston University Connecticut

        Over the summer I met with Dyllen on Zoom for the first time and I was all over the place! Dyllen immediately helped ease my nerves and provided great advice while answering all of my countless, and very specific questions. Meeting with her on Zoom to brainstorm person statement ideas, her online essay course, YouTube videos, and essay editing services were all incredibly useful and affordable resources!

        I have many friends who were able to pay thousands of dollars on SAT tutoring and on a personal college counseling and based on what I’ve heard from them, Dyllen’s services are far more valuable and she is so much more skilled at what she does. I highly recommend that all college applicants take advantage of the tools and services she has to offer. I am happy to share that because of Dyllen’s help, I will be attending Boston University next year!!!

          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!

            As Featured In...

            OZY Genius Awards - With their funding and mentorship, I am providing my college essay course to thousands of students across Title 1 high schools in the United States, free of charge!

            Interviews & Podcasts:

            Webinars - Girl Genius Magazine, Jan(A+)e Tutoring SAT/ACT Master Class, Superposition, The LEAD Summit with Coach Tony Le, San Franscisco Public Library's Writers Sprint, GoED International College Fair, STEAM Days w/ Phoenix College, 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