College App Video Program

So you're starting your college application journey...

While you could go through my YouTube and sift through which videos you think you should watch,
I have compiled a program that lists which videos to watch, in what order.

The Ultimate Guide to Craft Your Story

If you'd like a hands-on guide toward writing a successful college essay,
I offer a comprehensive online course that walks you through
the ENTIRE process, step-by-step!

Let's begin.

The first few sections walk you through the college application process,
then the last few sections explain what I did for my applications.

Understanding College Admissions

Before you start the college application process, it's important to understand how you will be evaluated.

Research, Organization, & Productivity

Research is one of the most important steps to building your college list,
crafting "Why Us" essays, and deciding where you want to commit.
You've also got to stay organized to complete your college applications in an efficient manner.
Don't let those deadlines and hidden requirements surprise you!

Application Tips

Strategize your application as a whole to convey a genuine, yet cohesive representation of yourself.

College Essay Writing

One of the most important parts of your application is your essays! College essays should be written in a specific and strategic way to effectively convey your story, personal values, and intellectual vitality.


Nail your college interview. How to prep, understand the commonly asked questions, keep it conversational.


Which scholarships should you apply to to increase your chances of winning?

Choosing the Right College For You

Now that you've gotten into schools, which one should you choose?

My Applications

In these videos, I explain my own applications & strategies.

Analyzed Accepted Essays

These videos breakdown my specific writing strategies for my own accepted college essays.

Accepted Applications

Stanford, USC, UCLA, UCSD, NYU

Accepted Art Portfolios

Stanford, UCLA Design Media Arts, USC Iovine Young

Become a Donor

"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