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!
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?
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.
Stanford, USC, UCLA, UCSD, NYU
Accepted Art Portfolios
Stanford, UCLA Design Media Arts, USC Iovine Young
"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