College Admissions Resources

I had an absolute blast working my college admissions essays in 2014.

I loved the writing just as much as I loved reflecting and thinking carefully about overarching stories in my life, and I think it showed in my essays: I got into both of my dream schools, Stanford and Princeton, and graduated high school without receiving a single college rejection letter.

In high school, I spent hundreds of hours researching writing advice and editing my own essays, and then in college, I spent hundreds of hours tutoring other students in writing and speaking. I started this blog as a way to share some advice on the college essay writing process, which I know can be stressful, nerve-wracking, and downright unpleasant for a lot of high school seniors.

Let me be clear: getting into X, Y, or Z College isn’t going to make or break your life. But I know that as a 17 year old, college admissions can feel like the whole world. Regardless of where you are in the process, I hope this blog is able to clarify some things and help get you in the right mindset for writing.

Happy reading!


College admissions blog posts

The one thing you need to write killer college essays

How to NOT procrastinate on your college admissions essays

Advice for Stanford’s Class of 2021

Why I chose Stanford: On discomfort, growing, and when wrong is actually 100% right

Harvard Law School Junior Deferral Program Application Tips

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