College Application Essay Coaching

The answers a student submits on their college applications should provide honest insight into who they are as an individual, how they have prepared for the next step in their education, and what their potential will be on campus.

With My Editor in Chief college application essay programs and coaching, you will:

  • Strategize on essay topics that fit your personality, strengths, and school choices.
  • Write a standout essay that shares your unique story, covering specific accomplishments and experiences, while entertaining the admissions committee.
  • Package yourself in an innovative way, giving you the very best chance of admission to the college of your choice.
  • Demonstrate your key accomplishments in an efficient, effective resume that serves to support your college applications, admission interviews, and summer internships or employment.
  • Research and develop unique personable answers to interview questions.
  • Prep for admissions officers and alumni interviews through mock interview prep sessions with specific question-and-answer practice.

College Application Help Has Arrived!

We help students put their best writing forward to provide honest insights on their college application essay.

College Crunch Program


  • Transcript Review & College Planning (1 hr)
  • Application Planning & Preparation (1 hr)
  • Resume Development & 1 Edit (2 hrs)
  • Activities & Honors Strategy Session & Development (2 hrs)
  • Activities & Honors (2 edits)
  • College Application Essay Brainstorming Session & Development (2 hrs)
  • College Application Essay (2 edits)
  • Additional Information Essay & 1 Edit (2 hrs)
  • Supplemental School-Specific Brainstorming & Development (8 hrs)
  • Supplemental School-Specific Admission Essays (8 edits)
  • Email Communication – with high school teachers, counselors, college admissions officers, coaches, and professors (6 edits)
  • College Visit & Interview Preparation (2 hrs)
  • Coaching Support Via Email/Text
  • Development of Application Theme – all writing tailored to your narrative & choices
  • Admission to Writing Workshops (when offered)

This package covers the application development for up to 8 colleges and 40 hours of coaching and editing. The typical timeframe is from June-November senior year, but earlier start dates are welcomed if the student wishes to begin the spring semester of junior year.

Our daughter wrote an essay for the Common App, and after several drafts, we thought we were ready to submit. Fortunately, we heard about Mrs. Novak’s services, and after she was done with it, the essay turned into a masterpiece! Because of Mrs. Novak, we are receiving multiple college acceptances and our daughter is headed to one of her top choices! Mrs. Novak has an amazing gift, and we would highly recommend using her expertise!
Tom & Catherine Rath, Parents
Mrs. Novak was one of the most impactful teachers during my high school years. Still to this day, I give her a lot of credit in the way I developed my writing skills. In high school, she personally helped me through the college application process; mainly, the essay portion. She helped me construct my essay in a way that brought the most out of myself. With the help of Mrs. Novak, I was accepted to all my top schools.
James Fenton, Student
We had the pleasure of working with Marisa last fall. We reached out to have her help with our son, Caden’s, college essay. From the moment we spoke we felt heard. Her passion for helping others was evident. She was attentive to our needs and put Caden’s mind at ease. Her promptness, flexibility, and easy-going personality made the whole process stress free. Mrs. Novak is fantastic at what she does! We recommend her without hesitation.
Nikki & Bill Wildman, Parents

Marisa and I developed an educational program geared toward providing citizens an inside view of our city’s operations. Given her unique perspective and excellent writing skills, Marisa was a perfect writing partner. Her writing reflects a tone and word choice that captures a diverse audience and clearly communicates main ideas. We created such strong curriculum that the city still uses it today, over ten years later. Marisa’s collaborative writing style is easygoing and confident. She is a master thinker who provides insights that others may miss. She is exceedingly qualified to write/speak on behalf of those whom she is ghost-writing for and brings strong editorial and content creation skills for those needing her services.

Alisa Rabin Bell, Former Executive Director, The Woodbury Community Foundation

Marisa was a joy to work with! She did an excellent job generating content month after month for our publication. She provided excellent writing, editing, and proofreading that kept our publication fun, relevant and engaging our audience.

Mark Casey, Area Director, N2 Publishing

A La Carte Services

Essay Developmental Editing

  • Avg Time: 5 hrs
  • Additional Hours: $125/hr
  • Evaluation and developmental editing of your pre-written student essay.

Essay Pre-Writing Brainstorming

  • Avg Time: 2 hrs
  • Additional Hours: $125/hr
  • Assisting your student in choosing an appropriate common app prompt.

Activities & Honors List Creation

  • Avg Time: 2 hrs
  • Additional Hours: $125/hr
  • Prioritize, strategize, and develop descriptions for activities and honors list.

Student Resume Creation

  • Avg Time: 2 hrs
  • Additional Hours: $125/hr
  • Creation of a resume often required with the college application.

Supplemental Short Answers (2)

  • Avg Time: 3 hrs
  • Additional Hours: $125/hr
  • Succinct writing of application supplemental short answers, up to 250 words each.

Contractural Rate for Individual Sessions: $125/Hour

Colleges & Universities

Here are some of the Colleges and Universities to which student clients have gained acceptance after retaining My Editor in Chief.

  • Auburn University

  • Boston College

  • Boston University

  • College of Charleston

  • Cornell University

  • Clemson University

  • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

  • Iowa State University

  • Indiana University

  • Purdue University

  • Tulane University

  • University of Chicago

  • University of Cincinnati

  • University of Michigan

  • University of Notre Dame

  • University of North Dakota

  • University of South Carolina

  • University of Tennessee

  • University of Wisconsin

  • U.S. Naval Academy

  • Vanderbilt University

  • Yale University