College Essay Advising

Get Creative - Get Noticed - Get Results

Our experts help students move from "I Can't" to "I Did."

essay specialist

At CBA, we know writing about themselves doesn’t come easy to many high school students. 


Their questions: 

  • What should I write about?
  • Where do I even begin?
  • How do I make their essay stand out from all the others?
  • How can I make their essays memorable?
  • How personal should I make their essay?

often lead to a state of “I’ll do it later.”

As expert advisors, parents and writers ourselves, our college essay writing curriculum and programming employs social science strategies to help your child cultivate a sense of confidence and develop strong writing habits and skills leading to a state of “I’ll do it now!” 

1:1 College Essay Guidance

Purchase 5-hour or 10-hour blocks of essay advising with a dedicated specialist who will work with your child individually and with flexible scheduling. 

Students choose the essays they want to develop (personal statement and/or supplemental questions. 

These sessions can be done remotely or in person at our CBA offices.

5-hour package: $1,475
10-hour package: $2,800

Beyond the Prompts Small Group Course

Our small group in person workshops help students develop their personal statement and individual college’s supplemental questions. 

We integrate proven strategies to guide students how to showcase their accomplishments.

Our signature assignments empower students to develop their storytelling skills and discover their unique voice.

Every student receives a College Bound Advising Writing Journal and a dedicated essay specialist to support their writing progress.


CBA Signature Office Hours

office hours

During the spring and summer, our writing staff holds drop-in office hours during select time slots. Any student is welcome to come work at our Newton location to get feedback on an essay draft, chat about brainstorming ideas, or work independently but in a group setting with peers. Each session runs for two hours, but students can stay as long as they choose. 

Registration opens in May; get on our waitlist today!

(This service is included for Comprehensive 1:1 clients and is available for a per-session fee for any other student regardless of enrollment in another service). 

What past students have to say?