Hi, I’m Julie Frank, college application essay coach and author of CRUSHING THE COMMON APP ESSAY: A Foolproof Guide to Getting into Your Top College (SparkNotes, 2018).

With warmth, humor, and rigor, I guide students as they brainstorm ideas, craft a story, and reveal the unique value they will bring to their college campus, resulting in an authentic, meaningful, moving essay written in the student’s own voice.

Students I’ve coached have been accepted at Harvard, Yale, Stanford, Princeton, Penn, Columbia, Brown, MIT, Georgetown, UC Berkeley, UCLA, USC, Vanderbilt, Amherst, Northwestern, Vassar, Michigan, NYU, and 100 more colleges and universities.

If you would like to attend my free, virtual, 45-minute crash course on How to Write the Common App Essay, please email me to receive a list of available dates and times.

If you prefer to watch a recorded session on your own time, please follow this link:


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