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Our team of university admissions experts will guide you through writing your essay from start to finish. We also provide final feedback and review on all essays, including the personal statement and supplemental essays.

Personal Statement

This is the main essay in your application, and is one of the most important pieces that help university admissions officers get to know you as an individual. The personal statement is a 500-650 word essay, and universities use this essay to identify a student’s writing ability, character, personality, and interest level of attending their institution. All of this combines to help them know if you are a good fit for the university academically and personally.

Supplemental Essays

Many schools require 1-3 shorter essays, which they call supplemental essays. Very selective universities may require more, and some universities may not require any at all. These supplemental essays tend to be around 250-350 words. The university will give you specific topics to write about.

University-specific supplemental essays are a great way for you to demonstrate your knowledge of a university. Our experts help you brainstorm ideas so that you can write the perfect response to the given topics.

Our Essay Review packages

GROUP ESSAY
Development & Creation

College Mastermind offers group courses to teach you how to write a personal statement and supplemental essays that will enhance your application. This course will take you from start to finish, and guide you every single step of the way. It also includes private review of 1 personal statement and 3 supplemental essays.

PRIVATE ESSAY
Creation & Review

College Mastermind will create a personalized plan for your essays with our private tutoring packages. You will schedule sessions with your essay specialist in a way that fits your schedule and timeline needs. You will have a private advisor helping you develop, create, and review a personal statement and supplemental essays that will enhance your application.

Essay Review
Service

Universities are looking for specific qualities and criteria in the personal statement and supplemental essays. Students can be rejected from admission if these essays do not meet the criteria they are looking for. Our experts know those criteria and will work with you to make sure those requirements are met in your essay, giving you the best chance of admission acceptance. 

Virtual Class

$1,000
  • Group Essay Development and Creation
  • 8 sessions
  • 4 weeks 2 times per week
  • 8 hours
  • Group review of 1 personal statement And 3 supplemental essays
  • Starts the first week of every month

Virtual Private Tutor

$2,000
  • Private Essay Creation and Review
  • 8 sessions
  • Customizable schedule
  • 8 hours
  • Private review of 1 personal statement And 3 supplemental essays
  • Starts anytime

Online

$80 (each)
  • Essay Review
  • Online review
  • Customizable schedule
  • 1 session per essay
  • Online review of 1 essay
  • Starts anytime

Insider tip

If a university says that a supplemental essay is optional, you should always submit one.
This shows that the student is interested in attending, made an effort, and is taking the application seriously.
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Want to know more about our essay programs

Our ESSAY course was developed by a Johns Hopkins University graduate and a university admissions expert.
 College Mastermind’s essay courses will help you pick a topic that will highlight the
attributes and diversity you will bring to campus,  increasing your chances of admissions.

Purpose of the Application Essays

Personal statements are required for all university applications.  Essays can be a key element to getting into a selective university, because they can help your application stand out.

A strong personal statement (also known as a university admissions essay) and strong supplemental essays are essential to a competitive admissions application.  When you register to work with College Mastermind, in either our group or private essay development and creation courses, you are assigned an essay mentor.  This mentor will guide you through writing an impactful, unique, and memorable essay to get the admission acceptance you seek. 

Universities use the Personal Statement as a way of identifying a student’s writing ability, character, personality, and interest level of attending their organization.  Universities learn more about you as an individual, and so this is an essential component for them to determine if you will fit into their student body and be happy there.

Insider tip

Your essay is the gateway for universities to get to know you.
Use the space wisely and highlight positive attributes and qualities that you want them to know.
Our experts make sure your essay puts you in the best position for acceptance.