Graduate School Essay Guidance

Secure admission to top Masters, PhD, MBA, law and medical school programs.

Graduate admissions essays, like graduate schools themselves, come in all shapes and sizes. Masters and doctoral programs are interested in your accomplishments thus far in your chosen field and in your prior knowledge. Business schools want to get to know their applicants as people and want a sense of their career visions. Schools of public policy want to know precisely how and why you hope to change the world. We will help you streamline and write essays that get you in!

No matter what, every graduate school — from the hardest of the sciences to the most creative of the arts — values good writing, compelling ideas, and a clear sense of self in its applicants.

We guide students through the writing process and offer candid feedback to make writing concise, fresh, and unique. We also provide motivation and set deadlines to combat writer’s block, which so often undermines students’ applications. While the average writing tutor will cross out a few words and make vague suggestions, we will take you into the heart of the writing process and help you come up with an exceptional final draft. Because we are accustomed to working with students over the phone/via Zoom and reviewing drafts by email, we can work with students from anywhere, at any time.

Graduate School Essay Guidance Program includes:

  • Introductory Call and Review
  • 5-, 10- or 15 Hours of Consultation
    Time includes any combination of detailed written responses (via “track changes” and inserted comments) to phone/video chat time to discuss ideas and read through drafts
  • Email Synopsis of Phone/Zoom Consultations
    Outlines and guides students on draft revisions

* This program must be used within 6 months from the date of purchase.

Some kind words from our past clients:

“I'm writing with exciting news! I was accepted to Yale with a $100k scholarship, where I'll likely be attending — woohoo!! I was also accepted to Columbia. The uniqueness of Yale's Silver Scholars program has won me over. I spoke with a number of students there and was enchanted by the special opportunity to get a jumpstart on the MBA experience years before I'd otherwise have the chance. Yay Yale! I thank you so much for your guidance in the application process. Your advice was so very appreciated!”–O.T., Grad School Essay Guidance student
"Thank you so much for your help! Your tips have been extremely helpful and have definitely elevated my essays and resume!"–J.W., Grad School Essay Guidance student
"I ended up getting accepted into Columbia and actually start tomorrow - thank you so much for all your help!!! You were amazing!!"–B.J., Grad School Essay Guidance student
“I found your service comprehensive and extremely beneficial. You really helped me navigate the entire process and understand why exactly I want to get my JD. The guidance you gave me to get a legal job, take [unique] classes, and attend conferences [have] been the most valuable part of your services for me.  Having someone position you for success and instill confidence in your plan is truly valuable. I am so proud of the work I did with this, and feel confident and capable. Again, I thank you for this. Thank you for all your help!”  –E.B., TTA student
Feels so good to be in a school that was a bit of a reach! I was in 25th percentile for GPA and testing so all our hard work on essays, extracurriculars, and getting good letters of recommendation definitely paid off! I am so happy! Thanks for all your help!” –U.D., TTA student
“I got into Georgetown Law via the early decision process!  I owe you the greatest depths of my gratitude for all of your help, and for being such a great confidant starting way back in October when I was just getting started on this whole process. I truly can't remember being this happy since I got my acceptance letter to Brown eight years ago - the Top Tier team was with me for that too, and I couldn't be more grateful for all of the guidance over the years. 🙂 Be on the lookout for my younger sister - she'll be eyeing business schools in a couple of years! Best wishes! And THANK YOU for everything!” – A.V., TTA student
“I was accepted to Hopkins, Brown, UCLA, Columbia, Miami, Boston College, the University of Washington, and NYU. I ended up accepting Columbia's offer and I am in my first year of a history Ph.D. program here in New York. Thank you again for everything!! I really appreciate all your help in getting me here.”  --Y.P., TTA student
“I just wanted to send you a thank you note for all your advice and support through my PhD admissions process. I really appreciate the fact that you provided me with timely and honest feedback. I am very happy to be attending UC Berkeley this Fall, and to have received a full funding package. My entire family is thrilled as well, so thank you again for helping me navigate the complex process of graduate admissions!”  – R.W., TTA student
"Thank you so much for all your help. You were the one who got the ball rolling. I will always be grateful to you."
–N.S., Grad School Essay Guidance parent
"I was admitted to Boston College, Syracuse University, University of Tennessee, and Tufts University! I have been awarded significant scholarships from all universities, with a few assistantships and fellowships. Ultimately, I have chosen to attend Tufts University, with a wonderful fellowship in their Children's Laboratory School! I am very excited!! Thank you very much for your guidance through this process. I am certain it made all the difference in getting accepted."
–G.Z., Grad School Essay Guidance student
"I’ve decided to attend USC! I just wanted to thank you again for guiding me through the process! I couldn’t have done it without all of your help and guidance. Keep in touch!!"
–S.C., Grad School Essay Guidance student
Thank you so much for putting in the extra time for my essays. It really says a lot! I appreciate your recommendations and managed to submit to several PhD programs using the essay you edited as a template. I'll be sure to keep you informed on their responses! (fingers crossed!) Thank you so much again!” –R.E., Grad School Essay Guidance student
"I was accepted by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill! Can you believe it? I am really excited to go and I would like to thank you SO much for all of your help. I’m sure my killer essays were a key component of my being accepted and I could not have written them without your help." - G. B. , Grad Essay Student
Thank you for all your help, you really don't understand how grateful I am to be here after all the sweat and tears; it's definitely been a long journey! Thank you very much for checking in and for working with me (despite all the strong factors that were against me) during the application cycle! I really want to emphasize this point because my future public health career has taken a different route and I want you to realize the big part that you played in this! Thank you so much.  --W.P., Grad School Essay Guidance Program student, doctoral student, Columbia 
"K.--You have no idea how much I appreciate everything you've done for me. It has been a pleasure working with you!"  --T.R., Graduate School Essay Guidance Program student
"K.--thank you for the support! I'm so excited to get into this field. My Master's program is a 12-month format so it's very busy, but I'm enjoying it and I LOVE that I will be able to graduate so quickly. Thank you for your help!" --Y.L., Grad School Essay Guidance Student
"K.--Thank you so much for everything!! This has been incredibly valuable and I’m very grateful for all of your help. I feel confident with my applications now, but if further on I feel like I need more help, your program will certainly be the first resource I reach out to." --W.R., Grad School Essay Guidance Program student
"K.--I just wanted to thank you for working with me! I have always loved getting direct feedback and yours was very helpful! If I don't get into medical school this year it's diffidently not going to be because of my personal statement." --R.W, Graduate School Essay student
"K.-- I’ve been accepted to all of the programs to which I applied (other than 2 where I was waitlisted)! . . . I won’t be working on medical school applications until next Spring but I will reach out then as I’m sure I will want to work together to edit essays for those applications. Thank you for your help!!!"--T.E., Graduate School Essay Guidance Program student
“I’m starting to hear back from schools and have been accepted to Penn, Case Western and Boston U so far. I will let you know where I end up deciding to go! Down the road when I apply to medical school I’m sure I will need more essay editing and will get in touch!” –P.A., Grad School Essay Guidance Program student
"K.--Happy holidays! I was accepted to Penn Law. Thank you so much for all of your help!” –T.R. ,Graduate School Essay Guidance student
“K.--my applications went great. I received invitations to interview from both Stanford and Harvard and was admitted to Harvard so I’m back to Boston. Thank you for all of your help throughout the process!” —U.W. ,Graduate School Essay Guidance student
"K., I just wanted to let you know that I was accepted into the George Washington University EdD program! What a relief! Thank you again for all your support!  My MAT score went up 15 points after taking your advice to take 10 practice tests, ugh....BUT it payed off!"- W.R. , Graduate School Essay Guidance student
"I was accepted by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill! Can you believe it? I am really excited to go and I would like to thank you SO much for all of your help. I'm sure my killer essays were a key component of my being accepted and I could not have written them without your help." - G. B., UNC-Chapel Hill student
"Dear highly skilled admissions professionals, next time Newsweek calls I will gladly give a glowing testimonial. Obviously your program works; I was accepted to all the schools I applied to. I'm going to Georgetown in the fall to begin my graduate work - a dream come true. In all seriousness, thank you guys for everything! I couldn't have done it without you. I am forever grateful."-L. Z., Georgetown student
"Thank you for your edits and suggestions! I have visited Chicago twice now, and will go back for the admitted students weekend! The business school has great facilities, great faculty, great partnerships around the world and access to all that U Chicago has to offer so I am very happy to have a place!"-W.P. Grad School Essay Package Client, Accepted to MBA program at UChicago, Johns Hopkins Masters in International Policy & Columbia University Masters in International Affairs
"I just sent in my acceptance letter! Thank you very much for all of your help. I know you went above and beyond what you were contracted to do. Thank you so much again!"-U.P., Grad School Essay Package student