Online Course: How to Write a Good College Application Essay

100% Online & On-Demand Course With Weekly Live Support Sessions

Complete Your College Essay is an online course that offers more than just college application essay help – our staff of Ivy League instructors will teach you how to develop, write, and edit your perfect essay, all the way from rough idea to final submission.

Stand Out. Get Noticed. Get Accepted.

Your college essay is your moment to shine, stand out, and set yourself apart from other applicants. For over 10 years, our experts at Write the World have been helping students across the US get accepted into the colleges of their dreams by providing world-class college application personal statement help. 

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Instruction & Guidance From Ivy League-educated Experts

Developed at the prestigious Harvard Advanced Leadership Initiative, the Complete Your College Essay course is an extensive online learning experience that doesn’t just teach you how to write the perfect essay – it teaches you how to effectively craft and tell your personal story in your own engaging voice.

Through completing a series of writing prompts, videos, resources, and weekly live support sessions, students will learn to successfully develop, refine, write, and edit an engaging personal statement that represents who they are at a deep level. And upon completing the course, students will have a unique, polished college essay that admissions officers will connect and identify with. This isn’t a college application essay review service – this is a first-class online learning course that will impart students with the writing skills they need to custom-craft their perfect personal statement.

Complete Your College Essay: Course Overview

100% online and on-demand, the five-part Complete Your College Essay course is jam-packed with dozens of Ivy League-level resources – numerous videos, writing prompts, tools, exercises, a diverse and engaged online community of students, and weekly access to our expert instructors. Here is what students will learn:

CHAPTER 1: Building Blocks
  • Intro to the Personal Statement
  • In the Shoes of an Admissions Officer
  • Discovering Secrets of Effective College Essays
  • Unlocking the Common App Essay
  • Choosing an Inspiring Topic
CHAPTER 2: Deep Dive
  • Bringing Topics to Life
  • Storytelling and Setting the Scene
  • Finding Your Key Ingredient
  • Hooking Readers with a Memorable Beginning
  • Infusing Narratives with Context and Clarity
CHAPTER 3: The Roadmap
  • Components of a Full Draft
  • Investigating Top-Notch Essay Samples
  • Roadmapping a Successful Essay
  • Integrating Reflection
CHAPTER 4: Writing Your Draft
  • 3 Tips for Getting Started
  • Remedies for Writer’s Block
  • Exploring Your Ending (How to Write a Conclusion for a College Application Essay)
  • Identifying Central Themes
CHAPTER 5: Refining & Revising
  • Essential Rubric for College Essays
  • Writing and Refining Exercises
  • College Application Essay Editing
  • Personal Feedback from Expert Advisors
  • Writing Resources for College and Beyond

This Is Your Moment – Make a Statement.

Personal statements provide a space for students to showcase their most important stories – show admissions officers why you’re the type of applicant they desire. Register for Complete Your College Essay today, and for just $197 you’ll learn how to efficiently develop and write the Common App Essay that tells your story as the strong, unique individual you are. 

Your Advising Team

What Teens Say About Our College Essay Program:

“What this course did for me is to help me understand exactly what the college essay is, and what admissions officers are looking for.” — Daniel, 16

“I was very lucky to encounter this course! It allowed me to reflect and initiate a process of self-knowledge and put the best version of myself out there.” — Luiza, 17

“This course were really helpful in pinpointing specific characteristics that make me unique… I feel more confident in the essay and it’s great to have a head start” — Mariam, 17

“I was really unsure and nervous about how to apply to college – thanks to this course, I learned more about myself and what makes me, me. I feel more confident and prepared for college.”  — Maya, 15

Don’t wait until the last minute!

Looking for that extra boost of support? Check out our College Essay Review Service!

Access a college essay editor anytime, anywhere via our College Essay Review services. Students receive comprehensive written feedback within 48 hours on ANY essay draft, with NO word limit.

REGISTER NOW for our Complete Your College Essay Online Course and College Essay Review bundle (below)!

College Essay Review


Our team of trained Advisors has a deep professional knowledge of college essay writing and college admissions standards, as well as a passion for mentoring. During this course, students will receive dozens of videos, resources, and prompts that take them from start to finish on their essay, as well as access to LIVE weekly office hours with our team. Prompts range from proven admissions suggestions to bigger-picture components of writing – such as style, tone, structure, and theme.

Upon registering, students will receive a login for the course to begin their journey (please note that the course will open in June 2022 and we will send detailed instructions closer to that date.) In regards to the length – the beauty of an online course is that it’s up to the student! While our course contents could be completed in as little as one week, students can choose to self-pace their program. With each chapter, they will also be given self-guided resources, videos, and activities to watch and complete so they walk away with a fully drafted essay. See our chapter-by-chapter framework.

We’re here to help! Please reach out to our Administrative Specialist for College & Workshop Programs, Janelle Milanes at

We highly recommend supplementing this course with a College Essay Review for further support. Students are able to access a college essay editor anytime, anywhere, and receive comprehensive written feedback within 48 hours on any essay draft (including the Common App essay, Supplemental essays, and Scholarship essays).

Since its founding at Harvard University in 2013, Write the World—the online platform for writing instruction—has engaged over 30,000 teens (ages 13-19), and 3,000 educators in over 100 countries. We have years of experience guiding students to write and write well, and our college essay curriculums are no exception. Our students write great application essays and become stronger writers, better prepared for college and beyond. See more about us here. 

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