Hi. I'm Ethan Sawyer, the College Essay Guy, and my goal is to bring more ease, joy and purpose into the college admissions process. How? By providing personal statement and college application tips and step-by-step help, I've helped thousands of students on their journey to college. Ready to get started?
How can I help? You can search for stuff like Brainstorming, Activities, Why Us Essay, Supplements, etc.
College Essay Courses
Want to get started right now? I've created a series of products –videos and guides that walk students (and counselors!) step-by-step through the college essay process—resources you can use whenever you want, wherever they want, at your own pace. I call it: College Essay Guy On Demand.
VIDEO COURSES & E-BOOKS for students
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How to Write a Personal Statement
Part 1 of my How to Apply to College video course series for students 20+ Video Lessons + 15+ Sample Essays
How to Write the College Application + Supplemental Essays
Part 2 of my How to Apply to College video course series for students 20+ Video Lessons + 30 Sample Essays
HOW TO ANSWER THE UC APPLICATION PROMPTS
A Comprehensive Video Course for Students, 5 Video Lessons + 48-Page Workbook
THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO THE “WHY US” ESSAY
Everything you need to write an awesome "Why Us" essay for any school 20-Page E-Book
THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO THE COLLEGE INTERVIEW
Everything you need to know about preparing for a successful college interview. 18-Page E-Book
the COUNSELOR TRAINING PROGRAM VIDEO Course SEries
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Vol. 1: How to Write a Personal Statement
Volume One of the Counselor Training Program video course series 25+ Video Modules & 14+ Sample Essays
Vol. 2: How to Write the College Application + Supplemental Essays
Volume Two of the Counselor Training Program video course series 30+ Video Modules & 30 Sample Essays
Vol. 3: How to Lead a Life-changing College Essay Workshop
Volume Three of the Counselor Training Program video course series 6 ninety-minute Video Modules & Course E-Textbook
THE ESSAY WORKSHOP IN A BOX
The complete guide to leading a life-changing college essay workshop: videos, lessons, worksheets and brainstorming activities. 20+ Video Modules & Course E-Textbook
I've been helping students tell their stories for more than 10 years, and listening with unconditional positive regard is at the heart of my coaching philosophy. I work privately with a small number of students each year, and I'd love to work with you.
For Parents & Counselors
Dozens of resources offered at no cost. Take a look around. I'll bet you'll find something useful.