Helping a student find a topic for their college essay can be tough.

Multiply that times an entire caseload, and it can feel overwhelming.


College Essay Guy for Schools

The Netflix of College Essays.

A suite of resources and step-by-step video lessons to help your students write powerful college essays. With access in mind, I've simplified my partners program for high schools to offer all of my video courses to all your students at really affordable rate. Enroll your entire class of seniors as I virtually guide them through the college essay writing process.

Here's how it works.

all your Students Receive Access to:


Normally $297/student

Normally $297/student

Normally $297/student)

Here’s what one counselor said after sharing access to my courses with his students:

"So many students came back from summer close to being done with their essay. I've never had a class that far along so early and I can't wait to see how it opens up their schedules and mine this fall."

-Piotr, Counselor at La Jolla Country Day School

watch anytime. anywhere.


Your students will get emailed simple and clear instructions for logging in to the video courses. It's like Netflix, but for college essays.

Reminders and Alerts


Students get reminder emails and alerts each week to keep them on track. I (gently) nag them, so you don’t have to.

tons of answers


In this buffet of college essay goodness, I answer almost every college essay question I’ve ever been asked.


Counselor access


You get access to all the student courses, so you can see what your students are working on and come along for the ride.

Your Personal Liaison


We’ll provide recommendations for adapting the materials to your college counseling curriculum. Want to use the material for an in-person workshop? We got you.



Each student will have their own personal College Essay Guy in the form of dozens of video lessons and exercises.

You're an amazing teacher, and I can feel the passion you have for us. I really appreciate all the work you've done for us. Thanks to you, I've been able to say what I've wanted to say about my life and show how it has impacted me. That's something that I've struggled to do in the past. So from the bottom of my heart, I just want to say thank you!

-Miles P, Personal Statement Course Student
“All of my students at Adroit College Consulting expressed their utmost gratitude to Ethan Sawyer and the whole College Essay Guy team for creating such a comprehensive and guided video modules. The videos are truly helpful. Thank you so much.”
— Shahreer, Adroit College Counseling
I followed every step from your videos for the main personal statement essay and my college advisor was wowed by my first draft. I made some small changes and now it’s finished. I just wanted to thank you for that.
— Tea, CEG courses student (2018)

Ready to join? Cool.

Pricing and Registration

College Essay Guy
for Schools

One-year of student access to my two signature video courses for your seniors:

How to Write a Personal Statement (6+ hrs of lessons)

How to Write the College Application & Supplemental Essays (6+ hrs of lessons)

Bonus: Access to my 'How to Answer the UC Application Prompts' video course

Counselor Access to All the Courses



For a class of 100 seniors, that's $4.97 per student.

For a class of 300, that's $1.67 per student.

Need to speak with someone?
Fill out the contact form below and we’ll get back with you in a jiffy.

Have a limited budget for college application resources at your school?

Don’t worry. Like all my resources, there are Pay-What-You-Can spot available.

If you work with a large population of first-generation, low-income students and don’t have a budget at your school or organization, tell us a bit about the students that you work with and we’ll work make it happen.



Ethan Sawyer is a nationally recognized college essay expert and sought-after speaker. Each year he helps thousands of students and counselors through his online courses, workshops, blog posts, products, and books, and works privately with a small number of students. A graduate of Northwestern University, Ethan holds an MFA from UC Irvine, two counseling certificates, is certified in Myers-Briggs and hypnotherapy. He lives in Los Angeles with his beautiful wife, Veronica, and their amazing daughter, Zola.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

We don’t have much of a budget for help! Do you offer Pay-What-You-Can options?
Yup! Access to high-quality, free and low-cost resources is the heart of what I do. If you work with a under-resourced or first-generation or low-income students, fill out the form above.

Have no budget at all? Don’t worry. Fill out the form anyway and we’ll work something out.

We don’t have a credit card or PayPal! Can our school pay for this by check/money order/gold doubloons?

Sure! Email us at and let us know what is most convenient and we’ll provide some options.

I need to get approval from my school/district first but it may take a week or more. Can I pre-register while I wait for approval?

Sure! Email us at and we’ll figure something out.

How do my students get access to the courses?

We try and make it super simple. You can have your students opt-in via a simple registration form that you can share with them via email. Once they register, they’ll get an email with a unique user name and password.

Or if you want to register them all at once, you can send as an excel sheet with your students names and emails and we’ll register them.

Your students privacy is super important to us and we won’t share that info with anyone, nor send them marketing emails.

How long do my students have access to the courses?

Your students will have access to the courses for one year from their registration.

Can I register more students later this year?

Yes! You’re welcome to add any more students you’d like through the end of this calendar year. The package applies for one application cycle at a time.

I’ve got another question that isn’t on here!

Email us at and someone from the team will get back ASAP.