A suite of videos and resources to help your students write awesome college essays.



How do I help my students...
  • Choose a great topic?

  • Determine what structure best suits their story?

  • Write an essay that’s authentic, yet helps them stand out among thousands of applicants?


After 15 years of helping students with their essays, I’ve found that students pretty much ask the same 10-15 questions. .

And if you’re like me, you wish you could either clone yourself or just have those 10-15 questions answered so you could just point them to a single place..

But who has time to do that?

I did.

I created the ultimate step-by-step video course for students that walks them through how to write an amazing personal statement and application/supplemental essays.

This year I’m partnering with a number of college counselors to hopefully make things easier on you and your students.

Here’s what one counselor said:

"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

Get the courses for your school.


A suite of resources and step-by-step videos for students on writing great college essays. Enroll your entire class of juniors and seniors as I virtually guide them through the college essay writing process

What's Included:

Students Get Access to:


And get a box of my book College Essay Essentials

(yes, a box - 36 books)

(Normally $10/book)


watch anytime. anywhere.


Your students will get emailed simple and clear instructions for logging in to the video courses. (It's like the Netflix of 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 courses for students so you and your team can come along for the ride.

Your Personal Liaison


We’ll work with you to adapt the materials to your counseling curriculum. Want to adapt material for an in-person workshop? Need updates on student progress? We got you.

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Some more goodness here.

“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 get started?
  1. Download this excel sheet and input your juniors’ names and emails. 
    (we will never send them marketing content)

2. Fill out the form below


What’s Next?

Send your students/parents an email with instructions for getting registered. 

  1. Once we register your students, they will receive a username and password sent to them via email. 

  2. Feel free to use the email template on this page to give them context about the course content.

(Optional) If folks want more info, you can share these flyers:

  1. How to Write a Personal Statement

  2. How to Write the College Application + Supplemental Essays

  3. Who is the College Essay Guy, anyway?

(Recommended) Spread the word via your school's counseling website, email, or social media. 

  1. Here’s what one school did. (Note that unlike that school, access is free for your students.)

  2. Send out an email like the one on this page.

  3. Use the sample social media posts on that page.




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.

Learn more about Ethan »


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