Complete a personal statement that gets you accepted to the college of your choice

Our proven process helps you write essays that connect with your top choice colleges.

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What to write about

Use StoryBuilder to find topics that reveal your unique perspective.

What colleges care about

Story2 has helped 200K+ students get into the colleges of their choice.  Learn what admissions officers are really looking for in successful essays.

Getting started & getting done

StoryBuilder breaks the writing process into steps that make sense. Complete powerful, authentic essays in your own voice.

How to structure your essay

Story2 provides an unmatched set of step-by-step tools and guidance to help you write a well-structured essay.

How to reveal your purpose

Story2 shows you how to use storytelling to get your big ideas out of your head and connect emotionally with your audience.

How to be a better writer

Learn how to reveal who you are — not just in college admissions, but throughout life.

Stand out from the crowd with college essays that tell the stories only you can tell, the way only you can tell them.
How Story2 works:

Our process is quick and easy to use, so you can get your essays completed!

 

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1. Choose a course
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2. Use the StoryBuilder app
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3. Attend an online bootcamp
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4. Submit your draft for review
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5. Work through suggestions
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6. Finish and send!
Proven results
Since 2014, we’ve empowered over 200,000 students from 45 states and 35 countries to write their strongest essays.
90%
admitted to 1 or more of their top 3 college choices
83%
won scholarships
95%
improved writing confidence
What makes Story2 better?
When you tell a story, 3 things happen in your brain:
Memories
Emotion
Action
Neuroscience tells us that the same three things happen to the person reading or listening to your story. It’s called mental mirroring, and it’s why storytelling is such a powerful way to communicate.

We’ve helped students get admitted to all types of schools

  • Liberal arts colleges
  • Research universities
  • Public university honors programs
  • Selective high schools, graduate schools, internships, fellowships, and special programs
What people are saying about Story2

"I really didn't know where to start. Story2 gave me the tools and confidence to write multiple essay drafts and supplements as well as scholarship essays, and helped me reach my top choice colleges with scholarships."

Max

Northwestern University `19

"Story2 helped my son reveal aspects of himself he had never shared before! His admissions officer from Yale commented in a handwritten note about the quality of his essays."

Mother of NYC selective HS Senior

Admitted early to Yale `18

"My college counselor said college admissions all came down to my essays. Story2 helped me come up with the idea for my essay. I wrote about a normal day when I took a chance and learned a big lesson. I got into Cornell Engineering and then used the Story2 method to get amazing summer internships."

Kenny Lee

Cornell University '19

Write an essay that’s powerful, unique, and effective.
A detailed overview of everything you get:

1. One full year of access to StoryBuilder, our award-winning writing platform

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2. Self-paced and live online courses to build your skills

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Each course contains:
  • In-depth video tutorials from our team expert writing coaches
  • Essay examples from real students accepted to the colleges of their choice
  • Helpful interactive exercises to reinforce learning
  • Continuous checks for understanding to ensure progress
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  • Storytelling and Interview Success
  • Build Your Story Portfolio

3. Access to our LIVE online webinar bootcamp, where you'll:

Bootcamps
  • Use StoryBuilder to finish your essay step-by-step
  • Find powerful topics
  • Build your essay with the science of storytelling
  • Write in your own authentic voice
  • Get answers to all your questions in real time.
  • Receive feedback from an expert Story2 coach

4. Personalized review + feedback from our team of expert coaches

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Unlock the power of storytelling and make your essay stand out.
Story2 is committed to student success
Everything you need to get started
Our StoryBuilder app and Moments Method® process are designed to get you the best admissions and scholarship results.

College EssayBuilder® Bootcamp

$99

1 year of access to StoryBuilder
UNLIMITED LIVE online essay writing bootcamps
Real-time answers to all your questions

Feedback from an expert coach
  • 1 round of feedback
 
Courses included:
  • Personal Statements
  • Scholarship Essays
  • Supplemental Essays
BONUS COURSES
  • Storytelling & Interview Success
  • Build Your Story Portfolio
Each course contains:
  • In-depth video tutorials from expert coaches
  • Essay examples from real students accepted to the schools of their choice
  • Helpful interactive exercises
  • Continuous checks for understanding to ensure progress
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College EssayBuilder® Bootcamp PLUS

$299

1 year of access to StoryBuilder
UNLIMITED LIVE online essay writing bootcamps
Real-time answers to all your questions

Feedback from an expert coach
  • 5 rounds of feedback
 
Courses included:
  • Personal Statements
  • Scholarship Essays
  • Supplemental Essays
BONUS COURSES
  • Storytelling & Interview Success
  • Build Your Story Portfolio
Each course contains:
  • In-depth video tutorials from expert coaches
  • Essay examples from real students accepted to the schools of their choice
  • Helpful interactive exercises
  • Continuous checks for understanding to ensure progress
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College EssayBuilder® Bootcamp PRIME

$499

1 year of access to StoryBuilder
UNLIMITED LIVE online essay writing bootcamps
Real-time answers to all your questions

Feedback from an expert coach
  • 5 rounds of feedback
LIVE 1-on-1 coaching
  • 2 hours
Courses included:
  • Personal Statements
  • Scholarship Essays
  • Supplemental Essays
BONUS COURSES
  • Storytelling & Interview Success
  • Build Your Story Portfolio
Each course contains:
  • In-depth video tutorials from expert coaches
  • Essay examples from real students accepted to the schools of their choice
  • Helpful interactive exercises
  • Continuous checks for understanding to ensure progress
BUY NOW