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Increase students’ access to their best college and career options.

We teach students how to master the core writing skills for college admissions and career success.

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How we help schools

College EssayBuilder® Prime

Our proven online writing platform has helped more than 100,000 students complete college admission + scholarship essays.

Comprehensive package includes:
  • Online StoryBuilder platform
  • 3 quick, comprehensive online courses demystify the admission essay process and provide guide to 8 types of supplemental essays, including scholarships
  • One hour in-person or online Essay Essentials course for all students
  • 6-hour in-person or online Professional Development for teachers and advisors
  • Personalized Written Feedback on students’ essays, returned to students within 48 hours.

Written Feedback

This is the gold standard in college admissions essay support.

Story2 writing coaches expand the capacity of your college access team--quickly, consistently and at a reasonable cost.

Our coaches are experienced, supportive writing teachers who provide rubric-based feedback designed to start where each student really is and help them build core skills and address their essay’s most pressing problems, one-by-one.

Professional Development

Teachers and advisors learn a proven curriculum to help students find and shape stories from their own experience into authentic college admission essays.

Two 3-hour PD workshops:
  • Finding stories and telling them out loud
  • Coaching students’ writing with story-based feedback.

We’ve helped students get in and get money at:

Ivy Plus

  • Stanford
  • Princeton
  • Harvard
  • Yale
  • Dartmouth
  • Cornell
  • Columbia
  • Brown
  • MIT

Public Ivies

  • California
  • Virginia
  • Michigan
  • Penn State
  • Maryland
  • North Carolina
  • Vermont
  • Texas
  • Washington

Liberal Arts

  • Amherst
  • Williams
  • Middlebury
  • Barnard
  • Smith
  • Wellesley
  • Hamilton
  • Bates
  • Kenyon

Private Universities

  • University of Chicago
  • Wesleyan
  • Tufts
  • Washington University-St. Louis
  • Rochester

Graduate Programs

  • Medical School
  • Law School
  • Business School
  • Grad School

High Schools

  • Selective Publics
  • Independent day schools
  • Boarding schools

Student stories

Sarah Sutto-Plunz

Smith College, 1010 Data

New York City, 9 p.m. Friends are laughing in the next room squeezed around the dinner table, as I try to whip something up. I put the water to boil, adding salt. As I wait, the steam begins to twist, to twirl, filling up the kitchen. I pause to wipe the sweat from my brow.

At eight o’clock in the morning my shirt is already moist. Sweat rolls down my face, every inch of my body. A typical morning in Perugia.

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Abdullah Al-Obaidi 

Emory University

“Stay away from the windows!” my first-grade teacher shouted as the school quivered from the first explosion. Darkness engulfed the sky. Moments later, the windows shattered into a million crystal-like shards. I was the target.

The life of an Iraqi refugee family is hard, but the grueling challenges I faced have been my teachers. I have learned to make friends quickly and to find opportunities to grow. I had two options: to interrogate the universe about why I was put in such situations, or adjust accordingly and aspire to greatness.

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Joel Burt-Miller

Brandeis University, Fulbright Scholar, Duke University

I want to be a light in the darkness; someone who stands out against the “norm”. I want to be the difference maker, who stands up for change. I understand that change takes one step at a time, but it’s up to everyone to make a first step of his own.

My older brother, Shane did, which showed me that I could too.

I remember on one dark winter day, Shane had been attacked by a rival gang. 

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