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How Story2 empowers you to move ahead

College EssayBuilder®

Our proven online writing platform and fast admission essay course sequence helps you crack the code on college essays. There’s only one way to do it right--authentically and in your own voice. EssayBuilder teaches you that method in 5 easy, repeatable steps.

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Written Feedback

Story2 writing coaches provide quick, comprehensive, personalized feedback on your essay drafts. Includes: college essay rubric score, detailed inline comments plus the 2-3 most important steps to get your essay to the next level.

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Online Coaching

Story2 coaches are rigorously trained and experienced in selective college admissions. Live, online coaching allows you to take charge of the full admissions process and customize an essay or full admissions package to meet your needs.

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On paper, most college applicants look the same. 

Admissions officers want to know, "How will you make a difference in our community?” “Why should I believe in you?"

Bring those intangibles to life, and you’ll get noticed for selective colleges, internships, jobs and scholarships.

Learn the Moments Method® — our proven, neuroscience-based communications system — and stand out from the crowd. No clichés, no generalizations, no stale writing. Write out loud in your own unique voice and move your big dreams forward.

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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The Moments Method® gets results

admitted to 1 or more top 3 college choices
improved writing confidence

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