March 31, 2019

Here's to a student who did it the RIGHT way, through hard work and determination and motivation. Congratulations to Francine Winata on her acceptances to UCLA and UC Irvine. We're so proud of you and glad to be part of your college admissions success.

January 2, 2019

Contact us now if you'd like feedback and proofreading before you submit your college applications. We can help you with your essays for the Common and Coalition Apps, as well as supplemental essays and short answer questions. Sometimes you just need a quick second set...

November 25, 2018

I believe that any admissions officer who reads Vianey’s essays will be impressed by her determination and her unique gifts. I don’t know where she’ll wind up going to college, but I do know she’ll be an asset to whichever campus she chooses.

October 23, 2018

I’ve been hearing from students who want to know when our next workshop will be on how to write great college admission essays. The answer is… we’re done for the season, unless we receive a request from a high school that would like to host a session. We held seven wor...

August 7, 2018

Manuel worked with The Write Direction on his scholarship essays, and texted us the news today. "You helped me tell my story in a more effective manner. It's very hard to tell very personal experiences, but when it felt like I was writing to you, it somehow be...

July 24, 2018

The college admission process isn’t always an easy one for moms and dads either, with clashes with their kids over college lists and deadlines common. As mom Kari Williamson put it, “I was tired of fighting with him!

July 11, 2018

The University of California today confirmed what we already knew—it's never been tougher to get into a UC. At the two most selective campuses, UCLA and Berkeley, the percentage of freshmen who were admitted hit new lows: At UCLA, only 14 percent of students receiv...

July 1, 2018

Kristen Nguyen of Ladera Ranch has an impressive list of accomplishments and honors—to mention just a few, she’s one of the valedictorians at San Juan Hills High School; she earned the highest honor in Girl Scouts, the Gold Award; and she received the President’s Gold...

June 20, 2018

(Part Two)

After graduating from high school this week, Manuel Morales will begin preparing for his freshman year at U.C. Berkeley. But getting from college application to college acceptance wasn’t an easy process. As a first-generation student and the son of Mexican im...

June 4, 2018

Student body president. Son of Mexican immigrants. Salsa dancer. Activist. Writer and poet. All are words that describe Manuel Morales, who graduates this month from Costa Mesa High School. And starting in August, Manuel will add another word to the list—freshman at th...

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