There’s No One Like You. We’ll Help You Prove It.

Our one-on-one coaching will help make your essays stand out and your application impossible to ignore. 98% of our students get into one or more of their top choice colleges.

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Prompt is the highest rated and most recommended application and essay coaching company.

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Let’s make your application impossible to ignore.

Your essays – what you say and how you say it – will set you apart from the tens of thousands of academically similar applicants, increasing your admissions chances by 10x. See the data.

Meet our 150+ Coaches.

We hire the top 2% of coaches.

Maya

BS: Stanford, Biomedical Engineering
Broad Institute at Harvard & MIT

Lori

BS: Cornell, Biological Sciences
Entomologist, Academic Reviewer

Mitch

One of Prompt's first hires (2017), International Educator, 3,500+ essays

Alex

BA: Brown, English Literature
MFA: Yale, Theatre Director & Writer

We have the perfect Coach for your student.

We select your Coach based on your college list, personality, and ambitions.
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  • Half of Prompt students are applying to one or more Ivy or Ivy-equivalent colleges.
  • Half of Prompt students are applying to every other college - selective privates, competitive publics and everywhere else.
  • Students of every background and interest succeed with Prompt.
    • Gifted writers and struggling writers.
    • Highly motivated and unmotivated.
    • Go-getters and procrastinators.
    • English learners. International. LGBTQ+. Learning disabilities.
    • Athletes. Musicians. Thespians. Makers. Debaters.
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We hire the top 2% of coaches.

  • Our coaches go through a rigorous training and evaluation process. Only 2% make it through to become coaches – i.e., it's far more difficult to become a Prompt Coach than to get accepted at any college.
  • Our coaches are Prompt employees, each spending 100s of hours coaching students on college applications and essays every year.
  • Every coach is trained on and follows the Prompt coaching method, proven to get your student accepted at their top choice colleges.
  • Our coaches operate as a team. They often communicate with each other to further improve their coaching skills and discuss specific essays.
  • Every coach has completed their undergraduate degree, and many have master's degrees, such as a Master of Fine Arts. Many attended top programs, such as Ivy and Ivy-equivalent colleges.
  • Our coaches have varying backgrounds, such as playwrights, freelance writers, journalists, authors, educators, and researchers.
  • We match your student to a coach by considering how your student's college list, personality, and ambitions match with the coach's interests, background, and personality.

People ask, "What's the biggest value Prompt provides?" Compelling content. Clear writing. Accountability.

1. Developing your personal brand.

We help you tie your most compelling content into a cohesive narrative that relates to the 5 Traits Colleges Look For in Applicants: drive, intellectual curiosity, initiative, contribution, and diversity of experiences.

2. Identifying what to write about for every part of the application.

We help you brainstorm compelling content, match content to each part of each application (essays, activities lists, additional information, portfolios), and outline your writing for each part.

3. Making your ideas concise and compelling.

We help you identify how to shorten your writing (usually by 40-60%). Word count is at a premium. And being concise will help you fit in more content, providing a clearer picture of why you are extraordinary.

4. Making your writing clear.

We help you structure your essays and write in ways that admissions officers will easily understand. Admissions officers only spend an average of 8 minutes per application. So being clear and easy to read is critical.

5. Holding you accountable.

Procrastination is the #1 cause of not being accepted. Over 90% of students scramble to complete their essays, submitting their applications within 48 hours of the deadline. Prompt holds you accountable to the timeline you agreed upon.

We help your student tie their most compelling content into a cohesive narrative that relates to the 5 Traits Colleges Look For in Applicants: drive, intellectual curiosity, initiative, contribution, and diversity of experiences.
We help you brainstorm compelling content, match content to each part of each application (essays, activities lists, additional information, portfolios), and outline your writing for each part.
We help you identify how to shorten your writing (usually by 40-60%). Word count is at a premium. And being concise will help you fit in more content, providing a clearer picture of why you are extraordinary.
We help you structure your essays and write in ways that admissions officers will easily understand. Admissions officers only spend an average of 8 minutes per application. So being clear and easy to read is critical.
Procrastination is the #1 cause of not being accepted. Over 90% of students scramble to complete their essays, submitting their applications within 48 hours of the deadline. Prompt holds you accountable to the timeline you agreed upon.

We make completing your applications and essays simple and low-stress.

  • You agree on a timeline with your Application Advisor, who keeps you on track to finish your applications early.
  • You work with your Writing Coach, who provides unlimited support (video calls, chat, written feedback) as you plan, write, revise, and complete every written part of your applications.
  • You submit your applications early and with confidence.

Here’s what Prompt looks like for a typical student.

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Below is what the Prompt process looks like for a typical student.

Personal Statement Package
Complete Application Package

Step 1 - Discuss your goals with your Application Advisor.

We set the stage for our work together
  • We’ll align on your goals and create a timeline for getting everything done.
  • We select the perfect Writing Coach for you based on your college list, personality, and ambitions. Then we schedule your first call with your Coach.

Step 2 - Identify what you'll write about.

We start by identifying your experiences colleges will find compelling.
  • You’ll use Prompt’s application planning tool to learn what colleges are looking for and brainstorm content colleges will find compelling.
  • You’ll have a video call with your Coach to complete your brainstorming and decide on your most compelling content – which you'll cover on every application.
  • We’ll discuss other things you can do now to make your content more compelling.

Step 3 - Write your Common App Essay first draft.

Then we write the essay you’ll use for most of your applications.
  • You’ll use the Prompt platform and a call with your Coach to create an outline and start writing your introduction.
  • You’ll complete your first draft and submit it to your Coach for feedback.

Step 4 - Revise and finalize your Common App Essay

You’ll finish your Common App Essay within 1-2 weeks of starting and 8 hours of your time.
  • Your Coach provides detailed feedback on how to improve the content, structure, readability, and grammar of each draft.
  • You’ll revise your essay after each draft and submit it for more feedback – until you and your Coach are satisfied with the result (typically 3 to 4 drafts).
You'll stop here if you purchased a Personal Statement Package. The steps below are included in Complete Application Packages.

Step 5 - Complete your first application.

You’ll complete your top choice college's application within 1-2 weeks and 6 hours of your time.
  • You’ll do a video call with your Coach to match your content to each part of the application (e.g., supplements, activities list, additional information) and create an outline for each part.
  • You’ll complete your first drafts for each part and submit them to your Coach for feedback.
  • You’ll revise your writing after each draft and submit it for more feedback – until you and your Coach are satisfied with the result for each part of the application (typically 2 to 3 drafts each).

Step 6 - Complete the rest of your applications.

You’ll work application by application with your Coach for as many applications as are included in the package you purchased.
  • You’ll do a video call with your Coach to match your content (e.g., previously written essays) to the next 1-2 applications you’ll complete.
  • You’ll go through the draft and revision process for each essay.
  • After a couple of applications, you’ll get the hang of matching the content yourself. And you’ll see how to best reuse essays (or portions of essays) across applications. But your Coach and Advisor will still be there to guide, support, and provide feedback to you for each application.

Step 7: Relax and wait for the acceptance emails to enter your inbox :)

Together, we'll make your story shine.

With 1-on-1 coaching, you’ll receive as much support as you need — from video coaching calls to written feedback to chat. We keep working together until you feel confident in your applications.

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1-1 Coaching

Unlimited support from start to finish.

  • Personal Application Advisor and Coach.
  • As many video calls and reviews as you need to feel confident.
  • A personalized timeline to fit your schedule.
  • Options for just one essay (e.g., Common App Essay) or Complete Application Support (every essay + more) for 3, 6, or all of your applications.

Starting at $599

Starting at $699

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Individual Reviews

Written feedback on one draft

  • Get any personal statement (e.g., Common App Essay) or supplement reviewed
  • Written feedback on content, structure, and clarity
  • Returned within 48 hours (with an option for 24 hours)

$99 per review

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What our 10,000s of students and parents have to say

"Prompt's approach is based on data and succeeds in the way coaches work with students. There were several interactions per essay, always with a quick turnaround time. AND our student is now a way better and more confident writer."
- Parent of Yale University 2022 Admit
“I honestly cannot thank Prompt enough for their guidance and knowledge. Not only is Prompt's team creative but they are passionate about what they do and it shows through their feedback.”
- Student, University of Pennsylvania - Wharton 2022
“I was in a panic because my daughter needed a coach who could review and provide important feedback during the long holiday week before the deadlines. When my daughter's stress and anxiety reached an all-time high, the coach quickly scheduled more calls and motivated my daughter towards the finish line. I wish I had enrolled my daughter sooner!”
- Parent, TG, University of Southern California - Town&Gown Scholarship 2021
“Stats alone cannot get your child into a top 20 college anymore. You need interesting and unique essays to show why your child is not only a fit for that college, but what they can do for them."
- Parent, Harvard University 2022

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