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"I got a full ride to an Ivy League! This program really gave me a new perspective on portraying me as a human and how to stand out as an international student."

Vania – Cornell University
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"I never imagined I could craft the quality of essays necessary to be admitted to some of the country’s most competitive and high-ranked universities."

Abraham – UCLA
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"Dyllen helped me achieve my goal of attending Stanford, and I know she can do the same for you!"

Melany – Stanford University
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"I was able to get into multiple Ivy leagues, ultimately deciding to go to Columbia University!"

Angela – Columbia University

"I got into schools that I would never have fathomed getting into - schools with below 5% acceptance rates. It has truly been a dream come true."

Maggie – Harvard University

Your application is more than what you've done.

It’s about how you strategically present your experiences and values to show the admissions committee who you are and your potential to succeed at their institution.

You have a story worth telling.

Colleges want to understand who you are as a whole person, not just a list of stats and achievements. Powerful stories are pivotal for a successful application. Now, you might be thinking that your story is "basic" or "not unique".

But I will prove you wrong.

In our programs, you will learn that everyone has a story to tell, no matter how big or how small. We each live by a set of values, beliefs, and principles – but as a high schooler this level of introspection may seem unfamiliar.

By utilizing my years of experience in college admissions coaching and my Stanford education, I designed a proven process for YOU to develop a stronger understanding of yourself, leave a positive impact on the world, and craft a stand-out application to your dream schools. 😇

Are you a rising senior?
Let's do college apps the easy way.

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Here's the Problem...

College admissions are becoming increasingly more competitive, causing immense stress and anxiety to hundreds of thousands of students across the globe. Most students have no idea how to strategically write a compelling college essay – because their schools don't offer this help, they have false beliefs about what admissions officers want from them, or economic and systemic barriers prevent them from receiving the guidance they need.

Consequently, they lack the strategy to convey their full potential to colleges and miss out on opportunities that could change the course of their lives.

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There IS a way to complete your college applications without the excess stress.

There IS a way for the college application process to be easy and fun.

There IS a way to submit your essays with confidence and pride.

Ignite Your Future With a Standout College Application

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Our College Admissions Programs

Admissions Edge

College Admissions Course

The step-by-step course for high-achieving high schoolers to sharpen your admissions spike, craft powerful college essays that capture the true you, and get accepted to your dream schools... WITHOUT sacrificing your authenticity, sounding cliche, or wasting time on endless mediocre essay drafts!

We'll teach you how to discover and articulate your experiences and values in compelling college applications. Stop wasting time sifting through random resources online hoping to find the answers. Instead, follow my stress-free 3 Step Process.

Get instant access to original video lessons, digital worksheets, 30+ successful essay examples, our specially trained AI tools, and more!

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Unlimited Feedback on Your Work

Build a competitive application to top-schools, with support and accountability from application experts and likeminded go-getters!

With weekly coaching sessions and UNLIMITED essay editing, you will gain the clarity you've been looking for to elevate your college essays to the next level. On each call, my team and I will personally review student work and provide detailed feedback that you can directly apply to your own applications.

Plus, you get free access to the Admissions Edge for your entire application season!

We believe in celebrating your wins of any shape or form, so we'll be cheering you on every step of the way!
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Dyllen's Private Coaching Program

1:1 Strategy for Your Entire Application Process

Looking for long-term, 1 on 1 support?
You're in luck! Sorting the chaos in your brain is my strong suit.

You and I will meet on Zoom until ALL of your college applications are submitted. Using a holistic approach, I will create a personalized game plan for you to build a cohesive & competitive application, while staying organized along the way.

I will help you brainstorm, outline, and edit EVERY single one of your college essays and activities list descriptions until they feel fully polished and true to you. You have complete access to ask me any questions about college applications, college life, majors, you name it!

Plus, you get free access to the Admissions Edge for your entire application season!

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Dyllen Nellis

Hey there, I'm Dyllen! 👋

Founder & CEO of Next Gen Admit

B.S. Human-Centered Design, Engineering, and Entrepreneurship at Stanford University

When I applied to college in 2018, I had big dreams of getting into top colleges, but I had no idea HOW. My parents weren’t familiar with the competitive college admissions landscape and I noticed a lack of guidance at my high school. (Anyone relate?)

But after educating myself on the ins and outs of the college application process, I was accepted into every school I applied to including Stanford, USC, UCLA, NYU, and more. More importantly, I experienced an incredible journey of self-discovery. College applications suddenly became an invigorating activity that allowed me to gain a deeper understanding of my values and develop the toolkit to effectively articulate these qualities in powerful, yet authentic, college applications!

Every year since, I have continued to study and refine the college admissions strategy to get accepted to the most competitive universities in the United States. I founded Next Gen Admit to empower students to discover their sense of self and effectively communicate their personal values, experiences, and potential in well-crafted college applications. We believe in working smart, not hard – because I know you don't have any time to waste! With our courses and coaching, our students worldwide have achieved their dreams of Stanford, Harvard, Columbia, and more.

It is our mission at Next Gen Admit to transform the college application process from a stressful experience (or as they call it: H, E, double hockey sticks) into a journey of self-discovery and growth. The insights our students uncover about themselves and the practical skills they gain from this process go on to benefit them for the rest of their lives.

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"Dyllen helped me achieve my goal of attending Stanford, and I know she can do the same for you!"

"One of the most important decisions I made during my college application process was getting Dyllen to help me brainstorm and edit my essays. Her feedback helped me understand where my writing was strong and where I needed to go back to the drawing board so that I could craft the strongest application possible. I cannot thank her enough and recommend her to any and everyone!"
Melany – Stanford University
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"Dyllen has the eye of a storyteller."

"Dyllen helped clarify different moving parts of my essay to become one cohesive narrative. By asking a number of probing questions, identifying confusing syntax, and pointing out opportunities for me to tie my complicated story together, her feedback made sure I presented myself in the best way possible. Compared to other services, Dyllen's focuses on capturing who YOU are as an individual. Because of Dyllen, I was able to show who I was and who I became in my story, and this is a skill that not many people can do well. But Dyllen can! Her teachings and feedback allowed me to create an application that I was proud of!"
Clara – UC Berkeley
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"Dyllen made it easy."

The college application process was super stressful and scary, but Dyllen made it easy to step back and get to the root of my problems. If you're unsure about what stories to write about, she made it easy to pinpoint the most interesting things about you, make them relevant to your character, and write wonderful essays. Dyllen broke down the structure and made it a more collaborative and individualized experience, making it easier to figure out what to write about."
Julie – Columbia University

"I won the USC Presidential Scholarship!"

"Dyllen's program helped me so much throughout my college application process. She really allowed me to add structure to the process, identify what I needed to work on, organize my ideas, and evaluate what I truly wanted to convey in my essays. The videos and curriculum integrated into her course really helped me tell my story and be proud of my writing. It was definitely worth it! I would recommend it!"
Uriel – USC

"Dyllen's advice enabled me to gain admission to my dream schools!"

"I was hesitant to do essay editing services at first since I didn’t know if it would be helpful, but Dyllen’s editing really helped me enhance my essays by strengthening the themes and adding clarity to details. Also, the short paragraph of overall feedback is really helpful as it gives me an insight into how my essays are perceived by readers besides the people I know. Thank you, Dyllen! And I strongly recommend her editing service to anyone who requires suggestions for their college essays."
Emilie - University of Pennsylvania

"Thanks for helping me get into the Ivy League!"

"Dyllen helped bring clarity to my essay structure that was desperately needed, further helping to unify my ideas into a cohesive narrative for a successful application that highlighted the best I had to offer."
Prince – Cornell University

"Dyllen is simply amazing!"

"Not only did she help me brainstorm extremely creative ideas for both my common app and writing supplements but she also greatly improved my writing style. For anyone looking to get their essays edited, Dyllen is the person to go to!"
Vivaan – Duke University
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"Meeting with Dyllen over Zoom allowed me to have a lot of clarity and direction going into college essay writing season."

"We brainstormed my theme and ways to tell my story, which helped me get a good head start on the hardest part of essay writing. I appreciated all of her great ideas and encouragement so much!"
Isabella – Yale University
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"I was able to get into multiple Ivy leagues, ultimately deciding to go to Columbia University!"

"Dyllen really helped me start to develop the ideas and life stories I wanted to share with colleges. Thank you Dyllen for helping me in my college journey!"
Angela – Columbia University