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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.

Here's How We Can Help...

Next Gen Admit empowers students to discover their sense of self and effectively communicate their personal values, experiences, and potential in well-crafted college applications. We offer comprehensive coaching programs, college essay editing, and an award-winning online course to craft a successful college essay.

We believe in creating results in less time, with more ease. Our framework places emphasis on self-reflection, structure, and storytelling techniques to build a cohesive narrative and competitive application.

Our students come from around the globe and have been accepted to the country's most competitive universities including Stanford, Harvard, and Columbia, among others.

Dyllen Nellis

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 noticed a lack of resources and guidance at my high school. Teachers and counselors often told us to "write your college essays!" but they failed to explain how. I wanted to understand the true strategy and structure of a college essay, because I presumed there was so much more depth to it than directly answering the prompt... I was right.

So, I sought out numerous articles, books, and videos to educate myself on the ins and outs of the college application process. What I learned was indispensable. College applications suddenly became an invigorating activity that challenged me to explore my own identity and convey it through stories. I gained awareness of the inner workings of my mind, created a system for my mental health, and became easily able to identify and communicate the qualities that made up who I was as a person!

After implementing each of the strategies I researched into my own applications, I was accepted into 8/8 schools I applied to including Stanford, USC, UCLA, NYU, and more. I began making YouTube videos to share my strategy with the world.

During the wake of COVID following my freshman year at Stanford, I decided to preserve my college experience by taking a gap year and fully dedicating my time and energy toward helping college-bound high schoolers. I spent every day editing essays and discussing ideas with students, which allowed me to gain a much deeper understanding of college essay strategy. One thing about me, I love synthesizing information into streamlined processes. And that's exactly what I did when I launched my college essay course, The Ultimate Guide to Craft Your Story.

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, as well as the practical skills they gain from this process, go on to benefit them for the rest of their lives. That's why we do the work we do!

Featured in OZY Media's The Daily Dose

OZY Genius Awards Dyllen Nellis

Finding All The Rights Words: OGA Winner Dyllen Nellis

by Sarah Brown
Getting into a good college or university takes more than good grades in high school. You have to know how to make your application jump out in the pile with a killer college essay. That’s no easy task. Writing is hard, and hiring a private editor can be expensive. OZY Genius Award-winner Dyllen Nellis didn’t want that to be a barrier for students to get into college, so she did something about it.

As Seen On...

Interviews & Podcasts:
Webinars - Girl Genius Magazine, Jan(A+)e Tutoring SAT/ACT Master Class, Superposition, The LEAD Summit with Coach Tony Le, San Francisco Public Library's Writers Sprint, GoED International College Fair, STEAM Days w/ Phoenix College, InternNet, Afro Puff Chronicles, Fed Up Youth Empowerment Summit, Young Minds Global Mentorship Community, Keystone Mentorship, Grand Arts High School
Instagram Takeovers - Generation She, Today is Her Story, The Amal Foundation, We Can, Vietsteaminist

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Schools, Organizations, & Foundations:

I would love to work with you to help first-generation and low-income students achieve their dreams of higher education!

Group Discount for College Essay Course: You can purchase my college essay course, The Ultimate Guide to Craft Your Story, in bulk for a discounted price to provide for YOUR students. If this is of interest to you, contact me through the button below!

Free College Essay Workshop: Are you a Title 1 High School? I would love to host a free, 1 hour college essay workshop to your class!
Dyllen Nellis Teaching High School Students How to Write a College Essay
"As a low-income and international student, I struggled with all the application and essay writing process since day one. I was not used to talking about myself through words and I didn't know if my story was impactful, nor if it was worth sharing. But being a recipient of a scholarship to enroll in this course was extremely helpful. I learned to brainstorm, choose my topics strategically, construct my ideas, analyze the impact on me and others, and create an essay that portraits my voice. Dyllen was amazing by giving free resources and creating this course. I appreciate all the time invested in this huge project and hopefully, it will continue to grow to help other students as it helped me."
- Marcela (Wellesley College), Peru