Ready to craft stand-out college applications
and maximize your acceptance to your dream schools?

"I got into Stanford!
Thank you so much for the guided framework! I absolutely loved it."
Karen – Stanford University
Puerto Rico
Luke Boston University
"I am happy to share that because of Dyllen’s help, I will be attending my dream school: Boston University!!!"
Luke – Boston University
Connecticut
Maya UPenn
"I realized my essay did not have to be one life-changing moment, but could be a series of life experiences that built my character!"
Maya – University of Pennsylvania
Maryland
Hudson USC
"Dyllen pushed my son beyond anything I would've thought possible."
– Parent of Hudson
Hudson – USC
California
"I discovered my strengths, themes, and learned how to build connections between my experiences!"
Sunny – University of California San Diego
California

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Ready to craft stand-out college applications
and maximize your acceptance to your dream schools?

The Gold Key Collective

Now is your chance to join The Gold Key Collective
- but only until the offer expires:

WHEN THE COUNTDOWN REACHES ZERO

The Gold Key Collective is your key to unlocking
a stress-free college application season.

Our comprehensive coaching program unites high-achieving students like you, fostering a supportive community to learn from one another, establish connections, and encourage accountability.
The Gold Key Collective
Through personalized support, comprehensive resources, and exceptional essay editing services,
The Gold Key Collective equips you with everything you need to create a winning college application.

The Gold Key Collective is divided into three key sections
to give you the support you need...

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Premium Trainings & Worksheets

Develop your application strategy with our extensive library of video trainings within our college essay course and SAT/ACT course bundle! You’ll even get access to successful college essay examples, test-prep practice exams, and your own College Essay Digital Workbook with brainstorming exercises and essay outlines. Our step-by-step guidance will provide everything you need to make your college essays and activities list shine!
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Coaching & Community

Receive personalized coaching throughout your college application journey with our weekly group coaching calls held on Zoom and led by me, Dyllen Nellis. Plus, connect with other ambitious students in our supportive Discord community, where you can ask questions to our team, share resources, and celebrate milestones.
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Personalized & Unlimited Support

Submit your college essays for detailed feedback from our editors from top-tier universities, as many times as you need. With our next-day turnaround, you'll have the edge you need to elevate your essays to their full potential before your deadlines. This is one of the most popular parts of our program and a huge advantage for our students!

With our support, you will…

Craft a cohesive application profile that builds strong connections between your unique experiences, values, and extracurriculars.

Write powerful college essays that bring out the best in your story and set you apart from other applicants.

Gain the skills you need to effectively articulate your value – preparing you for applications to college, jobs, and beyond!

Vania Cornell

"I got a full ride to an Ivy League!"

"With Dyllen's program, I learned what to do before the writing process, how to level up the essays, and how to save crucial time by recycling essays in the best way possible! There are plenty of resources on how to write essays but this program really gave me a new perspective on portraying me as a human and how to stand out as an international student. I wouldn't have been able to make it without your help Dyllen!"
Vania – Cornell University
Peru

Which option do YOU choose?

Safety School

❌ Winging It without GKC
❌ Rejected from your top 3 choices
✅ Accepted to your safety school
❌ No scholarships or merit aid
❌ Opportunity Cost

-$32,000

Annual Cost of Attendance

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Dream School with Financial Aid

✅ Enrolled in GKC!
✅ Accepted to your top school
$68,000+ avg financial aid package
$16,000+ in outside scholarships
✅ 20% Lifetime Earning Potential Increase
✅ Opportunity Gain

19x

Your Investment in GKC!

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Dream School without Financial Aid

✅ Enrolled in GKC!
✅ Accepted to your top school
$16,000+ in outside scholarships
✅ 20% Lifetime Earning Potential Increase
✅ Opportunity Gain

3.5x

Your Investment in GKC!

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Match School

✅ Enrolled in GKC!
❌ Rejected from your top school
✅ Accepted to your match school
$20,000 in merit scholarships
$16,000+ in outside scholarships
✅ Opportunity Gain

8x

Your Investment in GKC!

The lifetime value of this program is UNBELIVEABLE.

Luke Boston University

"I am happy to share that because of Dyllen’s help, I will be attending my dream school: Boston University!!!"

"When I met with Dyllen on Zoom for the first time, I was all over the place! Dyllen immediately helped ease my nerves and provided great advice while answering all of my countless, and very specific questions. I have many friends who paid for SAT tutoring and other personal college counseling, and based on what I’ve heard from them, Dyllen’s services are far more valuable and she is so much more skilled at what she does. I highly recommend that all college applicants take advantage of the tools and services she has to offer."
Luke – Boston University
Connecticut

Most college consulting packages range from $10,000 - $25,000

…yet they restrict the number of schools they’ll help you with!
…and they don’t even offer unlimited essay editing & support!

My one-on-one coaching packages start at $9,997

...Add that to an ever-growing library of tools & trainings
easily worth $100 each!

Since you'll be sharing your values with us, we'll share ours.

Authenticity, not Fabrication.

Your true, authentic, and vulnerable selves are welcome here.
We focus on identifying and highlighting the wonderful qualities that already exist within you!

Inspiration, not Plagiarism

We encourage you to analyze and gain inspiration from the college essays of successful students, without copying others' work.
We help YOUR application stay unique to YOU!

Best Fit > Prestige

We are all about applying to colleges that align with your values and goals.
This is YOUR college education we're talking about, so we want you to enjoy it!

Dyllen Nellis

Ready to craft standout college applications,
maximize your acceptance to your dream schools,

and earn $20,000+ in scholarships?

Join the Gold Key Collective today!

$15,000

$4497 One Time Payment

~ or ~

Pay as little as $156/month!

FAQs

⬇ On the fence? Watch this quick 4 min video! ⬇

How much individual coaching will I actually get?

Every student who shows up to our calls gets 1:1 attention.

Every student who asks a question in the Discord gets 1:1 help.

Every student who submits their essay for review gets 1:1 feedback.

 

Students always ask the same questions, so I created this program to share expert strategy to those who are committed. Our cohorts are small groups of students, each excited to learn from us and each other. But trust me, this does not result in every student’s app sounding the same (in fact, it does the exact opposite). We help each student take these strategies and PERSONALIZE them to their own unique application!

Can I still participate in the program if I can’t make the live calls?

Absolutely! 

All of our coaching calls are recorded and uploaded to the course hub

 

You’ll have access to ALL the recordings for the entire calendar year!

 

Plus, you can watch our pre-recorded content in our college essay course ANYTIME!

When does this program start or end?

You get access to The Gold Key Collective for your entire college application season.

This program is meant to guide you through ALL of your applications for every school on your list!

 

We pride ourselves in providing strategies that best optimize your time. Who wants to sit at a computer all day when you could be enjoying your last moments of high school?

 

Depending on your commitment, you could complete your applications in as little as 4 weeks

I’m not sure I can work in groups…

🧐 Why are you limiting yourself? You are much more capable than you think!

 

Colleges want students who thrive in collaborative environments, valuing diverse perspectives to enrich their own understanding. 

 

In our small group setting, you receive personalized guidance AND get to soak in the rich insights unlocked during others’ coaching moments. The Gold Key Collective equips you with all the resources, content, and support you need to succeed. I know you can do it, so don’t sell yourself short!

 

Will you write my essays for me?

We will not write your essays for you! College essays are deeply personal and must come from your voice, ideas, and story. We will guide you through the development of your story and offer specific advice on how to improve essay structure, sentence phrasing, clarity, cohesion, grammar, flow, and storytelling. We can suggest alternative sentences or words you can use, but we will not completely write or rewrite your essay. 

Is this going to work for me?

If you’re struggling, it’s NOT because you aren’t “good enough”. 

It’s because you are missing the key strategy and support you need.

 

🧐 What’s the cost of you winging it on your own? Is that a risk you’re willing to take?

 

We teach a proven process that has worked for thousands of students across the world, and if you fully commit and put in the work, you can achieve the results you desire. 

 

An investment in your education is invaluable. We want you to feel confident in making this decision. That’s why we offer a 7-day 100% money-back guarantee!

Got more questions? Send us a DM!

I understand college applications can feel nerve-wracking.

Not only does it determine your future, but it also challenges you to do

DEEP SELF-REFLECTION

on your identity, values, and life experiences.

(And as a teenager, this level of self-awareness may be unfamiliar to you!)

That's why you need a coach who specializes in
personal storytelling AND application strategy.

Let's be honest...

Who would you feel more comfortable sharing your
deepest values, struggles, & identity with?

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Dyllen!

"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."

"I loved how organized her entire program is and how easy she makes it for students to craft meaningful essays while also being authentic and truthful to who they are. It allowed me to learn a lot about myself, and in turn, teach those reading my essays who I am as well."
Maggie – Harvard University
California
Hudson USC

"Dyllen pushed my son beyond anything I would've thought possible."

"My son learned more about writing in the two weeks between Christmas and the New Year than in his 4 years of school! I only wish that we had found Dyllen a year earlier. She went out of her way to be encouraging with rough love and pushed my son beyond anything I would've thought possible."
Parent of Hudson – USC
California

100% Risk-Free Guarantee

When you join The Gold Key Collective, you gain access to the strategy you need to craft a standout college application that will impress admissions officers.

Lack of results stems from lack of support. This is a proven process that has worked for thousands of students across the world, and if you fully commit and put in the work, you will achieve the results you desire.

An investment in your education is invaluable. These are skills you will use in college and beyond! So as you make a decision to commit, it's important to me that you feel safe. That is why I offer a 100% money-back guarantee. If you join and find the fit isn’t right, simply request a refund within 7 days of purchase. No strings attached.

*Don't be the person who logs on, downloads all the worksheets, absorbs all the content, and asks for their money back, k? Years of hard work have been poured into this program and I value your integrity to honor the support this program provides.

Why me?

I connect with Gen Zers
on a deeper level
...because I am one!

Let's face it, when it comes to sharing deep thoughts and feelings, most teenagers are more likely to confide in someone close in age to whom they can relate. My students feel safe crafting their stories with me, and we have fun while doing it!

As a student who applied to college not too long ago, I am very familiar with the current process, and how it has since adapted to the COVID-19 pandemic. I am NOT the kind of college consultant who uses outdated strategies. I have years of experience coaching students and I am constantly refining my approach to reflect the latest trends in college admissions and technology.

Plus, as a current college student myself, I can give you the inside scoop on everything from the college workload to dorm and campus life!

You will be set up to succeed no matter your admissions outcome.

The skills you develop through this process will benefit you for the rest of your life!

You will position yourself as a
top-notch applicant, get accepted to more schools, and earn generous merit aid.

You will save time and submit early, so you can enjoy every moment of senior year!

You will sail through the process with less stress & more ease
no more guessing or scrambling.

You will unlock a stronger understanding of yourself, your values, and your identity.

You will gain more confidence and clarity in your goals, interests, and aspirations.

You will be better prepared for a college education with stronger skills in writing, storytelling, and organization.

🎓 How would it feel for YOU to be accepted into your dream school?

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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
Washington

"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
California

"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
Washington
Maya UPenn

"I'm going to UPenn!"

"I learned how to better organize my essay response and I realized my response did not have to be one life-changing moment, but could be a series of events and life experiences that built my character!"
Maya – University of Pennsylvania
Maryland

"Dyllen is fantastic and knows so much about college essays."

"Even though I felt confident about my general writing abilities, college essay writing is a different beast. She helped me tackle it, encouraging me to reflect further and refine my essays into pieces that were authentically me. She was always timely and available to answer follow-up questions, too. I'd highly recommend her services wherever you are in your application process!"
Allison – UC Berkeley
California
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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."

Dyllen's program was invaluable in my journey to craft the best college application essays possible

Like most, the college application and essay writing process initially felt daunting and intimidating. But after learning Dyllen's process, I understood more about who I was and the personal values and stories I wanted to convey throughout my college application essays. The step-by-step process allowed me to break the process down into more manageable pieces to which I could better fine-tune the details and be less stressed. Everything is methodically well-planned and detailed. 

As a result, I was admitted into some of my top choices, including Berkeley & UCLA, and I am certain that I could not have done it without Dyllen.
Abraham – UCLA
California

"I discovered my strengths, themes, and learned how to build connections between my experiences!"

Before using Dyllen's resources, my essay ideas were scattered and I struggled to find themes. Using the program, I discovered my strengths and how they connected to experiences and relationships I had. That helped me form cohesive stories that highlighted my creativity, perseverance, and successes. I realized how valuable it was to dig deep in my past, uncovering hobbies and challenges throughout my life, and thinking about how relationships shaped me, in the brainstorming exercises that Dyllen provided. I also realized that tying several, what seemed like unrelated topics together was possible and helpful.

I felt so relieved after using Dyllen's program and talking with her over zoom calls. Dyllen's prompts and structure made writing the essays so much easier, and actually fun. Her instructions to use timelines helped me stay on track. Overall, her program made this daunting process doable way less stressful. I am so grateful!
Sunny – University of California San Diego
California
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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
California

"Dyllen understands the college application process, and I knew I could trust her feedback."

"She gave me great advice on how to better organize my supplements and "spice up" the writing style. She also explained her suggestions in a simple way so that I could easily understand how to make adjustments. She is also extremely accessible and provided a quick turn-around time. I definitely recommend her services!"
Eve – University of Pennsylvania
New York

"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 service 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. I strongly recommend her editing service to anyone who requires suggestions for their college essays."
Emilie - University of Pennsylvania
California
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"This program was a huge lifesaver that made me excited to work on my application!"

"It has allowed me to have fun and be creative during a time that is tend to be filled with stress over college applications. Every lecture you have written out was all super helpful and constructive. It was so worth it."
Raisa – UC Berkeley
California
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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
Texas
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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
California

"I wrote authentic essays!"

"Dyllen really helped me challenge myself to play with my writing in a visual and creative way rather than try to make myself sound a certain way through my writing that wasn’t authentic. I loved the examples she used and the descriptions and emphasis on utilizing sensory imagery in my essays."
Sarah – New York University
Boston
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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
California
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"Dyllen's college essay advising service stands unparalleled to any other service out there!"

"I entered the college application process without much support from others but I stumbled upon Dyllen's YouTube channel over the summer. She generously offers so many resources and I can tell that she loves working with every one of her students. To all future applicants, definitely reach out to Dyllen for help! I thought of it as an investment into my future and I'm so glad that Dyllen makes this process accessible to all!"
Vivian – Stanford University
California
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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
California

Dyllen undoubtedly provides robust and comprehensive resources that are optimized for students and their stage in the journey. Dyllen should be the primary option for students when seeking input from someone who went through the college process.

Zayn – Babson College Washington

I can confidently say I would recommend Dyllen to any of my friends or classmates. Her edits are very comprehensive and she has ensured that all my essays sound precise, personal, and interesting to read. I definitely recommend meeting on Zoom with her to explain your ideas for your essays, she has been very helpful in helping me find ways to elevate my essay topics and make them incredibly specific. Her help has reduced my stress greatly in this process and I truly believe her services are worth the money.

Samantha – Purdue University Illinois

As an international student who was completely new to the process, Dyllen helped greatly in breaking down each and every step of crafting the perfect essay. I was able to effectively brainstorm ideas for my essays and perfect my essays to tell my authentic story to colleges. I haven’t come across any other extensive resource for essay writing elsewhere! Definitely recommend it to seniors who are struggling to craft their own story.

Mahi - UC San Diego Singapore

A BIG thank you for creating this program. It has helped me become more comfortable with sitting myself down and learning more about myself. I feel more connected and in-tune with myself now that I have completed the admissions process. The "things I feel vulnerable about" part honestly brought me to tears. Dyllen provides VERY thorough instructions and makes it so college apps doesn't feel like work. Thank you Dyllen!

Sumaiya Bangladesh
Luke
Edin
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