ATTENTION: All rising high school seniors who are ambitious
to attend a top-tier university, but have no clue where to start.

🚨 Limited Spots Left for 2023-2024! 🚨

Create An Irresistible
College Application For
Every School On Your List
– In Just 1 Hour Per Week!

Get personalized 1:1 coaching for every step of the process to build a stand-out application that feels true to you!

⬆️ Watch this short workshop to learn the 5 Steps! ⬆️

Weekly 1:1 Coaching

Until all of your applications are fully complete.

ALL-IN-ONE Solution

Every application. Every school.
Every essay. Everything.

Stress-Free Process

With a fellow Gen Zer who understands what it's like to be in your shoes.

Authentic Applications

That capture who YOU are as a human, not just a student.

These students achieved their dreams.
Ready to join them?

Luke Boston University
Vania Cornell
Hudson USC
Maya UPenn

Dyllen's Private Coaching Program

The program for rising high school seniors who are ready to create an
irresistible college application for every school on their list – in just 1 hour a week.

Get one-on-one coaching with Dyllen for 1 hour/week
until ALL of your applications are submitted.

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

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
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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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"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

"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

Meet Your College Admissions Coach

What's up!
I'm Dyllen, a Stanford undergrad and YOUR coach this application season.

When I applied to college in 2018, I had big dreams of getting into top-ranked colleges, but I had no idea HOW. 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.

And it all paid off. I was accepted into every school I applied to including Stanford, USC, UCLA, NYU, and more. But most importantly, I experienced an incredible journey of self-discovery and became more grounded in my values and identity than ever before.
I won't lie, it was SUPER STRESSFUL. I spent so much time sifting through millions of random resources to piece together a strategy to get into my top schools, that I didn’t have a comfortable amount of TIME to actually execute what I had learned.

I’ve made the mistakes so YOU don’t have to.
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Every year since, I have coached students to get into their dream schools – including the Ivy Leagues, Stanford, UC's, and other top universities.

I have taken everything I’ve learned from…
…to create the best program to support YOU through this process.

Say hello to your path to success.

Step 1

Your College Game Plan

Sorting the chaos in your brain is my strong suit. In each of our sessions together, I will untangle your ideas and provide you with clarity of mind.

We’ll begin by creating your personalized, color-coded college application dashboard!
This will give you an organized method to track your application progress, tasks, deadlines, and neatly store all of your essay drafts.
Step 2

Holistic Strategy

I will help you create a cohesive application – no matter how “spiky” or “well-rounded” you are. In our sessions together, we will find valuable connections between your seemingly unrelated activities, highlight your strengths, and weave them together into a compelling narrative.

I’ll guide you to determine which essay topics are best suited for your personal statement versus supplemental essays. We will also tailor your applications based on the unique preferences and culture of each school, helping you develop stronger arguments that demonstrate why you would be a great fit!
Step 3

The Brainstorming Process

At its root, college essays are about your lived experiences, personal values, and future goals. We each live by a set of values, but as a high schooler, this level of introspection may seem unfamiliar. Get ready to experience breakthroughs about yourself in ways you've never before!

My process enables you to dig below the surface to uncover golden insights. I will ask you a series of questions during the brainstorming process, welcoming you to brain-dump anything and everything on your mind. Don’t worry about writing it all down – my fast typing skills have got you covered.

Together, we will learn who you are, your areas of interest, your past experiences, your limiting beliefs, your moments of growth, and how all of these come together to shape your mindset & values. These will help you establish a stronger sense of self and shine amongst the rest of the application pile.

At this stage, I like to keep your mind open and free, not locked into any words you’ve written. This will allow us to identify a clear theme and character arc for your essay, so your ideas will flow seamlessly from one to the other. I will teach you how to write an essay that showcases your best qualities, yet still feels true to you. (I don't believe in fabricating false narratives!)
Step 4

Essay Writing & Revision

Once we’ve landed on the best topic, we will piece together your narrative into a detailed outline for your essay, broken down paragraph by paragraph. So then, all you have to do next is turn our bullet point notes into sentences. (It's that easy.)

Unlike my offline essay editing service, I will work with you in real-time to uncover the missing details and points of connection in your story. I find that the most valuable insights are discovered when we open a conversation to dissect the thought process behind your writing.

You will read your essay draft out loud to me, I’ll give you holistic feedback, and then we’ll edit each paragraph of your essay to ensure that your wording matches your intended meaning. We will then polish your phrasing and condense your sentences to fit the word limit. You'd be surprised by how much you can convey about your life, experiences, and identity in just 250, 350, or 650 words! Changes to your essay will be made right then and there, so you are left with a beautifully crafted narrative – and pride in yourself!

We will repeat this process as many times as needed to complete ALL the applications on your college list!
Step 5

Activities & Awards List

Level up your activities and achievements – just by the way you write about them! I will help you showcase your activities in the best light by optimizing your character count, using strong action verbs, and ordering them in a strategic way.

Don’t be shy, this is your moment to humble brag!

And on top of that, you're gonna get some sweet BONUSES
to make the process even easier.


The Ultimate Guide to Craft Your Story

An online course to strategize, write, and submit phenomenal college essays for ANY prompt – and never have writer’s block again.

The Admissions Assistant +
College Organization Spreadsheet

Your Personalized Game Plan to Keep Track of Your Tasks
& Organize Your College Applications

26 Successful Essay Examples

By Real Students Accepted Into Top-Ranked Universities
(Analyzed & Color-Coded to Break Down the Structure!)

SAT/ACT Course Bundle

By Former UCLA Test Prep Instructor & Ivy League Grad, Bruce Hanson

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 complete your applications 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 have excellent essays to repurpose to win thousands of dollars in scholarships.

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, organization, and time management.

You will gain the skills necessary to effectively articulate your value – which will level up your future applications to internships, jobs, or grad school!

Experience Unbelievable Transformation

Students on my calls are bound to have a major "AHA" moment of transformation. I love watching students experience incredible breakthroughs as they discover new ideas, stories, and connections during the brainstorming & writing process.

You will learn new insights about yourself and leave our sessions instilled with a new sense of confidence!

Watch Hamad’s reaction when he finished all 4 of his UC PIQs with me!

At first, Hamad was really struggling with his essays. He had submitted drafts to my essay editing service and received crucial feedback that it was time to go back to the drawing board. But he felt stuck and didn't know what next steps to take.

With several weeks of private coaching, we discussed his ideas in depth, built detailed structures for ALL of his essays, revised multiple versions, and polished his language into stunning final drafts!

Hamad was stunned. He proved to himself that his dreams ARE possible and he is capable of more than he thinks!

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
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

"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
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 FGLI student. I wouldn't have been able to make it without your help Dyllen!"
Vania – Cornell University

Are you ready to create an irresistible college application
for every school on your list – in just 1 hour per week?

Join Dyllen's Private Coaching Program and get access to...

Most one-on-one college consulting packages range from $7,000 - $15,000

but many of them limit the number of schools they help you with.

I coach students through EVERY college application, from start to finish.



Or 3 Payments of $2,999

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When you join Dyllen's Private Coaching Program, you gain access to the strategy you need to create a top-notch application to your desired colleges.

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.
Prorated refunds are also available up until September of the year you enroll.

*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.

"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

"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

"I was accepted into my dream school!"

"Dyllen is clear, concise, and extremely helpful! The college admissions process is a notoriously difficult and confusing process. Dyllen’s guidance, however, helped me better understand how to succeed and to be accepted to my dream school!"
Saba – Harvard University
New York

So... what makes me unique?

I believe problems should be solved with empathy & strategy,
not toxic grind culture.

College applications can be nerve-wracking. Not only does it determine your future, but it also challenges you to do deep self-reflection on your identity.

I am NOT the kind of college consultant who will pressure you to be inauthentic, or burn you out with loads of time-intensive work. Yes, the work may be intellectually and emotionally challenging. But with my coaching, you’ll feel at ease.

When crafting essays, I recognize that recounting moments from your past and confronting your limiting beliefs can be a tender experience. That’s why I approach this process with empathy and self-compassion, validating your feelings and experiences while guiding you in the best direction for college admission. I will help you foster a growth mindset and use the power of storytelling to highlight your personal values – which is exactly what colleges look for!

I connect with Gen Z
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!

Unlike other college consultants,
my private coaching package is ALL-IN-ONE.

My goal is to help you create the best college applications possible for every school you are applying to. This means I provide you with ALL the resources and support to make your college application journey a success.

I will coach you through EVERY college essay you write – not just your applications to 3 or so schools (like a lot of other college consultants). So while other college consulting services will restrict the number of schools or essay revisions they will help you with, I am committed to seeing your application through from start to finish!
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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

Since you’ll be sharing your life story with me, I’ll share mine.

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I'm the girl who could never choose just one passion.

That's why I designed my own interdisciplinary major.

Growing up in a household of artists, I spent my adolescence practicing both visual and performing arts. I attended an arts high school in Downtown Los Angeles with a concentration in visual arts (drawing, painting, photography, film) and I performed in my school's musical theatre program.

Entering college, my plan was to combine art with technology. But after exploring courses in design, business, computer science, and psychology, I decided I wanted to use these tools to solve problems, not just make art about them. So, I declared a self-designed major entitled "Human-Centered Design and Engineering".
(And of course, I also took classes in English and storytelling that have greatly transformed the way I think about the writing process.)

Now, as a college essay coach, I am honing my skills in business, marketing, and storytelling. The coolest part? I am able to apply what I've learned from ALL of my interests while coaching YOU to create the best application possible.

My experience in a diverse range of interests puts YOU at an advantage.​​

#1) I offer unique insights and ideas.​

Not only do I understand what admission officers look for, but I can also tap into ideas from a range of subjects – like tech, business, psychology, visual & performing arts, and more — to enhance your essays.

But whether or not my interests align with yours, I promise that I will provide fresh perspectives and concrete advice tailored to your individual situation.

#2) I will help you create a cohesive application
– no matter how “spiky” or “well-rounded” you are.

When I applied to college, I worried that my wide range of interests meant I was too scattered and not “spiky” enough. But after developing a strategy to demonstrate focus, I received acceptance letters from every school I applied to.

There is no one-size-fits-all approach to crafting a top-notch college application.
So whether you consider yourself a Jack of all trades or skilled in one domain, I will help you create an eye-catching application that highlights your uniqueness!

Join Dyllen's Private Coaching Program and get access to...



Or 3 Payments of $2,999


When does this program start? How long will this process take?

We will begin meeting weekly on Zoom starting in July, but if you book a call and enroll a couple months in advance you can get extra perks! It is estimated that this entire process will take 5-7 months, of around 25 live coaching hours. However, this length of time may fluctuate depending on the student and their needs. If it takes a couple extra hours to get the applications completed, I’ll be flexible so we can get ’em done!

I am a parent. How involved can I be?

Hey there! While your child is in my program, you’ll never be left in the dark about the status of your child’s college applications. You must attend the Free Strategy Call with your child, and when you enroll you will be fully informed of all program policies. 


I ask that you allow your child and me to meet in our weekly coaching sessions 1 on 1. I will provide you a written Session Summary for each session we have, so you’ll always stay in the know. But if you would like to ask me questions, I will allow the first or last 5 minutes of each session for you to join the Zoom. Since this is your child’s college application, I must work with them privately for the remainder of the session. 

Do you edit essays offline or only in the Zoom sessions?

All essay editing for my private coaching program will take place with the student on Zoom! I find that the most valuable insights are discovered when we open a conversation in real-time to dissect the thought process behind your writing.

Is this program only for students who want to attend Ivy Leagues?

Nope! Whatever your dream school may be, I’ll do my best to help you get there 🙂

Will you write my essays for me?

I will not write your essays for you! College essays are deeply personal and must come from your voice, ideas, and story. I 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. I can suggest alternative sentences or words you can use, but I will not completely write or rewrite your essay. 

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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
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"These resources work!"

"All of Dyllen's content on essay composition and how to frame an application helped tremendously! I also benefitted greatly from the Stanford-specific advice, as that was the school I most wanted to attend, and I ended up getting admitted, so these resources work!"
Pedro – Stanford
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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

"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
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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

"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 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


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