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We are made for students, by students. I started this site as a student myself in 2018 to help my friends and peers. And you can now help too!

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  • ✨ You will inspire thousands of future students with real examples of great essays
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  • What kind of essays are you looking for?

    Any "Top-40" admitted essays that you're proud of. Whether it's a Common App essay, supplemental essay, UC essay, or scholarship essay, we want to see it!

    Here is a list of schools that we're looking for essays from:

    Check if your school is on the list:

    • Princeton University
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    • Johns Hopkins University (JHU)
    • University of Pennsylvania (UPenn)
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  • Will my essay be published on the site?

    Yes! If your essay passes our review process, we'll publish it on the site and email you the link. It'll be available free of charge for anyone to read and admire.

  • How many essays can I submit?

    As many as you'd like! The more, the better. Just submit each essay separately using the button above.

  • Will my essays be anonymous? What about personal details in my essay?

    We'll automatically hide any personally identifiable information in your essay, such as your name, high school, cities, organizations/clubs, dates, etc.

    You can choose to submit your essay anonymously (100% confidential), or you can add your name, social media handles, or a short bio to get credit for your work. It's up to you!

  • Do colleges care? Will I face any repercussions for doing this?

    No. Colleges don't care. In fact, many colleges publish their own collections of essays from admitted students.

    We've never had a single case of a student facing repercussions for sharing their essays. If you're concerned, you can always submit your essay anonymously.

  • What about plagiarism? I don't want anyone to steal my essay.

    We partner with Turnitin, the leading plagiarism detection software used by colleges and universities and give them access to our database of essays.

    This means that anyone who tries to copy your essay will be immediately caught and flagged by Turnitin, resulting in a rejection from colleges.

    TLDR; If your essays are plagiarized (unlikely), you will face no repercussions.

    You can read more about our plagiarism policy and steps we take to protect your work.

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Refer a friend & earn

Earn $20 for every friend you refer to share their essays.*
Just add their email(s) in the form above.

*only on essays that pass our review process.

If you have any other questions, feel free to email me and I'll get back to you as soon as possible.

Thank you and congratulations on your acceptances!

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