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We're a full-service consultancy for your college application essays. Start instantly with our powerful online brainstorm and outline tools. Perfect your essays with feedback from proven college admissions consultants.

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"I'm so grateful for Essay Cafe! The idea generators helped me find a unique idea for my Common App and my counselor's feedback elevated my essay in ways I hadn't even thought about before. I don't know what I would've done without it."
Amelia Y.
Student from San Mateo, California

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost?

Our Premium plan ($15/month) gives you access to all our online tools so you can start writing instantly. Our Advantage plans (starting at $50/month) give you access to a professional college admissions consultant. You can cancel or change plan at any time.

Is there a free trial?

Yes, we offer a free trial of our Premium plan. The free trial begins automatically when you sign up — no credit card required and no strings attached.

Who will be reviewing my essays?

Our Advantage plan consultants are graduates of top US universities like Stanford, Columbia, and Duke, with extensive experience editing essays. We provide rigorous training for our consultants so you can get the best feedback on your ideas and drafts.

Can't I just use ChatGPT to brainstorm?

Our online tools are not general chatbots like ChatGPT. They guide you through the essay process perfected by professional college counselors, using top-of-the-line AI tailored to college applicants. But don't just take our word for it — try it yourself!

Can I use AI to write my whole essay?

You can, but you shouldn't. We believe AI writes superficial, impersonal essays. Our AI helps you brainstorm and outline, and it's really good at it. But when it comes to writing, we believe in the power of your voice and we're here to help you find it.

What if I can't afford it?

We are happy to offer Essay Cafe for free to students in need of financial support. Apply here.

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