College Application and Essay Resources for High Schools

Hundreds of high schools use Prompt’s free college application and essay resources and paid bootcamps.

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Free Resources for High Schools

College Application and Essay Webinar for Families

Prompt’s 30-minute family webinars provide students and parents with an overview of how colleges evaluate applicants and what colleges are looking for in applications and essays.
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Your Own College Application and Essay Resource Page

Prompt provides you a landing page to share with your families containing access to our free public essay bootcamps, college essay help center, Essay List Builder (every essay prompt for every college), and Essay Planning Tools. Plus, you can request for links to be added for other resources.
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College Essay Planning Tools

Prompt’s Essay Planning Tools provide step-by-step guidance through brainstorming and identifying what to write about and creating outlines for the most common types of essays.
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Counselor Newsletter: The Apply

Prompt writes a newsletter received by thousands of counselors like you. The newsletter helps you help your students complete and be confident in their applications. Plus, we focus on providing simple ways to convey difficult admissions concepts to students and parents.
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Recommending Prompt’s Application and Essay Coaching

Hundreds of high schools recommend Prompt’s Application and Essay Coaching to their students. We offer support options for every family, including free bootcamps and reviews for students receiving free and reduced lunch. Families of recommending high schools receive discounts.
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About Us

Prompt is the leading writing coaching and instruction company. Our mission is to make people better writers. We support tens of thousands of students on college admissions essays every year through our college essay curriculum, bootcamps, and one-on-one coaching.

Our college essay approach is backed by writing instruction research and results – 98% of students we coach get into one or more reach or target colleges. We focus on college essays because we believe their high-stakes nature provides the perfect opportunity to engage students throughout the writing process (planning, writing, revising).

Our Process

Part 1: Identify what you'll write about
  • Use Prompt's Application Plan to learn what colleges will find most compelling about you and start brainstorming your content.
  • Video call with your coach to complete brainstorming and align on your best content.
Part 2: Write your Personal Statement first draft
  • Draft an outline for your Common App Essay using Prompt's Personal Statement Outlining Tool
  • Video call with your coach to discuss and align on your outline. Start your introduction.
  • Complete your first draft and submit it to your coach for feedback.
Part 3: Revise and finalize your Personal Statement
  • Your coach provides detailed feedback on how to improve the content and structure of your draft.
  • Revise your essay based on the feedback and submit it to your coach.
  • Iterate the essay with your coach through to the final check.