After using College Essay Organizer, 95% found it absolutely necessary.

Our Groundbreaking Technology

Students and parents are inevitably shocked by the sheer number of college essays the applications now require. We know from years of experience how difficult it is to find these questions (think we're wrong? see for yourself!), and how important it is to organize them clearly from the beginning. So we developed a one-of-a-kind technology that no one else offers—our search tool that instantly delivers your required essay questions—providing you with all of your required essay questions for each of your colleges (updated for the current application season).

Once applicants discover all of their questions, they are overwhelmed yet again by how to get started. So, College Essay Organizer created the Essay RoadMap®, a groundbreaking algorithm that shows how your questions overlap so you can write the fewest essays possible and work smarter. Even if you are receiving help from a counselor, teacher, or parent, your Essay RoadMap® will further enhance that support, making the process even more efficient and successful. This classic tale highlights the perks of the RoadMap (if nothing else, it'll make you smile).

Our Expertise

Founders Daniel Stern and Scott Farber, along with their directors and staff, have decades of experience helping tens of thousands of students get into the colleges of their dreams. The College Essay Organizer team includes graduates of top universities who have prestigious professional admissions backgrounds—believing, above all, that students come first. Now, with College Essay Organizer, applicants throughout the world can benefit from this easy-to-use, cutting-edge technology. Check out this NJ Bergen Record article and this NY Times piece about College Essay Organizer.

Our Roots

Feel like colleges are holding you to a standard that they themselves don't live up to?

Read this NY Times article written by College Essay Organizer's founder. You won't believe what colleges are up to.

The idea for College Essay Organizer was an outgrowth of two companies based in New York City that have distinguished themselves as leaders in the tutoring and college prep world. Daniel, founder of Metro Academic Prep, and Scott, founder of A-List, met through a common student years ago and joined forces with College Essay Organizer. Their shared hope was to create an easy-to-use online tool to streamline the college essay and admissions process for students worldwide as they prepare for one of the biggest challenges of their lives.

Enjoy watching one of our students open her acceptance letter.

Our Users

College Essay Organizer was designed for both the individual and the group user. Applicants and their parents can create individual accounts, and school counselors and educational consultants can create master accounts (or can promote College Essay Organizer to their students at discounted rates by contacting us for a promo code). Regardless of who uses our site, they all love a good laugh like this will give you.

We have always been clear about our goal:
Make the college essay process simple, stress-free, and successful.


"Students love the simplicity and parents love the results of this innovative program. As a parent of two high school students, I appreciate tools that ease the stress and confusion of the admissions process while also providing a competitive edge. This site does it all."
Jeffrey Cohen, Sylvan Learning, President & CEO
"This site is a revolutionary tool that helps families with the all-important college essay process. It not only helps students write better essays, but also reduces family stress. I'm a very big fan!"
Steve Cohen, Co-author of Getting In
"College Essay Organizer is definitely part of the solution: a low-cost, easy-to-use web tool that makes for a stress-free, smarter way of applying to college."
Michael Wildes, Former Mayor of Englewood, NJ
"Without this amazing site, the time needed to complete the application process would have tripled."
Robert Hess, Attended Stuyvesant High School; Accepted to Yale University Chess Grandmaster, Ranked #1 in the US (21 and under)
"College Essay Organizer is a definite time-saver! I used to spend hours researching the essay requirements. This has made my job so much easier."
Courtney Watkins, Independent Consultant
"College Essay Organizer gave me all of my essay requirements, told me how to reuse them in creative ways, and helped organize me from start to finish."
Rachel, Accepted to the University of Pennsylvania
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  • It accepts only the Common App, in which case we provide those Common App supplement essay questions.
  • It accepts only the Coalition for Access, Affordability, and Success Application, in which case we provide only those Coalition App essay questions.
  • It accepts only its own School App, in which case we provide those School App essay questions.
  • It accepts both the Common App and its own School App, in which case we provide only the Common App supplement essay questions.
  • It accepts both the Common App and the Coalition App, in which case we provide only the Common App supplement essay questions.
  • It accepts both the Coalition App and its own School App, in which case we provide only the Coalition App essay questions.
  • It accepts the Common App, the Coalition App, and its own School App, in which case we provide only the Common App supplement essay questions.
  • It accepts another app used by certain schools (eg, ApplyTexas), and in these cases we note whether we are using the questions from this app for any given school.
  • While a few colleges also accept the Universal College App, we do not reference those essay questions since so few applicants use that app.

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