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

Founder Daniel Stern and his team at Metro Academic Prep 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.

College Essay Organizer was an outgrowth of Metro Academic Prep's work guiding high-achieving students through the college admissions process. The hope was to create an easy-to-use online tool to streamline the college essay and application 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. School counselors can contact us to gain access to a master account for their school, and applicants and their parents can then log into their individual accounts. 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