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Essay Editing Services for High School Seniors

Peer editing during a College Connect class
Most college applications require a personal statement and many also ask for additional essays. We hear from many high school seniors who stress over their essays and get intimidated by the multi-step process, so we developed a short video on college essay writing that includes real advice from admission counselors to address some of the questions we hear most often​ from students.

​To assist with our mission, we employ DePaul students to work in our office as peer guides. These students are proficient in college-level writing and are trained as editors by the DePaul Writing Center. They work one-on-one with high school seniors on their personal statements for college applications and scholarship essays. Our essay editing services are FREE, fast a​nd helpful to students looking for practical assistance with their college essays.
How to use our FREE essay editing service:​
  • Download our EssayEditing flyer.pdf for directions
  • Go to our online form and follow the instructions
  • Make sure to complete all required fields
  • You'll be assigned an editor and get feedback from them within 1-2 business days
  • You can submit multiple essays (please submit one at a time)
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