Echoing the unique communities within each US university, each application comes with distinct writing requirements, unlike anything students will have covered in standard curricula. A strong application will require students to write about themselves creatively, reflectively, and proficiently, crafting individual application ‘narratives’. While we will never write an essay for a student, we provide continuous guidance on the crafting of personal and supplemental essays – more of an art form than an academic ‘statement’. We can organise courses to discover and/or improve writing style, or to submit an outstanding art portfolio. We can involve a combination of exceptional writing tutors, subject specialists, and consultants with college-specific admissions experience to ensure that the creative components of an application make it stand out from those of other applicants.