Set Yourself Apart

Helping high school and transfer students shine in their college applications with an essay that truly reflects their character and integrity.


A Warm Introduction

As a high school counselor for more than 20 years in the Michigan Whitmore Lake public school system, it has become my passion to help high school juniors and seniors craft well-rounded and compelling college essays for their applications. I welcome the opportunity to chat with you to help you write strong essays for your college applications. Read my full story here.

Elizabeth B. Levy
Founder, Essay Help for Colleges



Together we’ll brainstorm ideas for your college essay topic.


First Draft

You’ll submit the initial draft of your college essay via email.



Submit up to three rewrites and receive feedback for each.



Submit your college essay to schools with confidence.

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Interview with Ann Arbor Ypsilanti Regional Chamber of Commerce

Writing That College Essay with Elizabeth Levy, Founder, Essay Help for Colleges

Before getting into college, you first must master that essay. As a high school counselor for more than 20 years in the Whitmore Lake public school system, Elizabeth Levy's passion is to help high school juniors and seniors craft well-rounded and compelling college essays for their applications. Listen to the full interview via the player below.


Semi-Finalist in 53 Voices Challenge by Michigan Women Forward for the Third Time in a Row!

For the third time, Elizabeth Levy of Essay Help for Colleges has been chosen as a Semi-Finalist in the 53 Voices Challenge, being put on by Michigan Women Forward, whose mission is to expand economic opportunity for entrepreneurial women and people of color. Good luck Elizabeth!

Ms. Levy has provided exceptional assistance and direction in assisting me with crafting compelling essays that have boosted my confidence in submitting them to my dream colleges. She consistently went above and beyond to aid me in my growth as a writer, demonstrating unwavering dedication. Her kindness and approachability, coupled with her profound understanding of the college application process, made our collaboration an incredibly enjoyable experience. If you’re embarking on your college essay journey, I wholeheartedly recommend choosing Ms. Levy as your guide. Ashmith P.

Ashmith P. // Student Class of 2024

I really enjoyed working with Elizabeth. She was very flexible with her times and her corrections were very precise and she always found a way to convey my message without changing too much. She is organized and fair and very fun to talk to. She was a great help. Thank you

Michael K. // Student Class of 2024

Elizabeth was fantastic to work with! She was very helpful with my daughter’s college essays and always kept her on task. Elizabeth is extremely organized and prompt with all correspondence. I recommend Essay Help for Colleges without hesitation.

Emily S. // Parent

Elizabeth has been working with my son on his college application essays. I was feeling a little intimidated by the process because this is my oldest child. Elizabeth made me feel at ease–she is very knowledgeable on all aspects of the college application process. She provides quick and helpful feedback on essays.
I would definitely recommend that other parents work with Elizabeth!

Sandra K // Parent

Working with Elizabeth has been a pleasure! I was accepted into my dream college University of Michigan. With both quality instruction and feedback on my essays she has helped me from, with some essays, ground zero to a product I am very happy with. She was one of the first people I thought of immediately when I was admitted to U of M on January 27, 2023. I am so thankful for the help and invaluable assistance along the process. Thank you, Elizabeth! Go Blue!

Nicholas S. // Student, Class of 2023

I am so happy I met Elizabeth. She helped me navigate the college essay process with ease and confidence. In addition, I was able to write a narrative essay on a sensitive topic following her welcoming suggestions. Thank you Elizabeth for helping me achieve this goal.

Eden M. // Class of 2023

Working with Elizabeth has been a wonderful experience, she has helped so much with my essays and aided me to discover what I wanted to write about. She encouraged me along the way, and I was able to develop a personal relationship with her as well. I am immensely grateful and indebted toward her and would recommend her to anyone with similiar endeavors.

Maya A. // transfer student

I had a great experience with Elizabeth. She cared so much about my progress and appplication results, and helped keep me organized with the next steps. She sent out helpful reminders about our meetings, and our meetings helped me feel more settled about the essay process. Overall, Elizabeth is an amazing person to have your support and guidance. I definately recommend her services at essayhelpforcolleges.

Abi M. // Class of 2022

Thank you, Elizabeth as I did not know how to start my personal essay statement for Michigan State University. I was having trouble coming up with a topic however; once I met with Elizabeth a few times was able to take ownership in my essay. I highly recommend essay help for colleges as you receive a lot of one on one guidance while working through the required essay process with confidence and insight for meeting regular decision deadline.

Lilly W. // Class of 2022

Parent reached out to receive guidance on solidifying her son’s personal essay statement for admittance to Oregon State University fall of 2022. After meeting with Elizabeth a few times,  Cooper was able to write a narative essay connecting each of the events in a concise manner. I highly recommend essayhelpforcolleges as Elizabeth gave him confidence in writing a personal essay statement.

Alison S. // Parent

Elizabeth helped me navigate the college scholarship in a concise manner. Her guidance aligned my ideas toward the scholarship requirements during our zoom session. I am confident I will receive the scholarship because of Elizabeth’s suggestions and support. Thank you again, Elizabeth. I will definately recommend you to others as you are a very valuable resource.

Legacy P. // Student

Elizabeth helped me organize my essay with solid idioms while utilizing figurative language and metaphors in a very concise manner. My essay flows well, aligns with the central theme, and is very engaging. I am confident I will be admitted to the LSA program at the University of Michigan fall of 2021 because my personal essay stands out from others after receiving Elizabeth’s guidance.

Elizabeth M. // Student


Students On Their Way! Two Inspiring Success Stories

I recently had the pleasure of working with two students on their college essays. The first student was a transfer student and the second one was a new college applicant. Both students shared personal challenges in their personal essays and how they grew up and evolved as a result of facing those challenges. Transfer Student […]


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