Rates & Sign-Up Info

Anna’s weekly rate is $875 (includes daily coaching and revisions). This weekly rate applies to students who register prior to Sept. 15th. The Common App personal essay is completed within 3 weeks.

If starting after Sept. 15th, there is a flat fee per essay. To keep costs down, Anna works with students to identify strong “super essay” topics from their lives that will stretch to fit multiple supplemental prompts.

Additionally, there is a one-time setup fee of $300 to cover the cost of preparing a college research spreadsheet and essay tracker. The first sheet tab is admissibility info and the second tab is an essay organizer. If you’d like us to research pricing and merit aid data, the total setup fee will be $500 instead of $300.


The process is the result of 20 years of experience and is backed by a 100% satisfaction guarantee. The cost would be less if Anna offered a round or two of edits, spruced up the words, and called it a day. The result would be a perfectly well-written and error-free essay. Shouldn’t that be enough?

The reality is that superficial editing can do more harm than good. Getting a powerful story from a student in his or her authentic voice is the secret to Naked Essay’s success, and it doesn’t happen overnight. Read more about Anna’s time-tested process. If it seems like overkill, consider the New York Times article “The Almighty Essay”:

The more exclusive the college, the more weight the essay is given. … In fact, these colleges give more weight to the essay than grade-point average. Let me restate that: one writing assignment is more critical to a high school senior’s chances of getting into many top colleges than his or her average grades from four years of high school.

I do not take this responsibility lightly!

My guarantee to you:

All Naked Essay students produce engaging, insightful, and effective essays—guaranteed. Whether you’re a gifted creative writer looking to take your work to the next level, or a future engineer who would rather chew on scrap metal than pour out your heart to an admissions committee, tutoring is tailored to your unique strengths. As a result, I am able to offer a money-back guarantee. I see it as one more way to make your application process less stressful.