Pricing & Sign-Up Info

Tailored solutions,
transparent rates

Upfront Pricing

For private 1-on-1 essay coaching and college advising, there is a standard weekly rate of $875. For rising seniors, typically one week is dedicated to college counseling and three weeks to the Common App essay. Any supplemental essays take about a week. If a faster turnaround is needed, there is a flat fee per essay — $2,700 for the Common App essay and $900 per supplemental topic. Please note that this fee is per topic, not per essay—to keep costs down, Anna works with students to identify a small number of strong “super essay” topics from their lives that will stretch to fit a variety of supplemental prompts. A 10% discount is available for On-Demand Passholders.


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. If Anna’s process 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.

Anna does not take this responsibility lightly! 

Seeking more info?

Let's connect