Our Take on College Services

Take on College provides two pathways to meet your needs- long and short term mentorship. 

Long Term Mentorship Program

You will be matched with a mentor throughout the entire college application season and have a support system to answer any questions, as well as provide feedback on your draft essays. Signs up closed on August 31 at 11:59 PM PST. If you would like to apply for an exception, email info@takeoncollege.org

This program is open for first-generation (neither of your parents graduated with a four-year degree in the US) OR low-income students (you qualify for the Federal Free or Reduced Lunch program) . 

Early Acceptance Timeline 

August: First Draft Personal Statement / Making a College List

September: Second Draft PS / Supplemental Essays

October: Financial Aid / Final Draft 


Regular Decision Timeline

November:  Personal Statement Draft

December:  Final Draft Personal Statement / Supplemental Essays

January: Applying to Scholarships

Short Term Mentorship Program Options: 

You can choose from the below options to receive one to two-time edits from a mentor.

This program is open to all high school students 


Cover Letter Edit

Applying to your dream internship? Cover letters are the first thing job or internship providers see when you apply! We have experience editing cover letters to be succinct and effective. This option is perfect for those in any grade who want to improve their application to any job or internship!

Scholarship Essay Edit

Got into your dream school? You need to figure out how to pay for it! That's why scholarship essays are just as important as college apps. Just like our other essay edits, we'll do a thorough edit of your drafts, and offer you ideas that make your essay extra-persuasive. Get that bread!

Common/Coalition Essay Edit

This edit is for students who already have a draft (it can be rough!) of their Common or Coalition application.


It includes one thorough online editing by one to two mentors, and will include comments put on at least every paragraph of your essay, as well as an deep explanation and summary of our edits at the bottom of the document. 

Resume Edit

Some colleges ask for a resume to include in your application. We can help you design, optimize and edit your resume to showcase your academic and professional experience! Even if you are not a senior, you can benefit from this service when applying for any internships, fellowships or jobs!

Supplemental Essay Edit

Your supplemental essay can make your application to your dream college stand out from others. Have a draft? We'll help you make it better!


Similar to the Common/Coalition essay edit option, one mentor will help you enhance your supplemental essay by doing a thorough online edit and commenting on at least every sentence.