Margery was a blessing to me! I first met Margery in 2015 when I was applying to transfer colleges to complete my Bachelor’s degree. I decided to do this at the last minute and never considered how difficult it would be to write a personal statement as a transfer student. After a few weeks of trying to write my essays, I decided to find an essay coach. I looked at numerous companies but liked the personal attention that Margery gave in response to my email. She agreed to work with me and I got into 5 of the 7 schools I applied to, including my first choice, Mount Holyoke College.
Fast forward to Fall 2018 and my next round of applications for my Master’s degree. I knew that I needed help and immediately knew Margery was the best person for the job. It took a few months to write the four personal statements and two sample academic essays for my applications. It was hard work, but Margery was there to push me, encourage me, listen to my worries and ultimately to help me write the best essays I could write. So far I’ve been accepted to all four programs to which I applied. I have decided to accept a place at the University of York (in England) to study Medieval Literature and Languages. I am so excited for my future and I am so thankful that I had Margery to help me reach my goals.
- RB, University of York, England
Margery was there when I needed her most. A bit less than a month before the early decision deadline — an already stressful time — the person who was originally supposed to be aiding me with the application process became unreachable. Amid my panic, in came Margery, taking me on as a client at the last minute and helping me finish and perfect my applications. By taking the time to learn about me, Margery helped me unearth more profound essay ideas and taught me how to make the most of the restricting word count in order to communicate my passions. I am still in awe of her dedication, professionalism, and grace. Thanks to Margery, I was accepted to all of my top schools— she is truly wonderful, and I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to work with her!
-- JB, Yale ‘23
Working with Margie made the college process less stressful and helped ease my way into the final stretch of high school. I gained a new connection and we developed a strong bond that I know will follow me through my college years. With Margie’s assistance, not only was I able to get accepted into my top two schools but 10 out of the 11 schools that I applied to as well. I am so grateful to have worked with such an exceptional and patient individual!
- H.M., Marist Class of 2023
Margery had been super-helpful throughout the entire application process. She provided me with the best guidance and suggestions when it came to every essay prompt and helped me take my writing to the next level. I am now in my top school/program and I could not have felt more confident with my application once I hit the submission button!
-A.D., NYU 2022
Margery Kashman, the College Essay Whiz, was an absolute lifesaver for me throughout the entire college process. CEW has a unique approach to tailor to the needs of each student throughout their entire high school career including the college pre-application and application process as evidenced by the magic worked regarding both myself and my sister (University of Michigan Class of 2018). Every aspect of applying to college was facilitated by CEW. I was given a clear, cogent and precise road-map to follow, which made the application process far less daunting. I was accepted at 13 out of 15 colleges that I applied to comprised of 5 safes, 5 targets, and 5 reaches. I truly feel my essays and application were put forward in the best possible light. CEW is endlessly patient, kindhearted and will get you to produce your finest work. I couldn't have done it without her.
- A.J. R, Penn State University '23