US Essay Review

Need help with your essays?

CollegeLAH’s volunteer editors are happy to provide essay advice to students who are applying to US Universities this year.  Our volunteers will help to read through your essays, and will try their very best to provide you with feedback based on their application experiences.

Disclaimer: CollegeLAH’s team is solely made up of students who have pulled through the application processes. We have first hand experiences but we do not claim to be admission gurus. Any comments/feedback given are based on our personal experiences- what worked for us might not be the best possible ways to produce personal statements. 

NameCourseUniversityI can provide advice on:
Raja Muhammad Harith Bin Raja Abd HalimEconomicsThe Wharton School of the University of PennsylvaniaCommon App and supplemental essays
Teoh Lee JeanBachelor Degree in BusinessUniversity of Wisconsin-MadisonInterested/planning to major in business Checking whether the essay aligns with the requirements
Azalea ZakiBachelor’s in Finance and EconomicsMichigan State UniversityUS essays of any nature
Amjad Faiz Bin Muhamad AfandyData ScienceUniversity of California San DiegoUS essays of any nature
Erin Eu LakshmananEconomicsUniversity of California, BerkeleyEconomics/Business related
Raja Muhammad Harith Bin Raja Abd HalimEconomicsThe Wharton School of the University of PennsylvaniaCommon App and supplemental essays
Yi Ker GanBSc PhysicsImperial College LondonPhysics/Natural Sciences
Gan Chern XunPolitical Science & Public PolicyStanford UniversityUS essays of any nature (especially transfer applications)

CollegeLAH editors

If you prefer, you may also request that our US team members edit/comment on your essay personally. Please bear in mind that if our own editors are congested with applications, they will be forwarded to a volunteer editor with your written consent instead. Likewise, if our volunteer editors are congested, your application may be forwarded to one of our own editors.

NameCourseUniversity I can provide advice on:
Lee Man ChingEconomics and East Asian StudiesColumbia UniversityUS essays of any nature

How it works?

Send us a copy of your personal statement and the following details to

  • Name
  • Email address
  • Current Institution
  • Pre-University subjects
  • Course of study
  • Intended universities
  • Two preferred editors (will only be sent to one)
  • College/School’s internal deadline for submission

We will forward your personal statement to your “Preferred Editors” ONLY.  However, in the event that the particular Editor has too many outstanding requests, we will forward your essay to another editor with similar credentials with prior written consent from you. Similarly, if you do not state a preferred editor, the personal statement will then be sent to a member of the CollegeLAH Team to be edited. Please do note that the CollegeLAH admin team may view it for administrative purposes.

You will receive an email from the regional correspondent indicating that essay has indeed been forwarded to an editor. Your editor has been told to connect with you within two days upon receiving your personal statement. You can then decide, alongside with your volunteer editor, a suitable timeframe and medium of communication that you both are comfortable on working with. Should there not be any contact from your volunteer after two days, we kindly request that you inform us.

The editor will read through your essay thoroughly and provide you with feedback based on his/her application experience, via email, Google Docs and/or Microsoft Word. The method of correspondence between you and your editor is entirely up to you and his/her discretion. Keep in mind that we are not admissions professionals but students with first hand experiences willing to share with you. It’s always a good idea to check with your university placement center before submitting it!

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We wish you all the best with your applications!

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