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WriteKey, the College Admissions Essay Editing Service
WriteKey, the College Admissions Essay Editing Service


WriteKey is the first free student-run service for helping high school students perfect their admissions-related essays.

About Us

Absolutely Free


As an essay writing help service run by volunteer, Ivy League students, we are able to provide quality editing at no cost to you!

Detailed Edits


Our editors provide in-line suggestions on grammar, word choice, sentence structure, clarity, and organization directly in your essay. 

Fast Response


Deadlines are approaching! We strive to serve our clients quickly. Get your edited essay back from us within 7 days of submission.

How It Works


Send us an original admissions essay that needs fixing (up to 800 words), as well as the prompt .


It will take about a week for the editing team to review your essay and suggest revisions.

Receive Edited Essay

You will get back your essay with detailed  recommendations made through Google Docs.

How We Stay Free

As you can tell, we aren't fancy. Our website is basic and costs us very little. Our staff is small and consists entirely of unpaid college students who are talented in writing and attend top universities in the country. At WriteKey, our trustworthy and knowledgeable student editors review essays and communicate with clients directly through a reliable third-party platform, rather than through a more expensive custom platform. Our student editors are an excellent resource to help you improve your essays because they, themselves, have succeeded in the application process recently. If, for any reason, you are not satisfied with our services, please let us know what we can do to be better.


"Extremely thorough"

"My edits were extremely thorough. I really liked that the essay was reviewed for structure as well as grammar. I also like that all of the edits were explained and I could choose whether to accept the editor's suggestions." 

- F.S., Nova Southeastern University


"The edits I received were absolutely phenomenal. The editor's corrections were explained clearly, and the platform made it easy to revise. Stylistic suggestions also helped a ton!"

- A.A., Princeton University

"Improved my writing style"

"The editor at WriteKey significantly improved my writing style. The edits helped me highlight the good qualities of my writing and eliminate the negative ones effectively." 

- A.S., St. John's University