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Welcome to College With Mattie!


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My name is Mattie Culkin. 👋

I am a professional writer and content marketer who has transferred his skillset to the world of private college admissions consulting. It seems like a natural fit, as I know the value that robust application essays may have on a student’s chances regarding access to top schools. I also think teens are neat. I wake up every day both grateful and in disbelief that such a natural career path even exists for me to partake in.

You are likely here because you read an article of mine on Reddit. Hi! In previous years, I worked with primarily Bay Area students at a local consulting center. But thanks to your support, I now offer my private consulting services to students around the US and globe through Zoom. Ironically, I still work with a lot of Bay Area kids. But they found me through Reddit, too. The internet rules.

My specialty is writing. I understand and will cover every aspect of the college admission process, but the reason to hire me is for my assistance on essays. I work tirelessly to make sure every application essay that goes out is excellent. Not excellent for a college essay. Excellent all on its own. It is this high-quality standard I set for my students that leads to our work getting kids in where they want to go.

If you are interested in working with me, please check out the Services Offered tab for what I offer. Then feel free to contact me for a free consultation. I offer 30-minute chats through Zoom to answer any questions you might have. You may also read my blog where I post free hot takes and strategy guides about college admissions. This piece, which won the r/applyingtocollege 2020 Acorn Award for most helpful post, is a good one to start with.

I look forward to hearing from you.

– Mattie