Welcome to College With Mattie!


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 a robust application essay can 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 every application essay that goes out excellent. Not excellent for a college essay. Excellent all on its own. It is this high-quality standard that I set for my students and me that leads to our work getting kids in where they want to go.

If you would like to learn more about the system I use to uphold that level of essay quality, I have written a special blog post explaining the way I work.

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 20-minute chats through phone or 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 is a good one to start with.

I look forward to hearing from you.