Some high school English departments integrate the college essay into their lesson plans. Others do not. If your teen is in the latter camp, be sure to lockdown the teacher, tutor, or writing coach who is going to assist them with their college essays as soon as possible.
Remember, a solid admissions essay usually requires a minimum of three drafts, which means a lot of editing, emails, and messages in a short amount of time. That’s why most professional college planning companies and writing coaches will be fully booked by late August (if not before). So, whether going with a teacher, family friend, or a PRIVATE WRITING COACH, you should avoid the headache of waitlists and sort it out now.