Students interested in submitting college-app essay drafts for feedback from Hillside coaches may inquire about support availability below.
The Details: The total word limit per submission — whether one essay or several — is 1000 words (a fee applies for longer submissions). Feedback is typically returned within a week of receipt by the Hillside coach. Feedback preparation is billed by the hour, with a one-hour minimum (to request fee information, send us a message). After initial review of submitted drafting, Hillside provides an estimate of feedback-preparation time (average for a Common App essay draft is 1–1.5 hours). A $125 deposit, which goes toward the feedback fee, secures the reservation of coach support. Hillside sends a deposit invoice once a feedback request is accepted by a Hillside coach and a submission date for student drafting is determined. The deposit will be refunded if the reservation is cancelled 7 days or more before the agreed-upon submission date. If a submission date is reserved but Hillside receives no draft for review by midnight on that date, the deposit will be forfeited and the balance of an hour’s fee will be charged.