Testimonials From High School Students

Here are some testimonials from high school students who have used our services!

Q: “How has our organization helped you?”

“This is one of the best essay editing services out there, especially considering they’re free! Both of my essays were edited on time and very quickly. But that doesn’t mean that they weren’t carefully edited. The first essay that I asked to be edited was my Common App Personal Statement. Maya really looked into it and pointed out little nuances and things that I could change, which immensely improved my essay. At the end, she gave me pointers/reminders and commented on how my essay did or did not relate to the question, what it was missing, and what my strengths were. She pinpointed specific things that I should try to reword so that my meaning and intention would come across clearer. Laasya edited a school-specific supplemental essay for me and I couldn’t be happier with her comments. She pointed out specific things I should improve and told me to highlight the importance of the narratives that I included. She also reminded me at the end to focus on my reasoning for choosing the narrative I chose. Both of them were super helpful and I would highly recommend Through The Vine to anyone who needs any type of college help!”

Aditi Junagade
12th grade

Q: “How do you feel about our organization? Would you recommend us?”

“I feel very grateful that there are people willing to help voluntarily in this way, without wanting to take money on the application process, as is very common in my country. As it does not have good financial conditions, the program acts as a bridge to a world in which I am unable to arrive alone.”

Talyta Venancio França
Graduated

Q: “How has our organization helped you?”

“It was really reassuring to be given feedback by someone who is experienced as it is hard for my teachers and mentors to find time to provide detailed feedback on my essays. Through The Vine is organized, efficient, and gets essays back in a short amount of time. Not only are they an affordable option, it is great that you can use them multiple times for any needs you may have. I feel a lot more confident about my essay, and knowing what things I need to change helped me structure my editing time a lot better. Thank you so SO much, Through The Vine!”

Srinithi Srinivas
12th grade

Q: “How has our organization helped you?”

“I was skeptical about the organization because free essay editing services often result in plagiarism. I submitted a rough draft of an essay I wasn’t 100% set on using just to see the feedback, expecting to have to rewrite the whole thing. I WAS BLOWN AWAY. Each paragraph of my essay was thoughtfully critiqued with grammar checks and content revisions. I feel so much better having an actual college student checking my essays because they’ve been through the process themselves!”

Shivani Modi
12th grade

Q: “How do you feel about our organization? Would you recommend us?”

“YES! I am planning on submitting all of my essays now! You guys are amazing + it might be too early to say this but I love you ❤ LOL”

SHIVANI MODI
12TH GRADE

Q: “How has our organization helped you?”

“I received very helpful feedback on my common app essay. I am amazed by the level of attention given to each section of my essay to ensure that every detail fits seamlessly. Your responses were prompt and the organization’s coordination is honestly commendable. I am so much more confident going into the college application process now that a part of it has been taken care of.”

Esther oko

Q: “How do you feel about our organization? Would you recommend us?”

“I’m so grateful for the work you all do. Your organization is one of the most helpful that I have ever come across and one that I wish I knew earlier. I would highly recommend your services to those at my school.”

esther oko

Q: “How has our organization helped you?”

“Megan Nguyen edited the first draft of my Common App personal essay, which helped give me a more unbiased viewpoint on how a college AO will view my application. She helped me understand which parts of my essay were strong and how to word it better to get the most out of my word limit. Although I know this essay in particular and many others will need much more edits and drafting, I feel as if I have a clearer understanding of the direction I am going in and am feeling much less lost about this part of the college application process.”

Kayla Odessa Gaines
12th grade

Q: “How do you feel about our organization? Would you recommend us?”

“I love it! My feedback came within the week as promised and not only were my flaws pointed out, but also my strengths! I’ve already begun recommending TTV to other seniors I know and I definitely will be using your service again as I work through my common app and scholarship essays!”

KAYLA ODESSA GAINES
12TH GRADE

Q: “How has our organization helped you?”

“This organization helped with my college essay application. It helped me improve my essay and correct my grammar mistakes. Now, I feel more confident in submitting my essay at my dream school. I also believe that I have a higher chance of getting to the college I am applying to.”

Hariette Bautista
12th grade

Q: “How do you feel about our organization? Would you recommend us?”

“Yes! I would truly recommend this organization. They are working hard to edit your essay, and they give great and immediate feedback about what you wrote. I was surprised that they can edit essays quickly. I was expecting to get my essay on Sunday, but I received it two days earlier. I also love the edits my editor commented on my essay, and I am touched by the comment she wrote about my essay at the end. If you are struggling with your essay, or if you feel worried about your college application essay, this would be the right place for you! If you also need a help for your college application process, or if you need guidance/advice about college, then this organization is perfect for you!”

HARIETTE BAUTISTA
12TH GRADE

Q: “How has our organization helped you?”

“I was surprised on how detailed the answers to my questions were. Each response fully answered my question and my mentor gave me even more advice than I asked. I appreciated my mentor’s time and effort in answering my questions. I felt very anxious about the college application process but my mentor definitely helped me feel more confident about college.”

Gloria kim
12th grade

Q: “How has our organization helped you?”

“I feel much more confident going into the college application process after talking with my mentor from Through the Vine! I gained both thorough answers to some of my most pressing questions, as well as a personal connection with someone I feel comfortable talking with later on. Whereas before I was unsure where to start with my applications, I now have a sense of clarity and empowerment due to my experience with Through the Vine”

Sofia leotta
12th grade

Q: “How do you feel about our organization? Would you recommend us?”

“This organization provided detailed, excellent feedback to my concerns moving into the college applications process. I would recommend any high school student that feels at all uncertain or overwhelmed by college apps to connect with a mentor from Through the Vine!”

SOFIA LEOTTA
12TH GRADE

Q: “How has our organization helped you?”

“Your organization has greatly helped me with my college application essays. The feedback your volunteers have provided me with is incredibly thorough and well thought-out. I feel much better about the direction my essays and short answer questions are going in. I really appreciate all this organization has done for me during this stressful process.”

BreAnna McDonald
12th grade

Q: “How do you feel about our organization? Would you recommend us?”

“I would HIGHLY recommend this organization. I’ve actually told a lot of my fellow senior friends about it. Your response time is really quick, and your volunteers edit my essays in a super short amount of time. Their feedback is also very detailed, thorough, and specific. Overall, I’ve had a great experience with this organization, and I’m very appreciative.”

BREANNA MCDONALD
12TH GRADE

Q: “How has our organization helped you?”

“I received valuable feedback on details and grammar in my college essays. Along with critiquing, my editors provided positive feedback about what they liked which was encouraging. I definitely feel more confident going into the college application process knowing my essays are better.”

kaci stokes
12th grade

Q: “How has our organization helped you?”

“Such amazing edits! You guys have drastically improved my essays! I feel super confident submitting these essays and I high encourage any high school seniors to take advantage of this service! You guys rock!”

eric chen
12th grade

Q: “How do you feel about our organization? Would you recommend us?”

“Absolutely! It’s amazing how you guys are offering these services for free, and the essay edits are so much better than the professional college tutors I’ve worked with.”

ERIC CHEN
12TH GRADE

Q: “How do you feel about our organization? Would you recommend us?”

“Good! I also spoke to a director before I signed up for services, and was patiently taken through the safety measures the organization takes. No one was imposing and I was always given the option to opt out if I felt uncomfortable which did wonders for my nervousness! I really appreciate that you guys do great work for free, and all of your mentors are so patient. Would definitely recommend.”

EMILY SHANG
12TH GRADE

Q: “How do you feel about our organization? Would you recommend us?”

“Love what you guys are doing! It is really expensive to get our essays checked with college application fees around the corner. Volunteers are professional too. Thank you for you hard work!”

Atiqa Tasnim
year 1

Q: “How do you feel about our organization? Would you recommend us?”

“I think what you guys are doing is amazing! It is super helpful for all students who are nervous or want some extra help with the college admissions process. It is especially helpful to those who are low income and cannot afford some of the costly advisor/review services.”

Alex Pounds
12th grade

Q: “How do you feel about our organization? Would you recommend us?”

“Through the Vine is absolutely the best college application organization for students that is worth trying, you can learn so many new things and meet amazing people.”

Jimmy nguyen
11th grade

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