Sylvan Learning Partners with College Prep Leader to Help Students Gain Admission to Their Top-Choice Colleges

Sep 19, 2013, 14:41 ET from Sylvan Learning

BALTIMORE, Sept. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sylvan Learning announced today that it has partnered with College Essay Organizer, a rapidly growing Web-based company focused on helping students gain admission to their top college choices.

With over 30 years of expertise and more than 800 locations across North America, Sylvan Learning is the leading provider of personal learning for students of all ages, grades, and skill levels. "We are expanding our college preparation services to help families navigate the complex college application process," says Jeffrey Cohen, Sylvan's Chief Executive Officer. "Our partnership with College Essay Organizer will enable students to write stronger essays and submit more compelling college applications. Our students are going to love how easy it is, and their parents are going to love the results."

College Essay Organizer remains the only technology of its kind in today's booming college prep market. Dan Stern, Founder and President, developed College Essay Organizer five years ago, in partnership with A-List Education, to streamline the college essay process. The Website, an outgrowth of Stern's Manhattan-based tutoring and college prep company, Metro Academic Prep, instantly provides students with all of their essay questions for their selected colleges, including many essays for programs and scholarships not found on the applications or the Common App. The issue of students overlooking such essays and submitting incomplete applications has become a significant problem in recent years. College Essay Organizer exists to ensure that applicants avoid this misstep, and to show how essay questions across different schools share overlapping themes so students can write fewer essays but maintain high quality.

"The goal," Stern says, "is to help students work smarter. If an applicant is considering just six colleges, which is low in today's competitive climate, she may be shocked to discover there are twenty or more essays to write, and it can be overwhelming to know how to begin. If the applicant can see how to write four essays that work for all twenty questions, she'll produce better-quality writing and get it done faster."

In addition to offering this automated essay tool, College Essay Organizer and Sylvan will also feature the new Expert Access webcast series, which allows students to listen to and interact with the nation's leading authorities on a range of college admissions topics. "As a parent of two high school students, I have a first-hand view of the challenges involved with the college application process," says Sylvan's Cohen. "And these innovative college application services will help more students get accepted to their first-choice colleges -- without having to spend a small fortune to make it happen."

To learn more, visit College Essay Organizer at

About Sylvan Learning
Sylvan Learning is the leading provider of tutoring to students of all ages, grades and skill levels with more than 30 years of experience and nearly 800 centers located throughout North America. Sylvan's trained and Sylvan-certified instructors provide personalized instruction in reading, writing, mathematics, study skills and test-prep for college entrance and state exams. Sylvan also hosts, a blog offering tips and resources from moms and education experts. For more information, call 1-800-31-SUCCESS or visit

About College Essay Organizer

College Essay Organizer has been used by tens of thousands of students, hundreds of independent consultants, and leading high schools throughout the world. It is partners with the Independent Educational Consultants Association and Higher Education Consultants Association. Its technology is based on the work of Metro Academic Prep, a Manhattan-based tutoring and college prep company that has supported thousands of students from New York to South Korea.

About A-List Education

A-List helps thousands of students, teachers and institutions throughout the world access solutions for higher education. In addition to providing direct instruction, A-List offers professional development aligned with Common Core State Standards for schools and nonprofits, extensive educational products like SAT/ACT preparation materials, and unique e-learning applications like

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