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What We Do

Comprehensive College Counseling
BMC helps students streamline the entire college application process, from developing their academic narrative and a standout resume to creating a smaller, more focused college list and writing essays in less time and with less stress. We work with students to gain admission to the schools that are the best fit for them—not just the schools that are perceived to be the best. College rankings never drive our work.
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"Essay-Only" College Counseling
Your GPA and test scores might get you in the door, but they won't make you memorable. Our essay coaching process is far more than an editing service. Our coaches work with students to design and execute essays, from choosing topics to deciding which additional essays to tackle first to providing line-by-line critiques of their drafts and setting deadlines every step of the way. We even wrote a book on it!
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Graduate School Counseling
Our primary focus is business, although we also help applicants apply to a number of additional selective graduate programs in law, public policy, education, psychology, and international relations. Our graduate school admissions services are customized to fit each client and where they are in the process.
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Early Career Counseling
Mapping out a "career strategy" early on can be especially helpful as students seek internships the summer after they graduate high school and into college. We provide early career advising, resume development and editing, and teach students how to take advantage of college career centers and services.
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The Complete College Essay Handbook:

Hi. If this were a podcast, this would be the part where we’d say, in our distinct voices: “I’m Brittany.” And then: “I’m Emma.” We’ve been working together to guide students through their college applications since 2016. After a few years, we realized our process was not reflected in any of the essay materials we found elsewhere, so we decided to write it down. What started as internal documents for our students eventually turned into a book and we are writing to announce that…

[drumroll]

The Complete College Essay Handbook is now available on Amazon

It’s a no-frills, practical guide that will give students the confidence and know-how they need to craft the best essays for every single school on their list—in less time and with less stress. The Complete College Essay Handbook walks students through:

  • What makes an essay stand out, drawing on sample essays by real students to illustrate main points
  • Brainstorming activities to find the best topics for the personal statement and supplemental essays
  • How to write the two central components of every application essay: scene and reflection
  • Editing and revision—including techniques to cut down or expand an essay to hit the word limit
  • The four types of supplemental essays and how to decode the different essay prompts, using actual essay questions
  • The strategy behind a well-rounded set of application essays

We are excited to get our expertise and years of experience into the hands of as many students as possible, for the upcoming college essay season.

If you have feedback—or just want to say hi—email us at brittemmaessays@gmail.com

Thank you for your support! – Brittany & Emma

From The Blog

Common App Announces 2024–2025 Essay Prompts
Common App Announces 2024–2025 Essay Prompts
February 28, 2024
The Common App essay prompts will remain the same for 2024–2025. Get a head start by grabbing a copy of The Complete College Essay Handbook! Some students have a background, identity, i...
Elevating Your Extracurriculars for Summer 2024
Elevating Your Extracurriculars for Summer 2024
February 22, 2024
The strength of your curriculum (rigor), the grades you receive in academic courses (core academic GPA), and your extracurricular activities (ECs) are what matter most in the evaluation of a...
Class of 2024 Admission Results – Updated w/ED 2
Class of 2024 Admission Results – Updated w/ED 2
January 29, 2024
Congrats to all of our seniors! This post includes results released at the end of January. ED 2 tends to be released in February; we will update this post or post a fresh list at that time. ...

Special Programs

Business Bound: Undergraduate Business Program Workshop

 Business Bound is an on-demand, interactive workshop led by Dr. Brittany Maschal (no boring PowerPoints, promise) to help high school students who are undergrad b-school hopefuls set the foundation for competitive, differentiated applications. This workshop is offered in a small group setting (5 students max) or 1:1, and covers: 

  • Academic Foundations: Math is your friend! You’ll learn how to choose the appropriate foundation and extension courses both in and out of school and understand the nuances of standardized testing in the undergrad b-school admissions process. 
  • Why B-School: You’ll benefit from developing a compelling reason to study business in college. After this workshop, your why could change drastically and for the better.  
  • Extracurriculars: Your activities are the key storytelling elements of your application. They back your why, and they highlight what you’ve got to bring to the table. 
  • Leadership & Impact: Leadership is everywhere, and everyone can make an impact. We’ll show you how. No title of Captain or President needed.

Individualized Advising: You’ll have a forum to ask questions about anything else related to the b-school application process, from where you can internal transfer (especially if we determine the b-school is not your best path in) to how to approach the Ross Portfolio. Bring your questions!

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Complete Your Common Application Essay in One Week! 

Want to get the most important piece of writing in your college application completed efficiently and effectively? 

In one week of focused work with an essay expert, you will be able to check a very important college application item off your list: the Common Application essay.  

In our CA Essay Bootcamp you will:

  • Attend a live session to learn what makes a successful Common Application essay.
  • Complete our specialized brainstorming process, working with an essay expert 1:1 to decide on the most unique approach to your essay. 
  • Draft your essay and receive detailed, targeted feedback to take it from a rough draft to a polished final essay—in four days!

You’ll also get access to sample personal statements by real-life students we’ve worked with (and who have gained admission to selective colleges and universities!).

When is this program offered?

  • This course is offered on-demand! Let us know your preferred week, and we will reach out to you with our availability. If we are not available for your preferred week, we will work with you to find another time that fits both of our schedules. 

Who should sign up for this program?

  • Juniors and seniors who are ready to write their Common App essay (aka the personal statement) and who have a significant chunk of time each day to dedicate to it over the course of one week. This means they have time every day, for approximately seven days, to work on their essay. 

How do I get more information and pricing?

Purpose Projects

Colleges love to see students engaged in meaningful, self-directed work.

We help students in grades 9-11 create a Purpose Project – a project they design and implement (with our help!) that taps into their interests and talents (the things they love, that bring them joy, that they want to study in college, or that they think could best help their school, community, or the world). A Purpose Project is connected to a deeper purpose and has tangible outcomes that the student identifies.

Past student projects have included writing a children’s book, completing a literature review or book challenge, creating a documentary trailer (and starting a nonprofit, school club, or app), spearheading an innovative volunteer event, raising money for an organization in a creative way (selling artwork, Etsy shop, etc.), and organizing an annual beach cleanup. The possibilities are endless!

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