Debra Gips


What Parents and Students are Saying about Making Your Words Count

"Thank you so much, Debra, for your invaluable guidance and help. Our son's voice and personality really comes through in his Common App Essay."
~ Parent, Walpole, Massachusetts, Class of 2024

"We can't thank you enough for all of the help and guidance you provided.We would not have gotten through this process without you. We greatly appreciate your time and support! You are absolutely amazing!"
~ Parent, Cherry Hill, New Jersey, Class of 2024

"I wanted to write to thank you for all your help over the past couple of months. I really would not have been able to complete all those applications without your help. You are an incredible mentor and really knew how to best help me in the writing process. I am really happy with the essays that came out at the end, and I cannot thank you enough."
~ Student, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Class of 2024

"I cannot thank you enough for your kind help with our daughter's personal statement. I have now read it multiple times and I continue to be so captivated by it. Also, our daughter thinks you are super-engaging and an incredibly talented editor, and we agree. You're a gem!"
~ Parent, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Class of 2024

"We so appreciate the many wonderful words you have shared and helped our daughter find."
~ Parent, Haddonfield, New Jersey, Class of 2023

"I wanted to thank you for all of your help with my college applications this year. When I was at an interview, one of the admissions officers commented on my Common App essay and said it was very thoughtful and eloquent. Thank you for your help with this essay. I am very happy with how it turned out."
~ Student, Chesterfield, New Jersey, Class of 2023

"Thanks so much Debra! You are the best!"
~ Parent, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Class of 2023

"Thank you so much ... you really made this whole college process a little less daunting!"
~ Parent, Pine Brook, New Jersey, Class of 2023

"Thank you so much for the help on the essays and for being part of this journey. I really appreciate it."
~ Student, Pine Brook, New Jersey, Class of 2023

" I sincerely appreciated the amount of time and effort that you put into reading and editing my common app essay. You helped me make a seemingly generic topic like community service into a a vibrant, meaningful story."
~ Student, Acton, Massachusetts, Class of 2023

"Thank you so much for helping our daughter with her essays. Your insight and guidance helped restore her confidence. She has worked very hard and is dreaming big dreams. Your kindness and words of wisdom are an important part of her showing colleges who she is."
~ Parent, Moorestown, New Jersey, Class of 2023

"Thank you for everything in this whole process. I will be submitting everything tomorrow evening, and I couldn't have done it without your help."
~ Student, Chesterfield, New Jersey, Class of 2022

"Thank you so much for talking to me on the phone a few days ago. It gave me a better insight on what exactly I wanted my essay to focus on and how to bring those ideas to light."
~ Student, Boston, Massachusetts, Class of 2022

"Thank you so much for your help! We completely trust you amazing skills!"
~ Parent, Moorestown, New Jersey

"Thank you for all your help so far as it really helped me brainstorm and think about my narrative."
~ Student, Freehold, New Jersey, Class of 2022

"I can't thank you enough for all of your help with my personal statement!"
~ Student, Moorestown, New Jersey, Class of 2022

"Thank you so much for all your help. I wouldn't be where I am today without you. "
~ Student, Cherry Hill, New Jersey, Class of 2019

"Debra, you are the best! We never would have made it through the process without you. Will definitely refer you to others!"
~ Parent, Summit, New Jersey

"Your work on my two essays was really helpful. Thank you so much!"
~ Student, New Brunswick, New Jersey, Class of 2019

I can't thank you enough for all of your help over the past few months. Your guidance has helped me not only write excellent essays for college, but evolve as a writer and strengthen my skills.
~ Student, Voorhees, New Jersey

"I can't imagine going through the college process without Debra. She always had great ideas on how to tune-up and consolidate my essays, and she always responded so quickly. Thanks again for all of your help!"
~ Student, attending Princeton University, Class of 2017

"Thank you so much for all of the help, I really appreciate everything."
~ Student, Cherry Hill, New Jersey

"Thank you again for your help and expertise. My daughter's essays were excellent because of your input."
~ Parent, Solon, Ohio

"Thanks so much for your help with my son's resume! It really made a big difference."
~ Parent, Moorestown, New Jersey

"I really liked the personalized story maps. They helped jump-start my essays."
~ Student, attending Boston University, Class of 2016

"My son is delighted to be working with you, and he is finding the process extremely helpful!! Thank you so very much. Just, please, keep working with him as you've been doing."
~ Parent, Yardley, Pennsylvania

"It only took one conversation to know that Debra was the right person to help our son with college application essays. She was immediately inspiring, helpful, and constructive. Her suggestions were instrumental in turning out the perfect writing pieces that led to several Ivy league admittances."
~ Parent, Moorestown, New Jersey

"You are the BEST! Thanks a million!"
~ Parent, Short Hills, New Jersey

"Debra Gips was an incredible woman for my son to work with on his difficult college essays. He had applied to many universities where supplemental essays were required, and Debra worked tirelessly and with great knowledge and sensitivity. I have already recommended Ms. Gips to friends and will continue to do so."
~ Parent, Jericho, New York

"Indispensable advice from someone who has been involved first-hand at the university level. She helps you find your voice while enhancing your essay along the way."
~ Student, attending George Washington University, Class of 2015

Debra's help made the college application process much less stressful for my daughter and for us as parents. She is the perfect neutral third party between parent and teen who can guide the process from start to finish or pick up the pieces if the process has gone astray and then see it to completion. Although we live too far away for face-to-face meetings, my daughter was able to work with Debra through ichat/skype/facetime and email and ensure that all essays were thoughtful, well-written and ready to be submitted in a timely manner. We will definitely call on Debra to help my next child through the college application process.
~ Parent, Short Hills, New Jersey

"Thank you for all of your help! You motivated my son, kept him on track, and encouraged him to do his very best work. His essays are wonderful! I will definitely be referring you to my friends and family."
~ Parent, Jericho, New York

"Great work! I looking forward to working with you again."
~ Parent, Moorestown, New Jersey

"Thanks for helping me create a truly impressive resume. It looks great and sounds great too."
~ Student, attending Lehigh University, Class of 2014

"Thank you so much for your expertise, help and commitment to my daughter. You have been fantastic in helping her with the essays."
~ Parent, Westfield, New Jersey

"Thank you again for helping me develop and express my ideas. You made the essay portion of the application process so much easier for me, and less stressful too!"
~ Student, attending Rutgers University, Class of 2014