Stephen Allan has guided students applying to both elite undergraduate universities and top-tier graduate programs for over four years, having assisted over 500 students who applied to 175 different programs. His students have gone to undergraduate schools such as Duke, Harvard, Cornell, Dartmouth, and Stanford, while others have enrolled in graduate programs like Yale School of Management, London School of Economics, Penn Law School, and the Master’s of Education at Harvard, to name just a few. With his writing expertise, journalism background, and creative mind, Stephen specializes in crafting top-notch essays that grab the admission officer’s attention, create a memorable impression, and garner admission to highly selective programs. Stephen earned his bachelor’s of arts in psychology with a certificate in policy journalism and media studies from Duke University, during which he wrote for the largest newspaper in North Carolina and edited work for writers at places such as the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, and The Atlantic. Following graduation, he became a full-time entrepreneur, first blogging about his experiences as a professional poker player before becoming an author of science fiction and fantasy novels, running an editing company, and helping students gain admission to their dream school. Stephen also assists websites with creating strong web content that boosts SEO rankings and leads to more sales. Stephen currently lives in Raleigh, NC, where he writes epic fantasy novels, provides mentorship to young aspiring authors and writers, and practicing Krav Maga.