Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q: How does this work?

A: Start by clicking “Get Started”. Fill out the information and click “Submit”. 

  • You will receive an email with a link to pay for the order

  • Once you have completed payment, we are ready to begin

  • Write your essay & short answers in a Google Doc.

  • Share the Google Doc with us. We will provide you the email address to share it with, after receiving your payment.

  • One of YapWorks reviewers will review your work. And provide comments within the Google Doc you shared.

  • Review our comments. If you need to talk let us know and we will setup a call to go over the review.

  • Make changes to your work based on our comments.

  • We will review it again and provide further comments if necessary.

  • Once you feel you are happy with the work, you are ready to go.

  • That will be the end of the review.

Q: What is the 15-minute Initial Review?

A: We will review your essay and provide our feedback on a 15-minute phone conversation;  If you like our feedback, you can signup for our full service at the published charges. No refunds, once we provide the comments or review.

Q: Can YapWorks write the essay for me?

A: No. This is meant to be your essay. We are here to coach you, provide you feedback and help the essay make an impact.

Q: How much does this cost?

A: $299 – one college app (essay + short answers). $449 – package of three college apps; for the same candidate. $75 / app beyond 3 apps. 

Q: Can I start with the 1-essay option and if I like the service, convert it to the 3-essay option later?

A: Yes. You can do it for an additional cost of $150. We will be happy to change your option to the 3-essay option. Email us at when you are ready.

Q: How do I pay?

A: You can pay online using the link that will be emailed to you after you submit the below information.

Q: Do I need a Google / Gmail account?

A: Yes. Since we ask you to create your essay as a Google Doc and share it with us.

Q: Are there in-person meetings with a YapWorks team member?

A: No. There are no in-person meetings. All communication is remote, through Google Doc comments, email or phone.

Q: Is the feedback you provide only a general high level feedback?

A: Our feedback and coaching is targeted to your specific essay and its contents. Apart from that we also provide general feedback on essay writing, college essays, etc.

Q: How long does it take YapWorks to provide feedback to my shared essay?

A: We respond within 1 – 3 days. Many times a lot faster. We request you to leave enough lead time before the app submission deadline for the college.

Q: What if I cannot get the essay right in review? Is there a limit to the number of times you can review my work?

A: Don’t worry. You can make changes and ask us to review again. There is no limit to the number of times we can review an essay or short answers. We want you to be satisfied.

Q: Do I need to complete my essays and answers within a specific time? 

A: Yes. You have 6 months from the date of your order to complete your essays and answers and complete all the reviews with YapWorks.

Q: What if I am not happy and need a refund? 

A: We offer a Full Money Back Guarantee. No questions asked. You have 1 month from the date of the order to ask for a refund. We will appreciate if you tell us what we can do better.