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Personal Statement and Higher Education Admissions Consulting

Welcome to Rise Up!


Love it or hate it, writing a personal statement, or several, is unavoidable when applying to colleges and graduate schools. And with many schools de-emphasizing test scores, the personal statement has become a much more crucial aspect of a candidate's application package than in the past.  


Whether you're sitting in the application trenches, staring at a blank page wondering what to write, or deciding how to make your personal statements stand out, Rise Up Admissions can help! I specialize in helping you dig deeper in order to put your very best onto the page and to make admissions committees look twice before they put your application into their “pass” piles.


I believe that every applicant deserves to have someone in their court making sure their best selves shine during the higher education application process. If you could use some help at an affordable rate and think we'd be a good fit, please reach out using the contact form below. 


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Why Work with Me?


  • 10+ years of experience reviewing personal statements with tangible results

  • Served on UC Berkeley Law School's Admission Committee as a student and know what schools are looking for

  • Affordable rates that you won't find anywhere else for comparable services

  • I love what I do and will be your biggest cheerleader throughout the admissions process

  • My undergraduate personal statements earned me admission into every UC I applied to, including UCLA and UC Berkeley. My law school personal statements earned me admission into every T14 school I applied to, including Berkeley Law, Harvard, NYU, and Columbia and waitlist status at Yale and Stanford.


Nina K. Prasad, Esq.

After providing feedback on personal statements, essays, and admissions strategies for over ten years, I've realized helping others find their voice and craft their stories is a true joy for me.

I started Rise Up Admissions because I believe everyone should have access to high-quality and professional feedback on their college and graduate school applications and personal statements for a reasonable price. I firmly believe higher education should not be limited to those who can pay their way in, and I'm especially passionate about helping people from underserved communities "rise up" and reach their educational dreams.  


Although I specialize in undergraduate college and law school admissions, I’ve successfully provided personal statement review services and admissions consulting across a wide variety of disciplines including medical school, nursing school, and computer science, as well as assisting with scholarship and grant applications. If it involves words on a page, I can help!

A little about me, I'm a practicing attorney in Los Angeles by day and an aspiring fiction writer by night (well, at least I was before I had two kids). I love to read, dance, craft, and travel to new places.


Fun fact: My birthday is Nov. 30th, the last day to submit UC Applications!


15 minute consultation (FREE)

Interested in understanding if a personal statement or college admissions consultant is right for you? Want to see if my style meshes with yours? Want to know which package you should choose? Then contact me about setting up a free 15 minute consultation.


personal statement revieW (Varies)

Get Me Started ($50) – I will review one personal statement and provide in-text revisions and overall strategy for improvement.


Let’s Fine-Tune ($100) – I will review one personal statement, provide in-text revisions and overall strategy for improvement on initial draft and one re-draft.


Perfect Your Prose ($300) – Includes One Hour Brainstorming Call, review of up to three personal statements, feedback on initial draft and two revisions. This package also includes one (1) One Hour zoom call to discuss the essays that can be used at any time during the process.


45 minute Strategy calls ($50)

Brainstorming Call – Unsure about what to write in your personal statements? In this one-hour session, I’ll work with you to identify the strongest story you can tell in your essay. Feel free to bring up to three prompts to the session. I’ll also provide you with brainstorming prompts and tried and tested ideas before our call to get your wheels turning. This brainstorming call will take place over Zoom.

College Strategy Call  – This call is meant to help you navigate the college application process. Whether it is reviewing or helping you create the perfect college application list; understand the dates and deadlines for various schools, or provide you with guidance on how to prepare for the application process if you still have time to apply.


Law School Strategy Call – On this call, I will give you a rundown on the law school application process and my top tips and tricks to make sure you are as successful as can be. I’ll take a look at your total application and career goals and make a personalized law school recommendation list with safety and reach schools.


Complete Support & Success Package ($1,000)

With the Complete Support & Success Package, you will get a One Hour Brainstorming Call, an Initial Draft review of as many personal statements and college essay questions as you need for up to ten schools, unlimited reviews of future drafts for up to ten colleges, a One Hour College List Strategy Call, and unlimited email and text support throughout your college application process. I will also help you track all of your applications and the various requirements for each school. With this package, I’ll be with you every step of the way!

If none of the above packages fit your needs or if they are currently out of your price range but you would still like to work with me, please contact me to discuss a customized package.


"Nina was exceptionally helpful in editing my personal statements and advising me in my college admissions process overall! It was largely due to her excellent strategies and tips that I was able to gain admission to every UC campus and had lots of great options when I entered college. Anyone would be lucky to work with her!"

~ Chip A.


Ready to get started? Use this form to request a FREE 15 minute consultation, book a service, or ask a question.

I can't wait to help you get one step closer to your dreams!

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