Jake Patin-Sauls
He/Him/His
Jake Patin-Sauls

About

NOTE: This is going up top because I'm seeing more and more reports of it, but please, PLEASE, for the sake of everything that is good in this world, do not trust ANYONE who insinuates that you must have had hardships, some dramatic experience, or a "spike"/"passion" in order to write a successful Common App essay/get into your dream school. These ideas stem from a fundamental misunderstanding of what makes a compelling story and what admissions officers are looking for. They *can* make great essays, but advisors relying on them are FAR more likely to give AI-created, recycled, or flat-out plagiarised advice/revisions.

Every year this gets many students eliminated from schools that would have otherwise accepted them. This fact is then often reported to OTHER universities, who may also choose to decline or rescind acceptance. And you may never even know it happened.

LISTEN IN ON A LIVE CONSULTATION HERE: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLd_z1kC_cirFXTFRHsHM9ZjhSbMUMpgMy
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Jake helped students get into:
Ohio State UniversityOklahoma State University
Oregon Institute of TechnologyOregon State University
Pacific Northwest College of ArtPacific Rim Christian University
Penn State BrandywinePennsylvania College of Technology
Ohio State University
Oklahoma State University
Oregon Institute of Technology
Oregon State University
Pacific Northwest College of Art
Pacific Rim Christian University
Penn State Brandywine
Pennsylvania College of Technology
Jake helps with…
Majors & Careers
Extracurriculars
Building a School List
Transfers
College Interviews
Community College
UC Schools
Common App
Trade School & Vocational Pathways
FAFSA
Highly Selective College Admissions
High School Course Selection
College Applications & Essays
Admissions Timeline
School-Specific Supplemental Essays
Texas and Prague
10 years of experience
HECA
Business
Economics
Psychology
Sociology
Anthropology
Education
History
Law
Political Science
International Relations
Communications
Journalism
Film and Photography
Theater
Music
Art
Design
Computer Science
Architecture
Engineering
Physics
Chemistry
Biology
Health
Food and Nutrition
Math
Language
Philosophy
Environmental Science
Linguistics
Neuroscience
Cognitive Science
MBA
Creative Writing
Public Policy
Statistics
Special Education
Athletics
First-Generation College Students
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Students with ADHD
Dreamers
International Students
Volunteering
STEM
Community Organizing
Community College
Non-Traditional Students
Transfer Students
English Literature
Students with Learning Differences
Graduate Admissions
Medicine
Gifted and Talented Students
LGBTQ+ students
Next available sessions
According to your time zone (CUT)
Fun Facts
🖐
Describe yourself in five words
organized, loyal, concerned, chill, bad at math

🙏
Best piece of advice
Find it here! https: youtube.com/playlist?list=PLd_z1kC_cirFXTFRHsHM9ZjhSbMUMpgMy

💼
First job
Teacher's Aide

💭
Dream job
I'm doing it!

📚
Favorite book
Don Quixote

📓
Favorite subject in school
Literature

Favorite after-school activities
When I was a kid that would have been boxed mac 'n cheese and Nickelodeon

🎵
Favorite artist
The Beatles

📺
Favorite TV show
Mad Men

🍴
Favorite food
Carbs of all textures and flavor

🪄
Hobbies
Travel, running, reading

My process

Unlock Your Unique College Admission Stories: All of Professor Jake's College Admissions Packages now include the award-winning two-hour "BEST Common App Strategy Session"!

Discover your unique, compelling, and authentic stories essential for college admissions success. His College App Workshop offers a fast and efficient way to unearth stories you may not even realize you have.

Success Speaks:
Cut the stress, uncertainty, and wasted time - join the 99% of students who secure admission to one or more of their top-choice schools. So uncommonly successful that it is being studied by Ivy League researchers for an upcoming book!

What Makes Him Different?
Unlike most admissions coaches, his story-based approach is built on three fundamental principles: listening, learning, and fostering better writing skills. He dives deep into understanding you, helping you understand the "why" in order to articulate your unique experiences in a manner that resonates with admissions officers.

A Proven Process:
1. Initial Discovery in the "BEST Common App Strategy Session":
In just two hours you'll identify and outline at least one personal statement guaranteed to show admissions the one thing they're really looking for: your ability to be a successful member of their community. . This is not just about writing an essay; it's about telling a compelling story that showcases your potential.

2. Crafting Your Story:
Post-strategy session, you'll have a clear outline for writing your Common App essay "practice draft." Once that is complete - in just one hour! - you'll refine it in a live workshop, focusing on content generation and the same revision techniques that have propelled countless authors to the bestseller list.

3. Build Your Best Application:
The personal statement is the heart of your application, but that doesn't mean the rest of it can just be left to chance. With contacts in every major university's admissions office and a decade of elite international experience mentoring students as young as the eigth grade toward acceptance to Top-30 schools, Professor Jake will show you exactly how to "pitch" yourself to the schools on your list.

Tailored Strategies for Your Unique Situation:
With a background in creating therapuetic processes for neurodivergent students, those struggling with mental health, and other special populations (most specifically ethnic/religious minorities and LGBTQIA+ students), Professor Jake will hone the process to adapt to your specific needs and align with your values.

Choose Your OWN Path:
1. Purchase one of two full-service packages for 100% support througout the entire process.
2. Complete your application independently with the new skills and insights gained after completing a Common App Strategy Session or Complete College App Workshop.
3. Engage in further revisions with guidance - live or asynchronously - after completing a Common App Strategy Session or Complete College App Workshop.
4. Upload individual essays to the portal below, for full review/revision.
5. Or simply book single sessions as needed!

Experience the Difference:
1. Email to request an informational packet containing last year's most successful essays and more: [email protected]
2. Listen to an extended live consultation session explaining his unique approach: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLd_z1kC_cirFXTFRHsHM9ZjhSbMUMpgMy
2. Find more info at Hippocampus Academy: https://hippocampusacademy.us/admissions-control-at-hippocampus-academy/essay-packages/

Ready to Start Your Journey?
Book a single session or complete package today and step confidently into a standout college application.

Packages

The Best Personal Statement Workshop

7 hours

The quickest, easiest, and most fun way to complete your personal statement or the supplements for one school. Go from "no clue where to even start" to DONE in just seven hours. Yes, even if you're stubborn, stuck, or indecisive! (And don't worry, we won't do it ALL at once.) It works whether or not you've experienced hardships, have a passion, or think nothing interesting has ever happened in your life - the technique has been honed for over a decade and studied by Ivy League researchers. Can be completed in as little as one week. (May be used for Common App, Coalition, Apply Texas, UC, MIT, your "dream" school, etc.)
$999($143/hr)
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Going to Grad School!

10 hours

Can't get enough of academia? The graduate admissions process has a few crucial differences from filling out college applications, and I'm here to walk you through them step-by-step. During our time together we'll refine your school list, choose the best programs and path for your goals and experience, hone your Statements of Purpose, and get your resume or C.V. in top shape!
$1,500($150/hr)
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Four month mentorship

12 hours

We'll work closely to demystify the admissions process, identify your long and short-term goals, strategize the most efficient plan for success, and then meet twice a month for four months to ensure you stay on track. Can be used for a special project. Can be booked multiple times for continued success. Does not include college essays but may be used to work on summer school essays.
$1,400($117/hr)
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Entire Application- with Unlimited Essay Revisions

33 hours

If you want to work with the best: consistently rated the quickest, easiest, and most educational, AND most fun college application course online - and with a roster of students boasting a 99% acceptance rate to their "reach" schools. No matter where you are right now, in the process, this is where you want to be! (Package includes ~20 hours live meetings & a minimum of 13 asynchronous hours for review, revision, and research.)
$3,350($102/hr)
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Elite Unlimited Senior Year Package

60 hours

NOW OPEN TO RISING SENIORS/GRAD CLASS '25! If your list contains more than 15 schools and/or you want the most efficient, effective, stress-free path to success, and elite support all the way through the May 1st "Decision Day," this is the one for you. Includes interview coaching, midyear student reports, and college success planning. Receive exclusive access to an expanded availability calendar, which includes availability every day of the week (including hours during my "weekend" : Friday and Saturday). This is for the family who demands nothing but the best from the process - and in their results. Guaranteed essay return time w/in 24 hours. (Package includes ~40 hours live meetings & a minimum of 20 asynchronous hours for review, revision, and research.)
$4,945($82/hr)
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Advising hours

College admissions advising

$200.00 / 60 min

Set a focus for each session or get help with any aspect of the admissions process.


Consultation: Where do we start?

$100.00 / 60 min

Free consultations full? You can book directly here! To ensure I can effectively meet the needs of my existing clients I must cap the number of free consults I'm able to offer each month. In this meeting we can see if our personalities are a good fit AND I'll have twice as much time to answer your questions. NOTE: we will not have time to review, revise, or otherwise work on specific drafts.


The BEST Common App Strategy Session

$400.00 / 120 min

The #1 bestseller. During this two hour live meeting we will find and outline and the story most likely to wow admissions. Works whether or not you already have a draft. Includes two extra hours of asynchronous review, copy of our meeting video for reference, all of my application resources, and unlimited email support.

Essay review

Unlimited Revisions via Google Docs

$108.00 + 36 cents per word
Return time
  • Standard delivery: up to 48 hours
  • Guaranteed fast delivery: get your essay back in as little as: 12 hours +$300.00

Description

For when you want to ensure we have extra time to get it just perfect.


Full Review: First Time customers--NOW 25% OFF!

$82.00 + 18 cents per word
Return time
  • Standard delivery: up to 48 hours
  • Guaranteed fast delivery: get your essay back in as little as: 12 hours +$300.00

Description

For First Time Customers: Includes everything in the standard full review--on sale for a limited time!


Full Review

$108.00 + 18 cents per word
Return time
  • Standard delivery: up to 48 hours
  • Guaranteed fast delivery: get your essay back in as little as: 12 hours +$300.00

Description

A comprehensive review of your essay draft. This may include first, second, and third read-through commentary, sample essays to study, asynchronous conferencing, a full revision plan, structural revamping, a sample revision based on my suggestions, and a copy-edit/polish.

Recent reviews

5.0(191 reviews)

“The review was pretty nice and felt like it encompassed most parts of the prompt although I'm not sure if it completely was able to encompass the second part of the prompt. I appreciated all the tips and pointers but the description of the review said it would encompass up to a third review which is why I chose it over a cheaper option, which was kind of frustrating. And even if that wasn't possible, I would have appreciated a message letting me know instead of just being ignored. I ended up submitting really close to the deadline just waiting for a reply. "

Sameeha S.

“Professor Jake brought the life out of my essay. He completely understood my though process and was able to convey it in a fluent, consist manner. He will take the time to make sure your essay is the best it can be. Thank you Professor Jake!"

Angelica B.

“Thank you very much, Sir!"

Yuvraj R.
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Any questions? Let’s hop on a quick call to learn more about your needs in the admissions process and how I can approach them
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Let’s chat
Any questions? Let’s hop on a quick call to learn more about your needs in the admissions process and how I can approach them
Texas and Prague
10 years of experience
HECA
Business
Economics
Psychology
Sociology
Anthropology
Education
History
Law
Political Science
International Relations
Communications
Journalism
Film and Photography
Theater
Music
Art
Design
Computer Science
Architecture
Engineering
Physics
Chemistry
Biology
Health
Food and Nutrition
Math
Language
Philosophy
Environmental Science
Linguistics
Neuroscience
Cognitive Science
MBA
Creative Writing
Public Policy
Statistics
Special Education
Athletics
First-Generation College Students
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Students with ADHD
Dreamers
International Students
Volunteering
STEM
Community Organizing
Community College
Non-Traditional Students
Transfer Students
English Literature
Students with Learning Differences
Graduate Admissions
Medicine
Gifted and Talented Students
LGBTQ+ students
Next available sessions
According to your time zone (CUT)
Fun Facts
🖐
Describe yourself in five words
organized, loyal, concerned, chill, bad at math

🙏
Best piece of advice
Find it here! https: youtube.com/playlist?list=PLd_z1kC_cirFXTFRHsHM9ZjhSbMUMpgMy

💼
First job
Teacher's Aide

💭
Dream job
I'm doing it!

📚
Favorite book
Don Quixote

📓
Favorite subject in school
Literature

Favorite after-school activities
When I was a kid that would have been boxed mac 'n cheese and Nickelodeon

🎵
Favorite artist
The Beatles

📺
Favorite TV show
Mad Men

🍴
Favorite food
Carbs of all textures and flavor

🪄
Hobbies
Travel, running, reading
Tips for success
1. Prepare for your first session
Plan out the questions and topics you'd like to discuss. If you'd like to work together in the long term, discuss expectations for each other.