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Service features

Min Price $10
Max discount 10%
Min deadline 3 hours
Free revisions yes
Refund guaranteed yes

What Is

Although the website doesn't hide it, it also doesn't advertise that its owner is a Cyprus-based Forpio Limited, not a UK or US-based company. And while that may be the case of tax evasion, it also makes me question whether the writers are native English speakers or random freelancers. If you finish my review, you'll know which theory is correct.

10% first-order discount for an email subscription;
Prices start at $10 per page.
Overpriced writing;
Few positive reviews;
No live chat or social media;
No mobile app. Website & App Usability

The website isn't bad, if a bit bland and generic. It looks like something a newbie designer would create. The order form is pretty straightforward. At the same time, GetEssay couldn't be bothered with mobile apps, so you can only use a web interface via a browser.

List of Services Provided

Aside from writing, GetEssay also offers paraphrasing, editing, proofreading, and formatting help. The service provides assistance for all academic levels, from high school to doctorate programs, and each level comes with a customized assortment of services. The complete list of services available is too lengthy, so I'll mention a few standouts:<

  • Admission essays and application paperwork
  • Essays of all kinds
  • Presentations and speeches
  • Case studies and coursework
  • Problem-solving
  • Dissertations and theses

My Experience Using

For my Business class, I ordered a 4-page essay on the causes and effects of movie business failures throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. I wanted numbers and evidence, but I got an argumentative piece claiming movie theaters were unsafe during the pandemic. Not only was the writer off-topic, but they also failed to meet two of my critical requirements. Writers

GetEssay doesn't promise their writers are native English speakers. Instead, they hire people from all over and prioritize degrees and writing expertise. And while there's no bidding system, you can select a premium or advanced writer or the one you've previously worked with.

Although I don't have any corroborating reviews of, I'm almost 100% sure my writer wasn't a native English speaker. Their grammar was even worse than their word choice, and some sentences didn't make sense. Plagiarism

As usual, I used Grammarly to check for plagiarism. Although it doesn't provide the most precise results, it's sufficient for finding direct rip-offs from online sources. In this case, the uncited borrowings were at around 10%, which is passable. Features

Additional features include an abstract page ($14.99), a plagiarism report ($9.99), and high-priority order status ($14.99). Curiously, any papers with APA formatting style include the abstract page by default, though you can uncheck the box. And the high-priority status that includes a personal manager ensuring the paper meets every requirement seems like something every customer should receive without paying extra.


Academic level

Price per page

High school

From $10 to $35

College (1 and 2 years)

From $14 to $40

College (3 and 4 years)

From $18 to $32


From $22 to $41


From $29 to $52

Unfortunately, prices are only affordable for deadlines of 14 days and longer. The cost can double or triple if you want to receive help sooner. I set the deadline at seven days and got my essay on time, though I'm not sure the 3-hour deadline is realistic, even for high school. Promo Codes & Discounts

The homepage offered two types of promo codes. One promised 5% off my first order, while another would deliver a 10% discount code in exchange for my email. Of course, I'd have to share my email anyway, so I chose the bigger discount. Other than that, I didn't find any mention of a loyalty program or lifetime discounts in either GetEssay reviews or their Terms and Conditions. Login & Paper Ordering Procedure

The order process was pretty straightforward, without any surprises; all I had to do was:

  1. Press the "Order now" button on the homepage
  2. Fill in paper details for price calculation and apply the discount code
  3. Specify paper details (topic, style, requirements, number of references)
  4. Include necessary add-ons
  5. Provide email, name, and phone number to set up an account
  6. Choose the payment system and transfer the payment
  7. Log into my account to check the order progress

Payment Options

Although two secure payment systems are in place, both rely on credit or debit card processing. So you'll need to input your card info and hope the company can keep it safe. Unfortunately, you can't use PayPal, Google Pay, or Apple Pay.


Revisions are free within 10 days of getting the paper (20 days for orders over $490) and take 24 hours on average. The tricky part is that you cannot request a refund unless you get at least one or two revisions. But once you request a revision, you forfeit your claim to a full refund. At best, you can get part of your money back if you prove formatting or grammar mistakes or if the writer does not fulfill your requirements. The Dispute Manager will calculate the exact percentage of the refund, though I wouldn't get your hopes up. The company ignored my claims, so I got nothing back..


The lack of meaningful reviews was suspicious. For instance, Reddit reputation was non-existent, and the same was true for Trustpilot. SiteJabber barely held four reviews, even if they were all 5-star posts. Considering there were only 12 reviews on the website's Testimonials page, it felt like I was among the first people to use GetEssay.

Social Media

I'd love to share the rating on Facebook and its popularity across social media, but I can't. Unfortunately, the service doesn't have any active accounts.


I deducted a few points from the rating in my GetEssay review because of the atrocious customer support experience. I didn't manage to get ahold of anyone when I called, and they took at least 24 hours to respond to my emails. I got stock responses instead of answers to my questions, and my revision and refund requests were mainly ignored.


Overall, I rate my experience at 3.0 out of 5. As always, you're free to ignore my review for and test it yourself if you have time and money to spare.


Is cheap? No. The rates for college students start at $14, but they skyrocket with the shortening of the deadline.
Is a fraud? No. The company won't steal your money, but it will not deliver quality services either.
Is cheating? No. If you use the paper you get according to the Terms and Conditions, it's not cheating.
Is legal? Yes. The company provides academic support, and only you are liable for how you use it.
Is confidential? Yes. The company follows UK and Wales laws, which protect your privacy.
Is safe? No. Your grades and record won't be safe if you use this service for anything beyond the least important papers.
Is trustworthy? No. You shouldn't trust them to deliver quality writing, especially for critical assignments.
Is any good? Yes. But only if you're a high schooler and don't care about the grade you get.
Is a scam? No. But it does not deliver on its promises and overcharges for poor writing.
Is legit? Yes, it belongs to Cyprus-based Forpio Limited, a legitimate business.