Start working on your College Application before the frenzy and excitement of senior year begins with our College Application Workshop. Choose the four-day college application intensive or the one-day essay course. Get a head start on preparing for the SATs (New test date Aug. 26, 2017) with our two new summer SAT workshops.

College Application Workshop 4-days
College application workshop is a 4 day, structured program that focuses on getting the important components of the application process explained and completed. Students will work both in small groups and individually to draft their essays, create a high school resume, set a time line and much more. There will also be “college-aged” guest speakers telling about their personal experiences and answering questions.

Workshop includes:
Application Strategy: We help each student to develop an individual Application Strategy. Do you need to complete the Common Application or are you only applying to CA schools? (Then you only need the UC or Cal State applications.) What is the difference between Early Decision and Early Action? We help determine the best approach to your application process.
High School Résumé: Write a high school résumé that includes activities, achievements, awards, etc. This résumé serves as the basis for the application process and is multifunctional – it can be used for college interviews, secondary applications, to secure internships, community service projects, etc.
Personal Statement & Essays: Start the process of writing, editing and refining the all-important Personal Statement & Essays, including brainstorming ideas for the essays and addressing questions that are specific to certain colleges.
Timeline: Set up a timeline to get students through their senior year, including additional test dates, community service options, etc. We help each individual student define what he/she needs to do and when for the next several months. This road map takes a lot of the stress out of the process by giving students specific, actionable items to do each month.
Refine List of Schools: Advice on how to refine (or create) a list of colleges and universities to apply to, including safety, match and reach choices.

August 8-11, 2017  1pm-5pm   $425.

College Essay Day
This is a one-day workshop for students to brainstorm and get started on their college essays. Covers the basics of writing a compelling essay that highlights personal experiences.

 August 17, 2017  2pm-5pm   $95.

Summer SAT Workshops (New SAT test date August 26)
Our SAT test prep curriculum includes instruction and practice with test taking strategies, math basics and strategies, sentence completion strategies, reading comprehension strategies (short & long passages), test day strategies, geometry, advanced arithmetic & algebra, and essay writing.  We offer two summer workshops. Choose the one that’s right for you; our traditional 4-day weekend signature course or our 7-day intensive ‘hard core’ workshop.

SAT Super Hard Core:    July 24, 26, 31 & August 2, 7, 16, 18, 2017    1pm-5pm    $695 (includes book).

SAT Signature Course:   July 23, 30 & August 6, 19, 2017   10am-2pm   $495 (includes book).

(Please note: revised dates as of 5/25/17)