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Be ready to make a Smart College Choice

The College Admission Bootcamp is an interactive course by top college counselors to guide you on how to apply to college with confidence

Led by a consortium of top college counselors and ex-admissions directors

The College Application Bootcamp (CAB) is based on years of knowledge from admissions directors, certified education planners, and top college counselors. It helps students and their families quickly go from an idea to execution on what can be a difficult journey of applying to college. CAB is designed to be both educational and active by getting students started hands-on with clear guidance on all the steps to take. 

CAB features speakers across the spectrum of needs including general admissions, financial aid, and other cases like student athletes and visual or performing arts majors. If you have a need, chances are CAB has it covered.

College Admissions Bootcamp helps students quickly gain skills and confidence to:

College Application Bootcamp Overview

Upcoming Bootcamp Dates:
  • July 10th - sold out

  • July 24th - 12 spots left!

  • Sept 11th

CAB is a 2 week course of core sessions with optional topics. Parents are welcome to attend the main sessions so the family has clear information.

Week 1 is the core with live online classes on key topics like the Admissions Overview, Creating a College List, College Testing, Starting Applications,  Financial Aid, and More. CAB uses a "Learn & Do" model with plenty of Q&A so each student completes admissions work along the way.

Week 2 includes optional sessions and you can attend as many as you like. Sessions include Student Athletics, Visual & Performing Arts, Applying to Highly Selective Schools and more!

Bootcamp also includes a mock ACT or SAT exam so students can accurately assess progress and have a clear study plan.

In addition to ample Q&A during the sessions, you will also have an office hour with one of our college counselors for any specific questions or guidance. 

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  • What topics does CAB cover?
    CAB is organized in a two week series of webinars and small group working sessions across a host of very important college admission topics. The goal is to get students and their families 100% ready for college applications. Agenda WEEK ONE - LIVE SESSIONS College Admissions Overview & Testing How to Apply using The Common App Building a Well-Balanced College List Master Your College Essays Financial Aid Overview WEEK TWO - CHOOSE FROM ANY SPECIAL TOPICS How Athletic Recruitment Works Visual and Performing Arts: BFA vs. BA. Portfolio & Audition Tips Cal State, UC and Canadian Schools Application Workshop featuring the Common App Essay Brainstorming Workshop Resume Building Workshop Applying to Highly-Selective Schools
  • Who is the College Application Bootcamp For?
    CAB is designed for college-bound High School Juniors and Rising Seniors who want a clear, effective process to get accepted to a best fit college for them and their family. College choice is a combination of academic, social, and economic decisions. Every year, parents and students use inaccurate "word of mouth" knowledge and a non-strategic approach to applying to schools. CAB helps walk students and their families through how college admissions really works with insights gleaned from top experts in the field. If you care about getting good counsel and have the benefit of top educational planners who typically charge $5,000 and more for their services in a quick time frame, then CAB is for you.
  • Who is the team behind CAB?
    CAB is a consortium of top college counselors, ex-admission officers, and education planners who have pooled their knowledge and experience from helping over 1,000 families "navigate the game" of applying to college. The consortium behind CAB includes many of the top names in the business. CAB includes professional who are certified education planners (CEP) - the highest professional certification available for college counselors. Companies sponsoring CAB include: College Click Common Sense College Counseling The College Consortium Virtual College Counselors Agathar College Counseling VerveSmith Educational Consultants
  • What does CAB include and what are the costs?
    CAB includes the full spate of webinars and working sessions. Each session uses a Learn then Do approach so students can prepare their steps along the way. In addition, CAB includes: 1) Q&A and support during all sessions 2) Office hour with a certified college counselor for parents and student to get individualized direction 3) A copy of the popular "Fiske Guide to Colleges" 4) Live proctored SAT / ACT mock test to help identify areas to improve their test scores CAB costs $1,250 for the whole series and is a significant value compared to individualized college counseling or piecemeal classes. Information shared at CAB helps families market smarter college choices. We often help students find and target different colleges that would be a great fit and also help them save thousands of dollars or more on tuition as a result of insights gained.
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