Attention all juniors: this summer’s College Application Workshop (a.k.a. “Bootcamp”) will run from July 30 – August 2. Bootcamp participants should plan to be busy from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on those days. Students unable to attend all days of Bootcamp must speak with their college counselor before registering for the program. A major component of Bootcamp is a writing workshop to guide students towards the composition of compelling and distinctive college essays, Many other important topics are also extensively covered, including interview preparation and advice on the college application process from both PA alumni and college admission professionals. Bootcamp participants also receive candid feedback from admission professionals on essays drafts, resumes, and/or a mock interview.
New this year are June Essay Days, scheduled for Friday, June 14 and Friday, June 28. These one-day workshops will provide students with the opportunity to explore essay topic ideas with the help of guided brainstorming exercises and one-on-one consultation with the college counselors. The June Essay Days are a great option for students interested in starting their writing process earlier in the summer and/or those who have a conflict with Bootcamp.
Click here to download the College Bootcamp and June Essay Days registration forms (note: both forms are in a single PDF file). The registration deadline is the last day of school, June 5.