College Essay and Application Classes – our 14th Year! 

Imagine having the College Essay and/or Common Application completed before school starts!

Theses classes offer unique opportunities to work in a small group to complete the Common Application.  We have one class to craft a compelling essay for the Common Application, and a second class to complete all sections (excluding the essay) of the Common Application.  The classes will be led by our head coaches with a maximum of four students per coach. 

Common App Essay Class: 

– Write the personal essay for the Common Application.

Your students are a bit older, but they WILL have fun!

– Discuss the timeline for applying to and visiting colleges.

– Practice interview questions and receive feedback.

– Garner tips for visiting college campuses.

Dates for Summer 2023:

  • July 10 – July 13: Common App Essay via Zoom (Note: 1:00 to 3:30 p.m.)

  • July 17 – July 20: Common App Essay in Washington DC/MD (6:00 to 8:30 p.m.)

  • July 31 – Aug 3: Common App Essay via Zoom (6:00 to 8:30 p.m.)

  • Aug 7 – Aug 10 Common App Essay in Washington DC/MD (6:00 to 8:30 p.m.)

  • Aug 7 – Aug 10: Common App Essay via Zoom (6:00 to 8:30 p.m)

  • Aug 14 – Aug 17: Common App Essay in Washington DC/MD (6:00 to 8:30 p.m)

Common Application Completion Class (No Essay):

– Receive instruction on the Common Application

– Complete each section of the application 

– Ensure activities are arranged strategically with active verbs

– Proofread entire application

Dates for Summer 2023: 

  • July 24 and 25: Common App Only (no essay) via Zoom (6:00 to 8:00 p.m.)

  • Aug 21 and 22: Common App Only (no essay) via Zoom (6:00 to 8:00 p.m.)  

Cost:  The cost for the 10 hours of essay class is $750, the 4 hour Common Application class is $450.

Note:  Individual sessions are available at $275/hour for essay work or $250/hour for Common Application completion.  The essay typically takes 3-4 hours, and guidance for the Common Application is usually 2-3 hours.

To reserve a place in one or both classes, please complete the following registration form (one for each class if registering for more than one).  Nearly all classes have sold out for the past 13 years, so we can only confirm your spot after payment and email confirmation.  The fee is fully refundable if requested at least 4 weeks before your class begins.  You should receive an invoice from our Bill.com system within 24-48 hours of registration.

If you have questions, please email us. 

A Few Testimonials from Previous Summer Classes:

“I can’t thank you and Maddie enough for all of your hard work and guidance you gave (and me).  He came home tonight thanking us for signing him up.  You two made quite an impact on him in just 4 days. He left the week feeling more confident about everything (school, application process, writing, etc) because of you both….you are an impressive duo!! ????  I am beyond happy that we enrolled him in your class – I will be sure to spread the word to all of my friends.” M.D.

“Thank you so much for helping me with my essay and common application. Your workshop helped so much!” S.Q.

“I am so happy I took your class and I feel very prepared now for this process.” E.D.

“I really enjoyed the class last week, and I will be sure to use everything you taught me to my advantage when going through the college application process.” P.D.

“Thank you so much for your help and insightful tips! I think that the class really enhanced my application with depth and deliberate details.” J.C.

“Kathleen – Thank you so much for all you did this week! My daughter started the week overwhelmed and full of anxiety and she is now so excited and focused on the moving forward and applying. Thank you so much! Your class was a life-saver!!” – B.T.

“My daughter found the workshop engaging and productive! In addition, you took a big weight off my mind! I can’t believe accomplished so much in 4 sessions!” – M.S.

“Thank you for another wonderful experience. My daughter was so thrilled with all that she learned in the class.” – J.S.

Feel free to email us with any questions.