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College Admission Prep Camp

College admission is one of the most significant milestones in a student's life. Excellent preparation and informed support can make the greatest difference in realizing a student's future aspirations and in finding a best-fit college or university.

The College Admission Prep Camp™ comprehensively prepares students for the college admissions process with the help and guidance of experienced professionals.  On Campus and online options allow students the unique opportunity to live on a prestigious college campus, experience college life first-hand, or experience camp from the comfort and convenience of their own homes via our online camps.


Education UnlimitedRoffers six sessions of our College Admission Prep CampTMof varied intensities, locations, and prices, so families can choose the most appropriate program. Explore the programs below to learn more about which program best suits your family's needs.

  • Session 1: June 23 - 29 @ UC Berkeley - 1 week
    • In person abridged program covering college counseling, planning and the college admissions essays
  • Session 2: July 7 - 20 @ UCLA - 2 weeks
    • In person FULL program covering SAT Test Prep, college counseling, planning and the college admissions essays
  • Session 3: July 14 - 20 @ Georgetown University - 1 week
    • In person abridged program covering college counseling, planning and the college admissions essays
  • Session 4: July 22 - Aug 2 @ Online Course via Zoom - Full day - 2 weeks
    • Synchronous online course covering SAT Test Prep, college counseling, planning and the college admissions essays
  • Session 5: July 22 - Aug 2 @ Online Course via Zoom - Half day - 2 weeks (Mon-Fri)
    • Synchronous online course covering SAT Test Prep Only
  • Session 6: July 22 - Aug 2 @ Online Course via Zoom - Half day - 2 weeks (Mon- Fri)
    • Synchronous online course covering College counseling, planning and the college admissions essays Only


To learn more about our online program, click here.

To learn more about our on-campus program, please read below. 


The in-person curriculum is divided in to three core components: 

SAT Exam Preparation (Offered at UCLA and online)

At College Admission Prep Camp (CAPC), we understand the importance of achieving a high score on the SAT exam for college admissions. That's why our SAT exam preparation class offers students more than 35 hours of expert instruction, in addition to taking three full-length practice exams. With CAPC, students can concentrate intensively on SAT preparation without the distractions of school-year assignments, clubs, and activities.

Our experienced instructors employ a time-tested SAT curriculum that focuses on teaching essential skills and strategies required for success on the exam, including grammar skills, advanced math, and critical reading. Unlike other programs that rely on tricks, our instructors emphasize test-taking strategies and reasoning skills that are essential for achieving high scores.  Moreover, unlike other test prep companies that attempt to mimic SAT questions, we purchase real SAT exams released directly by the test maker, ensuring our students become familiar with the distinct style format, and nuance of real SAT questions. 

Historically, our SAT students have scored average increases of nearly 200 points during the course of the program. 

Personal Statement Writing - Offered at all in person sessions

At College Admission Prep Camp, the Personal Statement is not an afterthought but a significant part of the daily schedule. Our expert writing instructors provide one-on-one consulting to help students hone this critically important piece of writing. Writing a successful College Admissions essay is a very nuanced process that can often be the key to sharing less quantifiable characteristics with the admissions team that can be the key to gaining admission to a top university.  Our program teaches students how to present themselves in the most positive light during the college admission process, expressing self-awareness, imagination, and curiosity that will help them stand out in the crowded college application process. Students learn to choose a topic, develop ideas, edit for content and style, and avoid common pitfalls that weaken their chances of admission. By the end of the program, each student will have written 2-3 essay responses from frequently used Common Application and exploration of supplemental essay topics that are ready for submission with their college application.

College Counseling - Offered at all in person sessions

Even at the most prestigious private high schools, the ratio of students to counselors can exceed 100:1, offering limited opportunities for individual contact and attention.  At the College Admissions Prep Camp students benefit from small group instruction and one-on-one sessions with a talented college counselor who will be able to advise them on their important college admissions journey.  Students leave at the end of camp with a list of potential schools that have been reviewed, researched, and discussed individually with a college counselor  including some "reach" schools, some "right-fit" schools. and some "safe" schools.  Schools will be selected based on the student's interests, preferences, and admissions qualifications.  In addition, students wil develop a detailed plan that will guide them once they leave camp including when and how to obtain letters of recommendation, go on college visits, prepare for college interviews, and specific ways they can improve their chances of admission at their top choice schools.   

ENVIRONMENT

Our expert Instructors and low staff-to-student ratios facilitate a close-knit, collegial community. Instructors live on campus with the students as supervisors and mentors. With the guidance of college counselors, participants tour the university, meet college students and ask admissions representatives questions about life on campus.   Students learn to prepare for an interview with admissions officers from any of their top choices

DELIVERABLES  

At the conclusion of camp, students leave with a personalized college admissions timeline, practice SAT workbooks and exams (UCLA only) , 2-3 polished college essays, a researched list of target schools, and have fully explored their chances of admission to the colleges of their choice. 

To register for camp, please follow these directions: 

* Click "Apply Now" on the top right of this screen
 * Follow the prompts to enter parent and student information on screens 1 and 2
 * On screen 3, select the following options:

       CAMP CATEGORY: College Admissions Programs
       CAMP NAME: College Admissions Prep Camp (TM)
       CAMP SESSION: Select the dates you prefer
       PRICE OPTION: Select one of the options below:
        Full Curriculum (SAT, Personal Statement, College Counseling) - offered at UCLA and Online
        SAT Curriculum Only - offered only online

        College Counseling and College Admissions only - Offered at UC Berkeley, Georgetown and Online           

You will then be able to add the camp to your cart and complete the registration process.  

If you have questions, or need help, please do not hesitate to ask. The chat window feature on the bottom right is a convenient way to get quick answers, you may also call us at 510-548-6612.




Program Grades Location Start Date End Date Price Options Register
College Admission Prep Camp 10 - 12 UC Berkeley Jun 23, 2024 Jun 29, 2024 Enroll
College Admission Prep Camp 10 - 12 UCLA Jul 7, 2024 Jul 20, 2024 Enroll
College Admission Prep Camp 10 - 12 Georgetown University Jul 14, 2024 Jul 20, 2024 Join Waitlist
College Admission Prep Camp 10 - 12 Online Jul 22, 2024 Aug 2, 2024 Enroll

Price Options for College Admission Prep Camp

Extended Day Camp $2,565
Overnight Camp $2,985

Price Options for College Admission Prep Camp

Extended Day Camp $4,975
Overnight Camp $5,850

Price Options for College Admission Prep Camp

Extended Day Camp $2,995
Overnight Camp $3,485

Price Options for College Admission Prep Camp

Day Camp $1,345
Extended Day Camp $2,225

Click here for a downloadable information sheet. 

Don’t see a class you want in your time zone? Check other time zones to flexibly fit your needs!

Click Here to View Sample ON-CAMPUS Schedule Click Here to View Sample ONLINE Schedule

The College Admissions Prep Camp offers two schedule options

Option 1: Full program: SAT test prep, College Admissions Essays, Personalized College Counseling

Option 2: Abridged Program: SAT test Prep Only (1/2 days)


Online Full Program Schedule

Pacific TimeEastern TimeBreaks
Monday9:00 am to 5:00 pm
12:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Includes a 1-hour lunch break plus shorter 10-15 min breaks
Tuesday - Thursday  (No class Sat/Sun)9:00 am to 4:00 pm
12:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Includes a 1-hour lunch break plus shorter 10-15 min breaks
Friday10:00 am to 4:00 pm1:00 pm to 7:00 pmIncludes a 1-hour lunch break plus shorter 10-15 min breaks

Online SAT Only Schedule

Pacific TimeEastern TimeBreaks
Monday9:00 am to 5:00 pm
12:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Includes a 1-hour lunch break plus shorter 10-15 min breaks
Tuesday - Thursday (No class Sat/Sun)1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Includes shorter 10-15 min breaks
Friday1:00 pm to 4:00 pm4:00 pm to 7:00 pmIncludes shorter 10-15 min breaks

On Campus Sample Schedule CAPC

8:00 am Breakfast in the dining hall (overnight campers)
9-9:15 am Extended day camper check-in
9:15 am SAT math class
11:00 am Personal statement writing workshop
12:30 pm Lunch in the dining hall (included for all campers)
1:30 pm SAT reading & writing class
3:30 pm College counseling class
5:30 pm Dinner in the dining hall (included for all campers)
6:30 pm Practice test review
8:00 pm Evening recreation activities
9:00 pm Extended day camper check-out
10:00 pm Floor check
10:30 pm Room check

Education Unlimited believes in small-group, immersive learning with subject matter experts and experienced teachers. We strive to provide industry-leading instruction to all of our students and hold all staff to the highest possible standards. Staff assignments vary by program and location. Some of our recent staff members for this program include:

John Robert Johnson - SAT Instructor

Robert Johnson is an instructor specializing in standardized test preparation. For close to 20 years, Robert has taught the skills and nuances of test prep in both class and one-on-one format. Inducted into MENSA during his teen years, Robert became a National Merit Finalist after he received his own impressive test scores. A graduate of Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, Robert began tutoring his fellow students during college through his on-campus Learning Enrichment Center. Upon graduation, his lifelong study of standardized tests began. He has authored more than 1,000 test questions still in use around the world today and developed test materials and curriculum for numerous agencies. In addition to his attention to intellectual learning, Robert teaches strategies to help students with test anxiety, poor organization, and ineffective time management.

In addition to being a test preparation instructor, Robert has spent time pursuing other interests as performing comedy and training as a professional sushi chef. He joined the Education Unlimited team in 2017.

Matt Westerman - SAT Instructor

Matt has over ten years of experience instructing students from elementary school to college. He earned his BA in Psychology, with a minor in Business Writing, from UC Santa Barbara, making him very familiar with the mental, emotional, and academic challenges that students face today. Matt brings an encouraging and optimistic attitude to the classroom, understanding that enthusiasm is infectious and that everyone learns differently. He enjoys discovering the best ways to reach each individual student.

Furthermore, Matt has an impressive 10 years of experience coaching students in both the SAT and ACT. His extensive work and study have made him deeply knowledgeable about both the structure and content of the exams. With his instruction and their hard work and dedication, Matt's SAT students often see score jumps of over 200 points.

Outside of teaching, Matt is a singer-songwriter who frequently performs in the Los Angeles area. He also enjoys meditating, playing basketball, and maintaining a healthy balance in life.

Sarah Hoffman - College Counselor

Sarah Hoffman brings more than 30 years of experience in the college admissions field both as a College Admissions officer and a high school college counselor.  She holds a Master of Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and a Bachelor of Arts with a major in sociology from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools and the National Association of College Admission Counseling.