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College Admission Prep Camp (TM)

College Admission Prep CampTM is an 11-day program that comprehensively prepares students for the college admissions process. It gives students the unique chance to live on a prestigious college campus, learn about college life first-hand, and prepare for significant academic opportunities with the help and guidance of experienced professionals.

The program curriculum includes three core components: SAT preparation that uses market-leading materials and instruction; personal statement writing for the college admission essay; and college counseling from an experienced staff of academic advisors.

  • SAT Preparation: College Admission Prep Camp is an opportunity to learn the skills needed for success on the SAT, including essay writing techniques, grammar skills, advanced math and critical reading. Our experienced instructors employ the exclusive and time-tested Test Scholars SAT curriculum, which familiarizes students with all aspects of the new SAT exam. Our focus is to provide students with the test taking strategies and reasoning skills, rather than training students to rely primarily on tricks. Test Scholars students have historically scored average increases of nearly 200 points! College Admission Prep Camp is uniquely equipped to maximize SAT scores because our curriculum utilizes College Board materials. Rather than try to mimic the College Board’s questions, the program purchases all exams directly from the test maker. Students receive practice workbooks and exams, and a set Test Scholars’ exclusive flash cards- 800 of the most important SAT vocabulary words, plus 250 math flash cards for review of important formulas and techniques. Overall, campers receive 40 hours of supervised SAT prep. This is double what most competing programs offer and will undoubtedly ready students for this monumentally important examination.
  • Personal Statement Writing: The Personal Statement is a student’s chance to show that he/she is more than a test score or grade point average. It is a significant platform for demonstrating clarity, character and unquantifiable qualifications for college admittance. To this end, College Admission Prep Camp offers every student hours of one-on-one consulting with expert writing instructors during a daily block dedicated solely to honing each student’s work. From the conception of an essay topic to the final revised piece, the writing program teaches students how to write the kind of essay that will present them in the best light during the college admission process. Students learn to express the self-awareness, imagination, and curiosity that will make them attractive candidates to selective colleges. By the end of the program, each student will have written about a meaningful personal topic that is ready, or nearly ready, for submission with his or her college application.
  • College Counseling: Even at the most prestigious private high schools the ratio of students to counselors can exceed 100:1, offering minimal individual contact and attention. College Admission Prep Camp gives each participant direct access to some of the top guidance counselors in the country. College counselors identify excellent colleges that are appropriate for each student’s interests and academic background. The program's counselors help students pinpoint top quality schools that are best suited to their particular needs and interests. Students leave at the end of camp with a list of potential schools that have been reviewed and discussed individually with a college counselor. 

 

Camp Location Start Date End Date Grades
 College Admision Prep Camp  UC Berkeley  Sun, Jun 17, 18  Sat, Jun 28, 18  11th - 12th
 College Admision Prep Camp  Tufts  Sun, Jul 8, 18  Thurs, Jul 19, 18  11th - 12th
 College Admision Prep Camp  UCLA  Sun, Jul 15, 18  Thurs, Jul 26, 18  11th - 12th

 

A few words from our College Admission Prep Campers!

“My son commented on just how fantastic the entire staff was. They really made the camp.” — Jon Valentino, parent

"My fear of the college admission process was taking the SAT test; but with all of this practice, my fear faded away. The college counselor helped me realize other factors when looking for a college besides being qualified." — Elizabeth Magana

“The best features of the camp are its intensity and [the staff's] dedication to its students...the camp demanded your focus." — Ben Cohen

"I would recommend this program to international students because it gives you a lot of knowledge on US universities.”  Jose Aguilar

To see our abbreviated, 7-day College Admission Prep Camp offering, please view here. For our 19-day College Admission Prep Camp Intensive, please view here


College Admission Prep Camp (TM) - Staff Profiles

Staff are typically subject matter experts and experienced teachers. Staff assignments vary by program and all staff are held to the highest possible standards. Some of our recent staff members for this program include:

Education Unlimited - Steven Wolkoff (Camp Director and Instructor)

Steven Wolkoff — Camp Director and Instructor

Steven graduated from Dartmouth College with an honors English major. He has worked as a College Counselor/SAT tutor for over fourteen years, providing private instruction for students from across the...


Education Unlimited - Kacie Krause, MA (Instructor)

Kacie Krause, MA — Instructor

Kacie Krause is excited to be back with EU for the second time this summer working with the CAPC program. During the school year, she works as a school counselor at an independent school in Summit, New...


Education Unlimited - Ari  Moskowitz, MFA (Instructor)

Ari Moskowitz, MFA — Instructor

Ari Moskowitz holds a BA in English from Wesleyan University and an MFA in Creative Writing from SFSU, where he was the Editor in Chief of Fourteen Hills. In February ’17, he was awarded a fellowship to the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. His writing has appeared in The Pinch, Fourteen Hills, Transfer, and others. His story, “Three...


Education Unlimited - Esther Prokopienko, MA (Instructor)

Esther Prokopienko, MA — Instructor

Esther Prokopienko is an East Coast transplant to the Best Coast.  After earning her B.A. and M.A. in English Literature and Composition at the College of St.Rose in Albany, NY, Esther earned a second M.A., this one in Postcolonial Literary and Cultural Studies, at the University of Leeds, in Leeds, England and began a Ph.D. program.  After a...


Education Unlimited - Krysti Specht, MPM (College Admissions Counselor)

Krysti Specht, MPM — College Admissions Counselor

Krysti has been supporting and advocating for college access for the past ten years. A former Educational Advisor with the Japanese Community Youth Council, Krysti worked in both Philip and Sala Burton High School and George Washington High School as a College Counselor. In 2012, Krysti became the Director for College Access Programs with the...


We will continue to add additional staff members as enrollment and availability dictate. Details are posted on additional staff members as they are confirmed.



Upcoming Sessions
* Tentative and Subject to Change

Session Grade Location Price Range  
Jun 17th - Jun 28th 11th - 12th UC Berkeley $4,495.00 – $4,895.00
Jul 8th - Jul 19th 11th - 12th Tufts University $4,495.00 – $4,985.00
Jul 15th - Jul 26th 11th - 12th UCLA $4,495.00 – $4,985.00