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College Admission Prep Camp (TM)

Education Unlimited - College Admission Prep Camp (TM)

College Admission Prep Camp® 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
  • Personal Statement Writing
  • College Counseling

 

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 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 of 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 college 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.

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

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 V., 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 M., participant

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

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


College Admission Prep Camp (TM) - Staff Profiles

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:

Education Unlimited - Sarah Hoffman, ME (College Counselor)

Sarah Hoffman, ME — 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...


Education Unlimited - John Robert Johnson (SAT Instructor)

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...

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 16th 2019 - Jun 27th 2019 11th - 12th UC Berkeley $4,495.00 – $5,250.00
Jun 30th 2019 - Jul 11th 2019 11th - 12th Yale University $4,495.00 – $5,250.00
Jul 14th 2019 - Jul 25th 2019 11th - 12th UCLA $4,495.00 – $5,250.00