Application workshop and essay camps will be held in summer 2016 for students in the class of 2017. Camps will be held in Friendswood and Pearland, Texas and Phoenix, Arizona. Each class session is limited in size, so students enrolled in this camp will get individualized attention and answers.
College Prep Camps have been completed for class of 2017 students. Students who would still like assistance with their college essays or applications should contact us for hourly consultations.
At the end of this one of the summer camp days, students will have completed several of their college essays or applications, MONTHS before their classmates have even started.
College Essay Days for Apply Texas and Common Application
- Students will review next year’s college essay prompts and sample college essays
- Class will read possible topics and good vs bad essays
- Instructor will review writing plan and topics
- Instructor will make suggestions for adding voice and personality, pacing, conclusions and titles of essays
- Students will be encouraged to brainstorm possible topics during class and begin outlines for each essay
- Students who write the essay(s) will have it professionally edited before the end of the session
- Students will be given an overview of colleges for each application: locations, size and admission criteria, including average SAT/ ACT scores, graduation rates, and college rankings
- Students will review Apply Texas application format and questions with instructor, then complete together
- Students will review the Common Application format, colleges, and recommendations with instructor and then complete together, page by page
- Instructor will review importance of completing scholarship application section of Apply Texas application, including short answer questions
- Instructor will demonstrate how to connect Naviance to Common Application for transcripts and LORs
- Students are encouraged to bring laptops to class to complete the applications together.
Don’t know if your child will need to complete the Common App? The list of college that use the Common App is searchable here or you can click Download Full List of Colleges on the right for the entire list.
College Summer Camp Dates and Location- 2016
Apply Texas Essays (select one day)
June 6- Pearland FULL
July 28- Friendswood
Common App Essays (select one day)
June 7- Pearland FULL
July 19- in Tempe/ Phoenix, Arizona FULL
July 29- Friendswood
Apply Texas Application Day
August 1- Friendswood
Common Application Day
August 2- Friendswood
All Class Times are noon to 4pm.
- Friendswood High School library, 702 Greenbriar, Friendswood, 77546
- Pearland- Hilton Garden Inn Conference Room, 12101 Shadow Creek Parkway, Pearland 77584 (near 288)
- Phoenix- 4700 S Mill Ave, Tempe, AZ 85282
Cost: $200 each day, or $800 for all 4 days.
College consulting clients attend any day for free, but they should let Mrs. Brand know to count towards attendance.
Please click here for the Student Registration Form and link to Paypal.
Space is limited to the first 40 students who register and pay. Reserve your spot today!
Any student who is applying to schools other than colleges on the Apply Texas or Common App, or those who would like additional assistance, can add individual consulting hours for individualized help.
*Does this summer college camp interest you but the session don’t fit your schedule? Students can get individualized assistance for $150/hour. Additionally, separate services can be contracted by the hour, such as editing assistance for college essays or a career assessment.