As competition continues to rise for places in the top colleges,
the personal essay is the one important element in your application package where you are in total control.
Work for one week this summer with our top College Counselor, Rob Stone, MA, Harvard, and start crafting your personal essay before crunch time in the fall.
This 5-Day, Small Group, College Application Essay Workshop will help you move forward with your essay in a supportive stress-free environment.
If you know what you want to write about in your essay, we will help determine if your topic is cliché or problematic and work with you to adjust it. If you have no idea of what to write about, we will help you select a strong topic. We will make sure that your essay topic is focused, original and effective.
First, we will share and breakdown successful essays that have worked to gain admission to the top schools in the country. Understanding what made other essays work for students will help make your essay better. Next, we will brainstorm topics and guide you about how to think about topics you may be considering. To ensure that your personality, passions and best qualities are incorporated into your writing, we’ll ask you lots of questions to understand more about you as we develop your topic and organizational structure. Once we have helped you find an excellent, personal topic and plan for the organizational structure of the essay, it’s off to the races. The remainder of the workshop will be spent writing, editing, shaping and honing your essay. You will receive feedback and coaching at every step of the way as you draft your essay.
"Rob worked magic with my first son, as a matter of fact I truly believe it was his essay that earned him early admittance to Tulane. So again Rob worked tirelessly with my second son to help him find his voice and tell his story in the most memorable and authentic way possible. Because he was applying to top universities, Rob knew it was paramount to find a way to stand out, striking the balance between showcasing what he has accomplished while staying humble. It worked. My son was accepted early to University of Chicago class of 2022 and I can't thank Rob and Academic Achievers enough!"
--Karen Indeglia, 2017
Summer College Application Workshop
M-F, July 23-27, 9:30-12:30
Limited to 10 students