2020 Digital College Application Booster®

FOR RISING SENIORS IN THE CLASS OF 2021

Under the guidance of our senior mentors, all of whom are graduates of Ivy League and other top tier universities, students who join our Digital College Application Booster® Camp tackle the college application process months before their peers, allowing them to direct their focus towards their academics and testing in the coming months.

Over the course of six sessions, students will meet with their mentors over video call to brainstorm, draft, edit, and polish their College List and Personal Essay.

Digital Booster Camp Schedule

  • In their first session together, mentors and students will discuss the student’s extracurricular activities, college aspirations, and passions. Mentors will get to know their students’ personality and goals so that they can help them write the best personal statement for them. They will also review a preliminary, balanced college list with safeties, matches, and reaches.
  • In their second session, students and mentors will discuss what makes for a strong personal statement, brainstorm topic ideas and review sample essays.
  • In the next three sessions, students will undergo an essay writing and drafting process, working together to flesh out the idea, essay structure and arc, refining form, content and voice.
  • In their last meeting together, mentors and students will polish the student’s personal statement, ensuring it is ready to submit. They will also begin discussing common supplemental prompts to expect and, if time permits, review how to approach the Common Application activities list.
  • In the Fall strategy bonus session, students and mentors will review the released supplemental questions. They’ll discuss potential topics and create an application plan and timeline for completing them, taking into consideration their Early Action, Early Decision I, Early Decision II and Regular decision strategies.

Our Approach

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Session 1

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Preliminary college list & activities list drafting

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Research schools to finalize list and edit activities list

Session 2

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Finalize activities list then brainstorm personal statement ideas & review what makes an effective essay

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Draft 3-5 potential ideas according to chart

Session 3

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Choose an idea and begin laying out rough draft

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Write rough draft

Session 4

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Review draft and discuss content/structural edits to strengthen it

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Edit a second draft according to feedback

Session 5

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Review second draft and polish up to a final draft

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Edit final draft according to feedback

Session 6

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Finalize personal statement & touch on common supplemental prompts

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COMMON APP ESSAY COMPLETED

BONUS

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Supplemental Essay Strategy Session

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Application Plan and Timeline with Early Action/Early Decision Strategy

Sign up for our 2020 Digital College Application Booster®

The student gets 7 Private sessions with a Command Education senior mentor. You can start this program at any time – the first 6 session must be completed within 12 days.

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