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Fort Lee  X  COMMAND EDUCATION  

The Fort Lee High School Counseling Department and the expert college consulting team Command Education will be hosting a custom virtual Application Booster® Camp to help seniors jumpstart their college applications. During this camp, mentors and students will review their progress, work on brainstorming and essay drafting, and finalize their Common Application personal statement. Together, they will work towards the camp’s goal of completing the personal statement by the end of the camp.

Before the Camp:

To make the most of their time at the camp, students should come prepared with ideas for potential personal statement essay topics. We also highly recommend that students read “On Writing the College Application Essay” by Harry Bauld, a concise and helpful guide to approaching the personal statement.

Daily Routine:

Students will attend a 4-day Application Booster® camp over 2 weekends beginning on Sat. October 1 – Sun. October 2 and completing on Sat. October 8 – Sun. October 9 . Each day, students will meet 1:1 with their mentor several times a day. During these sessions, mentors and students will review their progress, work on brainstorming and essay drafting, and discuss each component of the Common Application. Together, they will work towards the camp’s goal of completing the personal statement by the end of the camp.

F.A.Q’S

Who am I going to be working with during the Digital Application Booster® Camp?
Students at the camp will be meeting one-on-one with mentors on the Command Education team, all of whom are graduates from Ivy League schools and top universities. 
When are the specific times that I will be meeting with my counselor?

We will providing specific meeting times to all participants, but students should expect to block off their mornings and afternoons for the Camp.

Can I request a specific mentor on the Command Education team?

Due to scheduling, you will not be able to request a specific mentor, however, rest assured that all mentors on the team are trained experts at guiding students through the essay-writing process.

Can I choose specific days and times to meet with my mentor?

We will providing specific meeting times to all participants, but students should expect to block off 10am-5pm each day for 1:1 mentor sessions and independent work.

What happens if I miss a session?

Missed sessions cannot be re-booked due to possible scheduling conflicts. Additionally, we cannot guarantee that a student will be able to finish their personal statement if they miss any of their scheduled sessions.

I’m really struggling to come up with good essay ideas. What if I can’t think of any good ideas before the camp?

Don’t worry — our mentors are experts in helping students brainstorm and develop strong essay ideas. We encourage you to come to the Camp with any ideas you may have, even if you feel that they are not the strongest.

What happens if I finish my Common Application personal statement and activities list before the end of the Camp?
We don’t expect students to complete the personal statement early, and encourage you to take time to brainstorm, draft, and redraft your essay until it’s as strong as possible! However, if you do finish the Common Application personal statement early, we can begin working on the activities list.
How will I be meeting with my mentor?

All sessions will be conducted via Zoom. We will send the specific details of the camp to each participant.

Virtual College Application Booster® Application

Specific meeting times and schedules will be sent via email that will require confirmation upon receipt by the student. We expect students to check their emails and respond to all correspondence in a timely manner in order to secure their spot in the Application Booster Camp.

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