Bay Area College Application Café 2017-18 Full/Now-Wait-Listing

The California College Application Café Package:  Enjoy your senior year free of application stress and confident in your college future by participating in this program.  With over 35 hours of in-class instructional time and significant individual tutorial assistance during evenings, the College Application Café Package will put you in the driver’s seat on the road to completing college applications.  Enrollment limited to 10 per summer session.  Instructor to student ratio 5:1  as we include the essay writing expertise of Pam Borromeo, a six-year veteran instructor with the Café program.

Cost: $2,500

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The Café Package includes:

1) Orientation conversation (individual via phone)

2) Workshop (small group — choose ONE session), see link below for description (2.5 hours)

3) Post-Workshop meeting (individual), electronically via Skype or FaceTime (1 hour)

4) College Application Café (summer essay writing camp/35-plus hours)

5) Post-Café electronic follow-up (fall, 2 hours)

* Optional Supplemental Package: For students applying to several private colleges with many supplemental essays who desire assistance well beyond the two-hour follow-up, an all-inclusive rate is available for an additional $500.

2017-18 California Workshop Sessions (@ Sequoia Church):

Workshop Session I Friday, November 17 7:00-9:30 p.m.

Workshop Session II Saturday, November 18 9:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Workshop Session III Saturday, November 18 12:00-2:30 p.m.

Workshop Session IV Saturday, (TBD) November 18 3:00-5:30 p.m. (TBD)

2017-18 California Café Writing Camp Sessions (@ Sequoia Church)::

Café Session I: Monday, July 30 through Thursday, August 2 (FULL/Now Waitlisting as of 11/10)

Café Session II: Aug. 3 & 4; Aug. 6 & 7 (FULL/Now Waitlisting as of 10/26)

The following prerequisites must be completed prior to enrollment in the summer Café:

  1. Participation in a Café Workshop
  2. Creation of a college list (by families during Workshop/see College Application Workshops for info)
  3. Completion of the Common Application Activity List
  4. pre-write questions (by student PRIOR to Café session)

Additional Information on Café Package Pricing:

Students applying to several private schools and/or application systems may require further assistance navigating “member specific” questions, commonly known as “supplementals.”  For students and families desiring additional assistance beyond the fall’s post-Café follow-up included in the cost of the program, more hours may be purchased at a discounted hourly rate of $150/hour.  This offer is good for Café participants only.

College Application Café Package Students Receive Coaching to:

✦ Write The Essay/Personal Statement

✦ Write Personal Insight Question (PIQ) responses for the UC System

✦ Strategize and draft responses to additional application systems & supplemental essays

✦ Utilize the Coalition Application (if applicable)

✦ Secure positive letters of recommendation

✦ Exit the program with an application timeline and master plan

*Limited private coaching available ($200/hr.)

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