Bay Area College Application Café 2019-20 (Class of 2021)

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, an eight-year veteran instructor with the Café program.

Cost: College Application Cafe Package $2,850
Cost: Fall Follow-Up Package $850

To Register: Email Emily at

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The College Application Café Package includes:

1) Orientation conversation (individual via phone)

2) Workshop (small group), see link below for description (1.5 hours)

3) Family Meeting (individual), electronically via Skype or FaceTime (1 hour)

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

5) Final Essay Review (Fall, 1 hour)

* Optional Supplemental Package: For students applying to several private colleges with many supplemental essays who desire assistance beyond the Final Essay Review, an all-inclusive rate is available for an additional $850.

2019-20 California Workshop Sessions (@ Sequoia Church) TBD:

Workshop Session I Friday, November 8 7:00-8:30 p.m.

Workshop Session II Saturday, November 9 10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

2019-20 California Café Writing Camp Session (@ Sequoia Church)::

Café Session 2020:

Monday, July 27 – Friday, July 31

Students attend three sessions daily: 9:30 a.m. – 12:30; 1:00-4:00; 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
No evening session Friday.

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

  1. Participation in a Café Workshop
  2. Completion of Family Meeting
  3. Completion of ALL summer Summer Homework
  4. pre-write questions (by student PRIOR to Café session)

Additional Information on Fall Follow-Up Package:

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, participants may purchase more hours at a discounted hourly rate of $150/hour or $500 for the “Supplemental Package.”  

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


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