Class of 2022 Application Game Plan (Seattle) – Now Enrolling

My Application Game Plan Program: Now enrolling current juniors! Enjoy your senior year free of application stress by participating in this program.  Beginning with an individual 11th Grade College Launch Family Meeting, students receive instrumental support launching their college application process. The session is followed by electronic support and participation in the Application Workshop Series.  Students also reserve a coveted spot in the 2021 College Essay Boot Camp, a week-long writing intensive camp during which students complete their personal statement (“The Essay”) and member-specific responses (“The Supplementals”). Enrollment limited to 10 per summer session. Instructor to student ratio 5:1 as we include the essay writing expertise of Pam Borromeo, an nine-year veteran instructor with the program.  To Register: Email Emily at info@mycollegegameplan.com

Class of 2022 My College Application Game Plan Cost: $3,250

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My Application Game Plan Premium Program: For families (or athletes!) desiring more intensive support, a limited number of Premium opportunities are available for purchase.  The Premium Program includes all components of the College Application Game Plan plus weekly check-ins & progress updates as needed.  Inquire for additional information; participation by permission only. To Register: Email Emily at info@mycollegegameplan.com

Class of 2022 Premium Program Cost: $5,500

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Class of ’22 My Application Game Plan Includes (in order):

  1. College Launch Family Meeting (individual) beginning the application process (fall/winter of ‘20-21; 1 hr.)
  2. Electronic communication (individual) addressing questions about your college path
  3. Unlimited access to Custom College Plan, a user-friendly software program providing college organization & research tools as well as a wealth of proprietary resources such as model essays & planners
  4. Access to weekly My College Game Plan Newsletter updating families about critical college information. Guarantees students stay on track for SAT ACT test prep timeline, letters of recommendation, virtual college fairs, etc.
  5. Family Check-In Meeting (individual) creating a family’s college strategy (spring; 1 hour)
  6. 11th Grade Application Workshop Series (online/group) — Winter Sundays 2020-21; (5 hours)
    1. Self-Assessment Workshop — how to identify your strengths, majors, career (December 13 4:00 p.m.)
    2. Enrichment & Summer Planning Workshop — how to enhance your Activity List (January 24 4:00 p.m.)
    3. College Research & Connection Workshop — how to research & connect with schools (Feb. 28 4:00 p.m.)
    4. Activity List & LORs Workshop — how to create Activity List & obtain Letters of Rec. (March 28 4:00 p.m.)
    5. College Essay Boot Camp Workshop — how to prepare for camp & application platforms (June 13 4:00 p.m. )
  7. 12th Grade Essay Boot Camp (group), a week-long, intensive writing camp (summer 2021; 35+ hours) Camp focuses on completing all college application writing, from creating a winning personal statement (The Essay) to writing successful response to college-specific questions (member-specific essays/supplementals).  During camp, Pam Borromeo, writing coach, joins us; our student: teacher ratio is 5:1.

8. 12th Grade Final Essay Review. Post-camp, students receive continued support (individual/electronic). Emily & Pam review all application writing. Several drafts exchanges via Essay Tracker portal providing detailed feedback and final permission to submit application writing.  (fall ‘21; 2 hours) 

Essay Boot Camp Components: Essay Coaching and Fall Follow-Up

The Common Application (used by most private schools across the U.S.)

  • Personal Statement (500-650 words)
  • Activities List (Ten 150-character descriptions of activities)
  • Additional Information (up to 650 words/when appropriate)
  • COVID-19 response (250 words/when appropriate)

The Coalition Application (University of Washington)

  • Personal Statement (650 words)
  • Activities List (Eight 150-character descriptions of activities)
  • Additional Information (when appropriate)

The UC Personal Insight Questions (PIQ’s) or Common App equivalent (if NOT applying to the UC’s):

  • Four “Personal Insight” Responses (350 words each totaling 1,400 words combined)
  • Activities List – How to Utilize the 20-Entry UC Space

Drafting responses to standard “member-specific” or “supplemental” questions, including:

  • Why do you want to attend Dreamschool U?
  • Why do you wish to major in X?

12th Grade Final Essay Review, Fall 2021 (2 hours)

2021 College Essay Boot Camp Dates:

Session I: Redwood City, CA July 19-23

Session II: Seattle, WA July 26-30

Session III: Seattle, WA August 2-6

Session IV: Seattle, WA August 9-13

Session V: Seattle, WA August 16-20

Session VI: August 30-Sept. 3 Seattle OR Online/TBD

*The College Launch Family Meeting is the first component of the program. The individual 1-hour session focuses on developing appropriate college application strategies for their current junior (Class of 2022 student), including:

* developing a working college list
* understanding financial aid (need versus merit-based schools)
* executing effective college research & demonstrating interest
* discussing standardized testing strategies & requirements (SAT/ACT/SAT II’s)
* introducing the various application platforms (Common App, UW/Coalition App, & UC System)
* developing an enrichment plan (great activity list)
* working with Custom College Plan software

2020-21 11th Grade College Application Workshop Series (online/group):

Sunday, December 13 — Self-Assessment Workshop — how to identify your strengths, majors, careers

Sunday, January 24 — Enrichment & Summer Planning Workshop — how to enhance your Activity List

Sunday, February 28 — College Research & Connectivity Workshop — how to research & connect with schools

Sunday, March 28 — Activity List & LORs Workshop — how to create Activity List entries & obtain great Letters of Rec

Sunday, June 13 — College Essay Boot Camp Workshop — how to prepare for camp & introduction to application platforms