Class of 2020 Seattle College Application Café (FULL — Wait-Listing as of 3/14/19)

The 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: $2,850)

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The College Application Café Includes:

1) Orientation conversation (individual via phone)

2) Workshop (choose one 2.5 hour session), see link below for description

3) Family Meeting (individual), electronically or in-person (1 hour)

4) College Application Café (summer essay writing camp/31-plus hours)

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

6) Option to purchase discounted “Supplemental Package” for $500*

2019 College Application Café Camp and Workshop Dates:

2019 College Application Café Essay & Application Writing Camp Dates:

Session I: August 5-9 (FULL/Waitlisting as of 2/11/19)

Session II: August 12-16 (FULL/Waitlisting as of 2/11/19)

Session III: August 19-23 (FULL/Waitlisting as of 3/1/19)

Session IV: Aug. 26-30 (FULL/Waitlisting as of 3/1/19)

College Application Café Workshops are the first component of the College Application Café program for current juniors/rising seniors. The Café Workshop launches families in developing and honing appropriate college application strategies for their current junior.  Via student-centered discussions and activities, as well as parent-driven conversations, participation in the Workshops will position families to complete the college application process with peace of mind and a solid plan.  Workshops prepare students for participation in the College Application Café summer program.

2018-19 Seattle Workshop Dates CHOOSE ONE SESSION:

Workshop: Sunday, November 18 9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Workshop: Sunday, November 18 1:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

Workshop: Sunday, December 9 9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Workshop: Sunday, December 9 1:00-3:30 p.m.

Workshop: Sunday, January 13 9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. p.m.

Workshop: Sunday, January 13 1:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

Workshop: Sunday, January 13 4:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Workshop: Sunday, February 10 9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Workshop: Sunday, February 10 1:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

Workshop: Sunday, March 10 9:30 a.m. -12:00 p.m.

Workshop: Sunday, March 10 1:00-3:30 p.m.


* 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.

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

  1. Participation in the Café’s 2.5 hour Workshop
  2. Completion of Family Meeting
  3. Completion of ALL College Application Café Application Homework

College Application Café Package Students Receive Coaching to:

✦ Refine their college list

✦ Write The Essay/Personal Statement

✦ Complete the Common Application’s writing components, including the activity list and additional comments sections

✦ Create one additional application package to an independent, non-Common App school, including the UW or UC systems

✦ Strategize responses to supplemental essays

✦ Secure positive letters of recommendation

✦ Exit the program with an application timeline and master plan

Cafe Program Cost: $2,850

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