Felicia's Spring Workshops and Summer Boot Camps
Getting Started Personal Statement - One Day Workshop Palo Alto: Sunday, August 19th, 12-5:30pm Bellevue: Sunday, August 5th, 10am-4pm Capitol Hill: Monday, August 6th, 10am-4pm New workshops to be announced. Stay tuned or contact me by email.
Just starting your college applications? Get up to speed quickly. Here you plunge into the essay writing process. Prior to the workshop you first complete brainstorming activities to generate topics and outlines for the Common App Personal Statement and University of California Personal Insight essays (for students who are not applying to the UC's, this work will be developed for state applications and the private supplement essays). Then attend the workshop where we do activities to help you to develop your outlines and draft one or two of these essays. Throughout the workshop Felicia and her team oversee your writing process, providing feedback and guidance along the way. Tuition: $720 at Palo Alto location. $600 at Seattle locations.
Testimonials from Getting Started Writing Boot Camp 2017 "I went from knowing nothing about college application essays to having multiple drafts of my essays done!" Mission student "This was a very relaxed, open and focused experience that helped me find my words and define myself." Gunn student
"I liked that we had time to put our ideas into words before tailoring them to a particular prompt. It was also helpful to understand what direction to move in." Saratoga student
The College Application Camp is an intensive camp of organization, writing and preparation of the University of Callifornia and Common App applications. The camps involve several hours of preparation of application materials on the part of the student prior to the two day immersion. Felicia reviews these materials and returns them to students for their revision prior to camp. Then on the first day of camp, students participate in the "nuts and bolts" seminar section of the camp where we review the most important admissions topics and questions. Students learn what is expected of them in the college application process and what important strategic steps they must take. For the second day, students complete a brainstorming packet in preparation for the 5 hour writing workshop focused on the Common Application personal statement OR the UC personal insight questions. During the workshop, students also meet individually with Felicia and her writing advisors to review their application materials and progress. By the end of the camp, students are expected to have produced key components of their application listed below. Tuition $2100
an application strategy
a completed copy of the Common Application
preliminary college list
an excel sheet of requirements, application and interview deadlines for each college
an interview strategy
list of recommenders and outside reference
resume for work, arts and/or athletics (if applicable)
draft of the personal statement (650 words)
Testimonial from Camp Application 2016 "My son's application process was totally painless thanks to Felicia. To date, he has gotten into 6 of the 7 colleges to which he applied (still waiting to hear from UW, number 7) and even has received a few merit based scholarship offers. He submitted his apps early and took care of EVERYTHING all on his own. I credit you and your summer camp to a large degree for his success. My friends have spent thousands on counselors, only to lament the fact that they are nagging their kids to get their applications in, if not actually doing the applications for them." Palo Alto High School mom, class of 2017
The Why Here? Supplement Prompt - An Online Essay Seminar August 19th
In this workshop, you learn how to write personal responses to the supplement prompt: "Why do you want to attend our college?" Felicia guides you through a series of brainstorming exercises to help you identify and develop your ideas. You also conduct research and learn to pair your own academic and extracurricular interests with the mission of the college. Throughout the workshop Felicia provides feedback and guidance. These workshops are planned for late August and through September once the college essay prompts are published.