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Application Boot Camp

Jump start the application process with a college application boot camp!

Jill loves to work with students, individually or in small groups, before they begin their essays and applications. She provides an overview of the application process and offers valuable tips for students to make their applications stand out.

In the boot camp, students will learn to:

  • Review different types of essays. This includes the personal main essay, Why supplements, community essay, activity essay and the additional information section.

  • Authentically enhance Activities and Academic Honors sections of the application.

  • Create standout resumes and videos (including Zee Mee).

  • Understand Common Application v. Coalition and other platforms.

  • Increase their visibility on any application.

  • Comprehend the importance of Demonstrating Interest to relevant colleges.

  • Select writers for letters of recommendation and what to include in "brag sheets."

  • Understand standardized testing options, self-reporting v. official score reporting.

  • Anticipate interview questions.

We provide an organizational template to stay on task throughout the college process and provide students with sample resumes for easy formatting.​

Price varies based on location and number of participants. Available upon request.

With more than 25 years of experience working with hundreds of high school students, Jill possesses a wealth of knowledge about the college admissions process, and believes the process should be exciting. Jill helps by working closely with each student on college selection, creating a vibrant and authentic resume, planning meaningful and appropriate summer activities, creating personalized testing strategies, brainstorming essay ideas and techniques, building interview skills, reviewing scholarship opportunities, and more. Most importantly, Jill eases the stress and helps students feel confident about the college planning and selection process.


Schedule a time to ask Jill your questions or hire her to speak to a group in your community. Working with Jill will provide you a greater understanding of the college application process and, more importantly, a feeling of confidence rather than confusion.

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