College Application Writing
Personal essays are the heart and soul of an effective college application. In our College Application Writing Mini-Course, students collaborate in a small group setting to draft essays that reflect their own authentic stories, strengths, and interests. Our comprehensive workshop reviews all aspects of the essay writing process, with exercises focused on idea generation, planning, style, organization, and storytelling. With the help of group feedback and one-on-one guidance from our instructors, each student will emerge from the workshop with a working draft of their college essay, and an understanding of how to approach supplements and other short answer questions.
Cultivating and Finalizing Your College List
Many juniors planned to visit colleges this spring and weren’t able to because of school closures and stay-at-home orders. This three-session workshop helps students identify their personal interests, research schools to find appropriate options, and finalize their list in time to begin applications over the summer.
College Application Bootcamp
The Green Ivy four-day intensive college application bootcamp is essential for every rising high school senior. Our intensive college admissions bootcamp is a one-of-a-kind, comprehensive program designed to give rising high school seniors the tools to create exceptional college applications. In a relaxed environment, students navigate the nuts and bolts of the application process. Participants learn how to organize their applications and essays in a way that shines a light to their talents, interests, and unique gifts. We help students navigate college lists, recommendation letters, personal statements, and supplemental questions, along with the basic information for the Common Application, UC Application, and Coalition Application.
At Green Ivy, we've spent nearly two decades successfully working with students on their college applications, and our college counseling bootcamp has been described by previous participants as "both fun and stress-relieving." We offer several four-day bootcamps for rising seniors, and each are limited to six students. The bootcamps tend to fill up quickly. For more information on our work, visit www.greenivyed.com.