Give The Gift Of A Stress-Free Senior Year

Imagine, Thanksgiving 2020. The UC application deadline is four days away. Where is your child? Sleeping in. Why? Her applications are completed. His essays have been reviewed and submitted. Your teen is sitting pretty with one or more letters of acceptance and possibly a scholarship to college. Where are you? Enjoying your favorite fresh brewed coffee or chai latte. No nagging. No stress. Just the sound of silence and the relief that it is all #DONE! Imagine.

NEWS FLASH!  There are NO do-overs on your application. 

You get ONE shot at getting admitted to college.  The successful applicants give this process the time and attention it demands. 

Let’s find a camp for your teen. Best gift ever!

Every applicant applying to the same colleges as your teen has a similar great GPA and test score. The AQs (Academic Qualities), grades and test scores, are NOT what sets your child apart from other applicants competing for the same spot. What does?  It is the PQs (Personal Qualities) that share who she is, what he loves, her goals, and his “coolness” factor. 

Here is the secret: The PQs are revealed through the essays. And the essays should reveal something I cannot find anywhere else in the application. 

GOLD PACKAGE - LIVE: 5-Day Essay Boot Camp!


All the features of the 4-day camp plus;

  • Assigned Essay Coach/Counselor
  • No Homework: All Writing Completed In Class
  • Personalised edits and feedback
  • Packet of 70+ Sample Essays
  • 4 essays #DONE ready to hit send!
  • Essays kept for 1 full year
  • Completed UC and/or Common Application
  • Up to 8 Application Essays completed
  • The 4 required UC prompts (PIQs) completed (350 words each - max)
  • Completed Personal Statement for Common Application (500-650 words)
  • Advise and review all resume/ co-curricular portions of application
  • Advise and prep supplemental essays
  • Advise and research possible scholarship applications based on essay topics
  • 1 Hour of 1-1 Final review and feedback in Fall 2020 ($300 value)
Student testimonial

Genny, Class of 2020, Notre Dame HS

"It was not only a 4-day essay boot camp, it was a roller coaster ride of self discovery. I learned so much! Each lesson was important and informative and guided me when writing. I wrote a lot, so naturally I gained a lot of experience, but I’m so ready to write more essays. Cynthia and her team’s feedback helped develop and mature all 4 of my essays. It was unbelievably helpful and a great way to attack this awful process."

Student testimonial

Nicole, Class of 2020, La Habra High School

“The 4-day Essay Boot camp was truly a lifesaver and stress reliever. Before the camp, I had no idea about what to write about. Dr. Colon guided me through different exercises that I believe helped me get through this process. I learned how to take such simple and relatable topics and turn them into essays that draw the reader in.  Now I feel like I can be more relaxed during my senior year and not have to worry so much about my essays. I am forever grateful for Dr. Colon’s mentorship and motivation.” 


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Fredrick, Class of 2020, St. John Bosco

“This class was very fun and helped me explore and expand my essay topics that I would never have thought of on my own. Dr. Colon helped me write my college essays that I am proud to show to any college that I apply to.”


Who is Dr. Colón?

Dr. Cynthia Colón’s book, Tips, Tales, & Truths for Teens, takes the overwhelm out of the college admission process and serves as a roadmap for all families. Her national podcast, Destination YOUniversity, features VPs, Deans, and Admission Directors from colleges across the country. Dr. Colón has been featured on KTLA, ABC, NBC, FOX 5, KCAL, WGN, WKRC, and in Latina Style.

Dr. Colón is an alumna of USC, Teachers College, Columbia University and UCLA.

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Dr. Colón and her team have read thousands of applications and worked directly with over 1000 students who have been admitted to top colleges in the country – including Harvard, Yale, Stanford, Cornell, Brown, Duke, Georgetown, USC, UCLA, Berkeley, Notre Dame, and many more. Perhaps even more exciting is the over 1.6 Million Dollars the class of 2020 essay “campers” have earned in merit scholarships from colleges such as; Baylor, St. Mary’s, Seton Hall, Fordham, TCU, SMU, Boise State, U Nebraska, Loyola (Chicago), and so many more! Students from across the country enroll in Dr. C’s summer College Essay Boot Camps to complete 4-8 essays in just four or five days. WHY? Because students realize the essay is a key ingredient in their application. Dr. C’s philosophy is to build a foundation of 4 core essays to reuse, recycle, and repurpose, creating as many as 16-20+ essays. (Yes, they often need that many. No joke.) Dr. C and her highly experienced team create a highly supportive environment and deliver personalized feedback for students to write essays they feel confident and are ready to hit send after just four days. #Done