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Thinque Prep's
10th Annual College Admissions Intensive

When: August 6th-8th, 2024 9:00 am to 4:30 pm PST

Where: San Juan Capistrano (details available upon booking!)


Join us for our 10th Annual College Admissions Intensive:


Our acclaimed college admissions intensive is back again for the 10th year in a row! Every year, we proudly host a variety of college admissions pros and university representatives to help high school Juniors and Seniors prepare for the rigorous college admissions process.


Does your child need help understanding the common app, personal statements, or UC Personal Insight Questions? We help with all of these and more!
Scroll down to see what the 3-day college application intensive includes!

This year we are proud to partner with Breakthrough San Juan Capistrano!


One-time Tuition Fees: 

$500 (Early Bird Deadline) - sign up before July 30th 

$600 (Standard Cost) - sign up after July 30th

*Financial aid is available for those who can demonstrate need

*Current College Counseling students at Thinque Prep do not need to pay tuition

What does the Tuition Fee include?

  • 3 days of intensive support on all college applications and supplemental essays

  • Personalized feedback from Thinque Prep's College Counseling dream team

  • Access to live essay support 

  • Interactions with professional college admissions experts from multiple universities 

  • Custom materials and workbooks written by college experts

  • Communication and writing skills that students will carry with them into college

  • Opportunities to engage with like-minded peers

Check out our 8th Annual Admissions Intensive (2022)

Check out our 7th Annual Admissions Intensive (2021)


Day 1: Behind-the-Scenes College Admissions Experience

Day one will help you gain a better understanding of what admissions readers are looking for, and help you refine your own applications in the process!


You will play the role of a university admissions officer and read through complete applications inspired by real college-bound students. 



Day 2: Building Your Brand

Discover your unique selling points so you know how to market yourself to colleges in essays and interviews.


Day two will help students confidently demonstrate leadership skills and embrace their unique lived experiences in their applications. 


Day 3: Crafting Your Essays and Rocking Your Interviews

Learn the most common mistakes essay readers see in applications. Work on crafting standout personal statements and personal insight questions. 


Become an expert at each college’s supplemental essays! Participants will leave with a polished draft of one (or many!) application(s).


This year, Admissions Advisors will be attending from the following Colleges

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How will the College Admissions Intensive help me out?  

This is the only event of its kind in southern California where you will have exclusive access to current admissions experts. The rest of the year, these counselors are busy visiting schools and reading applications. This is once-in-a-year opportunity to get to network with some of the people who will be handling your applications in real life.

Our experts have helped hundreds of students get into their dream colleges.

Hear from leading college admissions experts who represent some amazing colleges from around the world. Get the inside scoop on how to enhance your application.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is the College Admissions Intensive still worthwhile if my child cannot attend all three days?

Yes. Even if your child can only attend one day or partially attend each day, they will be able to connect with Thinque Prep's counseling team for one on one support and mingle with other local students who are going through the same rigorous admissions process. However, we cannot provide prorated rates for those who know they will not be able to attend all three days.

Will I need to pack a lunch for my child? 

No. The Thinque Prep team will provide a light breakfast and a full lunch for all three days. Please notify the Thinque Prep team about any food allergies or intolerances. 

Will there be adult supervision at the event?

Yes. Thinque Prep's counseling Team (Joyee and Sam) as well as a few local college reps and Breakthrough's team will all supervise and support students directly throughout the event. The event will also be held on a high school campus with a security team. 

Can parents attend the event?

No. This event is for students only. We encourage parents to allow their children to be independent so they can practice self advocacy. 


Thinque Prep

“Admissions officers from a multitude of great colleges around the nation participate in this ‘bootcamp-like’ yet fun environment to really give students an ‘edge’ in their application. They showcase their tips and tricks in writing and create personalized ways students can enhance their applications. After going through this eye-opening program myself, I personally can say that I have had an edge over other students in the admissions process.”

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