When: August 8th-10th, 2023 9:00 am to 4:30 pm
Where: St. Margaret's Episcopal School
Join us for our 9th Annual College Admissions Intensive:
Our acclaimed college admissions intensive is back again for the 9th 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 15th
$600 (Standard Cost) - sign up after July 15th
*Financial aid is available for those who can demonstrate need
What does the Tuition Fee include?
3 days of intensive support on all college applications and supplemental essays
Personalized feedback from Thinque Prep's head college counselor
Access to live essay support from real college English professors
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).
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
“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.”