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When it comes to college applications, your ONLY job is to MAXIMIZE your choices!

What if You Could... 

Reduce The Number Of Hours Spent On College Applications?

Done well, each application takes 8-10 hours to complete.

Create Interesting, Engaging & Compelling Essays That Stand Out Among 50-150 thousand applications?

Admission officers spend 6-12 minutes on each application.

Get The Help You Deserve. Access To A Team Of Experts.

Students achieve more in 20 hours with a coach than 40 hours on their own.

Stop Worrying And Sleep At Night?

You could do this alone, but we don't recommend it. Your child's happy future is at stake. 

Avoid Multiple Rejections and Get A "Yes" Before Thanksgiving?

Our alumni "campers" are ready to submit their completed applications by October of senior year.

When I worked in admissions at Vassar College, I spent 10 - 12 minutes reading an application cover to cover. During committee I had one minute to present and make a case for each applicant. After being peppered with questions, the committee voted with a red, yellow, or green index card. The end. 


Who made the "Yes" pile? The applicants who were interesting, engaging, and compelling.


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You only get one chance to get it right. Let’s get it done.

Hi there, my "campers" call me Dr. C. I created College Essay Bootcamp nearly 20 years ago when I worked at a private girls school. I realized that the fall of senior year was like a "Chinese Fire Drill," too much to do and so little time. Seniors deserve to enjoy senior year AND apply to college!! 

Agree? If so, join us this summer. In 5 days students get ahead and leave confident about their future! e

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  • IF your teen is applying to at least 1 University of California institution and multiple colleges using the Common Application, you will need a minimum of 5 essays. Silver Package recommended.

  • IF your teen is planning to apply to multiple Top 100 colleges, you will easily submit more than 15 essays AND need to leverage every section of the application. Gold Package recommended.

  • IF your teen is serious about applying to two or more of the most selective colleges in the country (and the world), and is ready to put in the work to maximize her/his chances, This is a no-brainer. Gold or Platinum Package recommended.


  • When and Where? 

  • Virtual Option for each camp

    • June 6 - 10, 9am - 1pm PST (Sherman Oaks, CA)

    • June 27 - July 1, 9am - 1pm PST (La Puente, CA)

    • August 1-5, 9am - 1pm PST (South Pasadena, CA)

    • August 15 - 19, 9am - 1pm PST (Virtual only)

    • Sunday - Wednesday, August 7-10, 9am - 2pm (Sherman Oaks, CA)

    • Saturday-Sunday, August 20-21 & 27-28, 9am - 2pm PST (Virtual Only)

  • Personal Essay Coach.

  • No Homework. All writing done in class.

Dream College Academy is the most comprehensive, step-by-step college guidance AND implementation program created for college-bound teens who are committed to becoming dreamers, doers, leaders, and achievers.

The community of high-achieving teens is made up of students from all backgrounds who want to take action, gain knowledge, and take control of their future. We surround our teens with high levels of support, encouragement, and inspiration to keep pushing and chasing their dreams.

Here’s the thing,

By the end of Day 14, you will have received the first two modules.

This means your teen will have had the opportunity to review admissions data of dream colleges, learn the behind-the-scenes truths about the college admission committee process, calculate their GPA with the dream colleges formula, and complete a 4-year comprehensive academic curriculum plan before making a final commitment.

If your teen doesn’t feel totally confident and motivated to actively pursue their dreams, with the support and resources necessary (and ability to put those tools into action), simply reach out, show us s/he did the work, and we’ll refund your investment.



VALUE = $6k

  • Personal Essay Coach
  • 6-8 Drafted Topics
  • 4-5 Essays Completed.
  • 1 Essay Professionally Edited
  • Packet of 70+ Sample Essays

BONUS: College Counseling Curriculum Includes:

  • How Colleges Calculate YOUR Admissions GPA
  • How to Beef Up Your Resume
  • How To Decide on a Major
  • How to Build a College List
  • Teacher Recommendations: How & Who to Ask
BUY NOW (1 x $2300)



VALUE = $12k

  • Essays professionally edited.
  • 5-8 Essays completed by fall.
  • 2 Hours of 1-1 time in fall.
  • Professional Review of Resume with Feedback
  • 12-month access to a College Coach via Marco Polo
  • How to tackle Supplemental Essays
  • How to leverage the Resume Section for Common App and UC Application
  • How to Prep for an interview.

BONUS: Financial Aid / Scholarship Package

  • Professional Review of Two Financial Documents (i.e. CSS Profile) and Financial Aid Video Tutorials with Expert: Stephanie Hancock, “The College Aid Lady”
  • Scholarship Video Tutorials with Expert Jocelyn Paonita, Founder of The Scholarship System
BUY NOW (1 x $4000)



VALUE = $20k

  • Personal Access to Dr. Colon via Marco Polo
  • A total of 14 hours of 1-1 time
  • Up to 5 Essays of choice Professionally Edited
  • Everything in the Gold Package, Plus:

BONUS: Twelve Private 1-1 Sessions

  • 50 Minute sessions
  • Can be used for college list, resume, additional essays, supplemental essays.
  • Assigned to 1 Private College Coach
BUY NOW (1 x $8000)
Purchase (2 x$1150)
Purchase (2 x $2000)
Purchase (3 x $2667)

Frequently Asked Questions

“I was able to write so many essays and come up with ideas for other essays that I plan to write on my own. Because of the guidance this camp gave me I feel confident to go off and write essays about myself whenever I may need.”
Osose, Class of 2021