COLLEGE APPLICATION BOOT CAMP®: SET YOURSELF APART Rising Seniors Receive Exclusive Personal College Consulting Right in Their Homes

Top Quote Top college admissions consultant Dr. Michele Hernandez and parenting guru Mimi Doe offer Personal College Application Boot Camp to rising seniors around the world to get into top colleges in a tough admissions climate. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) October 13, 2009 - More teenagers are applying to college today than ever before, and the competition for spots at top tier colleges and Ivy League schools is shocking – in 2008 Harvard had a 7% acceptance rate and this year they received close to 30,000 applications. The college admissions process is not transparent. It is no longer simply a matter of achieving decent grades, participating in a few extracurricular activities and writing an essay about a personal experience. On top of a stellar transcript, students must set themselves apart.

    With summer over and seniors making the final push to earn extraordinary grades; compete in top high school contests; and score well on standardized tests, many of them forget how important it is to showcase those achievements in a winning college application…and time is running out to do so. To up the odds of students’ admission into top colleges, it is imperative to make an early application plan; those students applying Early Decision—a binding application—to their top-choice school have a significantly better chance of receiving an acceptance letter. Most Early Decision applications are due November 1 or 15th!

    Top college admissions consultant Dr. Michele Hernandez and parenting guru Mimi Doe joined forces to help families navigate the daunting process of applying to college and help students set themselves apart. For the past six years, Hernandez and Doe have offered rising seniors an intensive, four-day Application Boot Camp® to move them through the process with ease. The 2009 sessions ended in August, with a select group of 40 students from around the world taking the opportunity to join this internationally acclaimed program.

    With more and more students and families recognizing the need for this service, Application Boot Camp® is excited to announce new programs for seniors to finish their early college applications quickly using the proven Application Boot Camp® method. Personal Application Boot Camp™ is ideal for students who were unable to take part in the sold-out traditional Application Boot Camp® sessions or who simply want to set aside time to retreat from the tumult of senior year and, for a few days, give their applications the attention they deserve. No other program in the world brings the expertise of Application Boot Camp® to your doorstep.
    Personal Application Boot Camp™ can be crafted for between one and four students and, schedules permitting, can take place anywhere in the world. Students receive personal, expert guidance at every step of the process in order to ensure that they submit the best, most genuine applications. This premium package includes:

    • Three days of one-on-one work with a senior member of the Application Boot Camp® staff
    • Real-time support from other members of the Boot Camp team
    • All elements of Application Boot Camp® including selection of colleges, crafting of essays and activity sheet, assembly of entire application, and a pre-Boot Camp® student report
    • A consultation with Mimi Doe and Michele Hernandez via teleconference. Mimi and Michele will evaluate your background, identify appropriate schools, and recommend a winning application strategy

    And, for those who are motivated to create their own Application Boot Camp, Doe and Hernandez have created a self guided kit. The Application Boot Camp Self Guided Program® enables students to complete all the pieces of their college applications and present themselves in the best light possible on their own time. Full of specific tips to navigate the application process, as well as tools to articulate their strengths and academic focus, the Application Boot Camp® Self Guided Program guides students as if Michele Hernandez and Mimi Doe were right there with them. It includes audio and printed guides:

    • Four-day Application Boot Camp® Schedule for students to follow on their own
    • How to complete the Common Application with insider tips
    • How to develop an appropriate list of colleges to which you will apply
    • Tips on creating extra essays to give you an edge
    • Advice on developing an Activity Sheet, with samples, to highlight your passions and experience
    • How to put it all together into winning application packages
    • And much, much more!

    To sign up for personal consultation or for more information on how to purchase products and services, call (877) 659-4204 or visit Join the most intensive programs in the nation with America’s premier college consultants. Getting into college doesn’t have to be stressful!

    About Application Boot Camp

    Dr. Michele Hernandez and Mimi Doe cofounded Application Boot Camp™ after publishing their best-selling book, Don’t Worry: You’ll Get In in 2005. Application Boot Camp™ is a company devoted to empowering high school students from around the world in the college admissions process. Hernandez is the author of A is for Admission and former Assistant Director of Admissions at Dartmouth College. She has been featured in the New York Times and Business Week and has appeared on The Today Show with Meredith Viera and Katie Couric. Doe, called a “parenting guru” by Ladies Home Journal, is the author of Busy but Balanced and Nurturing Your Teenager’s Soul. She has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show,Good Morning America, and NPR.

    Samples of College Acceptances in 2009

    Yale, Dartmouth, Harvard, Princeton, Amherst, Stanford, U Penn, University of Michigan Honors, Georgetown, Columbia, Emory, Barnard, Cornell, Duke, Colgate, Vassar, Wesleyan, Washington University, NYU, Northwestern, Vanderbilt, Skidmore, Trinity, MIT, Cal Tech, Johns Hopkins, Williams, St. Andrews (Scotland), and Cambridge.

    For more information about Application Boot Camp®, the college admissions process, getting into an Ivy League school, or college admissions news, please call Mimi Doe at (978) 369-7479 or email Mimi at mimi ( @ ) applicationbootcamp dot com dot

    Contact: Mimi Doe
    Tel. (978) 369-7479
    editor ( @ ) applicationbootcamp dot com

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