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2024 Summer College Application Camp

Looking to have a productive summer and get a head start on your college applications? 

Galin’s Summer College Application Camp (affectionately called “App Camp”) is designed to help rising high school seniors get a strong start on their college applications under the guidance of a Galin Education College Counselor with the additional assistance of Galin College Essay Coaches.

This best-selling program has been supporting students for over a decade by providing them with the information, techniques, feedback, and confidence to craft a college application that reflects their unique achievements and potential.

During App Camp, students will:

  • Gain an understanding of the college admissions process and how admissions officers evaluate applications.
  • Brainstorm, write, and edit a personal statement essay that can be used with a variety of applications.
  • Learn how to research colleges and assess chances of admission using College Planner Pro software and other resources.
  • Work one-on-one and in small groups to complete the main sections of the Common Application.
  • Complete an activity sheet that highlights high school awards, extracurricular activities, and leadership positions.
  • Learn how to approach, brainstorm, and write common supplemental essays.

            App Camp at a Glance:

            • App Camp Orientation – Prior to the start date, students will be invited to an orientation to discuss the student’s college list and get prepared to make App Camp the most productive experience it can be!
            • Daily Schedule – App Camp runs for four days from 9am-4pm. Lunch is provided.
            • Parent Wrap-Up – On the final day of App Camp (Thursday of your App Camp week), parents are invited to a “wrap-up” meeting from 6pm-7pm. This meeting is virtual if you attended a Milwaukee App Camp.


            • Early Bird Pricing (until January 1, 2024): $1450
            • Discounted Pricing (January 1 – March 1, 2024): $1750
            • Full Price (after March 1, 2024): $1950

            *Optional Add-On: Four hours of 1:1 college advising with a Galin College Counselor to support your student in building their list of colleges and developing an individualized plan for the App Camp. $800

            Madison Registration

            Four options:

            June 10 – June 13th
            June 24 – June 27th
            July 15 – July 18th
            August 5 – August 8th

                    Milwaukee Registration

                    Two options:

                    June 24 – June 27
                    July 29 – August 1

                    I definitely would have procrastinated a LOT more if I hadn't had this camp. Advice on what colleges take from different sections of the application was also super helpful. The essay coaches were wonderful.

                    App Camp Student

                    I have no experience writing this sort of personal essay, so the feedback and assistance I received with that was extremely useful. It was also super nice to have a structured period of time to get started on the Common App. I think that really helped me get a head start.

                    App Camp Student

                    As someone who struggles with big tasks, I benefited having four days dedicated to working on different sections of it. I was able to get through the longest parts of the application by the end of the camp and I feel ahead of my college to-do list.

                    App Camp Student

                    Because space is extremely limited, we cannot offer any refunds for Galin’s Summer College Application Camps. Once you register, there will be no refunds for any reason. Students may switch dates as long as space is still available.

                    There is a six student minimum in order for each App Camp to run.

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