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Get your college admissions plans in gear with College Admissions Boot Camps!

College Admissions Boot Camps (CABC) are interactive, informative, activity-oriented and intensive four-day workshops for navigating specific elements of the complex, anxiety-ridden and competitive college admissions process.  They are programs at Pinnacle Educational Center.  This year, our sessions are in July and August, in Greenwich & Woodbridge, CT, Midtown Manhattan and White Plains.

Our experience:

  • Over 15 years of college admissions advising expertise.
  • Year after year, 97%  or more Pinnacle clients receive acceptance letters to their top-choice colleges!
  • Pinnacle clients who got in this year: Acceptances for 2015
  • Over 10 years of cumulative experience in administering and managing summer pre-college programs.

Participants will receive inside tips, recommendations and expert advice from Pinnacle's admissions advisors, former admissions officers and representatives from Ivy League, highly selective and competitive colleges.

We recommend College Applications Boot Camps for:

  • Current high school juniors who will be rising seniors this summer.
  • Students who are interested in applying to Ivy League, highly selective and competitive colleges.
  • International students, enrolled in U.S. colleges, who are interested in transferring to Ivy League schools.
  • Students interested in working in small groups and one-on-one consultations with personalized assistance.

Why is College Admissions Boot Camps so valuable?

As a current junior who will be rising senior or an international student seeking to transfer, you will:

  • Receive inside tips, recommendations and expert advice from leading college admissions experts.
  • Design an activity sheet that makes you shine as a qualified candidate.
  • Receive an approved list of 15 colleges that best match your credentials, education, interests and goals.
  • Write a "Why the college" essay that will dazzle the admissions committee.
  • Learn to impress admissions officers or alumni in interviews.
  • Garner the right recommendations that will make you shine.
  • Finish your Common Application and/or non-Common Application before your senior year starts!!
  • Gain a competitive edge in the hypercompetitive college admissions environment!

General Topics to be covered:

  • Standardized test preparation planning.
  • Choosing the right college for you.
  • Top Schools Review.
  • What are top colleges looking for.
  • Planning effective senior year summer and fall campus visits.
  • Developing a College Admissions Pre-and Post-Calender.
  • Case Study: An Admissions Committee Review.
  • Special sessions for student-athletes and student-artists.
  • The Financial Aid/Scholarship Jungle.
  • Post-Admissions Process


I.  College Applications, Essays & Letters of Recommendations

  • Avoid application anxiety and jitters.
  • Learn the "how to's", and th Do's and Don't's" of the application process.
  • Learn how to develop your Common Application and supplemental essays.
  • Learn how to develop your "college-specific" essays.
  • Answer specific questions about your essays.
  • Learn how to obtain stellar recommendations.

II.  Highlighting Your Personal Qualities and Achievements - Stand out from the Crowd!!

  • Accentuate your accomplishments.
  • Showcase your talents and achievements.
  • Distinguish yourself from the thousands of other students applying to your top-choice schools!

III.  College Interviews

  • Learn about the different types of interviews.
  • Participate in mock interviews with former admissions and alumni representatives.
  • Receive mock interview training.
  • Receive feedback to build confidence and polish your interviewing skills.

Additional Follow-up Services:

  • Fall application review, up to 5 applications, including your early action/decision application.
  • Fall pre-submission application review, including supplementals, follow-up.
  • Fall admissions strategies consultation tune-up.


  • Registration now available.  Please register early!  Space is limited! 
  • CABC are in Woodbridge & Greenwich, CT and Midtown Manhattan and White Plains.
  • Fee for College Admissions Boot Camps 2016 is $12,000 (incld: materials, catered lunch/refreshments).
  • Accomodations - travel and lodging are not included. 

      College Admissions Boot Camps 2016:  (203) 387-1574 |  info@collegeadmissionsbootcamps.com