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College Essay Boot Camp

On Saturday, October 17th, from 10am-4pm, Boston will partner with Northeastern University for the sixth annual College Essay Boot Camp! At the event, 100 college-bound Greater Boston high school students are matched with trained tutors to receive one-on-one writing support with their college essays. Students can brainstorm, draft, or revise their college application essay, take tours of Northeastern’s campus, and find out more about scholarship programs. Breakfast and a pizza lunch are also included – all for free!

Tutors register here.

Please note: student registration for 2015 is now closed.

Here are some facts about the 2014 event:

  • 60% of students who attended had parents who were born outside of the United States;
  • 45% of students reported that they would be the first in their families to attend college;
  • 40% of students had not started their essays prior to College Essay Boot Camp…
  • and 75% of students left College Essay Boot Camp with a 1st, 2nd, or final draft in hand.

Students and tutors can sign up for a morning session, an afternoon session, or for the entire day. We look forward to seeing you at the event! Register here.

“Thank you, 826 Boston, for your amazing work with our college-bound students. Your programs truly make a difference.” – Josette Teneus, mother and guidance counselor, Charlestown High School

“To be honest, I came here with no ideas, no topic, nothing. I am so grateful to be a participant in this program. I overcame a lot.” – Former student participant

Event Details

College Essay Boot Camp

October 17, 2015

10:00 a.m - 4:00 p.m.

Northeastern University
Snell Library
360 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA 02115

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