Write Outstanding College Essays 

Without a perfect GPA, test scores, or insane resume.

 

Increase your chances of getting into college by nothing more than words on the page.

You’ve tried to write your college application essays by yourself.

Do any of these sound familiar?

✔ What should I write my personal statement about?

✔ Why am I freaked out over my college application essays?

How do I brag effectively about my achievements and skills in my personal statement without coming off as arrogant?

✔ What if I haven’t experienced a challenge?

✔ What is a personal statement? Is it any different from college essays?

 

Imagine what it would feel like if you knew exactly what to do each day to write your way into your dream colleges.

What if I told you that you could...

✔ Increase your chances of getting into college by nothing more than words on the page.

✔ Know exactly when to start writing your college application essays.

✔ Know what to write about and how to outline and draft your essays

✔ Avoid  BIG MISTAKES that most students make in their college application essays

You’re ready to write your way into your dream colleges. You're ready to:

 

  • Write with ease, excitement, and enthusiasm knowing that your ideas are incredible.
  • Learn exactly what top colleges are looking for and use a proven system to write incredible, unique college application essays.
  • DRAMATICALLY INCREASE your chances of getting in with your essays.

 

 

I'm going to teach you exactly how to do this. That’s why I’ve created my simple, step-by-step course,

 

The College Essay Boot Camp

 

Write Outstanding College Essays Without a perfect GPA, test scores, or insane resume.

 

With The College Essay Boot Camp, you'll:

 

DRAMATICALLY INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF GETTING INTO COLLEGE

LEARN EXACTLY WHAT COLLEGE ADMISSIONS OFFICERS LOOK FOR

BECOME A BETTER WRITER IN JUST A FEW WEEKS!

Cathleen McCaffery

College Counselor & Writing Coach

Hi, I'm Cathleen!

I’m an unconventional college counselor who helps smart, motivated, and driven students around the world (just like you) get clear on what their dreams are, and develop the courage, curiosity, and commitment to personal development and growth to pursue their biggest dreams wholeheartedly and get into the right colleges for them, where they’ll have a fulfilling and successful career. 

 

I’m also a USC alum, published author, trained in college counseling through UCLA’s graduate program, and member of the Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA).

My writing has improved so much, and I have a better overall understanding in the college essay process and what makes a good college essay. Cathleen is a kind, knowledgeable counselor."

— Alea S. (admitted to NYU)

It’s no secret that getting into college today is more competitive than ever before. There are more exceptional, highly qualified students applying to top colleges from all around the world, making it harder and harder to stand out. 

 

No matter what grades you have and how high your test scores are. No matter how amazing your extracurricular activities are and how many times you rehearse for interviews, one of the most important skills you need to get into your dream colleges is this:

You must learn how to communicate your experiences in a way that moves The Exhausted Admissions Reader to say “YES” -- or you won’t get in.

If you’ve sat down to look at your college list--but all that keeps coming up are essay after essay that you’ll have to write and you just feel so overwhelmed, you’re not alone. 

 

Your mom, dad, English teacher, and Uncle Carl (Harvard Class of ‘82) all give you different advice: write like you talk, don’t write like you talk, be yourself, sound smart, write about patience, write about being Student Body President, don’t write about math…..

Writing college essays is as ESSENTIAL SKILL 

if you want to get into top-tier colleges, and learning how to write well 

will change your life!

If you’ve already started scouring the internet for advice on applying to college, you know that there are tons of blogs, books, and random pieces of advice out there. It’s a lot! Where do you even begin? What can you trust? Is this advice even current? You know how important these essays are, and there are just so many. The pressure is mounting.

 

You want to get into amazing, selective colleges but you’re not sure if you can write all these essays, or how to start, or what to say...and what if you write the wrong thing, or not enough, or don’t use the right words? What if you don’t get in?

 

Over the years, I’ve had the honor of working with hundreds of students around the world and helping them craft incredible essays and get into top-tier colleges like The University of Chicago, Cornell, UCLA, UC Berkeley, Tufts, Rice, Wesleyan, and Vassar.

 

But here’s the sad thing….

The one thing I’ve seen hold otherwise strong, smart students back from achieving their dreams is a lack of clear, compelling, and persuasive personal statements.

It’s not that those things don’t matter, because they do. But everyone who has a chance at top-tier colleges has a high GPA, high test scores, and took a ton of AP classes. 

 

Your academics and test scores will get you into the “Maybe” pile, but you’ll need more to actually get accepted.

If your essays are just meh, your application will get put in the “no” pile, where there’s no coming back from.

This is exactly why I want to help you. I thought long and hard about the work I do, which is only accessible to students in a one-on-one setting, and I created The College Essay Boot Camp that contains expert advice and a fail-proof system to show you, step by step, how to write a College Essay That Wows Committees in your unique voice and craft an amazing college application Activities List and Additional Info section that most students skip over (which is a HUGE mistake!). 

 

Because a great essay can be the difference between getting a “Yes” or a “No.”

A great essay -- even more than perfect grades and test scores --- is what makes The Exhausted Admissions Reader send you a letter that says, “We’re delighted to inform you….” rather than “We regret…”

A GREAT COLLEGE APPLICATION, WHICH INCLUDES ALL THOSE ESSAYS, 

WILL WORK WONDERS FOR YOUR CHANCES OF GETTING IN. 

AND, YES, YOU CAN WRITE THEM ALL!

 

You can write essays that sound like you, that share your most vulnerable moments, and get admissions readers to hang on every word. 

 

You can write essays that are authentic, meaningful, and impactful without being over the top or bragging or boring. 

IN JUST A FEW WEEKS, THIS COULD BE YOU....

 

“I might have a chance at getting into top colleges now. I learned that college essays are VERY different from the essays I write for school.

 

My English teacher touched upon us writing our college essays and expected us to just write one and without telling us how to make it amazing like we learned in the boot camp."

 

-Gabby M., College Essay Boot Camp July 2020 Student

Your life before mastering college application essays:

  • Unsure what to write your college essays about

  • Confused and overwhelmed by the whole college application process

  • Unsure if your topics are good enough

  • Feeling like you’re starting the college application process too late

  • Not confident you have what it takes to write amazing essays and get into your dream colleges

Your life after mastering college application essays:

  • Confident about writing the sea of college essays!

  • Excited and motivated because you have specific action steps and a concrete plan

  • Know exactly what different colleges expect and how to use this to your advantage

  • Have a chance to get into top colleges 

  • Know a completely new way of writing and how to get into your dream colleges!

THE COLLEGE ESSAY BOOT CAMP

 

Everything You Need To Write Outstanding College Essays 

That Push Your Application Towards a “YES!” -- Guaranteed. 

 

The College Essay Boot Camp is an online course, 

designed to get you writing outstanding college essays FAST. 

 

By the end of the class, you’ll be able to….

 

  • Learn how to dig deep, uncover your true passions, and write about them

  • Learn how to describe the exceptional things you've done to convey just that to the mysterious people on the other side of your application holding the keys to your future

  • Become a better writer, which will help you get better grades too

  • Never experience “writer’s block” again. Crucial for those terrified of writing 650 words about their biggest challenge or stuck with the “I’m not a writer” imposter syndrome, knowing that the whole college admissions process hinges on a spectacular application. Good news: you’ll know exactly what to write about and how to do it, even if you have no idea what you want to study and you’ve never experienced a challenge and you’re freaking out)

 

“Thank you!! I really appreciate all of your guidance and the time and care you invest in me! I’m SO HAPPY I was accepted by Vassar, Tufts, Wesleyan, Colby, and Occidental!” 

 

-Karen W. , Tufts Class of 2024

Accepted with over $300,000 in scholarships

THE COLLEGE ESSAY BOOT CAMP CURRICULUM

 

The College Essay Boot Camp consists of eight 90-minute masterclasses, workbooks, sample essays, and guides that make up your core college essay writing training. Each class is designed to help you write words that wow admissions committees and help you convey your outstanding self to The Exhausted Admissions Reader quickly and effectively.

Here's what you'll be learning:

1. How to Generate Dozens of College Essay Ideas in 60 minutes or Less!

 

In order to write a great personal statement, you’ll need an idea. And because you’re going to be writing more than one essay, you’ll need a few to set you on path to writing success. Learn how to find dozens of topics for your personal statement and supplemental essays FAST.

2. How to Pick a Winning Topic and Outline Your Essay — Fast

 

If you’ve ever thought “I have nothing to write about” or “I’m not unique,” listen up: you do and you are and I’m here to help you.

3. Outlining and Editing Your Personal Statement

 

Learn the 8 different types of college essay structures and how to apply each of the secret strategies, one-by-one, to YOUR ideas, transforming them from post-its in your brain to beauty on the page.

 

4. The Activities List & Additional Information Masterclass

 

Learn why these two sections are game changers and the BIG MISTAKES that most students make which considerably diminish their chances of getting into amazing colleges.

5. How to Write the Most Common College Essay Supplement Part 1: The Why Us Essay

 

Get the exact tools and strategies my students have used to write incredible supplemental essays. Use them to create outstanding essays for all of the colleges on your list, even if you have to write 40+ essays!

 

6. How to Write The Most Common College Essay Supplement Part 2: The Extracurricular Essay

 

Learn how to write the most common college essay supplements to stand out. Use these strategies to repurpose content so that you don’t have to write 40+ essays from scratch.

 

 

7. The University of California Personal Insight Questions Masterclass Part 1

 

Learn about the 14 Points of Comprehensive Review and how to use data and strategy to write compelling essays that dramatically increase your chances of getting into top colleges. Not applying to the UCs? No problem! The tools and strategies will help you write outstanding supplemental essays for other top colleges. 

 

8. The University of California Personal Insight Questions Masterclass Part 2

 

YES, you can write 4 incredible essays for some of the most competitive colleges on the planet. I’ll show you how to highlight what the UC admissions committee is looking for and leave the rest. Learn key brainstorming exercises you need to write the UC essays and stand out! Not applying to the UCs? No problem! The tools and strategies will help you write outstanding supplemental essays for other top colleges. 

Enroll Now and You’ll Also Get These

ADVANCED BONUS TRAININGS

BONUS #1:

The COVID-19 Essay Question Masterclass

 

How to write the *optional* COVID-19 essay question

 

($197 VALUE)

 

 

*Pay-in-full only*

BONUS #2:

Live Office Hours: Get ALL of your questions answered by me!

 

90 minute live, exclusive Q&A session.

 

($446 VALUE)

BONUS #3:

Live Editing Session: Get my feedback on your essays!

 

90 minute live editing session. 

 

($446 VALUE)

 

Here's what you get when you join

The College Essay Boot Camp:
 

1. Eight 90-minute masterclasses that walk you through everything you need to know to write outstanding college application essays, an Activities List, and the Additional Information section!

($6,997 VALUE)

 

2. Brainstorming workbooks and outlining guides ($297 VALUE)

 

3. College list, essay tracker, and mapping system ($97 VALUE)

 

4. Real student sample essays with my breakdown and analysis of what works and why that will be yours throughout your college application journey! ($597 VALUE)

TOTAL VALUE: $7,997 USD

But you can get it today for just:

    PAY IN FULL

    (BEST VALUE)

    ONE PAYMENT OF:

     

     $1,487

     

    • The Complete College Essay Boot

      Camp

    • 8 90-minute Masterclasses

    • Personal Statement brainstorming

      guides, workbooks, and templates

    • Supplemental essay

      brainstorming workbooks and

      writing guides

    • Successful samples essays

      and analysis

    • FAST ACTION BONUS: COVID-19

      Essay Masterclass

    • PAY IN FULL ONLY: Live Office

      Hours and Live Editing Sessions

      with Cathleen 

      PAYMENT PLAN

      (MOST FLEXIBLE )

      FOUR  MONTHLY PAYMENTS OF:

       

        $446

       

      • The Complete College

        Essay Boot Camp

      • 8 90-minute Masterclasses

      • Personal Statement brainstorming

        guides, workbooks, and templates

      • Supplemental essay

        brainstorming workbooks and

        writing guides

      • Successful samples

        essays and analysis

      • FAST ACTION BONUS: COVID-19

        Essay Masterclass

      HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE ME TO WRITE OUTSTANDING COLLEGE APPLICATION ESSAYS?

       

      The College Essay Boot Camp starts on Saturday, August 15th. Class 1 will be released at 12 PM PDT and the remaining classes will be released on Saturdays and Sundays from August 15th to September 13th.

       

      This means that you can get through the entire College Essay Boot Camp in less than one month!!

       

      By the end of Class 3, you’ll have a winning topic for your personal statement, incredible outline, and an outstanding first draft!

       

      By the end of class 5 you’ll have dozens of ideas for your supplemental essays AND you’ll know the crucial mistakes that most students make which significantly decrease their chances of getting into top colleges and how you can avoid them!

       

      YOU CAN DO THE COURSE FROM HOME, FROM ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD, AND ON YOUR SCHEDULE.

       

      The masterclasses, workbooks, templates, and guides are accessible online through your class portal.

       

      You have access to the entire course through the end of year and can go back and rewatch classes as many times as you want!

      There has never been a better time to write your way into your dream colleges.

       

      Don't put it off until the fall.

       

      Starting now will allow you to:

      • Dramatically increase your chances of getting into college

      • Save you (and your parents) hundreds of thousands of dollars, literally (my students have gotten accepted with over HALF A MILLION DOLLARS IN SCHOLARSHIPS!)

      • Become a better writer which will also improve your grades and test scores and so much more!

       

      If you don’t act, nothing will change. 4 months from now when you’re panicking the week before deadlines, staring at a blank screen, you’ll wish you had started today!

      I honestly didn't think The College Essay Boot Camp was worth investing in. I’m a strong writer and didn’t think I needed too much help.

       

      I gained access to worksheets, ideas and organizing resources to guide me throughout the college application process! I had no idea what I wanted to write for some of my supplemental essays but with the brainstorming exercises I was able to think of several ideas!

       

      The live classes were the best, and I enjoyed being able to interact and talk with other students. The College Essay Boot Camp pushed me out of my comfort zone and  expanded my college knowledge in general." 

       

      -Jayson Rodriguez, College Essay Boot Camp July 2020 Student

      Is this course right for me?
       

      This course is a fantastic fit for you if:

      • You're graduating high school in 2021 and ready to learn how to get into your dream colleges.

      • You’re a big dreamer and excited about college. 

      • You are smart and motivated and willing to work hard.

      This course isn't the best fit for you if:

      • You’re not willing to do the hard brain work it takes to improve your writing.

      • You are content with outdated/general advice from random blogs, posts, and YouTube videos.

      • You’re resistant to expert advice and strategy.

      Questions?
      Email me at cathleen@theedvisoryla.com and I’ll help you decide if it’s right for you!

      The immense amount of skills I gained from just this class can't be summed up easily, but I'd definitely like to note the unique brainstorming activities because those were really helpful in getting the process started, and helped me get in a mindset that I actually could accomplish great essays.

       

      -Ashtyn Decoster, College Essay Boot Camp July 2020 Student 

      You need this course because:
       

      There’s simply no other college essay writing course that is jam-packed with content, fun, and results-focused that can help you hone your writing skills and craft incredible essays in your own voice AND dramatically increase your chances of getting into top colleges.

      You have two choices here...

       

      You can Do It Yourself:

       

      You might think that this is the most cost effective option, but is that true? As someone who went through this process without the help of a private counselor and ended up in the wrong major at the wrong college with a lot of student loans, I can tell you:

      • Getting professional help can save you (and your parents) hundreds of thousands of dollars, literally.
      • Sifting through dozens of books and websites and blogs and forums will be exhausting and you will find a lot of outdated or just plain wrong advice.
      • Balancing writing 40+ essays, extracurricular activities, test prep, and your responsibilities at home with no guidance will be really hard!

       

       

       

      OR

       

      You can join The College Essay Boot Camp

       

      • You can learn the exact strategies you need to write outstanding college application essays that will help you get into top colleges.
      • You can get live feedback on your writing and avoid the tragic mistakes that so many qualified students make in their college essays.
      • Even if you aren’t a writer or hate writing, even if you haven't experienced major challenges, you can write outstanding college application essays and get into your dream colleges.

      Really think about where you want to be 1-month from now? 6-months? 1-year?

       

      Do you have a plan to get there?

       

      If you’re ready to write your way into your dream colleges, join The College Essay Boot Camp now:

       

      If you’re ready to write your way into your dream colleges, join The College Essay Boot Camp

      The Complete College Essay Boot Camp Masterclasses ($6,997 value) 

       

      ✅ Brainstorming workbooks and outlining guides ($297 value)

       

       College list, essay tracker, and mapping system ($97 value)

       

       Real student sample essays with my breakdown and analysis of what works and why that will be yours throughout your college application journey! ($597 value)

       

      Another  thing…

       

      Whatever you want to study in college, even if you aren’t quite sure yet, your writing is more important than ever. You owe it to yourself and to write as powerfully and persuasively as possible. 

       

       

      I’ve got your back. 

      You have nothing to lose and everything to gain. 

       


      The College Essay Boot Camp comes with a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee.

      Apply what you learn and you’ll soon see -- there’s no limit to what you’ll be able to create.

      TOTAL VALUE: $7,997 USD

      But you can get it today for just:

        PAY IN FULL

        (BEST VALUE)

        ONE PAYMENT OF:

         

         $1,487

         

        • The Complete College Essay Boot

          Camp

        • 8 90-minute Masterclasses

        • Personal Statement brainstorming

          guides, workbooks, and templates

        • Supplemental essay

          brainstorming workbooks and

          writing guides

        • Successful samples essays

          and analysis

        • FAST ACTION BONUS: COVID-19

          Essay Masterclass

        • PAY IN FULL ONLY: Live Office

          Hours and Live Editing Sessions

          with Cathleen 

          PAYMENT PLAN

          (MOST FLEXIBLE)

          FOUR  MONTHLY PAYMENTS OF:

           

            $446

           

          • The Complete College

            Essay Boot Camp

          • 8 90-minute Masterclasses

          • Personal Statement brainstorming

            guides, workbooks, and templates

          • Supplemental essay

            brainstorming workbooks and

            writing guides

          • Successful samples

            essays and analysis

          • FAST ACTION BONUS: COVID-19

            Essay Masterclass

          Here's what happens when you sign up: 
           

          1. You will get immediate access to pre-work materials so that you’re all ready for August 15th when The College Essay Boot Camp starts!

          2. Class 1 will be released on Saturday, August 15th at 12 PM PDT and every Saturday and Sunday at 12 PM PDT through September 13th.

           

          Frequently asked questions

          Here are a few answers to our most common questions

          When does The College Essay Boot Camp start?

          When does enrollment close for The College Essay Boot Camp?

          What if I miss a class?​

          You have access to every class, workbooks, guide, and template until December 31st!

          When can I sign up for The College Essay Boot Camp?

          Is The College Essay Boot Camp for international students?

          Will I get individual help with my college application essays?

          Yes! If you register early, you’ll get the exclusive Office Hours and Live Editing Sessions! In these two live sessions, I’ll give you personalized feedback on your writing!

           

          Consumer Testimonials. As with any teaching program, your results using The College Essay Boot Camp may vary from these student testimonials. Your results will be based on many variables, such as your level of effort, English proficiency, personal qualities, knowledge, skills, and a host of other factors. Since these factors differ for each individual, I cannot guarantee your success, results, or acceptance, nor am I responsible for your success or failure. The College Essay Boot Camp is not a “get into college scheme.” It takes time, effort, and dedication. I believe that I provide you a great toolbox to achieve your desired results, and these grads agree.