Get a head start and build your college admissions advantage. During the 3-day college application intensive you will:

Prepare your Common Application account and University of California Accounts Review college applications inspired by real college-bound students Gain insider knowledge of college application process
Craft an admissions resume that showcases the best YOU Build a personal brand defining what makes you stand out among your peers Learn to tell your unique story, your unique personality, and your qualifications for admission
Draft and refine a "killer" personal essay Draft and refine top-notch supplemental essays Practice college interviews
Develop winning interview techniques

You will leave with:
  • A completed Common Application
  • A polished Common Application personal essay and supplemental essay drafts
  • A solid bio, resume, and personal brand identity
  • A college interview strategy
  • A master plan and clear roadmap for the college application and admissions process

Learn from Admissions Experts

Get individualized application Help

Make your way to college!

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How Thinque Prep's College Application Intensive Works 
Thinque Prep's college application intensive is the only event of its kind in Southern California where you will have exclusive access, in one-on-one and in small group settings, to current college admissions experts. Over 3-days, Thinque Prep's college admissions pro team will help you build a winning college admissions strategy; develop a killer personal essay and supplemental essays; craft an admissions resume and define your personal brand; practice mock interviews and learn how present your best self - all before school starts in the fall.

This is a once-in-a-year opportunity to learn from admissions professionals since these counselors spend the academic year reading applications (like yours) and visiting high schools.

If your goal is to get into college, and the application and admissions process feels overwhelming and daunting, or you just want to jumpstart the process before school starts, Thinque Prep's college application intensive is for you. You'll get all your questions answered in one place, at one exclusive event.

Some of the Admissions Experts at the Intensive:
Thinque Prep's college admissions expert team have helped hundreds of students get into their dream colleges. Over 3-days, you will get insider information from admissions experts who represent top-tier colleges from around the world. What better way to learn how to craft a winning application and enhance your chances of acceptance to your dream college.

How will the College Admissions Intensive help me out?  
This is the only event of its kind in Southern California where you will have exclusive access to current admissions experts. The rest of the year, these counselors are busy visiting schools and reading applications. This is once-in-a-year opportunity to get to network with some of the people who will be handling your applications in real life.

If your goal is to get into college, and you're not sure what you need to focus on, this event is for you! You'll get all your questions answered in one place, at one exclusive event.

Our experts have helped hundreds of students get into their dream colleges.
Hear from leading college admissions experts who represent some amazing colleges from around the world. Get the inside scoop on how to enhance your application.

And the best part is that the colleges are coming to you!

Thinque Prep's Expert Team:

Brittney Quinones
University of Richmond

Chuck Liddiard
University of Delaware

Keane Tarrosa
Occidental College

Libby Browne
University of Rochester

Sung Ahn
Arizona State University

Sarah Blank
University College Dublin

Hayley Burke
Pitzer College

Peter Walton
Pepperdine University

Rachel Tanner
University of Minnesota

Gabbi Tobias
High Point University

Joyee Lin
Perfect Score Recipient
Admissions Reader

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Frequently Asked Questions

How many people can attend?

Registration is limited to 50 students. Once capacity has been reached, we start a waitlist.

Is Thinque Prep's College Application Intensive a good fit for me?

If your answer is yes to any of the following questions then Thinque Prep's college application intensive is a good fit for you.

  • Do you find the college application process intimidating?
  • Looking to build a winning college admissions strategy before school starts?
  • Need a road map to give you a college admissions advantage?
  • Want to better your college admission chances by developing and refining various college application essays, practicing college admission interviews, and getting one-on-one guidance from college admission pros?
  • Wondering how to make your personal profile stand out from other applicants?

My school hosts a college night. How is this different?

At the Thinque Prep college application intensive, you will work one-on-one and in small groups with college admission professions over 3 days giving you a head start and an advantage in the college admissions process. In addition to learning what factors into the increasingly selective college application process, Thinque Prep's admissions pro team will help you draft a killer personal essay, supplemental essays, practice interviews, and create an admissions plan, before you start your senior year in high school - that's the difference.

Where is the event located?

Soka University, nestled in the hills of sunny Aliso Viejo.

I can't attend all the live sessions. Will they be recorded?

Unfortunately, due to the sensitive nature of the material being discussed, the sessions are not recorded. We hope you'll be able to attend.

Will there be alternate dates?

This intensive is only offered once a summer, as this the only time of year college admissions officers are available to participate in something this extensive. The remainder of the year admissions officers are busy reading applications and traveling on behalf of the colleges they represent.

Can parents attend?

Since Thinque Prep's college application intensive is geared to empower students by providing hands-on guidance from college admissions professional in one-on-one and small group sessions, we allow parents to be observers but ask that they refrain from participating in any discussions or exercises.

Is financial aid available?

We are happy to consider applicants for one of our need-based scholarships. To apply you must provide proof of need (ex., tax statement, free/reduced-price lunch notification, counselor letter). Click here for a scholarship application.

What a former student had to say

"Admissions officers from a multitude of great colleges around the nation participate in this 'bootcamp-like' yet fun environment to really give students an 'edge' in their application. They showcase their tips and tricks in writing and create personalized ways students can enhance their applications. After going through this eye-opening program myself, I personally can say that I have had an edge over other students in the admissions process."

Former students have been accepted to the following schools:

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