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College Admissions Essay Boot Camp


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Need help writing your college admissions essays?

TheSecretToWriting.com has the answer: our College Admissions Essay Boot Camp. During this intensive 6-week College Admissions Essay Boot Camp, students learn how to write winning college admissions essays. The boot camp is the perfect opportunity to gain a competitive edge in the admissions process. Students walk away from the boot camp with the “secret to writing” and three ready-to-submit college admissions essays.


  • Quality essays
  • Personalized coaching
  • Improved writing skills
  • Reduced stress

The College Admissions Essay Boot Camp is ideal for 11th through 12th grade students and community college students who plan to apply to 4-year colleges.

Date and Time

Session 1: Wednesdays, June 26, 2024 – July 31, 2024 at 6:00-7:00 p.m. CST (the first four weeks are online for one hour, the last two weeks are one-to-one consultations)

Session 2: TBA  at 6:00-7:00 p.m. CST (the first four weeks are online for one hour, the last two weeks are one-to-one consultations)




The program is divided into two parts. Part one comprises a four-week online webinar class, scheduled for one-hour per week. During the webinar sessions, students gain instruction on our 10-step writing process, as well as writing assignments to aid them with drafting their admissions essays. The writing assignments, in particular, are designed to not only help students complete their essays, but also to help students with foundational writing skills.

Part two of the boot camp (Weeks 5-6) involves one-to-one personal coaching offered for the last two weeks of the program. A writing coach will work via teleconference or email with your student. We provide up to 3 essay reviews during the one-to-one consultation period.

By the end of the six-week College Admissions Essay Boot Camp, your student will have three ready-to-submit college admissions essays. Your student will also benefit from a greater sense of self-confidence in his or her writing skills.


What are the class requirements?

Prior to the start of the College Admissions Essay Boot Camp, participants should choose three essay questions that they want to work on during the boot camp. If you (the student) are unsure about the schools to which you plan to apply or the questions you want to use, we recommend that you review the Common Application (www.commonapp.org) and consider using the Common Application writing prompts.

To access the online webinar, students need to have a computer with the following operating system: Windows XP (or newer) or Mac with OS X 10.6 (or newer). You can also connect to the webinar from your Ipad, Android, or Iphone.


Stanley B. Lemons


  • Texas Southern University, Doctoral Student in Education, Houston, TX
  • UCLA Anderson School, M.B.A., Los Angeles, CA
  • Amherst College, B.A, Amherst, MA
  • Georgetown University, Visiting Student, Washington D.C.
  • Harvard Business School, Executive Education, Cambridge, MA
  • Northwestern University (Kellogg), Executive Education, Evanston, IL
  • Greenhill School, Dallas, TX


  • Writer/Published Author
  • College Counselor
  • Teacher
  • Scholarship Reviewer, UCLA Alumni Scholarships for Incoming Freshman
  • Upward Bound Counselor
  • Coro Foundation Public Affairs Fellow
  • Returned Peace Corps Volunteer
  • Peace Corps Recruiter
  • Certified Project Management Professional (PMP)
  • Federal Government Grant Reviewer
  • Global Marketing and Communications Strategist: The Coca-Cola Company, Citigroup,
  • Southern Methodist University (SMU), S.B. Lemons & Company


Cancellation & Refund Policy

We reserve the right to cancel classes due to insufficient enrollment. In the event a class is cancelled, please allow 4-6 weeks from the scheduled start date of the class to receive a refund. We also reserve the right to require the withdrawal of any participant whose conduct is unsatisfactory or who appears unlikely to benefit from our classes. If the directors of the classes make this decision, a refund will be given for the remaining portion of class fees.

We reserve the right to make staffing, schedule, or location changes as may be necessary.

If you wish to cancel your registration 15 days or more before a class, you will receive a full refund, minus a $100 processing fee. Please allow 4-6 weeks after the conclusion of the scheduled class to receive your refund. A request for a refund must be made in writing and forwarded to us via email. No refunds will be issued for any participant registration cancelled 14 days or less before the event.


Ethics Statement

We do not write admissions essays for students. Students do the work. Please know that admissions officers are skilled readers of admissions essays, and can easily detect an essay that has been written, for example, by a parent or a professional writer. Our goal is to help students think through their ideas and ultimately, for students, themselves, to communicate their story through writing. We also aim to help students develop foundational writing skills. We believe that writing is an invaluable skill, which, surely, will benefit a student well beyond the application process. While we cannot promise that a student will be admitted to any particular college, graduate school, or professional school, we can say — proudly– that our services are time-tested and provide added-value. Our client testimonials speak to the quality of our work.

Additional information


Session 1: June 26, 2024 – July 31, 2024, Session 2: TBA


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