COLLEGE ADMISSION - 1999

 

University of California, Berkeley

University of California, San Diego

University of California, Los Angeles

Stanford University

 

 

 

JOIN US - APPLICATION INFORMATION

 

To Enroll Now (prior to May 15): Fill out the application form completely and mail it along with the application/ tuition deposit to the address listed below. Applicants are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. A check for the full application/tuition deposit of $295, which is credited toward the total program cost, must accompany your application form. Please make checks payable to Education Unlimited. Students may pay in full upon application and are guaranteed a place in the program if full payment is received with the initial application by May 15. Applicants who are not accepted to the program will have their tuition deposit checks voided and returned. Applications must be received by May 15 to be considered for the normal admission process. Once a student is accepted into the program, this deposit is non-refundable.

Late Enrollment (after to May 15): To maximize chances of acceptance, late applicants should apply as close to the deadline as possible. Applications received within 15 days of the starting date of a program must be accompanied by full tuition and a non-refundable late charge of $50.

Enrollment Procedure Summary

a Fill out and mail the application form including GPA and scores

a Include a copy of your transcript

a Include one letter of recommendation (from a current teacher)

a Include a deposit check of $500

a Mail completed application and documents to the address below

 

 

UC Berkeley Stanford UC Los Angeles UC San Diego Stanford

June 20-June29 July 6-July 27 July 18-July27 July 31-Aug. 9 Aug. 15-Aug. 24

 

Application for Admission

(Any information not available leave blank)

 

Student's Name Present Grade

Home Address City State Zip

Home Phone Parent Work Phone

Date of Birth Gender

Parent(s) Full Name

Applicant’s High School

School Address City State Zip

Name of College Advisor/Guidance Counselor

School Phone

How did you hear about the program?

 

Reminder You must remit the $500 application/tuition deposit fee with your completed application.

Please remember that this deposit is non-refundable once a student is accepted into the program.

Enrollment is limited – Apply early!

Total enclosed $ Deposit Full payment

Signature of Parent/Guardian Date

 

Mail To Education Unlimited Financial Aid Students with financial need are

1678 Shattuck Avenue, Suite 305 encouraged to call or write for Berkeley, California 94709 financial aid information.

(510) 548–6612

www.educationunlimited.com

 

 

Table of Contents

Letter from the Director p 1

Locations p 2

Recreation p 3

Peterson’s College Edge p 4

SAT Prep p 5–6

Personal Statement p 7–8

College Counseling p 9–10

Time Management/Interview Skills p 11

Sample Schedule. p 12

Facts at a Glance p 13

Transportation p 14

Application p 15

 

 

Dear Parent or College Bound Student, As an English teacher form more than ten years, I have seen countless students disappointed by their experience with the college admission process because of their lack of consistent effort or poor planning. Far too many students are turned down by colleges that would have accepted them if only they had known how to prepare and present themselves. a To address the need for a complete approach to admission preparation the College Admission Prep Camp was conceived. I know that separate features of this program are available elsewhere, but I have never seen any other program which includes all of the essential components. Prep Camp students spend 24 hours a day on a college campus living and learning with a dedicated peer group and accessible instructors. This not only teaches skills but also instills the motivation to succeed in the college application process. a Program graduates know which schools best fit their interests and which colleges they should apply to that they had previously thought beyond their grasp. Over the past five years more than 90% of College Admission Prep Camp participants have stated they would strongly recommend this program to others. a I have worked hard to keep the cost of the camp reasonable-around $1,500 including housing, meals, materials, and instruction. This is only about 1/3 of what it would cost you to assemble these premium courses "a la carte." Applying to the program is easy! Just return the brief application printed on the back of this brochure, and enclose the $345 deposit. I hope to meet you this summer!

Ryan L. Mills, Director of Program Development

Education Unlimited

 

Berkeley, California a June 20 - June 29

 

The University of California at Berkeley is located in the vibrant and eclectic city of Berkeley. UC Berkeley has been ranked as one of the top public universities in the nation in the U.S. News and World Report annual college survey for the past several years. Area attractions include the Lawrence Hall of Science, world renowned book stores, an exciting collegiate atmosphere, and close proximity to San Francisco. The program is held in the newest residence facilities at UC Berkeley, Foothill Residence Halls, located in a quiet residential area immediately adjacent to campus.

 

 

Westwood, California a July 18 - July 27

 

UCLA is the premier academic institution in Southern California. The summer weather is moderated by the nearby Pacific Ocean, located only a few miles from the UCLA campus. UCLA and nearby Westwood offer campus visitors a variety of recreational, cultural, architectural, shopping, and entertainment attractions. The beautiful campus is a favorite of Hollywood directors and has been featured in a variety of television programs and major motion pictures.

 

 

San Diego, California a July 31 - August 9

 

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Stanford, California a July 6 - July 15 & August 15 - August 24

 

Stanford University is located on a large, suburban campus south of San Francisco, famous for its mild weather, attractive setting, and palm-fringed quadrangles. Stanford is consistently ranked among the top five universities in the nation in the U.S. News and World Report annual college survey, and is widely considered a pre-eminent international center of academia. Students will live and dine on campus, and will experience life at one of America’s most dynamic universities. Other attractions at the university include The Hoover Institution, the world famous Rodin Sculpture Garden, and many well respected museums and libraries.

 

 

The College Admission Prep Camp provides participants with a fulfilling, intensive, and fun summer experience. Participants develop lasting friendships with students from different parts of the country and world and experience a taste of college life. Many students have commented over the years that the friendships formed at the College Admission Prep Camp are among the most meaningful they have. Living together not only provides a great environment to form close friendships, but also creates a supportive and motivating environment in which to learn and get the most out of the program.

Recreational activities and other breaks are planned for each day as well as one major excursion each session. Each evening students can choose from a variety of activities from movies, to shopping excursions as well as an array of sports activities including basketball and volleyball.

Each program site takes advantage of the unique city in which it is located. The Berkeley and Stanford locations offer an afternoon excursion into San Francisco where students visit the world famous Fisherman’s Wharf and other interesting attractions, and last year’s Los Angeles program went on a beach excursion.

The program directors strive to find a good balance between an intensive academic atmosphere essential to a developing a successful college application and a relaxing, fun atmosphere important for a high school student to enjoy their summer and make new friends!

 

 

FACTS ABOUT THE SAT

 

Last year’s students logged an average increase of 125 points during the program based on student self reporting

 

The camp uses only Education Testing Services written exam questions

Of students who entered the program scoring 1000 or below, a majority increased their score by at least 200 points.

 

 

 

PREPARE FOR THE SAT WITH CONFIDENCE

 

Every top college closely examines a student’s SAT score. With the recent changes in the SAT format designed to eliminate "beat the test" type instruction programs, an emphasis must be placed on building ones vocabulary and developing sound reasoning skills. Our experienced instructors employ our exclusive curriculum which familiarizes students with the actual test, teaches test-taking strategies, and develops sound reasoning skills, rather than training students to rely upon tricks.

The College Admission Prep Camp (CAPC) is uniquely equipped to maximize SAT scores because our curriculum utilizes exclusively ETS materials. Rather than try to mimic the ETS questions, the CAPC purchases all of its sample questions and exams from them. A great deal of resources goes into the development of ETS questions - resources that test prep companies simply do not have access to. We strongly suggest that when choosing a test prep program, ask if they use real ETS questions! CAPC students also receive a set of our exclusive flash card curriculum. These cards make vocabulary building fun and easy and the cards we use have been developed solely for the CAPC.

Students of the CAPC SAT program, most of whom take no other SAT prep program, have averaged gains of 90+ points (based upon random surveys of program participants over the past four years comparing test scores at entrance with each student’s actual post-program SAT score). Students who follow our post-instructional preparation schedule at home can expect to continue to improve their skills and scores, likely realizing an even greater increase than our 90+ point average improvement.

 

 

DRAMATICALLY IMPROVE YOUR ESSAY WRITING

Personalized writing instruction is all too elusive at most high schools. With class sizes between 20 and 30 students most teachers simply cannot afford the kind of time high school students require to really learn the writing process. The College Admission Prep Camp offers a stark contrast to the high school experience as every student will receive hours of one on one consulting with expert writing instructors.

From the conception of an essay topic to the final revised piece, the writing program teaches students how to write the kind of essay that will present them in the best light in the college admission process. Students learn to express the self-awareness, imagination, and curiosity that will make them attractive candidates to selective colleges. With small classes and individual counseling, the students learn how to choose a topic, develop ideas, edit for content and style, and avoid common pitfalls that weaken an applicant’s chances of admission.

The instructors help guide this process by providing examples of past essays that have been written by College Admission Prep Camp participants, instruction on grammar and essay structure and useful advice based on years of helping students go through this same process.

The focal point is the production of an essay ready or nearly ready for submission to colleges and universities. Students have extensive opportunities to consult with talented instructors experienced in helping students write college application essays. By the end of the program each student writes about a meaningful personal topic that is appropriate for submission with their college application.

 

 

RECEIVE PERSONALIZED GUIDANCE COUNSELING

 

Even at the most prestigious private schools the ratio of students to counselors can exceed 100:1, minimizing individual contact and attention. The CAPC program gives each participant direct access to some of the top college guidance counselors in the country.

In addition to individualized one on one attention from the counselors students also receive several lectures on important aspects of the college admission process. These lectures include how to maximize the benefits of campus tours, what to look for in a college, where to seek financial aid for college and how best to utilize the resources available to the students during the school year.

The counselors will also help each student identify excellent colleges which are most likely to grant admission to that student. In addition, the counselors teach students how to prepare their applications to match the expectations of college admission officers, including help with the finer points of style and phrasing. The CAPC counselors help students pinpoint top quality schools which are best suited to their particular needs and interests.

 

 

MASTER TIME MANAGEMENT AND INTERVIEW TRAINING

 

Mastery of time management enhances chances of success in the application process since an efficient applicant can both apply to more schools and do a more thorough and effective job completing each application. Moreover, time management skills can be the critical tool in improving the student’s overall academic portfolio, study efficiency, and attention to detail. Students receive an entertaining and informative lecture that outlines basic time management strategies with a lot of real world examples. Also, students learn how to use calendar planners to maximize their efficiency.

Interview training prepares students to present themselves well in application or scholarship interviews. Students receive a lecture in which basic interviewing strategies are explained. After the initial lecture students have a series of mock interview practicums to hone their skills. College Admission Prep Camp students work with high school and college debate instructors who instill in them a sense of confidence by teaching them to communicate effectively, and to present themselves honestly and sincerely.

 

A CAREFULLY PLANNED SCHEDULE

 

Typical daily breaks: Breakfast 7:45-8:30 a.m., Lunch 11:15 a.m.-12:45 p.m., and Dinner 5:15-6:45 p.m. There are five to ten minute breaks between each set of classes, and room and floor checks each evening to assure student safety.

Recreation and free time is scheduled every evening and on other occasions throughout the program.

Rotating afternoon seminars are scheduled for most days of the program. These seminars include SAT small group study sessions, individual essay writing consultations, interview practice sessions, and personalized college counseling.

The following is an approximate sample schedule:

 

 

Day One

11:00 am - 4:00 pm Program Registration/Check-in

4:00 pm - 4:45 pm Orientation Meeting

6:15 pm - 9:45 pm SAT Orientation/Test #1

Day Two

9:00 am - 9:25 am Final Program Orientation

9:30 am - 10:30 am Intro to Essay Writing

10:30 am - 11:30 am SAT Prep Introduction

1:15 pm - 3:00 pm Time Management/Study Skills

3:00 pm - 3:45 pm Rec/Free Time

3:45 pm - 5:15 pm College Counseling Intro

Day Three

8:15 am - 9:15 am SAT Seminar

9:15 am - 10:15 am SAT Practice

10:15 am - 11:15 am Interview Skills Class

12:45 pm - 5:15 pm Rotating Afternoon Seminars (above) 6:45 pm - 7:45 pm SAT Seminar

7:45 pm - 8:45 pm SAT Practice

9:00 pm - 10:30 pm Individual Writing Appointments

Day Four

10:15 am - 11:15 am Writing Style for the Essay

12:45 pm - 5:15 pm Rotating Afternoon Seminars (above)

6:45 pm - 7:15 pm SAT Seminar

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm SAT Practice

9:00 pm - 10:30 pm Individual Writing Appointments

Day Five

9:15 am - 10:15 am SAT Lecture

10:15 am - 11:15 am SAT Practice

12:45 pm - 5:15 PM Rotating Afternoon Seminars (above)

6:45 pm - 7:45 pm SAT Seminar

7:45 pm - 8:45 SAT Practice

Day Six

10:00 am - 11:15 am Interview Skills Lecture

11:15 am - 12:00 pm Campus Tour

12:45 pm - 5:15 pm Rotating Afternoon Seminars (above)

6:45 pm - 7:45 pm SAT Lecture

7:45 pm - 8:45 pm SAT Practice

Day Seven

9:15 am - 10:15 am SAT Seminar

10:15 am - 11:15 am SAT Practice

12:45 pm - 5:15 pm Rotating Afternoon Seminars (above)

6:45 pm - 11:00 pm Special Recreation Trip

Day Eight

12:45 pm - 5:15 pm Rotating Afternoon Seminars (above)

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm SAT Lecture

7:30 pm - 8:30 pm SAT Practice

Day Nine

9:15 am - 11:15 am SAT Practice

12:45 pm - 5:15 pm Rotating Afternoon Seminars (above)

6:45 pm - 7:45 pm SAT Prep Conclusion

7:45 pm - 8:45 pm Closing Remarks, Advice & Review

Day Ten

8:00 am-11:00 am Final SAT

11:00 am- 2:00 pm Check-Out and Departure

 

 

FACTS AT A GLANCE - KEY INFORMATION

 

Fee Schedule $345 towards tuition is required upon application. The tuition balance will be due and payable by May 15 for the programs at UC Berkeley, UC San Diego, UCLA and the first session at Stanford, and July 15 for the second session at Stanford. A partial refund of one-half the tuition paid will be returned if we receive notice of cancellation at least thirty days before the start of the session. Please note however that the $345 deposit is not refundable. Families may pay in full upon application.

Additional Deposits A refundable room and key deposit of $85 each are required. We must insist that all residence hall rooms and program facilities be maintained with care. Charges for damage to furniture or building structure will be levied against the deposit. Forfeiture of deposit will result if keys are not returned upon departure. At the conclusion of each summer deposit checks that have not been cashed are destroyed.

Financial Aid A limited amount of aid is available on a need-only basis. Recent tax forms are required for consideration. To request an aid application form, call or write our offices. The College Admission Prep Camp is committed to making the program available to students regardless of ability to pay. We encourage all interested students to apply as Education Unlimited tries hard to make the camp affordable to all interested students. Last year a majority of financial aid applicants to the College Admission Prep Camp received financial assistance to attend the program of their choice.

Fees Cover The tuition covers all classes (including SAT preparation and full-length ETS exams, expert essay consultation, professional college guidance counseling, time management training, interview and study skills development seminars), campus tour, residence hall lodging for the duration of the program, full meal program, all required workbooks and materials, access to athletic and recreational facilities, planned recreational and evening activities, and camp memorabilia.

Fees Do Not Cover Transportation to and from the program site, spending and laundry money, bath linens, bed linens, and nights of additional lodging if necessary.

Student Responsibilities and Conduct Students are expected to attend all scheduled events, classes, and seminars. Students must conduct themselves in a mature and responsible manner, following all program and university guidelines and fully respecting the rights of others. Students who attend this program should intend to participate fully and enthusiastically in order to maximize the benefits of our intensive curriculum.

After Application and Upon Acceptance Students will be sent a follow-up packet with all final enrollment materials. All forms must be completed, signed, and returned to Education Unlimited before a student may attend the workshop. This packet includes: a medical release form, a student profile questionnaire, a rules agreement and a release form authorizing the use of your child’s image in future promotional materials -all of which must be signed by the student and a legal guardian, and complete information on housing, meals, and transportation. Along with the enrollment forms, applicants are requested to provide a copy of their PSAT/SAT scores, if available. A preview copy of this packet is available upon request.

Comprehensive enrollment materials such as these allow us to prepare an individual portfolio assessing each student’s particular aptitudes and needs before he or she arrives at our program.

 

 

Dates & Fees

University Program Dates Tuition & Fees

University of June 20 - June 29 $1,425

California, Berkeley

Stanford University July 6 - July 15 $1,595

University of California

at Los Angeles July 18 - July 27 $1,525

University of California

at San Diego July 31 - Aug. 9 $1,425

Stanford University Aug. 15 - Aug. 24 $1,595

 

 

 

To and From the Program

 

Students from anywhere are welcome to attend the program and we typically have 20% of our enrollment from out of California and 10% from out of the country. Participants should fly into the appropriate airport for their program. A College Admission Prep Camp representative will meet students at the airport upon arrival and shuttle them back to the airport at the conclusion of the program for $20 each way. Shuttle reservations must be made directly with Education Unlimited, not with the travel arrangement.

 

Airports

UC Berkeley Oakland International

Stanford University San Francisco International

UCLA Los Angeles International

UC San Diego San Diego International

 

Travel

We recommend Going Place Travel - 510-848-9000. When calling, ask for Tulle and tell her you are attending an Education Unlimited program. We recommend Going Places because they have consistently provided us with very low fares and excellent service in the event of a problem. We do not have any sort of fee arrangement with them.

 

 

 

 

OUTSTANDING FACULTY

 

Robert Nichols has nearly a decade of experience in teaching English, verbal skills, and SAT preparation. He has also previously taught at the American English Academy, Sun Student Service (SAT preparation), and has served as a private tutor. Mr. Nichols has been very influential in the direction of the SAT curriculum and has been developing our exclusive flash card system. He directs the SAT preparation program at the College Admission Prep Camp.

 

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David Enelow (B.A., UC Berkeley; M.A. and PhD, Yale University) has taught English at The Head-Royce School for nearly twenty years. He has served as chairman of the English department and serves as the academic director of the essay writing program for the CAPC. Dr. Enelow has been with the College Admission Prep Camp since its inception in 1993 and has been the guiding force in developing our unique curriculum.

 

Carl Thiermann (B.A., Oberlin; M.A., University of California, Berkeley) has taught English in independent schools for twenty years. In 1990, he was named one of San Francisco’s "star" teachers by Mayor Agnos.

 

Christine Kulke (B.A., Princeton; M.A., PhD candidate, University of California, Berkeley) has extensive experience helping students compose essays. As a senior thesis advisor at UC Berkeley Ms. Kulke has helped undergraduates through the step-by-step process of writing a 40 page thesis.

 

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Sharon Cravanas, (B.A., Mills College; M.A., Saint Mary’s College) was the former associate director of admission at Mills College and trainer of admission professionals. Ms. Cravanas is currently the director of college counseling at The Head-Royce School where her students have one of the highest rates of acceptance on the West Coast to top ten universities. She is a member of the National Association of College Admission Counselors and has been the director of the college counseling part of the camp since its inception in 1993.

 

Sherry Smith (B.A., University of Santa Clara; M.A., Harvard) serves as the director of college counseling at the Branson School and has served as an officer of the Western Association of College Admission Counselors.

 

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FROM THE PARTICIPANTS

 

"I came to this program intimidated by the SAT because I had a score of only around 1000, but it was great when I left with an overall score above 1300."

Mia Mendoza, 1994 Program Participant

 

"I think this program is almost perfect. Moreover, I heard of my friends who attended other programs such as Princeton Review and Kaplan say that they did not improve much."

David Hwang 1997 Program Participant

 

"The best feature of the camp is the essay writing program. I had a lot of fun working with the instructors one on one, and getting all of the help I needed. I would recommend this camp to other students because you learn a tremendous amount while making everlasting friendships. Go for it, you won’t regret it!"

Preeti Chopra, 1998 Program Participant

 

"I rate the college counselor I worked with a 10+! She was better and more knowledgeable than I could ever have imagined."

Bill Schimdt, 1997 Program Participant

"I know what I should do to get into my dream college."

Olga Antonenka, 1998 Program Participant

 

"The counselors were so nice! I felt like I’ve known my counselor forever. She was open minded and so willing to help me in any way."

Claire Allen , 1998 Program Participant

 

"I’ve never experienced a camp so well developed. My experience this summer will rank among my favorites for years to come."

Mason Chu 1993 Program Participant