Pat and her team are very knowledgeable and help students eliminate anxiety about the college application process and completing the Common Application. Their thoughtful assistance in helping my daughter turn essay ideas into strong drafts made the process less daunting. To spend the week at camp with such focus on the application put my daughter in a great place at the start of the hectic school year. Meeting the early decision application deadlines was easy because of the focus provided during College Application Camp. I highly recommend Pat’s program!
— Parent of Syracuse University '20
Ms. Berry was extremely helpful in the college application essay process. She helped me to brainstorm ideas for my Common App essay and then to create an outline from those ideas. She was particularly helpful in personalizing my essay.
— Mike, Oberlin College Class of 2019
I had been through the application process before, with my oldest, so I knew how much stress applying to college could put on a mother/daughter relationship. College Application Camp was such a relief! I found Pat to be very professional in guiding my daughter through developing her essay and highlighting her strengths, and I couldn’t be happier with the end result. I’m sure Pat’s support helped my daughter get into the school of her choice. I would happily recommend College Application Camp to anyone applying to college!
— Parent of a Boston College ’20
Pat worked with my daughter on all of her college essays. The experience was amazing. They did all of their sessions via phone and Google Docs. We live in Florida, and I have told all my friends about her and how easy and efficient she made the process. The prompts and thought-provoking conversations they shared turned into five solid, well-rounded essays. Working long distance made no difference; they shared ideas and thoughts, and worked so well together. Pat is patient, understanding and very knowledgeable about what schools are looking for. We are very grateful for her assistance.
— Parent of current applicant
Pat was wonderful at helping my daughters develop their college essays. She made the process manageable and enjoyable, and their final essays are true reflections of their personalities. They learned a lot about the craft of writing and how to express their voices in the written word. We will definitely have our youngest work with Pat, too.
— Parent whose graduating seniors were accepted collectively at Amherst, Bard, Clark, SUNY Binghamton, Tulane, and Wesleyan
Pat helped me in ways that my school counselors just couldn’t. Working with her made me reconsider the experience of writing college essays altogether—from some dreadful and monotonous prison sentence to a time for personal reflection and growth as a writer. With her coaching and advice, I transformed dry, uninspiring paragraphs into sincere personal essays that got me admitted to three Top-20 schools. In the process, I’m happy to say I made a great friend.
— Alex, Rice University Class of 2018
My son is a great student but does not like to write, so he was not looking forward to preparing several essays for his college applications. Pat was able to help break through his writers block, find his inner voice, and guide him from initial brainstorming to final draft. He sent out each application with pride and confidence.
— Parent of Tufts University student, Class of 2019
I struggled with finding a topic that I wanted to write about and that the colleges I was applying to wanted to hear about. Pat did not make me write what colleges wanted to hear; she made sure that what I wrote about interested me and mattered to me, which in turn made my essay more genuine and personal. My initially bland words became heartfelt personal statements, and that made the goal of the perfect college essay attainable.
— Second-year student at Erasmus University Rotterdam