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Class of 2020 College Preparation and Planning Programming

Class of 2020 College Preparation and Planning Programming 

Summer Essay & Application Workshops Online for all students!


This summer the College Center and Ethan Sawyer, College Essay Guy, are offering summer essay and application workshops that are online and completely free for all students.

Ethan Sawyer, College Essay Guy, is a nationally-recognized college essay expert and will be walking you through how to brainstorm topics, outline drafts, and write your college essays so you can finish EVERYTHING before the year’s end.

Here’s a bit more info on the courses:

How to Write a Personal Statement (Covers the main personal statement)

How to Create an Amazing College Application (Covers the supplemental essays, activities list, and additional information section)

You’ll also get started on building your college list and next steps to help you come back Senior year feeling confident about your applications and ready to go!

Keep an eye on your email for an email from “College Essay Guy” that will notify you that you’ve been granted access to the courses. It will include your username and password.

Click “Login” and login to your College Essay Guy account using your information.

That’s it! You’re in. You can start binge watching the video lessons immediately, or work on your essays over the course of the year.

You will receive a weekly email keeping you on track for the course.

Have a question or technical difficulty? Send an email to and you’ll get help in jiffy.


Summer Online Boot Camps + College Application Support for the Class of 2020
Students will receive on-demand access to three signature video courses to continue essay writing through step-by-step videos
How to Write a Personal Statement, June 19, 2019 - 26, 2019 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. (Online)
  • Brainstorming
  • How to structure each of the four essay types
  • How to revise your essay
  • Feedback on real essays
  • How to make sure your essay is doing its job
  • How to bring an essay to life with details and color

How to Create a Great College Application and Supplemental Essays, June 28, 2019 - July 3, 2019, 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. (Online)
  • How to create an inspired application in half the time
  • The activities list, additional info, and the “why us” essay
  • The extracurricular essay
  • Specific supplemental essays
  • Short answers + more supplemental essays
  • How to make sure an application is doing its job
  • The rest of the college application

August 2019 - December 2019: In-person small-group and individual essay support continued throughout the Fall semester
Can’t make the summer online dates? No need! All students will receive recordings and have access anytime to review the material. Questions? Email
Ethan Sawyer Biography
Ethan Sawyer is an internationally recognized college essay expert, sought-after speaker, and author of the Amazon bestseller College Essay Essentials. Each year he helps thousands of students and counselors through his online courses, workshops, articles, products, and books, and works privately with a small number of students. Raised in Spain, Ecuador, and Colombia, Ethan has studied at seventeen different schools, is a graduate from Northwestern University, and holds an MFA from UC Irvine as well as two counseling certificates. He has worked as a teacher, curriculum writer, voice actor, motivational speaker, community organizer, and truck driver. He is a certified Myers-Briggs® specialist, and his type (ENFJ) will tell you that he will show up on time, that he'll be excited to meet you, and that, more than anything, he is committed to—and an expert in—helping you realize your potential.