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College "Bootcamp"

The CSS College “Bootcamp” is a longstanding tradition during which seniors spend four days getting ready for college by filling out applications. The program includes time for one-on-one and family meetings with your college counselor, as well as guest speakers and informational sessions. At the end of the bootcamp, seniors should have completed their information sections of the Common App and finished a draft of their college essay.


August 15–18, 2023

During this summer's College "Bootcamp," students can expect to hear from a number of guest speakers and cover:

  • Using SCOIR
  • The Common Application
  • Admissions Myths and Misconceptions
  • Understanding and Sending Transcripts
  • Standardized Test Planning and Preparation
  • Early Decision/Early Action/Rolling Admissions/Regular Decision
  • Free Application Week in Colorado
  • Planning Campus Visits
  • Taking Advantage of Interviews
  • College Essay Workshop
  • Understanding Financial Aid
  • Finding Scholarships
  • Making the Most of Senior Year