2023 Summer College Bootcamp

August 7-10, 2023

Whatever your situation, we have the solution

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I’m a DIY-er but I need the tools


For first year + $5/month after that

Instant EFCs and customized net cost projections at every college

Affordability analysis and advanced search comparison tool

Unlimited award letter translation and appeals evaluation

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Premium +

Premium PLUS an hour with a CAP Expert


Each additional hour is $299

Connect with a live college planning expert, on demand!

Avoid costly mistakes in financial aid forms and school selection

Know how and when to appeal for more money and avoid needless debt

CAP College Planning Experts


“Wake Me When It’s Over” Packages


Packages Starting at

Let the CAP team handle everything for you so you can rest at ease

Unlimited access to your dedicated expert and planning team

Combine our college planning expertise with other admissions help

Thank you to all those who registered for  the 2023 Summer College Bootcamp. This was one of our most successful events and we could not have done it without you! All recordings can be found below.

And remember- DO something! We’re here to help equip you with knowledge so you can navigate this college process with confidence. 

 See you soon.

If you have any questions please reach out to [email protected]

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Session 1: How to Maximize Financial Aid & Scholarships

  • How Financial Aid & Scholarships work and how to maximize each
  • What is your Student Aid Index (SAI)
  • How you get discounts if you are not eligible for financial aid
  • What specific colleges will actually cost your family
  • What you need to know about the FAFSA & CSS Profile now
  • What FAFSA changes divorced/separated families need to know
  • What FAFSA changes business owners need to know

Session 2: Your College Essay & Common App

  • Overview of the Common App
  • How many schools utilize the Common App & what that means for you
  • Top 4 reasons why the personal essay really does matter
  • The dos & don’ts of the college essay
  • Personal Essays vs Supplemental Essays

Session 3: Standardized Testing and APs in College Admissions

  • Standardized Tests  – ACT/SAT
    • Do they still matter? 
    • How do they affect admissions and scholarships
  • Test Optional
    • What does this really mean?
    • Should student’s submit test scores?
    • Should student’s still take the SAT/ACT?
  • ACT/SAT going digital
    • Upcoming test changes
  • AP courses and how they impact admissions

Session 4: Building and Academically & Financially Balanced College List

  • How to approach the college admissions process
  • Building a balanced list of colleges for both admissions and affordability
  • How colleges review admissions applications

Welcome Back!