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Common App Essay Camp

College/Boarding School Admissions Camp

Common App Essay Camp

Appealing Common App Essay for starting your A-Game for College Application in just 20 Hours!

To download the schedule, please click here.


It’s time to catch up your U.S admissions progress! Kaplan offers ONE-WEEK Essay writing coaching course to ensure your child getting necessary knowledge to complete their Common App admissions essay.

Act fast to grab the chance!



Suitable Year Group

Grade 11 / Grade 12 / Gap Year Students


Course Characteristics

  • Complete Common App Essay Prompt in just ONE week with professional counselor’s comments
  • Gain your competitive edge in showcasing yourself through the Common App Essay
  • Understand more about your own student’s profile


Kaplan Test Prep & Admissions is a member of the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC)

Trainers' Profile


Head of Admissions Consulting Services

Member of NACAC & AEE

MCom (Finance), UNSW 

BCom (Management & Marketing), University of Wollongong


  • Solid experience in youth development for more than 15 years
  • Strong in helping students to consolidate and actualize their dream
  • Excellent in motivating students to achieve or exceed their targets
  • Proven track record in escalating students' academic performance & personal attributes
  • U.S. Matriculation includes: Stanford University, Yale University, Cornell University, New York University, University of Notre Dame, UCLA, UC-Berkeley, UC-Davis, UC-San Diego and more…
  • U.K. Matriculation includes: University of Cambridge, University of Warwick, University of Birmingham and more…





Senior Admissions Counselor

Member of NACAC

M.B.A., Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST)

BSc. In Accounting and Finance, New York University – Stern School of Business


  • 10+ years of experience in admissions counselling
  • Takes a career-focused approach in guiding her students towards majors suited to their aspirations
  • Coaches students on self-understanding: develop their strengths while addressing any weaknesses
  • Crafts admissions profiles unique to each student, differentiating them from the competition
  • Proven track record of securing offers at top US Universities for her students (2019 - 80% of students with scholarships)
  • Matriculation includes: NYU, University of Virginia, University of Michigan, UCLA, UC Berkeley and more…



Course Structure

Course Fee: $25,000

Kaplan SAT/ACT student price: $18,000 (Save $7,000)



Morning Session (10am - 12:30pm)

Afternoon Session (2pm - 4:30pm)

Day 1 *

Common App Walkthrough

Student’s Profile Building

Day 2

Understanding Your Target’s Personality

Introduction to Essay Planning Tools

Day 3

Essay Appeal

Essay Style

Day 4

Essay Structure

Essay Hooks (Introduction & Ending)

Bonus Services

Day 5

10am-12:30pm & 2pm-4:30pm


Essay Writing In-Action - Compose an essay in 5 hours at Kaplan

  • Our Admissions Counselor will be in the classroom for answering students’ questions on essay.
  • Students must submit their essay draft by 5pm for Admissions Counselor’s comments.

1-on-1 Essay Review Session by Kaplan Admissions Counselor (1 Hour)

with parents (by appointment) ^



* Parents are welcomed to join!

^Appointment should be made 2 working days in advance


Things to bring for lessons:

  • Extra-curricular resume
  • School academic reports
  • Certificates (if any)
  • Your own laptop

Course Schedule

  HCAEC-200601   HCAEC-200701   HCAEC-200702  HCAEC-200801  HCAEC-200802
Time  10:00am -12:30pm & 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Day  1 Jun 29 (Mon) Jul 13 (Mon) Jul 23 (Thu)  Aug 03 (Mon)   Aug 10 (Mon)
Day  2 Jun 30 (Tue)   Jul 14 (Tue)   Jul 24 (Fri)   Aug 04 (Tue)  Aug 11 (Tue)
Day  3 Jul 02 (Thu)  Jul 15 (Wed)   Jul 25 (Sat)   Aug 05 (Wed)  Aug 12 (Wed)
Day  4 Jul 03 (Fri)  Jul 16 (Thu)   Jul 27 (Mon)  Aug 06 (Thu)  Aug 13 (Thu)
Day 5 Jul 04 (Sat) Jul 17 (Fri)  Jul 28 (Tue)  Aug 07 (Fri)   Aug 14 (Fri)

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