College Application Bootcamp

The college application process can be stressful without professional guidance. Join Dana Roth and Stephanie Stein Lapat for a 3-day workshop* on:

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Tuesday, August 3 – Thursday, August 5, 2021


Tuesday, August 24 – Thursday, August 26, 2021


Introduction to College Applications

  • Learn how to navigate college websites
  • Develop your preferences and non-negotiables
  • Begin brainstorming your essays
  • Start your Activities List


Work Session & Private Feedback

  • Become comfortable with online applications
  • Incorporate feedback and editing into your essay
  • Meet with Dana and Stephanie individually


Individual Meetings for Customized Conversations

  • Begin to formalize your personal statement and supplemental essays
  • Finalize your college list
  • Review your Activities List
  • Brainstorm next steps

Each day’s workshop will be from 6:00-9:00 PM

Prior to Tuesday’s session, students will conduct their first round of practice interviews allowing Dana and Stephanie to get to know each student’s profile. The instructors will provide follow up and feedback throughout the course, fostering opportunities for growth and improvement. In the final Thursday session, students will be able to practice what they have learned throughout the course.

*Each workshop will need at least 4 students to run, and students will need to register no later than July 12.  Workshop cost, including all materials, is $750.  In-person or Zoom format will be determined by COVID-19 protocols as of July 2021.

About Dana: Dana is an educational consultant who provides individualized college counseling and executive function coaching to students with and without disabilities, throughout Metrowest Boston and nationwide.

About Stephanie: Stephanie Stein Lapat attended Harvard University for her undergraduate and graduate degrees. She also holds an MA from Middlebury’s Bread Loaf School of English. She taught English at Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School before transitioning to tutoring full-time.

To learn more about College Application Bootcamp, please email Dana at or Stephanie at To register, please complete the form below.

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