Attend our Essay Bootcamp

Looking for intensive–and extensive–help with your college admissions essays?

Sign up for one of First Choice’s Essay Bootcamps!

During our one-day bootcamps, college admissions expert–and MIT graduate–Bruce Epstein can help turn your ideas into a successful college essay! Learn how to stand out, how to tell your story, and how to optimize your essays to maximize your chances.

Bootcamps now accepting students:

  • Nov 23rd, 24th, 29th, or 30th
  • Summit or Short Hills, NJ

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