"Emma found the essay help and scholarship writing support very helpful!"

-Michael Knapp, parent of Emma, West Anchorage High School grad who completed a college admissions consulting program and earned the Willamette Trustee Scholarship ($32,000/year)


What You'll Learn


During Application Express, our 3-day, hands-on workshop, you'll work directly with Kimberly Hewitt, director of our college counseling practice, as you learn and apply these key topics: 


Day 1 Day 2 Day 3

- How to research colleges and build your college list

- The personal statement and supplemental application essays: Structure and brainstorming topics

- The Common App: Strategy and tactics for each section (Profile, Family, Education, Testing, Activities, Writing, and Recommenders)

- Designing your SAT & ACT strategy
- Practice mock interviews

- How to strategically request letters of recommendation

- Individual work time: Review Common App, personal statement/supplemental essays, and resume



What You'll Leave With



Targeted College List


Strategic College Essay



Completed Common App



Additional Application Assets 


You will research colleges and generate a balanced list of "reach," "match," and "likely" colleges tailored to your competitiveness and your academic, geographic, extracurricular, lifestyle, and financial preferences

You will identify a strategic topic after reflecting on your life experiences, values, and goals. Then, you will draft and revise your personal statement (or other essay of your choice*). 


*Students who have already taken the College Essay Workshop can use this time to craft and receive feedback on another supplemental college essay.

You will draft and receive feedback on key sections of your Common App, including Activities (where you describe 10 activities in order of importance), Testing (deciding which scores to include), and more. You will format and edit your resume (which can be used for scholarship and employment applications), develop a plan for requesting letters of recommendation, and experience a mock college admissions interview.




Free 45-minute individual strategy session with student and parent (a $200 value)


Who, Where, When, & Materials


Who & Where



  • Open to rising seniors (12th grade as of September 1, 2023)

  • Sessions at Frontier Tutoring Anchorage Office (500 E. Tudor Rd, Anchorage, AK 99503)
Tuesday, August 1 - Thursday, August 3, 2023 (9:00 AM - 1:00 PM)


Can't make these dates?  Check out our one-on-one college admissions consulting plans.

Please bring to each session:


  • Laptop/charger, draft resume*, essay brainstorming exercise*,  unofficial transcript*, baseline PSAT/SAT/ACT scores*, Common App account login*


*After you sign up, we'll send you a confirmation email with instructions on how to access each of these items



Get Started Now

  • Application Express includes 12 hours of small group instruction plus a free 45-minute individual strategy session for each student and parent (a $200 value)

  • Application Express is available for $1095 $895 if you sign up and pay by Friday, May 19 at 5:00 PM


Sign Up Now