UPDATES: 

Thursdays @ Saint Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, 5575 Santa Rosa Road, Camarillo, 6:00-9:00pm 

Session 2: May 23, 2019 
Sessions 3-8 dates TBA: Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Jan, Mar
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Class of 2020: College Applications Bootcamp

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Class of 2020: College Applications Bootcamp  

What is Bootcamp?
Eight intensive, 3-hour sessions taught by Cecilia E. Johnston, certified College Admissions Counselor, former VUSD Parent, and local high school volunteer – serving Ventura & Santa Barbara County families for over ten years! Cecilia earned a College Admissions Counseling Certificate through UCLA Extension and is a member of WACAC (Western Association for College Admission Counseling), the regional affiliate of NACAC (National Association for College Admission Counseling).
These sessions cover all aspects of the college application process, including organization, college choice strategies, college and scholarship applications, essays, college admissions offers and financial aid. The sessions occur twice in the Spring of your Junior year (makeup session available over the summer) and approximately once a month starting August of your Senior year. The sessions are timed to coincide with various deadlines related to college testing, applications, financial aid, scholarships, etc.
Who is it for?
High School students graduating in 2020 and their Parents. (Students from all Ventura County/Santa Barbara area schools and homeschoolers are welcome.)
When and where is it?
Choose the Series that works best with your schedule (regardless of which high school you attend). If you miss a class, you may attend one of the other 2 public sessions happening that month, as the sessions all follow the same schedule.
How much does it cost?
We kindly suggest a donation of $45 per family per session (or $360 per family for the full 8-session series / $400 for the private group series). Pay what you can when you can, no family will be turned away for inability to pay. (Note: Your donations help us cover the cost of facility rental, materials and handouts, and copious research time.) Donations may be made at the sessions with cash or check or through Venmo, they are not required in advance. If you prefer to pay with debit/credit card, please use the PayPal links below or on our website. Check out the Special Offer below!

SPECIAL OFFER!

Pay for the full Bootcamp Series by April 28, 2019 ($360 for the public series or $400 for the private series) and receive a complimentary gift certificate for one hour of private consultation with Cecilia (an $80 value!) to assist you with building your college list, review your individual plans, provide essay guidance, hold your hand while you complete your FAFSA, or whatever will help your family get through the college application process!

To redeem this offer, you may pay at the April session with cash or check, securely online with a credit card via PayPal through our website or the Pay Now links below, through Venmo to: mommaesq07, or by mailing a check payable to “Cecilia Johnston” to 9395 Santa Margarita Road, Ventura, CA 93004.

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Class of 2020 College Applications Bootcamp Schedule:
Sundays @ Billy Clower Dance Studio, 2:00-5:00pm 
Session 2: June 23, 2019
Sessions 3-8 dates TBA: Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Jan, Mar
Billy Clower Dance Studio, 75 MacMillan Ave, Ventura

Click here to register!

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Mondays @ Foothill Technology High School, 6:00-9:00pm
Session 2: June 3, 2019
Sessions 3-8 dates TBA: Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Jan, Mar
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Thursdays @ Saint Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, 5575 Santa Rosa Road, Camarillo, 6:00-9:00pm 

Session 2: May 23, 2019 
Sessions 3-8 dates TBA: Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Jan, Mar
Click here to register!
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Private Group Series (by host invitation only): Sundays, 2:00-5:00pm
Session 2: June 9, 2019
Sessions 3-8 (tentative): TBA: Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Jan, Mar
Click here to register!

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Please share this info with any families you know who may be interested; the college process is more fun and less stressful with friends alongside you! As I am just finishing the Class of 2019 series, I am enjoying sharing in their excitement as they weigh their offers of admission and financial aid packages and make their final decisions. I look forward to beginning the journey with the Class of 2020!

Sincerely,

Cecilia E. Johnston, JD
College Applications Educator

since 2009