2022 Summer Workshops

College Application & Essay Workshops

Student learning about college admissions
Student drafting the perfect college essay

Workshop Dates & Times

In-Person and Online Options Available

  • July 18-19th, Monday (1pm-4pm) & Tuesday (1pm-6pm) - In-Person, Bakersfield, CA 
  • July 23rd-24th, Saturday (11am-2pm) & Sunday (11am-4pm) - Online Over Zoom 
  • July 25-26th, Monday (12pm-3pm) & Tuesday (12pm-5pm) - In-Person, Bakersfield, CA 

Our workshops are taken from our proven methods for student success earning our students over 2k acceptances and  $26 million in scholarships.

Learn the ins and outs of admissions, and what to expect so you can create the best college list and applications possible.

Scholarships and lowering college costs all start with the college list. Learn the basics of financial aid and how to find substantial scholarships to save you money.

Knowledge is power! Walk away with a foundation of the college admissions process and/or knowledge of the essay drafting process (with 1-2 outlines and a full draft completed).

Don't Stumble Through the Admissions Process this Fall. Let Us Guide You.

A number of families don't start planning for the college application process until mid-fall of senior year when students are already struggling to find time with school, extracurriculars, and senior activities. With our workshops, your family will be ready to tackle the admissions process with confidence and not miss any important fall deadlines.

College Application Workshop

Our College Application Workshop will take you through everything you need to know to be successful in the admissions process!

The Basics of College Admissions

  • Learn current trends in admissions
  • How to use college admissions metrics and where to find them
  • Defining "Holistic Approach" to admissions
  • Defining the University of California's "13 Points of Comprehensive Review" 
  • How admissions considers applications: a mock application review

Can Be Purchased Individually or Bundled

Individual: $249
Bundled with the College Admissions Workshop: $499 for both

How to Build a Strong College List

  • What you need to consider when investigating colleges.
  • Recommended assessments to determine search criteria, major fit, and more.
  • Assessing cost, financial aid estimates, and merit scholarships when building your list.
  • How demonstrated interest factors into admissions decisions and how to authentically demonstrate you interest in a college.


  • What different admissions deadlines mean and how you can best choose which is right for you.
  • Introducing the different types of college applications (UC, CSU, Common Application, Apply Texas, and others).
  • Test optional? Test blind? Test required? How to determine if you need to send an SAT/ACT score.
  • How to choose the right people for recommendation letters and what makes a great recommendation letter.
  • How to keep organized throughout the admissions process and what to expect.

Application Timeline

  • What to expect in the fall and how to keep organized.
  • All students provided with an admissions timeline with important dates/deadlines and milestones to complete as they begin planning for senior fall.

What Makes a Great Essay?

  • Addressing myths about admissions essays.
  • Discussing how and admissions essay is used in the admissions process
  • Introducing common essay prompts and essay lengths (including the UC PIQs & Common App personal statement).
  • Demonstrating how students can keep organized and use essays for similar prompts, eliminating extra writing and drafts.
  • Brainstorming your best topics and identifying what you want to share with admissions officers.

The Great College Essay Test

  • Identifying, defining, and sharing examples of different essay structures.
  • How to choose the best structure that showcases you.
  • Picking a topic and drafting a strong outline.
  • Beginning a draft.
  • Giving and receiving essay feedback.
  • How to know if your essay passes the "Great College Essay Test"
  • Time to draft, write, and receive feedback during the workshop.

College Essay Workshop

Partnering with the College Essay Guy, March Consulting brings you an essay workshop that will help you to efficiently and confidently draft admissions essays. Time to draft and write is also provided.

**Note, many students also purchase an essay package for one-on-one extra review/guidance hours.

Can Be Purchased Individually or Bundled

Individual: $349
Bundled with the College Admissions Workshop: $499 for both

Our Team

Kat Clowes, Private College Counselor and Career Planning Expert

Kat Clowes, MBA

Founder/Independent Educational Consultant

Christina Varner, College Counselor and Test Prep Expert

christina varner, ma

Independent Educational Consultant/STEM Specialist

Soren Filipski, College Counselor and College Essay Expert

Soren Filipski, Phd

Essay Specialist, SAT/ACT Specialist

College Admissions Workshop

3-Hour workshop covering everything you need to know about admissions, deadlines, the admissions process, estimating college costs, and how to build a college list.




  • In-Person and Online Workshops Available
  • Classes limited to 10-15 students per session
College Essay Workshop

5-Hour workshop covering everything you need to know about building an in-depth application essay, choosing and writing the UC PIQs (UC essays), outlining, drafting, and more. 




  • In-Person and Online Workshops Available
  • Classes limited to 10-15 students per session