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College Essay Writing Workshop

This workshop provides students with the do's and don'ts of writing a standout college application essay. During this 2 hour workshop, we identify the purpose of the essay, examine the characteristics of great and not-so-great essays, review the Common App prompts, discuss the perfect opening sentence, and brainstorm individual essay topics. We also review the purpose of colleges' supplemental essays. The cost of this workshop includes proofreading and editing of each student's final draft of their Common Application essay via Google docs.* Students who enroll in College Admissions Boot Camp should NOT register for this workshop as it is included in their program.

Date: Sunday, July 26
10 AM-noon

6 East St., Unit B, New Milford

​Fee: ​$75/student

Due to COVID-19 guidelines we can only enroll 5 students in this program.

*In the event the draft submitted does not meet the counselor's criteria for a final draft, the student and parent will be notified and will have the opportunity to purchase additional essay editing services, in which case, additional fees may apply.


Small Group SAT Prep

Each 4 hour session will include test taking strategies, sample exam questions, practice tests, and answer review. English prep will focus on the Reading Test and the Writing & Language Test. Both the no calculator and calculator sections of the Math exam will be addressed. There will be a 30 minute break for lunch. Our students typically increase their scores by 100-200 points overall. Registration and full payment are required in advance by either using PayPal below or by mailing a check payable to Access Success. Enrollment in this program is limited to 8 students.We confirm all registrations, so if you do not receive a confirmation email, please contact us. 

Our consultant regularly holds seminars, workshops and information sessions on a variety of topics related to college search, application and financing processes. Below, you will find details of our current and upcoming programs and services. Additionally, our counselor provides individual appointments to aid students and their parents with setting realistic college admissions goals and expectations. Click here for a complete list of services and fees. For additional information regarding any of these services and/or to schedule an appointment, contact us.

Seminars, Workshops, Information Sessions & Other Services

Financial Aid Fundamentals

This workshop provides an in-depth look at the financial aid process helping to demystify it and set realistic expectations for financing college. This presentation addresses both the FAFSA and the CSS Profile by defining the purpose of each, and explaining why they're necessary, how they work, and what's required for each. The differences between loans, grants, scholarships and work studies will be explained. Loan information, both federal and private, will also be discussed.

​Date: Monday, August 31, 2020
6-7:30 PM
6 East St., Unit B, New Milford

Cost: ​$40


For the August 29th Exam 

Prep Dates:

Tuesday, 8/19-Saturday, 8/22

(4 consecutive days)

Time: 10:30 AM-3 PM

Access Success

6 East St., Unit B

New Milford, CT

​​Cost for Math & English Prep: 

If you are interested in sponsoring a specific seminar at your place of business, school, civic organization's monthly meeting, local public library or are interested in hosting a session in your home or at our New Milford location for a specific group of students and/or their families (e.g. - homeschoolers, students-athletes, student groups with a particular area of interest like STEM fields or theater arts, etc.), please contact us for details and to schedule your program.


College Admissions Boot Camp
Each session consists of 2 consecutive days of college application concentration. Enrollment is limited to 4 students per session so as to provide individualized attention. By workshop's end, students can expect to have 75%-90% of their applications completed. In this two-day program, rising high school seniors will finalize their college lists and receive coaching for:
• filling out each page of the Common App and/or Coalition App
• writing their essays, supplements, and resumes
• updating their Naviance accounts
• establishing free accounts with scholarship search engines like Fastweb

Session 1 in New Milford: Mon. & Tues., 8/3 & 8/4, 10 AM-3 PM 
Session 2 in New Milford: Thurs. & Fri., 8/6 & 8/7, 10 AM-3 PM 

Session 3 in New Milford: Sat. & Sun., 8/8 & 8/9, 10 AM-3 PM (3 spaces left)
Session 4 in New Milford: Mon. & Tues., 8/10 & 8/11, 10 AM-3 PM
(1 spaces left)

Session 5 in New Milford: Thurs. & Fri., 8/13 & 8/14, 10 AM-3 PM

Session 6 in New Milford: Sat. & Sun., 8/15 & 8/16, 10 AM-3 PM  (3 spaces left)

Session 7 in New Milford: Sat. & Sun., 9/5 & 9/6 (Labor Day Weekend), 10 AM-3 PM

​2-Day Cost: $500

(includes a proofread of all essays and supplemental essays as completed outside of Boot Camp) 

You'll be asked which session you are registering for upon confirmation of payment.