New for 2020: two one-week sessions from which to choose! Spots for Bellagio Apps 2020 (for members of the Class of 2021) will be available starting October 1, 2019.
‘BELLAGIO APPS’ GET INTO TOP COLLEGES
Craig Meister's annual college application completion retreat,‘Bellagio Apps,’ inspires rising high school seniors to complete beautiful acceptance-worthy college applications
With competition to get into the world’s most selective colleges and universities rising to new heights, intensive, exhausting, and downright unpleasant college application boot camps are all the rage from Boston to Burbank. 'CollegeMeister' Craig Meister, one of the world's most trusted sources of expert and unfiltered undergraduate admissions guidance, standing apart from and ahead of the pack – as always, will offer his thirteenth annual exclusive college application completion retreat in August 2020 in Italy.
The annual retreat for students who want to craft and complete amazing college applications before the first day of senior year will again take place in one of the most beautiful, serene, and inspirational locations on Earth: Bellagio, Italy. Situated at the center of Lake Como, Bellagio has attracted writers, artists, royalty, and the jet-set for generations, and it has come to epitomize the beauty and ease of life for which the Italian pre-Alps and lakes region is known world-wide. Bellagio has become synonymous with beauty, and students enrolled in Bellagio Apps will create beautiful college applications worthy of acceptance to the world’s top colleges.
“Bellagio Apps’ amazing and inspirational location, unrivaled attention to each individual student, and uplifting and motivating ethos set a gold standard in the industry.” explains Craig Meister, who for the thirteenth year running will serve as students’ lead instructor and summer college application completion coach. “When we offered our first summer college application completion program, then known as ‘Get Into College!’ in 2008, it was the first college admissions prep camp in Maryland and nobody anywhere offered such a comprehensive college admissions prep experience for students with an eye on their future. While over a decade’s-worth of our students’ results are stunning and act as a testament to our winning formula for success, starting to hold our colloquium as a retreat in Italy took our summer program to the next level.”
Meister continued: “We always framed our summer program for rising high school seniors as enjoyable and inspirational but because our competitors thrive by instilling fear of rejection into potential customers, we were still labeled as a summer application ‘boot camp,’ as we were competing in the same space – both literally (US) and figuratively (offering a service that would help get students’ applications finished during the summer) – as other college admissions consultants. Now, we've shaken off the whole summer ‘boot camp’ mentality once and for all and embraced the old adage, ‘you get more with sugar than you do spice!’ And Bellagio is in my estimation the sweetest place on Earth.”
What’s more, unlike application boot camps that help students start the process of completing college applications, Bellagio Apps ensures students start AND finish the process of completing amazing, differentiated, and overall beautiful college applications – all before the first day of a student’s final year in high school. The personalized week-long program is ideal for students wanting an edge in the college admissions process because it gives students the time and space they really need to develop overall college applications that are simply unrivaled in quality and attention to detail.
Each Bellagio Apps student will work exclusively with Craig Meister to define an application strategy, finalize his or her college list, write a compelling extracurricular resume, and complete the Common Application essay, supplemental college essays, and the overall Common Application. Additionally, students will take part in mock college interviews that will prepare them for all-important alumni and on-campus interviews that take place later in the fall. During breaks in Bellagio Apps’ formal brainstorming and writing sessions, students will be able to amble through the alleys of picturesque Bellagio, enjoy boat rides on stunning Lake Como, and dine in fine establishments renowned for their cuisine and gelato. This is the perfect recipe for college application success!
As an added bonus, its timing in August ensures that Bellagio Apps students have most of their summer to focus on other productive endeavors like summer jobs, internships, sports, extracurricular activists, or travel.
Bellagio Apps is ideal for serious students who have thought a great deal about college and want to finish the strongest possible college applications. Bellagio Apps will propel students - and their applications - to the next level.
It's no longer enough to be a strong applicant; students have to present themselves as strong applicants. Bellagio Apps helps students do just that!
Availability for 2020 is again strictly limited.
Summary: The best summer college application completion retreat in the world
Ideal for: Rising High School Seniors + at least one Parent/Guardian
Time Commitment: 7 days (Session A: August 1-7 or Session B: August 9-15)
Price for August 2020: $12,500
How to Book: Starting on October 1, 2019, select either “Book Now - Session A” or “Book Now - Session B” below. You will then be prompted to provide contact information and initial registration data. Finally, you will be taken to our secure payment page to pay via credit card, bank account, or PayPal account. Payment must be received in full in order to reserve your space in this exclusive program.