New for 2020: two one-week ONLINE sessions from which to choose! Spots for Bellagio Apps 2020 (for members of the Class of 2021) are available now.
‘BELLAGIO APPS’ GET INTO TOP COLLEGES
The annual college application completion retreat,‘Bellagio Apps,’ moves completely online while continuing to inspire rising high school seniors to complete beautiful acceptance-worthy college applications
The thirteenth annual exclusive college application completion retreat Bellagio Apps will be offered entirely online in August 2020.
The annual retreat for students who want to craft and complete amazing college applications before the first day of senior year has previously taken place in both the U.S. and one of the most beautiful, serene, and inspirational locations on Earth – Bellagio, Italy, for which the retreat owes its name. Bellagio, Italy, situated at the center of Lake Como, has attracted writers, artists, royalty, and the jet-set for generations. The village has come to epitomize the beauty and ease of life for which the Italian pre-Alps and lakes region is known world-wide. Bellagio is synonymous with beauty, and students enrolled in this year’s online version of Bellagio Apps will continue to create beautiful college applications worthy of acceptance to the world’s top colleges.
“Unfortunately, at least in 2020, because of the tragic spread of the Coronavirus from China to northern Italy, we are prevented from holding our annual retreat on Lake Como.” explains Craig Meister, who for the thirteenth year running will serve as students’ lead instructor and summer college application completion coach.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with all individuals around the world who are suffering because of the spread of the Coronavirus. Going online, while it does separate us from our idyllic home-base, does allow us to accomplish just as much as we always have in a very quick period of time. Locations may change, but the final product students produce remains the same.”
Craig continued: “In fact, we have not always offered our retreat in Italy. 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. While we have every intention of returning to Italy in future years, this year, in an effort to remain highly productive while also promoting life-saving social distancing measures, we will conduct the retreat entirely online. Think of it as a retreat of the mind, if not body.”
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.
In 2020, each Bellagio Apps student will work with Craig exclusively via FaceTime, Skype, or Zoom in order 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.
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.
Do you have questions prior to booking?
Spending thousands of dollars for anything, let alone seven days of intensive college application completion coaching, is a big deal! Yet, for the right students and right families, Bellagio Apps is a very wise strategic investment.
Craig only wants right-fit students to take part in Bellagio Apps each summer; therefore, he is happy to answer your questions about Bellagio Apps in order to ensure that you make the right choice related to taking part.
Below, please sign up for your free twenty-minute question-and-answer session with Craig in order to engage in smart due diligence before deciding whether signing up for his 2020 retreat makes sense for you (or your student).
Craig looks forward to giving you a call to discuss Bellagio Apps.
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