This summer, we will host 826 Boston College Essay Academy, a full-day workshop in Egleston Square on Thursday, July 19. Students will learn the ins and outs of the Common App and the components of a strong college essay as they start writing with the support of a trained tutor. At the end of the day, students will leave with a complete first draft of their personal statement.

Spots are limited and are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. To confirm your spot in the College Essay Academy, students register here and either drop off or mail a deposit of $25 to our center. We will hold your spot for five days after confirmation until we get your deposit. This deposit will be fully refunded upon completion of the workshop.

If you’d like to volunteer at the event, contact our volunteer team. Additional College Essay Academy sessions will be held inside Boston Public Schools in late August/early September. If you cannot attend an Academy, we’ll be holding


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