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WEBINAR: College Admissions Trends & Tips

Live Webinar by Prep Expert’s Admissions Director Akbar Rahel, Esq.

Boot Camp Overview

In an increasingly competitive college admissions landscape with a record number of applicants to top-tier colleges, Prep Expert’s unique College Application Essay Boot Camp gives students the competitive edge as they look to get into the college of their dreams!

In 3 days, students will receive a complete overview of how to conquer applications in live sessions taught by Prep Expert’s Admissions Director, Akbar Rahel, and receive help from the Admissions Team.

Key Boot Camp Highlights

  • Receive a complete overview of how to strategize for applications.
  • Understand how to approach the Common Application, UC, Coalition, ApplyTexas, and school-specific essay prompts.
  • Begin outlining and drafting extraordinary narratives and stand-out paragraphs that will wow admissions officers.
  • Learn how to complete the Common Application online, including the Activities section.
  • Prior to the start of the boot camp, students will submit a questionnaire about their preferred colleges and other general information to Prep Expert.
  • To create an interactive classroom environment, cameras must be on!

”I applied to colleges this December-January and got into UMiami with a full tuition scholarship, Georgia Tech EA, and Johns Hopkins Biomedical Engineering ED2. I just wanted to thank you for the advice you gave me during the bootcamp. It really helped me during my application process!”

– A.S., 2021 Boot Camp Student

Our Admissions Consulting Packages

Looking for help beyond the essay boot camp? Check out our comprehensive consulting packages.


Plan schedule, extracurricular activities, test dates, summer programs, and more. Make the right choices to highlight strengths and avoid weaknesses.

Application Strategy

Create a narrative that separates you from other applicants. Go beyond grades and test scores to stand out.

Essay Edits & Review

Understand how to write and organize compelling essays that best reflect your personal story. Avoid common pitfalls and craft school- specific responses.

School Selection

Select the right colleges and programs that best fit your personal and academic preferences.

Test Preparation

Work with the best instructors and tutors for SAT, ACT, and other exams. Receive major discounts with Admissions Consulting packages.

An Expert Guide

Have questions? Speak to Prep Expert’s Lead Enrollment Advisor about your college admissions needs.

Glenda Pursel

Meet Prep Expert’s Lead Enrollment Advisor

Taught by Akbar Rahel Prep Expert’s College Admissions Director
August 12 → August 14, 2022
Friday, Saturday, Sunday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Pacific Daylight Time Live Online Virtual Classroom Recommended For Rising Seniors
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24-Hour Boot Camp Includes

Live Instruction

Students will attend live online lectures from Prep Expert’s College Admissions Director on how to begin drafting and piecing together a compelling narrative.

Timed Writing Sessions

After live online lectures and guidance, students will engage in writing sessions to draft components of their essays.

Q & A Sessions

In addition to live online instruction, students will have the opportunity to ask questions prior to drafting essays.

Review of School-Specific Essays

Students will receive expert advice on how to approach school-specific essays, especially for colleges with multiple questions to be answered.

Common Application Essay Review

After producing drafts under the guidance of Prep Expert, students will submit their draft to an expert Admissions Counselor to receive written feedback within 10 days.

Guidance on Application Process

Receive expert guidance on different aspects of the application process, including letters of recommendation, interviews, and selecting colleges.

Choose Your Boot Camp

Taught by Akbar Rahel Prep Expert’s College Admissions Director
August 12 → August 14, 2022
Friday, Saturday, Sunday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Pacific Daylight Time Live Online Virtual Classroom Recommended For Rising Seniors
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September 2 → September 4, 2022
Friday, Saturday, Sunday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Pacific Daylight Time Live Online Virtual Classroom Recommended For Rising Seniors
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What Students And Parents Are Saying

Akbar Rahel, Esq., College Admissions Director

Akbar is an attorney, teacher, tutor, and Admissions Counselor with two decades of proven experience successfully advising students from a diverse range of backgrounds for acceptance into the best schools in the world. He holds a Juris Doctorate from the Georgetown University Law Center and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, Berkeley.

  • 22 years college admissions consulting for undergraduate and graduate admissions.
  • 15 years tutoring.
  • 6 years teaching at the University of California, Berkeley and the University of Washington.
  • 3 years of doctoral program completed.
  • American and international students have won over $17,000,000 in merit scholarships

His multidisciplinary experiences as a teacher with overwhelmingly positive student evaluations, former litigator with a top twenty global law firm, and director of an admissions counseling firm enables him to provide a perceptible competitive advantage to students who seek to establish themselves beyond the ordinary. As a doctoral student, he was awarded many highly competitive scholarships and grants, including Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) scholarships from the U.S. Department of Education in multiple languages and a research grant from the Law and Society Association.

He brings a lifetime of demonstrable commitment to student achievement. Among other accomplishments, he taught a student initiated course at U.C. Berkeley every semester for almost four years and has many years of private tutoring experience for standardized tests and writing. As an Admissions Counselor, he advises students throughout their high school career in addition to the actual application process. He also works with graduate applicants applying to a wide range of programs, such as law, medicine, business, doctoral, master’s, and pharmacy. Success – measured by acceptances – is achieved at every level, and his students are regularly accepted to the best universities, including Harvard, Yale, UC Berkeley, UCLA, Brown, Dartmouth, Columbia, Princeton, and Georgetown.

Akbar’s expansive and multicultural skill sets (including deep analytics, critical thinking, writing and administrative understandings) helps develop each student’s unique personal narratives in order to gain admission to the best schools. There are very few admissions experts with his level of knowledge and experience.

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