Impulse Learning College Workshop

Why Us?

A premier College Application Workshop for rising high school seniors at a fraction of the price. This virtual camp will help you stay on track for your college applications and get into top colleges and universities. 

Supporting, amplifying, and protecting black voices. Half of the proceeds from The Common Application Essay Workshop and the Supplemental Essays Workshop will be donated to the Black Lives Matter Movement.

↳Live Webinars 

At nearly every top university, acceptance rates are falling with each passing year. Hear what works from those who’ve made the college admissions process work for them.   Sample Topics: Building a College List, Organizing Your Applications, Choosing a Major, What to Write your Essays On, Applying for Financial Aid, How to Ace Your Interview, Inserting Humor into Your Essays, Applying to Scholarships, Why x School Essay, Extracurricular Essays, Inserting Authenticity and Personality into Essays, Creating a Strategic Application Narrative, Creative Essays, Building a Resume. 


↳Modular Workshops 

Students are organized into homeroom groups known as modules. Each module contains roughly four students and is led by one of our accomplished faculty, who will answer any general questions, lead brainstorming exercises, and get to know each student on an individual level. Our module system will make sure your essays are fully polished well before the application deadline.  

 ↳1-on-1 Instruction with Personalized Feedback 

Each week of the Impulse Learning’s College Admissions Workshop offers 1-on-1 office hours, in which our trained staff will meet with you via video call. In addition to workshop hours, our instructors will leave personalized feedback via Google Docs. Your essays are confidential, and only instructors you feel comfortable with will read your essays. With each week, you will get to know our instructors, and our instructors will get to know you—and will help you find the colleges of best fit for your academic, personal, and career goals. 


Course Offerings

  • The Common Application Essay Workshop- Session 1

The Common Application Essay, otherwise known as the personal statement, is the central part to the college application. It is required by nearly every institution prospective students apply to. The personal statement is much different from creative and academic writing done at school. This workshop will allow students to get a head start on their college applications by writing and completing the 650-word essay with instruction from Impulse Learning instructors who have recently gone through the college process themselves. 

See schedule for Session 1 here


  • Supplemental Essays Workshop- Session 2

Many institutions ask for supplemental essays as a part of prospective students’ applications to find out more about their character traits, activities, or their potential contribution to the institution’s student body. In this workshop, instructors will be sharing tips and tricks to writing ranging from common supplemental essay prompts like “Why X school,” “What are you passionate about and why,” and “What inspires you?” to more creative ones like the University of Chicago’s prompts.

* It is strongly recommended but not required that the student have a list of approximately ten institutions they would like to apply to in order for the course to be more tailored towards these specific schools’ prompts.

  • ADD-ON: Building a College List- Session 1 and Session 2

It’s okay not to have a final college list ready yet. Amidst a global pandemic, it has become increasingly difficult to visit and learn about colleges students would like to apply to. Instructors will guide you on the college search based on their own experiences and research. Students will be contacted with their schedules prior to the start of the session.

Schedule and Pricing

The Common Application Essay Workshop is $100 for one week and the Supplemental Essay Workshop is $150 for one week, 3:30-5:30 PM CST Monday through Friday. The Building a College List Add-On is $30 for two 45-minute 1-on-1 sessions with an instructor.

We believe in providing opportunities for low income students. Please email us at for financial assistance.

These are the current sessions for Summer 2020: 

  • Session 1: Monday, July 13 to Friday, July 17 REGISTRATION CLOSED
  • Session 2: Monday, July 20 to Friday, July 24 REGISTRATION CLOSED


In light of COVID-19, extracurricular activities and standardized testing have largely been stalled. As such, essays have become an even more crucial element to succeeding in the college admissions process. Having gone through the admissions process recently, we know what works and what doesn’t. We understand your concerns, and we are here to help you. Our phenomenal staff offers highly personalized instruction at affordable prices—in fact, our week long programs are a fraction of the cost of our competitors’ hour long sessions.

While we don’t guarantee acceptances to your top choice colleges, our top of the line team will help you make your application as strong as possible.

Our workshop runs from 3:30-5:30 PM CST Monday through Friday. 

Sample Day:

  • 3:30 – 4:00 PM – Panel/webinar providing instructional for writing persuasive/impactful essays
  • 4:00 – 4:20 PM – Module meetings convenes. Students will have an opportunity to ask their module leader any questions before writing, and module leaders will lead brainstorming exercises as well as share their personal advice to students.
  • 4:20 – 5:30 PM – Students will have an opportunity to meet 1-on-1 with instructors and hear feedback in real time. In addition to providing this time for 1-on-1s, students will have instructors leave feedback on their essays digitally.

Each day will consist of different lessons and activities. Please see the schedule linked above for details.