2023 Summer Application and Essay Workshops

Claster Educational Services is offering application and essay workshops this summer for the Class of 2024. Each workshop includes a webinar and an individual one-on-one session. Check our schedule below, or contact us to plan your own event for a group of three or more students.


Introduction to the Common Application (Webinar + One-on-One)

This session will walk students through the Common Application and discuss strategies to showcase their unique strengths and talents. Includes an individual follow-up session with a review of and feedback on the student’s draft application. (Essay review is available separately.)

$175 per student. Choose your date and register:

May 21

July 11

July 25

August 16


College Essay Workshop (Webinar + One-on-One)

In this two-part workshop for the Class of 2024 you’ll learn how to write an effective personal statement and great supplemental essays for each college. First students participate in a webinar on:
  • how essays are used in the application process
  • guidance on choosing topics
  • writing tips for personal statements and school-specific essays
  • Dos and Don’ts
  • brainstorming exercises for the personal statement, and
  • suggested timeline from topic selection through final edits.
A one-on-one follow-up session offers personalized help on the aspect the student needs most: finalizing topics, brainstorming for school-specific questions, crafting a “why” or “fit” essay, feedback on rough drafts, or final proofread. (Additional follow-up sessions can be booked separately.)

$175 per student. Choose your date and register:

June 4

July 18

August 1

August 23


  • Dates don’t work? Contact [email protected] or (202) 368-1888 for additional options.


  • Need support on other topics? Individual advising is available, with both comprehensive packages and an hourly option.