Individual Students, Individual Needs
At Snap Academics we offer two types of individual (one-to-one) support packages that are available year-round. We also offer week-long, small group application bootcamps in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Launch Package and Comprehensive Package. Each package honors the fact that not all students and families need the exact same services and counseling. We aim to be dynamic and responsive in our levels of support and in the amount we charge for each package; we are highly attuned to the high cost of college and we don’t believe that applying to college should be cost prohibitive.
In addition to these packages we are also able to work with parents to find a customized set of services at a price point that is manageable. We offer a few income-based, sliding scale spots every application season, particularly for students who will be the first in their family to attend college. If you are interested in learning more about sliding scale option, please contact us directly.
The Launch Package is ideal for students who need college selection support, help setting up the mechanics of the application process (including deadlines and calendars), first stage essay development, and one final edit of the essay and applications before due dates. This package works well for students who are self-motivated and deadline oriented and for parents who are have previous, recent experience with the application process and/or who feel confident to manage the applications once the initial structure and calendars are in place. Students who have access to regular, individual in-school college counseling typically find the Launch Package to be helpful because it provides an extra layer of support and set of eyes on the applications. The Launch Package includes 20 hours of services starting when the package is purchased. Families can add additional hours at the rate of $150/hour if needed. Students can begin the Launch Package package in their Junior or Senior year.
Package Cost: $2,100
The Comprehensive package is appropriate for students who need weekly (and sometimes bi-weekly) check-ins in order to stay on track and meet application deadlines. This package is best for students and parents who want access to a Snap Academics counselor and don’t want to worry about using up limited hours. Busy families and those seeking to “outsource” the regular nagging would be advised to selected the Comprehensive package. Our counselors act as a buffer between students and their parents in terms of application deadline management so parents can focus full energy and time on offering support and encouragement. The Comprehensive package includes all services including in both packages above as well as close edits to each application, advice and counseling about merit-based financial aid and scholarships. Students can enroll in the Comprehensive package in their Junior or Senior year. If a student would like to start preparing for applications and college selection earlier than Junior year, there is an additional cost.
We don’t work with students younger than 10th grade because we strongly believe that younger students should be focused on enjoying middle and high school and developing authentic interests and passions.
Package Cost: $3,500
Small Group and Application Bootcamps (Summer & School Breaks)
Available in San Francisco Bay Area
Some students do their best work in intensive, small-group, in-person settings. We offer week-long sessions the summer in San Francisco and Oakland, CA. Students who attend a Snap Academics’ weeklong course will leave the week with completed Common Applications and CA state university/ UC applications, finished essay drafts, and a personalized calendar with deadlines, due dates, and next steps.
Students receive a one-on-one consultation for college selection, essay draft revision, and one edit of applications before they are submitted. Students who attend the bootcamp style week-long classes report feeling that they’ve accomplished months worth of work in just one week! The small group sessions are ideal for families who don’t want the application process to drag on for months and for students who need a concentrated block of time and the energy of other students to successfully complete the college selection and application process. Believe it or not, our small group sessions are fun and students usually end up bonding and forming strong relationships with their teacher-counselor, essay coach, and peers.
Each small group session is run by a counselor, application coach, and essay instructor/editor. Classes are limited to 10 students.
Weeklong bootcamp, including one pre counseling sessions: $1,000