August 18 + 19, 2018

Application Boot Camp

Set aside six full hours to get as much of your application work out of the way before senior year gets into full swing! Bring your laptop and your materials; we'll be knocking off core application tasks from the summer college checklist.

10am-1pm 

CCP Office in Playa Del Rey


September 1 + 2, 2018

Carve Your Own Path: How to Create the Life You Truly Want

The Carve Your Own Path program is a college preparation experience like none other. It will profoundly change the way your teenager approaches the application process and planning for life after graduation. Join us to:

  • Create a mindset that makes the college application process inspiring, personal and fun (it is possible!)

  • Identify your unique values and design a college plan that excites you

  • Discover the skills that lead to fulfillment in college and a modern career

  • Build your own Life Vision Blueprint: foundational materials for your college essays and a stand-out application.

This is a Teen LAUNCH event!

9am-3:30pm (12 hours total, with lunch breaks)

CCP Office in Playa Del Rey


September 15, 2018

Travel Through High School with Your Future in Mind: How to Plan for College and Life in the Real World

A free event for parents and students grades 8 - 11 looking forward to a healthy and exciting transition to college and adulthood. Make the most of high school and launch into a fulfilling future with a proactive mindset and tips to de-stress college preparation from Nick Soper and Kristine Tye of Teen LAUNCH!

11:00am - 12:30pm

Santa Monica Public Library - Main Branch


September 15, 2018

10 Steps to a Stellar Personal Statement

Writing a college essay that captivates your reader, conveys your unique essence, and catapults you off the page isn't easy. It's a long process of discovery through many drafts, a lot of hard work, and immersion in a writing style unlike anything else you've done in high school. Join Nick Soper, founder of Creative College Prep and a graduate of Northwestern University's Creative Writing program, to learn ten easy-to-use tools for taking your main college essay to the next level.

2pm - 3pm

Santa Monica Public Library - Main Branch


September 23, 2018

CCP Small-Group Application Session

Join Nick's affordable, open-lab office hours to fill out applications, write essays, and complete other college- related tasks with expert guidance available as needed. Capped at 6 student; spaces limited to availability -- email hello@creativecollegeprep.com to reserve your space.

9a-11am

CCP Office in Santa Monica


October 1, 2018

CCP Small-Group Application Session

Join Nick's affordable, open-lab office hours to fill out applications, write essays, and complete other college- related tasks with expert guidance available as needed. Capped at 6 student; spaces limited to availability -- email hello@creativecollegeprep.com to reserve your space.

4pm-6pm

CCP Office in Playa Del Rey


October 7, 2018

CCP Small-Group Application Session

Join Nick's affordable, open-lab office hours to fill out applications, write essays, and complete other college- related tasks with expert guidance available as needed. Capped at 6 student; spaces limited to availability -- email hello@creativecollegeprep.com to reserve your space.

9a-11am

CCP Office in Santa Monica


October 15, 2018

CCP Small-Group Application Session

Join Nick's affordable, open-lab office hours to fill out applications, write essays, and complete other college- related tasks with expert guidance available as needed. Capped at 6 student; spaces limited to availability -- email hello@creativecollegeprep.com to reserve your space.

4pm-6pm

CCP Office in Playa Del Rey


October 21, 2018

CCP Small-Group Application Session

Join Nick's affordable, open-lab office hours to fill out applications, write essays, and complete other college- related tasks with expert guidance available as needed. Capped at 6 student; spaces limited to availability -- email hello@creativecollegeprep.com to reserve your space.

9a-11am

CCP Office in Santa Monica


October 29, 2018

CCP Small-Group Application Session

Join Nick's affordable, open-lab office hours to fill out applications, write essays, and complete other college- related tasks with expert guidance available as needed. Capped at 6 student; spaces limited to availability -- email hello@creativecollegeprep.com to reserve your space.

4pm-6pm

CCP Office in Playa Del Rey


November 18, 2018

CCP Small-Group Application Session

Join Nick's affordable, open-lab office hours to fill out applications, write essays, and complete other college- related tasks with expert guidance available as needed. Capped at 6 student; spaces limited to availability -- email hello@creativecollegeprep.com to reserve your space.

9a-11am

CCP Office in Santa Monica


November 26, 2018

CCP Small-Group Application Session

Join Nick's affordable, open-lab office hours to fill out applications, write essays, and complete other college- related tasks with expert guidance available as needed. Capped at 6 student; spaces limited to availability -- email hello@creativecollegeprep.com to reserve your space.

4pm-6pm

CCP Office in Playa Del Rey

Speaking events: I love 'em.
Got a particular need? An idea?
Let me know.

Here are a few events I've done in the past:

 

Think Before You Post: College with a Digital Footprint

This workshop is all about raising students' awareness of how their activities online can bring about consequences, both positive and negative, in everything from college admissions to job interviews to the US legal system. Check out some sample slides.

Next Stage: Considerations for College-Bound Artists

This workshop is about expanding families' awareness of the different types of opportunities and requirements for participating in the arts during college. The length of the presentation is scalable, depending on the space and audience members present. Check out some sample slides.

 Get Started, Write Now!

The essay presentation has two different versions: one for helping students who are just getting started, and one for those who are looking for ways to really strengthen the material that they already have. I like to do group critiques of a couple of different sample essays, as well, to give families the perspective from the other side of the admissions desk. I also spend some time on how to write and manage the supplemental writing, which is often a piece left out of many college essay workshops. Check out some sample slides.