COLLEGE ADMISSIONS SUMMER INTENSIVE PREP (CASIP) is a 10-day immersion program that prepares students for the increasingly competitive college admission process by providing expert instruction in SAT prep, college guidance counseling, and personal statement writing. In addition, students will tour area colleges and universities, learn how to apply for financial aid and scholarships, and gain the skills and confidence they need to succeed.

Each CASIP alumnus will have:
  • Confidence in their ability to face the admissions process.
  • Greater knowledge of the SAT with continued online support for test prep.
  • Experience writing a meaningful personal statement.
  • A well-vetted personal resume.
  • A custom admissions report with a list of colleges to apply to, standardized test guidance and application deadline details.
Standardized test preparation is perhaps the piece of the admissions puzzle that students and families worry most about.  All students want to feel confident that they have performed to their best ability on the SAT.  Test preparation is highly specialized and demands constant review and revision as test offerings change.  
  • 20 hours of instruction.
  • Two timed, scored diagnostics.
  • Individualized score reports for every diagnostic.
  • Continued support from the EAS.

EAS has offered students test preparation opportunities for many years.  Over the years we have found that students who have exposure to the SAT become much more confident in their ability to master the test.  With familiarity and the voice of an expert instructor guiding them, students move through test sections more quickly leaving less to chance when sitting for the actual SAT.  Our goal is to help each of our students perform to the best of his or her ability during the admissions process.  Test prep is one important part of that puzzle.
Every CASIP Essay Writing course is designed to help students reflect on their lives and realize that within their experiences they have plenty of material to craft an excellent admissions essay or personal statement.



Every student has an important story to tell beyond their grades and test scores.  Unfortunately, all too often the college admissions essay strikes fear into the hearts of even the highest achievers.  What can I say to be admitted? How can I possibly compete?  CASIP faculty listen to students brainstorm and inspire them to take their story and sculpt it into a compelling narrative.


The writing curriculum is intended to help each student become a stronger, more confident writer.  During the 10 hours of instruction and further time dedicated to out of class follow up, studetns will formulate a thesis, and learn to craft it into a concise and engaging personal statement. Writing classes meet every afternoon during program. Essay writing will not meet on scheduled college visit days.


All Summerfuel CASIP writing coaches are highly skilled writers with experience teaching high school students. Every EAS writing coach will help students focus on the writing process by employing the use of drafts, revisions and editing. Peer workshops and individual tutoring will also be used to help students improve their writing skills.

Every CASIP program has a team of experienced college admissions counselors as its backbone.
Prior to the program, families will be asked to complete a questionnaire about their student’s interests, strengths and direction with respect to college admissions.  Once on site, college counselors will schedule one-on-one counseling sessions with each student in order to map out a clear and realistic plan to approach the college admissions process.  College counselors will consider family input, student input, student academic performance, student extracurricular strengths and evidence of standardized test scores to appropriately advise each student. 


Together with college admissions experts, EAS has crafted a unique admissions workshop curriculum designed to provide students with information about every aspect of the admissions process.  Students will participate in eight admissions workshops led by the college counseling team.  The workshop setting provides a collaborative, positive environment where questions are welcome and encouraged.



Our New York City location affords CASIP students the opportunity to visit the widest variety of colleges and universities in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

The goal of our college visits is to expose students to different types of institutions (public/private, large/small, urban/suburban) that will enable our students to better discern differences and determine the environment that feels most comfortable to them.


Students and college counselors will discuss student preferences during their one on one advisory.  Counselors will use student feedback from college visits to advise them of institutions with a similar feel or structure so that students have a college search list that is a good personal fit.

New York University
Princeton University
Drexel University
University of the Sciences
Rutgers University
College of New Jersey
Cornell University
Haverford College
Swarthmore College
University of Pennsyvania
Temple University




Vera List Center
6 East 16th Street

New York, NY 10003

Students ages 15-18

Open to students entering grades
10th, 11th or 12th by fall 2019.

August 12-August 23, 2019

Monday-Friday, 11:00 AM-4:00 PM

July 30, 2019