A transformative summer experience

The Crimson Coaching Academy


Apply by July 14th at 11:59 PM for our last deadline to ensure your spot and scholarship opportunity.









In-Person College Counseling with Harvard Students

Embark on a transformative week-long college counseling experience on Harvard’s campus. Experience expert guidance and mentorship from Harvard students about every step of the application process. All highly motivated juniors and seniors are encouraged to apply.

The Crimson Coaching Academy

The Crimson Coaching Academy is a week-long experience designed to help your child navigate the college application process. Open to rising high school juniors and seniors, it only costs $1,450 (with generous financial aid available) and students will learn how to build a college list, fill out the Common Application, write a compelling personal statement, as well as several supplemental essays. The program is led by current Harvard undergraduates who have extensive training and experience with helping students navigate the college application process. The Crimson Coaching Academy also includes tours of Harvard and MIT, meals with Harvard students, and other activities in the Cambridge and Boston area, all undoubtedly promising experiences for highly motivated students about to apply to college. Final round applications due July 14th.


Program Dates

  • June 24th - June 28th (full capacity)
  • July 8th - July 12th (full capacity)
  • July 15th - July 19th (2 spots available)
  • July 22nd - July 26th (1 spot available)
  • July 29th - August 2nd (3 spots available)
  • August 5th - August 9th (full capacity)

    Final Application Deadline: July 14th

Where Some of Our Academy ‘23 Alumni Are Today

Application Materials

1. Please list (at most) five accomplishments.

2. What do you hope to take away from the Crimson Coaching Academy (25-100 words)?

3. Briefly describe an accomplishment you're particularly proud of (50-150 words)


Data-Driven Application Guidance


Interactive Interview Preparation

Crimson Coaching Academy

Personalized Essay Workshops

Our Benefits

Personal Statement

At the Crimson Coaching Academy, we excel in refining personal statements with personalized guidance, leveraging our experienced tutors’ insights with a track record of successful college admissions. Our tailored approach ensures your statement authentically represents your strengths, maximizing your chances of standing out to admissions committees at top-tier universities.

College List

Learn how to craft a personalized college application list with our trained Harvard tutors. Our tutors work with you to understand your goals, preferences, and strengths, ensuring a well-rounded and strategic selection of institutions that align with your aspirations and maximize your chances of admission.

Supplemental Essay

With the nuances of various essay prompts across many applications, develop versatile, compelling responses that resonate with different questions. The Crimson Coaching Academy ensures your supplemental essays are not only well-written but also strategically aligned with diverse admission requirements.

Expert Insight

Hear from admissions officers at top institutions in a Q&A session, as well as forming genuine connections with current Harvard students about their process navigating college admissions.



Coming into The Crimson Coaching Academy, I was extremely stressed about applying to college. I had good grades and scores, but knew nothing about how to make myself stand out. All three instructors helped me write my personal statement and fill out the entire Common Application, and it felt so good to be ahead of the game going into senior year. Not to mention I got into my dream college!

NYU ‘28

As a rising senior, I didn’t know what to expect from The Crimson Coaching Academy, since I wasn’t quite in the thick of applying to college. The instructors were very smart and helped me make a “game plan” for the rest of my high school career: when to take standardized tests, what extracurricular activities to expand on, etc. I gained a lot of knowledge from the week I spent at Harvard, and I am shocked that I can actually say that I am looking forward to applying to colleges.

Brown ‘28

If I had to give one reason for why I am attending Harvard, it would be the Crimson Coaching Academy. All of the instructors are very knowledgeable about the college application process, and helped me build an application that showcased my strengths and unique abilities. I couldn’t recommend it enough to anyone who is about to apply to college.

Harvard '28


Should a student be accepted to The Crimson Coaching Academy, the sticker price of the program is $1,450. This includes all instruction, activities, lunches, and mentorship. But generous Financial Aid is available via application once accepted.

Yes! We will make sure cost will never be a reason why you can’t attend. 

9-12 Lessons
12-1 Lunch 
1-2 Tour of Harvard
2:30-5 Workshops

In classrooms on the Harvard campus in Cambridge, MA. 

Lunch is provided, housing is not provided

Please feel free to email us at tutoring@mail.hsa.net