MALIBU, CA--(Marketwire - Oct 3, 2012) -   Parents have been willing to pay almost any price to get their children into Boston-based Application Boot Camp®, the four-day workshop known for its effectiveness in helping students get into the country's most competitive universities. For the past nine years, the $14,000 program has had a waiting list as only a few dozen students each year have been able to get step-by-step college application advice from Dr. Michele Hernández and Mimi Doe, two of the nation's premier college admissions counselors. Now, Hernández and Doe have partnered with Veritas Prep, the world's largest privately-owned provider of test prep and admissions consulting services, to launch Application Boot Camp® on Demand, bringing the program's step-by-step application assistance to students everywhere as they navigate the complex college admissions process.

"Veritas Prep is delighted to partner with Michele and Mimi to share their unparalleled knowledge and expertise about college admissions with a broader audience," said Chad Troutwine, co-founder and CEO of Veritas Prep. "This is the ultimate game changer in college admissions. Now, with Application Boot Camp on Demand, students and families everywhere can get valuable intelligence on how to navigate the complex college application process and complete their college applications from two of the nation's most sought after college admissions experts."

Sharing secrets and strategies gained from more than a decade of helping students successfully apply to the most prestigious American colleges and universities, Dr. Hernández and Ms. Doe guide students as they complete all elements of the Common Application and actually build their own college applications with the program's assistance. By the end of the program, students have a completed Common Application and supplemental essays and are ready to submit their college applications using the unique Application Boot Camp® system.

Dr. Hernández is the former assistant director of admissions at Dartmouth College and author of several best selling books on college admissions, including A is for Admission and Acing the College Application. She also co-authored Don't Worry You'll Get In! with Ms. Doe, who in addition to her work in college admissions is a renowned parenting expert and award-winning author. More than a decade ago, Dr. Hernández and Ms. Doe founded Application Boot Camp®, which is a four-day in-person workshop offered several times a year. For the past nine years, the workshops have been filled to capacity with a waiting list. 

"Application Boot Camp on Demand takes the guesswork out of the process by giving students a behind the curtain look at how admissions officers evaluate applications, allowing them to make strategic decisions about how they highlight the qualities and characteristics that will get them noticed by admissions committees," said Dr. Hernández. "By offering the program via an interactive online program, we now have the opportunity to work with students everywhere and expand access to this valuable intelligence to ensure a more level playing field where the tools, resources and information students need to set themselves apart in this highly competitive environment are readily available. It was important to us to find a way to reach more students and Veritas Prep is the perfect partner," added Ms. Doe.

The cost to register for Application Boot Camp on Demand is $750. The program features a library of quizzes and interactive exercises in addition to twelve self-paced sessions led by Dr. Hernández and Ms. Doe:

  • Standardized Testing Plan
  • The 80/20 Rule (Academics vs. Extra-Curriculars)
  • Admissions Hooks
  • Application Timing Strategy
  • The Common Application
  • The Activity Sheet
  • The Essays in Depth
  • The Interview
  • Recommendations
  • Application Supplements
  • Parent Guide
  • International Student Guide

To learn more about Application Boot Camp on Demand and Veritas Prep, visit

About Veritas Prep
Veritas Prep is the world's largest privately-owned provider of test prep and admissions consulting services. It offers industry-leading programs to help applicants improve standardized test scores and gain admission to the world's most selective universities. Founded in 2002 by graduates of the Yale School of Management, Veritas Prep offers its live classroom GMAT prep course in more than 90 cities worldwide and as an interactive online course available to students everywhere. Its Veritas Prep SAT 2400 course is available as a classroom course, live online, on demand or in private SAT tutoring sessions and features the only zero risk, money back guarantee in the industry. In addition, Veritas Prep offers admissions consulting services for applicants seeking entry into competitive business schools, law schools, medical schools and other graduate programs. For more information, visit For more information on Application Boot Camp, visit 

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