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AEF College Prep Academy

Why is this young woman so happy?  

Because she just got into the college of hAEF college prep academyer dreams!  Let AEF help your student improve their chances with our College Prep Programs.

AEF’s college prep programs are effective, affordable courses designed to help your student perform their best on the SAT and write a killer college personal statement.  All programs are taught by the founders of Felix Prep, who bring 38 years of proven college prep success along with a healthy dose of humor!

Registration is now open! To register: please click on the blue “College Prep Academy” button on the left.


July 17 – 21
9:00 AM – 1:30 PM
Wood Middle School
420 Grand Street
Cost: $415

In-depth yet easy to approach for all learning styles, this crash course gives students the most effective way to learn Felix Prep’s unique and score-changing techniques on the New SAT in under a week. Students will also apply critical time-management strategies with in-class practice and real-time coaching adjustments.

After the SAT’s most dramatic overhaul in decades, its scoring and content has finally stabilized and become predictable. While we are glad to see certain things go, like its out-dated and culturally biased testing of vocabulary, we are equally amazed by the appearance of a math section that bans the use of a calculator. That’s right. Even though pretty much all college math courses require calculators, the NEW SAT bans calculators on certain math questions. Have no fear, there’s always a fix with Felix! Intimidated by “evidence based reading”? Not to worry. You’ll be amazed to learn just how unscientific those science-y looking passages are, which short cuts to take, and when it’s actually better to put in a few extra seconds of time.

You’ll learn practical ways to increase reading speed, what to ignore, when to slow down, how to spot the code in the question, and the most common wrong answers for all sections of the New SAT.


September 23 & 30
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Alameda High School
2201 Encinal Avenue
Cost: $145

$20 Early Bird Discount until July 1

What are admissions officers really looking for? Which personal achievement, character trait, or biographical detail should you include or omit? Why should you exclude your Aunt Sally, though well-meaning, from the short list of those who get to read and edit your personal statement? Prepare to hear the truth, and prepare to tell the truth, as you roll up your sleeves and dig deep to write your most passionate, most memorable personal statement possible.

Learn how to write through the paralyzing and true fear that admissions essays really are one of the most important, life-affecting things you will ever write. The tragic irony is that American students learn how to write in all kinds of literary genres and forms, from iambic pentameter to rhetorical persuasive analysis, but know little of the specifics for the genre of writing that will help them tell their story and get them into the college of their dreams. Fortunately for you, we at Felix Prep do.

Students will read top university admissions essays, learn what admissions officers said about them, and cultivate a stronger sense of what makes a personal statement truly stand out. Students will write more, and learn more about editing and rewriting, in two days than they ever thought possible. They will leave motivated, inspired, and with enough quality first draft material to craft into most or all of their personal statement applications.


Space is limited. Scholarships are available.  Click here to request a scholarship.

Questions?  Please email


Would you like to learn more about paying for college?  Then please visit AEF’s resource page here.