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2016-17 Common Application Essay Prompts: A Guide

Looking for help with the 2016-17 Common Application Essay? Below CEA’s Founder, ...

2015-16 Common Application Essay Prompts: A Guide

The 2015-2016 college application season has begun with some truly excellent news. ...

Why Is The College Essay Important?

By the time admissions officers reach the essay reading phase of your ...

Top 6 Common Application Essay Tips

Parents and students often ask us for our top tips on how ...

The College Essay Advisors Process

College Essay Advisors and its staff of experts has been honing the ...

CEA’s College Essay Writing Summer Programs

The Common App Essay format has been undergoing many updates to account ...

Proofreading your College Admissions Essays

Proofreading is an important often undervalued step in the college application process. ...

How to Approach the Supplemental Essays

When our students dig into the college application process, they are often ...

Brainstorming Topics For The College Admissions Essay: Quick Tips

The brainstorming process for a college admissions essay can be intimidating. Where ...

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