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One-On-One Advising

"Your response time without compromising quality is impressive. Not only that, but your words of encouragement totally transformed a teen girl on the verge of a nervous breakdown. My daughter got accepted at multiple colleges: Cornell (her choice); Johns Hopkins; Boston College, Boston University, NYU and SUNY Binghamton. This victory is also yours. Again, I'm really grateful and thankful to you."

– Parent of a CEA student, Cornell University, Class of 2022

"You have an excellent professional on your team. Honestly, I’d never imagined how someone could make me feel so comfortable. Always pushing me to find something, even when I was sure I did not have a story. In this last step (the most valuable one for me), I feel more than happy to have had you guys helping me through the process."

– CEA Student, Dartmouth University, Class of 2022

"My son received a personal note from his admissions counselor regarding his essay, which I will forward to you because it was sweet and you would appreciate it. Again, thanks for everything!"

– Parent of CEA Student, Stony Brook University, Class of 2022

"We greatly appreciate your help! My son is thrilled and wants to pass on his thanks. He also said Go Navy, Beat Army!"

– Parent of a CEA Student, United States Naval Academy, Class of 2022

"Thank you so very much for all of your work with my daughter on her personal essay! The two of you came up with such a neat positive approach and topic, and you really helped bring out the best in my daughter and showcase her accomplishments and strengths. And you made the process interesting, useful, and motivating for her. You gave so much of yourself and your expertise. We're grateful!"

– Mother of CEA Student, Stanford University, Class of 2021

"Seriously, I can not thank you enough for all of your help. I really appreciate you taking me on as a client with such time restraints. It's a good feeling to be able to submit an application with a personal statement that gives such an accurate portrayal of my strengths and sentiments."

– CEA Student, Princeton University, Class of 2021

"Stacey was outstanding and words won't do justice to how much time she spent and how she dealt with the stressful deadlines along the way. We were lucky to have received the best service from the best-of-the-best."

– Parent of CEA Student, Duke 2020

"CEA coached my son to expand his thinking, to look for sparks of creative thought that could become cohesive essays. Where he was previously writing bland, textbook-style essays, he ultimately wrote creative pieces that merited a second reading."

– Parent of CEA Student, University of Michigan, Class of 2020

"My son’s guidance counselor said, that both Lehigh and University of Rochester said they have not read a more honest and sincere application in many, many years. They said his essays were incredible and spoke to them about who he was like no one else's they read. They chose my son above students who had higher ACT and higher GPA's. Thank you!"

– Mother of CEA Student, Lehigh, Class of 2019

"I am so grateful that we found you! The time spent with her Advisor has had a lasting impact on my daughter's confidence and writing skills (as evidenced by her AP Lit grades, and other writing assignments), and this will go with her to college. It may not be part of CEA's positioning, but it should be - the intangible benefits are as important as the direct ones. Such a great investment for us."

– Mother of CEA Student, Elon University, Class of 2021

"My daughters could not have done it without you. Getting into 7/8 schools is awesome. Thanks again. You truly gave us world class advice."

– Parent of CEA Students, University of Delaware, Class of 2022

"The direct and continuous contact that CEA held throughout the essay writing process was very helpful. My advisor and I were able to organize times to talk about my essay whenever needed."

– CEA Student, Brown University, Class of 2020

"The timeline to get essays finished was extremely helpful. Stacey's positive attitude always made me more excited to work on my essays, after speaking with her I felt extremely motivated and proud of the work I was doing."

– CEA Student, NYU, Class of 2020

"When my daughter was at her Freshman orientation at Villanova (over a thousand students and parents in attendance) the Dean addressing the students specifically referenced her essay in his address! My daughter will NEVER forget that moment!"

– Mother of CEA Student, Villanova University, Class of 2018

"I am very pleased with your service. I look at it as an advanced writing class and am confident that the coaching [my son] received will continue to pay off down the road."

– Parent of CEA Student, University of Mississippi, Class of 2020

"My son’s final list of acceptances: MIT, UPenn, Brown, Cornell, Duke, Northwestern, U of Virginia, Washington University, Johns Hopkins, Vanderbilt and U of Michigan. We can’t thank you enough. He couldn’t have done it without you. We’ll contact you in the future regarding my daughter!"

– Mother of CEA Student, MIT, Class of 2012

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Online Video Academy

"It truly helps if you're stuck trying to figure what subject to write about and once you start writing, help in revising."

– CEA Student

"College Essay Academy eliminates some of the anxiety and stress, giving a really straightforward and structured explanation of what the prompts are, how to approach them, and concrete ways to craft a great essay."

– Educator of CEA Students

"I only wish I knew about it sooner!"

– CEA Student

"The material was very helpful through the very difficult process of completing the essays. The steps were very clearly outlined and the material was delivered with a sense of humor."

– CEA Parent