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Beyoncé Offers College Scholarships for Women, Continues to Slay

Topic: College Admissions, Uncategorized  |  Posted on April 27th, 2017  |  Written by CEA HQ

In a boss move from one of the world’s most empowering females, Beyoncé recently announced that she will be launching a program called Formation Scholars to provide scholarships for young women “who are unafraid to think outside the box and are bold, creative, conscious and confident. ” The scholarships will be awarded to one student at each […]

Guide to the 2017-18 Coalition Application Essay Prompts

Topic: College Admissions, Essay Tips, Most Popular  |  Posted on March 28th, 2017  |  Written by CEA HQ

Last year, applicants around the world became the first to experiment with a brand new college application platform. Intended to be a full-service competitor to the Common App, the Coalition Application provided students with a fresh new interface and, of course, a new set of essay prompts to grapple with.

The Common Application’s 2017-18 Essay Prompts: What You Need To Know

Topic: College Admissions, Common App Prompts/Topics, Essay Tips, Most Popular, Uncategorized  |  Posted on February 7th, 2017  |  Written by CEA HQ

Class of 2022 – it’s about that time. The first milestone in your college application journey has officially arrived. Today the Common Application released their 2017-18 essay prompts. This reveal comes with a heaping helping of good news, most of which relates to the fact that the prompts have not changed all that much from last […]

It’s #CEAFREEDAY! Free College Essay Help!

Topic: College Admissions, Essay Tips, International Students, Most Popular  |  Posted on October 1st, 2015  |  Written by CEA HQ

Today’s the day! It’s #CEAFREEDAY! Just in time to help you meet those early deadlines, we are offering FREE COLLEGE ESSAY HELP ALL DAY to all college applicants (and parents of college applicants!) in need of a little essay inspiration and admissions-related insight. For 24 hours, we are offering our expert help in the form of: FREE access to […]

College Essay Advisors Answers your Common App FAQs

Topic: College Admissions, Common App Prompts/Topics, Essay Tips, Supplemental Essays  |  Posted on October 2nd, 2014  |  Written by CEA HQ

The Common App has made applying to college easier in so many ways. Only one form for your personal information! Only one activity resume to fill out! That said, as with so that now rely on the miracles of modern technology for basic functionality, the Common App’s online platform can be a little confusing — […]

Identifying the Verbal Tics in your College Essay

Topic: Essay Tips  |  Posted on October 2nd, 2014  |  Written by CEA HQ

Most people are unaware of their own verbal tics. While we know to look out for fillers like “uh,” “um,” “like,” even “you know,” sometimes less generic stand-ins seep into our vocabulary and stick. These words can become so ingrained in our speech patterns, they become like verbal fingerprints. Remember when you mocked your sister mercilessly for […]

College Essay News and Tips: CEA’s Link Roundup

Topic: College Admissions, Essay Tips, International Students  |  Posted on September 22nd, 2014  |  Written by CEA HQ

College essay news has been coming fast and furious but we only select the best, most interesting stories for you, dear readers. Sit back, relax, and bask in the glow of our hand-picked college essay news items. Remember that New Republic piece on the Ivy League? Of course you do. Here’s another response. There is no better feeling […]

College Essay Productivity Tips: Play With The Essay

Topic: Essay Tips  |  Posted on September 22nd, 2014  |  Written by CEA HQ

School is back in session and we know you’re already feeling the burn. The homework has piled up up and the extracurriculars are swallowing your afternoons. When are you supposed to find time to start that pesky college essay (that you were supposed to write this summer, but no biggie — we won’t tell anyone.) Would […]

College Essay DOs and DON’Ts

Topic: Essay Tips  |  Posted on September 10th, 2014  |  Written by CEA HQ

What should and should not be included in a college essay? What rules can and can’t you break? And what will or won’t allow you to maximize your productivity as you tackle this daunting task? So many questions, right? That’s why we put together a list of our top DOs and DON’Ts for the essay writing process. […]

Three Tips for Overcoming The Procrastination Doom Loop

Topic: Essay Tips  |  Posted on September 4th, 2014  |  Written by CEA HQ

Tell us if this sounds like a familiar story. At the beginning of the summer you told yourself you were going to sit down and write your college admissions essay. “I’m going to get a jump start,” you said to yourself, “how hard could it be?” Instead you took a few trips to the beach, ate a lot of […]

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