Score our Exclusive Video Brainstorming Guide and more!

Resources & Tips

Ivy Divider
Ivy Divider

CEA Blog

CEA’s 2021-22 List of Test-Optional Colleges and Universities

Topic: Uncategorized  |  Posted on December 8th, 2021  |  Written by CEA HQ

Hello college applicants! As we near the end of the 2021-22 college application season, you may be wondering where you can submit applications before those early 2022 deadlines sneak up on you. We thought it might be helpful to put together a list of test-optional colleges and universities for you, so you can make an […]

Regular Decision Notification Dates for the Class of 2026

Topic: Admissions, College Admissions  |  Posted on November 11th, 2021  |  Written by CEA HQ

It’s hard to believe but the 2021-22 college admissions season is, for the most part, over. You poured your blood, sweat, and tears (okay, hopefully not blood) into your applications and now all you have to do now is wait. While some schools have rolling admissions, others deliver the news on a scheduled date. In […]

Ivy League Tuition and Fees 2021-22

Topic: Uncategorized  |  Posted on October 6th, 2021  |  Written by CEA HQ

There are so many things to consider when choosing which colleges and universities to apply to, including, but not limited to: location, distance from home, alumni network, graduation rate, degree requirements, study abroad and research opportunities, internships, coursework, specialized programs, school size, professor to student ratio, campus vibe and (drumroll, please!) cost.  This is what […]

2021-22 Early Decision, Early Action, and Early Decision II Notification Dates – Class of 2026

Topic: Admissions, College Admissions, Uncategorized  |  Posted on August 21st, 2021  |  Written by CEA HQ

So: you’ve written your Common App personal statement, finished your supplemental essays, acquired recommendations from your favorite teachers, created a fantastic activity resume, sent out your applications, crossed your fingers (and toes!), and now all you have left to do is wait for the results. And waiting is the wooorst! Especially for the 2021-22 admissions cycle, […]

How to Respond to The Standard Application Online (SAO)’s Optional Covid-19 Prompt for Parents

Topic: Uncategorized  |  Posted on July 1st, 2021  |  Written by CEA HQ

  OPTIONAL QUESTION How have COVID-19 and remote learning impacted your child personally and/or academically? Please use this space to describe what you and your child have learned through your positive and/or negative experiences with this challenge. We have all experienced major disruptions in our routines and daily lives as a result of the coronavirus […]

Ivy Leagues Report Influx of 2020-21 Applications and Record-Low Acceptance Rates for the Class of 2025

Topic: Admissions, College Admissions, Uncategorized  |  Posted on April 7th, 2021  |  Written by CEA HQ

Ivy Leagues and other prestigious institutions are reporting record-high applications for 2021 admission, resulting in record-low acceptance rates this year. This is, in part, due to many schools adopting test-optional policies to accommodate students who were not able to take standardized tests last year due to COVID-19 precautions.   Let’s dive into the data: Princeton’s […]

How to Write the University of Michigan’s Expression of Continued Interest (Deferral Letter)

Topic: Admissions, advice, College Admissions, Essay Tips  |  Posted on February 4th, 2021  |  Written by CEA HQ

So, you applied early to the University of Michigan, and you’ve been deferred to the Regular Decision admission pool. First thing’s first, you are not the only one. And you’re still in the game! The good news is that Michigan is asking deferred applicants to submit an Expression of Continued Interest, which means you have […]

2020-21 Early Decision and Early Action Notification Dates – Class of 2025

Topic: Admissions, College Admissions, Uncategorized  |  Posted on November 23rd, 2020  |  Written by CEA HQ

So: you’ve written your Common App personal statement, finished your supplemental essays, acquired recommendations from your favorite teachers, created a fantastic activity resume, sent out your applications, crossed your fingers (and toes!), and now all you have left to do is wait for the results. And waiting is the wooorst! Especially for the 2020-21 admissions cycle, […]

The Most Interesting Online Courses to Take This Summer

Topic: Uncategorized  |  Posted on May 27th, 2020  |  Written by CEA HQ

As the coronavirus continues to wreak havoc, it’s time for us to prepare for another few weeks (or months, depending on where you live) of quarantine. While it’s possible — and totally understandable! — that you feel upset or disappointed by adjusted or canceled plans/opportunities, now is the perfect time to knock out some credit […]

7 (Free!) Resume-Boosting Courses to Take This Summer

Topic: Uncategorized  |  Posted on May 26th, 2020  |  Written by CEA HQ

It’s (almost) the most wonderful time of the year — summer! While you can — and should — still enjoy copious amounts of hot dogs, ice cream sandwiches and other seasonal treats, there’s no doubt that this summer will look and feel a little different due to the coronavirus crisis.  As a result, most summer […]