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The Secret to Mastering the Common App Prompts

Topic: College Admissions, Essay Tips  |  Posted on August 11th, 2016  |  Written by CEA HQ

The Common App prompts may seem terrifying, but we have good news. There’s actually a secret to mastering any one of them! Our founder answers this burning question in her recently published Money Magazine article. Read the Money Magazine article now! Become a Common Application expert with our 2017-18 guide! Walk yourself through our entire process with […]

3 Signs You’ve Found a Winning College Essay Topic

Topic: College Admissions, Essay Tips  |  Posted on August 11th, 2016  |  Written by CEA HQ

We spend our lives looking for the one. The perfect prom dress. The best burrito. The coolest sneakers. Your soulmate. Your soulcat. The most flattering Snapchat filter. Your dream college. The list goes on. In so many areas of life, we try to find the perfect fit, but at this moment perhaps none is quite […]

What the Olympics Will Teach You About Your College Essay

Topic: College Admissions, Common App Prompts/Topics, International Students  |  Posted on August 9th, 2016  |  Written by CEA HQ

Right now you’re probably asking yourself: What could the Olympics and my Common Application essay possibly have to do with each other? Well, it’s actually pretty simple. Our founder, Stacey Brook, explores how Olympic athletes can serve as inspiration to students in this Huffington Post article. Read the Huffington Post article now! Check out our guide to this year’s […]

The Inevitable Hamilton College Essay Prompt

Topic: College Admissions, Supplemental Essays  |  Posted on August 4th, 2016  |  Written by CEA HQ

Obviously there is a Hamilton college essay question in the mix this year. (How could there not be?) CEA’s founder explores this presidential prompt from Wake Forest University for the Huffington Post. Read the Huffington Post article now! Starting your college essay? Check out our on-demand video series! The 4 simple tricks to mastering your writing supplements.

6 Lame Excuses You’re Using to Postpone Starting Your College Essay

Topic: Essay Tips  |  Posted on July 28th, 2016  |  Written by CEA HQ

The summer is winding down, which means you’re going to be heading back to school in just a few weeks! If you’re looking at this, chances are you still haven’t started your college essay. What’s your excuse? Yes, we know, it’s hard. But, the closer it gets to the deadline, the harder it’s going to be […]

Dartmouth College 2016 Essay Prompts and Profile

Topic: College Admissions, College Spotlight, Supplemental Essays  |  Posted on July 26th, 2016  |  Written by CEA HQ

“The College on The Hill” aka Dartmouth College has just released its essay prompts for Fall 2017. This private liberal arts college in Hanover, New Hampshire is, as we’re sure you’re aware, one of the eight schools in the Ivy League system. But is Dartmouth right for you? We assess this school’s offerings in our “College […]

How a Summer Journal Could be Your Ticket into College

Topic: College Admissions, Essay Tips  |  Posted on July 21st, 2016  |  Written by CEA HQ

Chances are, you have probably kept a diary or journal at some point in your life (or at least read through your older sister’s). Maybe this journal held the highlights of your family’s many vacations and life-changing experiences, or maybe it’s filled with more day-to-day events – like that time you got the highest grade […]

University of Virginia 2016 Essay Prompts and Profile

Topic: College Admissions, College Spotlight, Supplemental Essays  |  Posted on July 19th, 2016  |  Written by CEA HQ

The University of Virginia has become an increasingly respected and popular academic institution over the past decade, and it’s easy to see why. This distinguished public university, located in Charlottesville, Virginia was founded by none other than United States president Thomas Jefferson. The Jeffersonian architectural influence is especially evident when visiting The UVa campus and […]

5 Tips for the Perfect Summer College Road Trip

Topic: College Admissions  |  Posted on July 14th, 2016  |  Written by CEA HQ

This summer, you’re probably doing a lot of things to get ready for your senior year. You’re obviously beginning your summer reading list early so you don’t have to cram five books in the week before school starts. You may have just started your first real job, or are taking as many shifts as possible […]

College Spotlight: UC Application 2016-17

Topic: College Admissions, College Spotlight, Supplemental Essays  |  Posted on July 5th, 2016  |  Written by CEA HQ

How could anyone not want to check out at least one of the campuses that the University of California offers students? You’ve probably heard of UC Berkeley and UCLA, but did you know that UC has nine campuses located all over California? And each one offers unique academic and social experiences. The University of California’s […]

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