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Early Decision and Early Action Deadline Organizer 2023-24

Topic: Admissions, advice, College Admissions, Common Application, Essay Resources, Uncategorized  |  Posted on May 26th, 2023  |  Written by Kat Stubing

Early Action and Early Decision deadlines will be here before you know it. If you have one school in mind that is your ride-or-die, you should definitely consider applying Early Decision to put yourself toward the front of the pack. Many schools tend to accept a higher percentage of both Early Decision and Early Action applicants than […]

CEA’s 2023-24 List of Test-Optional Colleges and Universities

Topic: Uncategorized  |  Posted on May 11th, 2023  |  Written by Kat Stubing

Hello college applicants! We thought it might be helpful to put together a list of test-optional colleges and universities for you, so you can make an informed decision when it comes time to submit.   This list is by no means exhaustive, but it is robust. As always, we’re wishing you good luck!   CEA’s […]

Ivy League Tuition and Fees 2023-24

Topic: Uncategorized  |  Posted on April 21st, 2023  |  Written by Kat Stubing

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 […]

Test-Optional, Test-Flexible, Test-Blind: What’s the Difference?!

Topic: Uncategorized  |  Posted on April 12th, 2023  |  Written by Kat Stubing

Starting in 2020, when the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted the world as we knew it, many colleges and universities waived test score submission requirements for first-year applicants. In the years that followed, most schools continued with this trend; however, different terms started popping up to clarify the ways in which admissions would (or would not) consider […]

Wharton’s Global Youth Leadership in the Business World (LBW) Summer Program 2023 Application Essay Guide 

Topic: Uncategorized  |  Posted on February 2nd, 2023  |  Written by Kat Stubing

CEA’s Guide to Wharton’s Global Youth Leadership in the Business World (LBW) Summer Program 2023 Application Essays Priority Deadline: January 25, 2023 Final Deadline: April 5, 2023 Requirements: 1 short answer and 1 essay of 200-300 words   In 140 characters or less, give us your biography as if it were a tweet. The biggest […]

The Early Action and Early Decision Acceptance Rates for the Class of 2027

Topic: Admissions, Uncategorized  |  Posted on December 19th, 2022  |  Written by Kat Stubing

To absolutely no one’s surprise, this was a very competitive year for college applications. With each passing year more applicants pen Early Action and Early Decision love letters to their dream schools. In response, top schools have carried on with  their tradition of accepting a very small percentage of these eager applicant pools (but still […]

Regular Decision Notification Dates for the Class of 2027

Topic: Admissions, College Admissions  |  Posted on November 8th, 2022  |  Written by Kat Stubing

It’s hard to believe but the 2022-23 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 […]

Everything You Need to Know About the Common App’s Brand New “Context & Background” Section

Topic: Uncategorized  |  Posted on August 10th, 2022  |  Written by Kat Stubing

The Common Application is live for the 2022-23 application season, which means students can begin submitting their applications right now! Students who made their Common App accounts and began exploring the platform prior to August 1, 2022 may have noticed that there’s a new section this year that some schools are opting to include in […]

Simons Summer Research Program 2022 Application Essay Guide

Topic: Uncategorized  |  Posted on May 17th, 2022  |  Written by Kat Stubing

Requirements: 7 short responses of 700 characters each Deadline: February 18, 2022 Fee: Free excluding dining costs All text boxes accept up to 700 characters, which is approximately 100 to 180 words. Why do you want to participate in the Simons Summer Research Program?  Be specific about your aspirations and goals for the upcoming summer. […]

The Young Women’s Institute Summer Program Application Essay Guide 2022

Topic: Private School, Uncategorized  |  Posted on March 8th, 2022  |  Written by Kat Stubing

Application Deadline: April 15, 2022  Attendance Fee: Free Requirements: 3 essays of 200-300 words minimum Program Dates: June 5-8, 8-11, 12-15, or 15-18, 2022 This program is for women interested in pursuing a degree in business. Please tell us what area of business you are currently most interested in pursuing, and why. (Minimum 300 words)  […]

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