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4 Things You Should NEVER Do When You Email A College Admissions Officer

Topic: advice, College Admissions  |  Posted on April 21st, 2016  |  Written by Thea Hogarth

Boot up your old desktop computers! We’re talking about email! While this super-retro phenomenon may seem as ‘90s as a choker necklace and as outdated as a carrier pigeon, it’s still relevant for the time being. Parents, you know what we’re talking about. So students, listen up. If at any point throughout your application process […]

Don’t Miss CEA at the 2016 NACAC College Fair in NYC

Topic: College Admissions, Essay Tips  |  Posted on April 18th, 2016  |  Written by Thea Hogarth

This Sunday, hundreds of students will pay a visit to the fabled Jacob K. Javits Center in Manhattan for the 2016 NACAC College Fair. This incredible free event will give juniors the opportunity to explore a huge range of higher education options and get detailed information in subject-specific workshops. Plus, we’ll be there! Two friendly […]

ICYMI- Why The Costco College Essay Is Crucial Reading for Future College Applicants

Topic: College Admissions, Essay Tips  |  Posted on April 18th, 2016  |  Written by Thea Hogarth

At this point, it’s almost been impossible to avoid reading about the amazing Costco college essay that secured one lucky applicant admission to several Ivies and Stanford. It’s a great essay, but not everyone seems to understand why, so CEA Founder Stacey Brook broke it down and offered some lessons that everyone can take away […]

4 Strategies for Getting Yourself off the Waiting List and into Your Dream School

Topic: College Admissions  |  Posted on April 7th, 2016  |  Written by Thea Hogarth

The unimaginable has occurred. You have been waitlisted at the school of your dreams. Even Frank Bruni’s lighthearted jibes about plunging Ivy League admission rates don’t soften the blow of Yale and Harvard’s record low acceptances this year. The class of 2020 at each of these esteemed institutions comprises just slightly more than 5% of […]

CEA to Sponsor Kids Walk for Kids with Cancer Walkathon

Topic: Most Popular  |  Posted on April 5th, 2016  |  Written by Thea Hogarth

We are so pleased to share that we will be walking in the Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK) Kids Walk for Kids with Cancer Walkathon. We’ll also be co-sponsoring some of the prize packs for student-led teams (alongside the New York Liberty – swoosh!). So, if you’ve been looking to get involved with a worthy cause, […]

College Application Goals for Spring 2016

Topic: College Admissions, Essay Tips, Most Popular  |  Posted on March 31st, 2016  |  Written by Thea Hogarth

Juniors! Do you smell that? It’s the end of the year creeping closer. Soon, your time as juniors will close and you will open a new chapter as seniors and college hopefuls. The end of the year is a big part of this transition and can be a critical runway for starting your college applications. […]

Bragging Writes College Essay Contest 2016

Topic: College Admissions, Essay Tips, International Students  |  Posted on March 28th, 2016  |  Written by Thea Hogarth

Congratulations to the future class of 2020! Acceptances are starting to roll in and we couldn’t be more excited for you, or prouder to have been a part of your journey. As one final hurrah, we’re holding a college essay contest to honor this year’s best essays. So, submit your winning application essay to the […]

The 5 Best Questions to Ask at a College Fair

Topic: College Admissions  |  Posted on March 24th, 2016  |  Written by Thea Hogarth

College fair season is in full effect. Prepare to get swept away in a sea of your peers and competition, all dressed similarly, carrying folios and streaming into the already packed event space. Some common adjectives for these sorts of events include: itchy, smelly, and overwhelming. Now, take a deep breath and stop paying attention […]

CEA at the New York Times: Supplemental Essay Writing Class

Topic: College Admissions, Essay Tips, Supplemental Essays  |  Posted on March 23rd, 2016  |  Written by Thea Hogarth

We are thrilled to announce the launch of our new weekend course at the School of the New York Times, “Supplemental Essay Writing: A College Essay Toolkit.” Every year, college applicants across the country find themselves buried by an unexpected avalanche of supplemental essays. Most students only write one personal statement, but they must answer anywhere […]

3 Essential Books for Writing the Personal Statement

Topic: Essay Tips  |  Posted on March 10th, 2016  |  Written by Thea Hogarth

Wooooooooo! Spriiiiiiinnnnnggg breeeaaak! That’s probably what your heart is saying. We, at College Essay Advisors, would like to encourage you to listen to your head just this once (normally we think you should listen to your stomach). While it’s important to recharge your batteries over spring break, it’s also a great time to start visiting […]