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5 College Essay Tips for Parents

Topic: Essay Tips  |  Posted on March 3rd, 2016  |  Written by Thea Hogarth

Brace yourself for what we are about to say: parents can be helpful in the college essay writing process. Yes, it’s true. Though this may be hard to believe – whether you are a parent or a high schooler – we believe that parents may actually be a powerful secret weapon when used correctly. Of […]

The Top 5 Things to Know about the New SAT

Topic: College Admissions  |  Posted on February 25th, 2016  |  Written by Thea Hogarth

The College Board’s 2014 announcement that there would be a complete overhaul of the SAT sent many people into a tizzy; and the time has finally come for students to meet the new test. The good news is, even with the test’s latest revisions, you know more than you think you do. Guest blogger and test prep expert Erika […]

5 Reasons You Should NEVER Buy an Admissions Essay

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

With the early release of the 2016-2017 Common App essay prompts came an early onset of anxiety for high school juniors around the country. Even though experts at Harvard are trying to quell the intense pressure of the admissions process, it’s hard not to have college on the brain. Contemplating personal essay prompts this early […]

Free Resume Advice Starts Now!

Topic: Resume Help  |  Posted on February 15th, 2016  |  Written by Thea Hogarth

Did you know it’s an election year? Forget about Bernie and Donald. By the time we’re done with you, you’ll have the most vote-worthy resume around. To get the presidential treatment for you resume, just make sure to be one of the first 100 people to follow these steps before 11:59pm EST: Follow us on […]

Free Resume Help – Presidents Day 2016

Topic: Resume Help  |  Posted on February 8th, 2016  |  Written by Thea Hogarth

Transform your resume from an awkward Chris Martin wiggle into a Beyonce/Bruno Mars dance off! This Presidents Day, College Essay Advisors is following in its time-honored tradition of doling out free help. For the low, low price of $0, 100 lucky folks will receive a free resume review from one of our seasoned admissions experts. […]

The Top 3 Things To Do Over Presidents Day 2016

Topic: College Admissions  |  Posted on February 4th, 2016  |  Written by Thea Hogarth

Ah, Presidents Day. That random break in the middle of February. It’s the perfect time to contemplate the Declaration of Independence, memorize the score of Hamilton, or create a portrait of Thomas Jefferson using nothing but bottle caps. Alternatively, you could abandon all patriotic rumination and go on a quest for the perfect rainbow bagel […]

The 2016-2017 Common App Prompts Are Out And Nothing Has Changed

Topic: College Admissions, Common App Prompts/Topics, Most Popular  |  Posted on January 29th, 2016  |  Written by Thea Hogarth

Yes, it’s true. While you were sleeping, the tiny elves powering the Common Application were up all night perfecting the 2016-2017 prompts. This unprecedented early release gives juniors almost an entire year to plan for this momentous assignment. Plus, the 2016-2017 Common App prompts are exactly the same as the 2015-2016 prompts! So, juniors, make […]

8 Pieces of Resume Advice You NEED to Hear Before Applying for an Internship

Topic: Resume Help  |  Posted on January 28th, 2016  |  Written by Thea Hogarth

Can you hear it? There’s summer, calling you. It’s right around the corner! Okay, it’s not right around the corner, but it will be here before you know it; which is why now is the time to secure a coveted internship slot that will augment your current interests and expose you to new ones. Like […]

ICYMI- Harvard Agrees: It’s Time to Tell Applicants, ‘You Are Enough’

Topic: College Admissions  |  Posted on January 27th, 2016  |  Written by Thea Hogarth

This week, CEA founder Stacey Brook provided some unique insight into Harvard’s recent “Turning the Tide” study. The college essay has become a crucial turning point in the application process that reveals just how damaging the college admissions culture has become. Stacey writes: I see it all the time: Imposter Syndrome in a thoughtful and […]

Why We Love February Application Deadlines and You Should Too

Topic: College Admissions  |  Posted on January 20th, 2016  |  Written by Thea Hogarth

February is the shortest month of the year for a reason: it stinks. Snow piles up and begins to turn mysterious shades of yellow and brown. We finally use up the lotion we bought to ward off dry skin. And don’t even get us started on Valentine’s Day. Who thought it was a good idea […]