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The Summer Academy for Math and Science (SAMS) 2024 Application Essay Prompt Guide

Topic: Uncategorized  |  Posted on January 30th, 2024  |  Written by CEA HQ

The Summer Academy for Math and Science (SAMS) is a 4-week program that provides opportunities for students from underrepresented communities to explore STEM-related fields. This year’s program will be in-person, with admitted participants staying in residence halls at CMU throughout July. Requirements: 1 essay of 300-500 words, 1 essay of up to 1,000 words Deadline: […]

CEA’s Anson L. Clark Scholars Program 2024 Application Essay Guide

Topic: Uncategorized  |  Posted on January 23rd, 2024  |  Written by CEA HQ

The Anson L. Clark Scholars Program is an intensive seven-week summer research program hosted by Texas Tech University for twelve highly qualified high school juniors and seniors. Deadline: February 15, 2024 Requirements: Three essays of 2,000 characters, one essay of 1,500 characters Program Dates: June 16, 2024 to August 1, 2024 The application essay prompts […]

What to Do if You’re Deferred from Michigan in 2024

Topic: Uncategorized  |  Posted on January 22nd, 2024  |  Written by CEA HQ

If you just received disappointing news from the University of Michigan, you’re not alone. Every year, thousands of Early Action applicants receive news of their deferral to the Regular Decision round. Luckily, there are some steps you can take to increase your chances of admission in this next round.  1) Remind Yourself: There is More […]

High School Honors Science, Math and Engineering Program (HSHSP) Application Essay Guide 2024

Topic: Uncategorized  |  Posted on January 22nd, 2024  |  Written by CEA HQ

High School Honors Science, Math and Engineering Program (HSHSP) 2024 Application Essay Prompt Breakdowns Requirements: 2 essays of 400-600 words Deadline: March 1, 2024 Fee: $4,000 (this cost covers room, board, and some instructional costs) Before submitting your online application please be sure you have completed the following information:    A personal essay of 400-600 […]

Berkeley Business Academy for Youth (BBAY) Application Essay Prompt Guide

Topic: Uncategorized  |  Posted on January 21st, 2024  |  Written by CEA HQ

CEA’s Guide to Berkeley Business Academy for Youth (BBAY) 2024 Application Essays The Berkeley Business Academy for Youth (BBAY) is a two-week program that provides students interested in a career in business the opportunity to learn more about entrepreneurship, leadership, critical thinking, presenting, and more.  Deadline: March 17, 2024 at 5pm PT Requirements: 1 essay […]

College Essay Advisors: Why Hiring an Advisor Is Worth It Every Time

Topic: Uncategorized  |  Posted on January 8th, 2024  |  Written by CEA HQ

The college application process is incredibly intimidating—between knowing where to apply, when to apply, which tests to take, whether to submit scores, and how to write memorable essays worthy of admission. Many parents and students wonder whether hiring a College Essay Advisor is worth it, and we’re here to tell you it definitely is. College […]

The Early Action and Early Decision Acceptance Rates for the Class of 2028

Topic: Admissions, Uncategorized  |  Posted on December 19th, 2023  |  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 […]

How to Answer the Required UC Transfer Application Essay in a Memorable Way

Topic: Admissions, Essay Tips, Essay Writing, Uncategorized  |  Posted on November 13th, 2023  |  Written by Kat Stubing

If you’re hoping to transfer to a University of California (UC) school next fall, you will have to write four essays. Transfer applicants are asked to respond to one required question (more on this below) and choose three of seven remaining prompts to respond to in 350 words or fewer.  These seven prompts overlap with […]

Three Reasons to Write Your Regular Decision Application Essays Immediately

Topic: advice  |  Posted on November 8th, 2023  |  Written by CEA HQ

Every year, we work with students who pour their blood, sweat, and tears (okay, maybe not blood) into their Early Action and Early Decision application essays and, once November 1 rolls around, they are ready for a well-deserved break. We could not be more on board! But that well-deserved break should last one week only […]

How to Write a College Essay Fast

Topic: Uncategorized  |  Posted on October 23rd, 2023  |  Written by Kat Stubing

There are myriad reasons why you might need to pen a college essay at lightning speed. You may have scribbled down the wrong deadline by mistake, and then realized you had two days to submit—not seventeen! You may have fallen head over heels for a college that was barely on your radar after a marvelous […]

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