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Harvard University: What You Need to Know

Topic: Uncategorized  |  Posted on December 3rd, 2019  |  Written by Emma Harrington

Ah, the Ivy Leagues. Attending Harvard University is the dream of many a college applicant, and chances are, if you’re viewing this page, you’re right alongside them. But what kind of school is Harvard, and what does it actually take to apply there? If the answers to these questions are eluding you, fear not: CEA […]

Ivy and Top-Tier School Acceptance Rates for the Class of 2023

Topic: Admissions, College Admissions  |  Posted on November 15th, 2019  |  Written by Kat Stubing

First of all, congratulations to all those who got accepted to their dreams schools in the past few days — go you!! If you received bad news recently, know that you’re not the only one. Ivy leagues and top-tier schools have been getting more competitive in recent years and this year was no different. Trust […]

Regular Decision Notification Dates for the Class of 2024

Topic: Uncategorized  |  Posted on October 15th, 2019  |  Written by Kat Stubing

It’s hard to believe but the 2019-20 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 […]

Regular Decision Deadlines 2019-20

Topic: Admissions  |  Posted on October 15th, 2019  |  Written by Kat Stubing

Deadlines are the worst. Even the word looks terrifying. It has the word “dead” in it. What’s with that? Bitter feelings aside, deadlines are inevitable. And many Regular Decision deadlines are going to be here before you know it. Whether you’re applying Regular Decision to safety, target, or dream schools, it’s important to make sure […]

Early Decision, Early Action, and Early Decision II Notification Dates for the Class of 2024

Topic: Admissions, College Admissions, Uncategorized  |  Posted on September 13th, 2019  |  Written by Kat Stubing

You’ve written your Common App personal statement, finished your supplemental essays, acquired recommendations from your favorite teachers, created a fantastic activity resume, sent out your applications, crossed your fingers (and toes!), and now all you have left to do is wait for the results. And waiting is the wooorst! Especially since acceptance rates are lower than […]

Early Decision, Early Action, and Early Decision II Deadline Organizer 2019-20

Topic: Admissions, advice, College Admissions, Common Application, Essay Resources, Uncategorized  |  Posted on August 14th, 2019  |  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 […]

What Can You Accomplish in the Common Application Essay?

Topic: Admissions, College Admissions, Uncategorized  |  Posted on May 21st, 2019  |  Written by CEA HQ

There are a few things you should be specifically aiming for in your college essay, and all of them are easy enough to accomplish: Make Yourself Memorable: In advertising, the idea of making yourself memorable is called “branding.” Celebrities often call it “star power.” What it really boils down to is finding something about yourself, […]

Where Does the Essay Fit into the Overall College Application?

Topic: Admissions, College Admissions, Uncategorized  |  Posted on April 29th, 2019  |  Written by CEA HQ

While the essay is a potent piece of the puzzle, it is important to remember that it is but one of the crucial components of your college application. There is also the transcript, which is undeniably one of the most important factors in an admissions officer’s assessment of any applicant. Even this pretty straightforward index […]

Colleges on the Coalition Application in 2019-20

Topic: Admissions, Coalition Application, Uncategorized  |  Posted on March 7th, 2019  |  Written by Kat Stubing

School. Is. Almost. Out. For Summer. And now, dear seniors, the real work begins. Summer is the perfect time to firm up your list of target schools and get to know the platforms you will be using to submit your applications. If you’ve been wondering whether your dream schools are on the Common Application or […]

Guide to the 2019-20 Coalition Application Essay Prompts

Topic: Essay Tips, Essay Writing  |  Posted on February 14th, 2019  |  Written by Stacey Brook

What do the 2019-20 Coalition Application essay prompts really mean, and how should you approach them? CEA’s Chief Advisor, Stacey Brook, is here to break it all down.