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Early Decision, Early Action, and Early Decision II Deadline Organizer 2021-22

Topic: Admissions, advice, College Admissions, Common Application, Essay Resources, Uncategorized  |  Posted on May 1st, 2021  |  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 […]

Why So Many Applicants Were Waitlisted in 2021

Topic: Admissions, Uncategorized  |  Posted on April 16th, 2021  |  Written by Kat Stubing

If you received notification that you were waitlisted from several of your top-choice schools, you are in good company. The 2020-21 admissions season was the most competitive we’ve seen in a while. In the midst of the COVID-19 global pandemic, applicants weren’t able to take campus tours; they did not have the privilege of visiting […]

Everything Your Family Need to Know About Private School Admissions Essays

Topic: Admissions, Private School, Uncategorized  |  Posted on April 8th, 2021  |  Written by Kat Stubing

Whether you’re a student or a parent, when starting the private school admissions process one thing is clear: you need to write some essays. The good news is that you’re already doing your research, or else you wouldn’t have come across this page! Virtual high five! ✋ The writing components for any application are opportunities […]

Ivy Leagues Report Influx of 2020-21 Applications and Record-Low Acceptance Rates for the Class of 2025

Topic: Admissions, College Admissions, Uncategorized  |  Posted on April 7th, 2021  |  Written by CEA HQ

Ivy Leagues and other prestigious institutions are reporting record-high applications for 2021 admission, resulting in record-low acceptance rates this year. This is, in part, due to many schools adopting test-optional policies to accommodate students who were not able to take standardized tests last year due to COVID-19 precautions.   Let’s dive into the data: Princeton’s […]

How to Write a Successful Parent Statement for Your Child’s Private School Application

Topic: Admissions, advice, Private School  |  Posted on April 5th, 2021  |  Written by Kat Stubing

You’ve spent hours combing through school websites, checking statistics, and reading reviews. You have narrowed down your list to a handful of private schools that you think will provide the best environment for your child to learn, grow, explore, and develop. But now you find yourself with an assignment to help your child achieve this […]

Ivy League and Top-Tier School Acceptance Rates for the Class of 2025

Topic: Admissions, College Admissions  |  Posted on April 1st, 2021  |  Written by Kat Stubing

First things first, congratulations to all those who received good news over the past few weeks — we’re so excited for you!! If you received bad news recently, please know that you’re not alone. Ivy league and top-tier school admissions have been increasingly competitive in recent years — and this year was no different. Trust […]

The 2021-22 Common Application Features a BRAND NEW “Gratitude” Essay Prompt!

Topic: College Admissions, Common App Prompts/Topics, Common Application, Uncategorized  |  Posted on February 18th, 2021  |  Written by Kat Stubing

Yes, you read that right! For the first time in four years, the Common Application is introducing a brand new prompt for college applicants to consider as they begin penning their personal statements. The 2021-22 Common App Essay Prompts are: Some students have a background, identity, interest, or talent that is so meaningful they believe […]

Guide to the 2021-22 Coalition Application Essay Prompts

Topic: Essay Tips, Essay Writing  |  Posted on February 12th, 2021  |  Written by Stacey Brook

What do the 2021-22 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.

Regular Decision Notification Dates for the Class of 2025

Topic: Admissions, College Admissions  |  Posted on February 5th, 2021  |  Written by Emma Harrington

It’s hard to believe but the 2020-21 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 […]

How to Write the University of Michigan’s Expression of Continued Interest (Deferral Letter)

Topic: Admissions, advice, College Admissions, Essay Tips  |  Posted on February 4th, 2021  |  Written by CEA HQ

So, you applied early to the University of Michigan, and you’ve been deferred to the Regular Decision admission pool. First thing’s first, you are not the only one. And you’re still in the game! The good news is that Michigan is asking deferred applicants to submit an Expression of Continued Interest, which means you have […]