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How to Complete the UC Application’s “Additional Comments” Section

Topic: Uncategorized  |  Posted on November 29th, 2021  |  Written by Kat Stubing

The UC Application offers students the opportunity to submit up to 550 words as “Additional Comments” within the Personal Insight section of the application. This space is reserved for additional information, and while it is tempting to use it to explore a subject of your choosing, students should use it sparingly. The directions read: If […]

Regular Decision Notification Dates for the Class of 2026

Topic: Admissions, College Admissions  |  Posted on November 11th, 2021  |  Written by CEA HQ

It’s hard to believe but the 2021-22 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 Finish Your College Essays in Time for Submission

Topic: Uncategorized  |  Posted on October 23rd, 2021  |  Written by Kat Stubing

If you’re reading this, odds are you’re staring at your calendar while a single bead of sweat drips down your face. First, get a tissue. Blot. Next, get comfortable; you’re about to accomplish something spectacular. In order to finish all of your college essays—we’re talking the Common App essay, UC essays, supplemental essays, COVID essays, […]

Ivy League Tuition and Fees 2021-22

Topic: Uncategorized  |  Posted on October 6th, 2021  |  Written by CEA HQ

There are so many things to consider when choosing which colleges and universities to apply to, including, but not limited to: location, distance from home, alumni network, graduation rate, degree requirements, study abroad and research opportunities, internships, coursework, specialized programs, school size, professor to student ratio, campus vibe and (drumroll, please!) cost.  This is what […]

How to Write a Winning Business School Application Essay

Topic: Uncategorized  |  Posted on September 22nd, 2021  |  Written by Kat Stubing

People enter business school at different times in their lives. Some folks apply straight out of college, while others apply after gaining some real-world experience. Regardless of what phase of life you find yourself in, your application essay should detail what you hope to achieve in business school and beyond. It should outline your goals […]

What You Need to Know About Preschool Admissions in NYC

Topic: Private School, Uncategorized  |  Posted on September 7th, 2021  |  Written by Kat Stubing

If you’re interested in pursuing a private preschool education for your tiny tot, you’re in for a lengthy administrative journey (“Hey Dad, Dad, are we THERE yet?”), especially if you’re in NYC. The private preschool admissions process closely resembles that of college admissions, which means you should treat the process similarly: be mindful of deadlines, […]

2021-22 Early Decision, Early Action, and Early Decision II Notification Dates – Class of 2026

Topic: Admissions, College Admissions, Uncategorized  |  Posted on August 21st, 2021  |  Written by Kat Stubing

So: 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 for the 2021-22 admissions cycle, […]

How to Write an Artist Statement for College Applications

Topic: Admissions, advice, Uncategorized  |  Posted on August 19th, 2021  |  Written by Kat Stubing

Congratulations, you’re an artist! You’re pursuing a degree in art, a decision that will hopefully propel you into a fulfilling and successful creative career.  Many colleges and universities ask art students to write an Artist Statement as part of their applications. Writing an Artist Statement can be tricky, especially if you’re applying as an undergraduate. […]

The Parent Private School Interview: Questions to Expect (and Questions to Ask!)

Topic: Admissions, Private School, Uncategorized  |  Posted on August 13th, 2021  |  Written by Kat Stubing

If you are starting the private school application process with your child for the first time, you’ve come to the right place. It can seem like there are a lot of hoops to jump through in the admissions process, but we’re confident you’ll have the system figured out in no time. The parent interview is […]

How to Ace The Standard Application Online (SAO)’s Student Essays Section

Topic: Uncategorized  |  Posted on August 9th, 2021  |  Written by Kat Stubing

Hello and welcome to CEA’s Standard Application Online (SAO) Essay Guide! Below you will find the instructions from the Standard Application Online (SAO), the essay prompts, and our breakdowns for each. We recommend giving yourself ample time to familiarize yourself with these prompts and brainstorm unique, authentic responses. These essays present you with the opportunity […]