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Regular Decision Deadlines 2024-25

Topic: Admissions  |  Posted on June 15th, 2024  |  Written by CEA HQ

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 […]

Everything You Need to Know about MBA Admissions Essays

Topic: Postgrad, Uncategorized  |  Posted on June 10th, 2024  |  Written by CEA HQ

The MBA application process can be daunting, but don’t worry—we’re here to help! Read on to find out everything you need to know about your MBA Admissions Essays.  What is the purpose of the MBA essay? Just like for your undergrad applications, your MBA essays are there to help admissions get to know you as […]

How to Write a Strong Law School Personal Statement

Topic: Postgrad, Uncategorized  |  Posted on June 4th, 2024  |  Written by CEA HQ

As you’re studying for your LSAT, assembling your transcripts, securing letters of recommendation, and saving for your application fees, you may relegate your law school personal statement to the bottom of your list. After all, how hard can it be? Ask some law school applicants, and they’ll tell you: pretty hard!  While LSAT scores and […]

Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation: 2023-24 Guide to Essays and Short Responses

Topic: Uncategorized  |  Posted on May 27th, 2024  |  Written by CEA HQ

If you’re applying to the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation, you will need to pen three essays of 300 words each and three short responses of 50 words each. Read on to discover the prompts and our insider advice for writing responses that will differentiate you from similarly qualified applicants!   The following three questions are short […]

Ivy League Tuition and Fees 2024-25

Topic: Uncategorized  |  Posted on May 22nd, 2024  |  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 […]

Early Decision and Early Action Deadline Organizer 2024-25

Topic: Admissions, advice, College Admissions, Common Application, Essay Resources, Uncategorized  |  Posted on April 28th, 2024  |  Written by CEA HQ

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 […]

Personal Statements and Statements of Purpose: What’s the Difference?

Topic: Admissions, Essay Resources, Essay Tips, Essay Writing, Postgrad, Uncategorized  |  Posted on April 16th, 2024  |  Written by CEA HQ

So you’ve decided to apply for grad school—hooray! Now comes the fun part: more standardized testing, accumulating transcripts, and drafting essay after essay. As you go through your schools’ requirements, you may see requests for “personal statements” or “statements of purpose.” They’re the same thing, right? Not quite.  As the names suggest, the personal statement […]

CEA’s 2024-25 List of Test-Optional Colleges and Universities

Topic: Uncategorized  |  Posted on March 26th, 2024  |  Written by CEA HQ

Hello college applicants! We thought it might be helpful to put together a list of test-optional colleges and universities for you, so you can make an informed decision when it comes time to submit.   This list is by no means exhaustive, but it is robust. As always, we’re wishing you good luck!   CEA’s […]

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 […]

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