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2020-21 Early Decision, Early Action, and Early Decision II Notification Dates – Class of 2025

Topic: Admissions, College Admissions, Uncategorized  |  Posted on November 23rd, 2020  |  Written by Emma Harrington

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 2020-21 admissions cycle, […]

Updates to the 2020-21 Early Action/Early Decision Deadlines

Topic: Admissions, College Admissions, Common Application, General, News, Starting Early, Supplemental Essays  |  Posted on October 29th, 2020  |  Written by Emma Harrington

In the midst of COVID-19, many colleges and universities are recognizing the fact that this year’s application season may be just sliiightly more stressful than in years past. With many schools having already dropped their standardized testing requirements, some are now looking to pushing back Early Action/Early Decision deadlines as an additional means for taking […]

Here’s How Ivy League Universities are Changing Testing Requirements for the Class of 2025

Topic: Admissions, College Admissions  |  Posted on July 2nd, 2020  |  Written by Emma Harrington

As a result of the coronavirus crisis, both the SAT and the ACT have been forced to cancel in-person standardized tests until further notice. This has prompted many colleges and universities — including esteemed Ivy League institutions — to change their standardized testing requirements for the 2020-21 admissions cycle.  If you’re interested in applying to […]

How to Write The Common App’s New “Optional” COVID-19 Essay

Topic: Uncategorized  |  Posted on June 3rd, 2020  |  Written by Kat Stubing

Virtual Graduation – With the Obamas and Lady Gaga!

Topic: commencement, Events, Graduation  |  Posted on June 2nd, 2020  |  Written by Emma Harrington

To all of our graduating college seniors out there, we are truly sorry that your college experience is coming to an end in the middle of a worldwide health crisis. Though our job is mainly to support your efforts to get into the university of your dreams, we also love to hear from our students […]

The Most Interesting Online Courses to Take This Summer

Topic: Uncategorized  |  Posted on May 27th, 2020  |  Written by CEA HQ

As the coronavirus continues to wreak havoc, it’s time for us to prepare for another few weeks (or months, depending on where you live) of quarantine. While it’s possible — and totally understandable! — that you feel upset or disappointed by adjusted or canceled plans/opportunities, now is the perfect time to knock out some credit […]

7 (Free!) Resume-Boosting Courses to Take This Summer

Topic: Uncategorized  |  Posted on May 26th, 2020  |  Written by CEA HQ

It’s (almost) the most wonderful time of the year — summer! While you can — and should — still enjoy copious amounts of hot dogs, ice cream sandwiches and other seasonal treats, there’s no doubt that this summer will look and feel a little different due to the coronavirus crisis.  As a result, most summer […]

What is the Coalition Application? Here’s Everything You Need to Know

Topic: Uncategorized  |  Posted on May 21st, 2020  |  Written by CEA HQ

Here’s everything you need to know about the Coalition Application — plus expert-approved advice to help you write your own compelling college admissions essay.  What is the Coalition Application? The Coalition for College (also known as The Coalition Application) was founded in 2015 to make college more accessible to low-income and underrepresented students.  According to […]

Breaking News: UGA Is Now On the Common App!

Topic: Uncategorized  |  Posted on May 13th, 2020  |  Written by CEA HQ

Calling all prospective Bulldogs: we’ve got good news for you. On May 7, the University of Georgia announced that they will now officially accept the Common Application!! This is fantastic news for prospective freshmen, who will likely save valuable time when applying (which means more time to watch The Great British Baking Show).  UGA announced […]

How (And Why!) You Should Start Writing Your College Essay Right Now

Topic: Uncategorized  |  Posted on May 6th, 2020  |  Written by CEA HQ

Sheltering-in-place at home, you may find yourself with a little extra free time on your hands. Instead of binging another Netflix dating show, consider using this time to start thinking about (drumroll, please…) your personal statements!  Luckily, the prompts for the Common Application and Coalition Application have both been confirmed for quite some time now […]