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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 […]

6 Things to Consider Before Taking a Gap Year

Topic: Uncategorized  |  Posted on May 5th, 2020  |  Written by CEA HQ

There’s no doubt about it: The coronavirus pandemic has — and continues to — impact college admissions. In fact, a recent survey found that over a quarter (25.7%, to be exact) of incoming freshmen are now rethinking their college choice as a result of COVID-19.  For some high school seniors, especially in these uncertain times, […]

A Complete List of Colleges That Announced Plans Regarding a Fall 2020 Reopening

Topic: Uncategorized  |  Posted on April 30th, 2020  |  Written by CEA HQ

We are inching closer and closer to summer (a.k.a. ice cream sandwich season), which means the fall semester is just around the bend. But what will that look like? Last year, it would have been week-long orientation events, move-in day, tearful goodbyes with mom and dad, and exciting tours through campus (first stop: dining hall!). […]