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Regular Decision Deadlines 2022-23

Topic: Admissions  |  Posted on May 10th, 2022  |  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 […]

Early Decision and Early Action Deadline Organizer 2022-23

Topic: Admissions, advice, College Admissions, Common Application, Essay Resources, Uncategorized  |  Posted on May 5th, 2022  |  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 […]

How to Create a Winning College Application Video Essay Introduction

Topic: Uncategorized  |  Posted on April 22nd, 2022  |  Written by CEA HQ

More colleges and universities are offering applicants the opportunity to submit a video as part of their application. Odds are, you’ll take any opportunity you can get to further differentiate yourself from other applicants. But what is admissions looking for exactly? And how does one go about producing this work of art?   Step One: […]

10 Elite Colleges Where Early Applicants Have a Leg Up

Topic: Admissions, Uncategorized  |  Posted on April 13th, 2022  |  Written by CEA HQ

The college admissions process and landscape can be incredibly confusing. There are a lot of moving parts! You have to consider your GPA, test scores (if you have them), personal statements, supplemental essays, scholarships, housing, majors, graduation rates… the list goes on! One of the most common questions our clients ask us is, “What’s the […]

The Top Summer Programs for High School Juniors and Sophomores

Topic: Summer Preparation, Uncategorized  |  Posted on March 10th, 2022  |  Written by CEA HQ

Colleges and universities across the country offer programs for high school students who are eager to gain more experience in their chosen field. Most of these programs take place over the span of four to six weeks during summer break.     Sure, attending one of the following programs will definitely add some texture to your college […]

Guide to the 2022-23 Coalition Application Essay Prompts

Topic: Essay Tips, Essay Writing  |  Posted on March 9th, 2022  |  Written by BicycleJames

What do the 2022-23 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.

The Young Women’s Institute Summer Program Application Essay Guide

Topic: Private School, Uncategorized  |  Posted on March 8th, 2022  |  Written by Kat Stubing

Application Deadline: April 15, 2022  Attendance Fee: Free Requirements: 3 essays of 200-300 words minimum Program Dates: June 5-8, 8-11, 12-15, or 15-18, 2022 This program is for women interested in pursuing a degree in business. Please tell us what area of business you are currently most interested in pursuing, and why. (Minimum 300 words)  […]

How to Revise Your Written Responses for Private and Charter School Applications (with an Eye for Detail)

Topic: Private School, Uncategorized  |  Posted on March 2nd, 2022  |  Written by Kat Stubing

Congratulations! If you’re reading this, odds are you have a few essays (also referred to as written responses) drafted for your school application. You’re aaaalmost to the finish line. The only thing that separates you from that “Submit” button is our tried and true revision process. Our editing process is all about diligence and attention […]

Wharton’s Global Youth Leadership in the Business World (LBW) Summer Program Application Essay Guide 

Topic: Uncategorized  |  Posted on February 28th, 2022  |  Written by Kat Stubing

CEA’s Guide to Wharton’s Global Youth Leadership in the Business World (LBW) Summer Program Application Essays Priority Deadline: January 20, 2022 Final Deadline: April 7, 2022 Requirements: 1 short answer, 1 essay of 200-300 words, and 1 essay of 300-400 words Program Dates: Jun 5 – Jun 25, 2022 / Jun 26 – Jul 16, 2022 / Jul […]

4 Steps to a Professional and Polished Cover Letter

Topic: Uncategorized  |  Posted on February 25th, 2022  |  Written by CEA HQ

If you’re wondering how you can write the kind of cover letter that grabs your potential employer’s attention and lands you an interview, you’ve come to the right place. The cover letter presents hiring managers with the opportunity to gauge your communication skills and interest level. So, whenever you have the chance to submit one, […]