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Regular Decision 2016 College Essay Checkups

Topic: College Admissions, Essay Tips, International Students, Supplemental Essays  |  Posted on December 8th, 2016  |  Written by Rebecca Semenetz

Students, we hear the sniffle in your voices. We see the feverish looks on your faces. It’s the final month before the regular decision deadline, and you’re thinking your college admissions essay might not be in the healthiest shape. The topic has been complaining of blurry vision, something about your introduction is making you itchy, […]

5 Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Write Your College Admissions Essay

Topic: College Admissions, Essay Tips, International Students  |  Posted on December 1st, 2016  |  Written by Rebecca Semenetz

Procrastinators, you know who you are. You’re the ones who waited until December to start your college essays and spent 15 minutes frantically scouring the internet before you landed on this post. You have a month (maybe less) before the deadlines start to hit and you don’t know where to start. First, just take a […]

Best. Black. Friday. Ever. Free Essay Help Starts NOW!

Topic: College Admissions, Common App Prompts/Topics, Essay Tips  |  Posted on November 25th, 2016  |  Written by Rebecca Semenetz

Black Friday usually entails going to the mall, waiting in long lines, and spending all of your hard-earned money. However, for this year’s college and grad school applicants, it means FREE essay advice, all day long. This is the Black Friday Deal you won’t even have to leave the couch for. So get comfy, log on […]

Don’t Forget: Free College Essay Help on Black Friday!

Topic: College Admissions, Common App Prompts/Topics, Essay Tips  |  Posted on November 23rd, 2016  |  Written by Rebecca Semenetz

Your free college essay review is just 2 days away! On Black Friday, our expert advisors will be doling out free 15-minute essay consults to the first 50 college and grad school applicants to submit a draft. Send us your essay in the morning and you’ll get comments back by the time you’re done shopping. We’ll […]

24 Hours of Free College Essay Help on Black Friday

Topic: College Admissions, Common App Prompts/Topics, Essay Tips  |  Posted on November 21st, 2016  |  Written by Rebecca Semenetz

We’re doing it again! Get your latest dose of free college essay help on Black Friday 2016, when will be offering free 15-minute essay reviews to the first 50 people to send in their drafts. On anything from the Common App personal statement to school-specific supplements, we’ve got you covered.   This event is perfect […]

How to Stay Productive “On Turkey”

Topic: College Admissions, Essay Tips, Supplemental Essays  |  Posted on November 17th, 2016  |  Written by Rebecca Semenetz

We love Thanksgiving because, let’s face it, it’s all about food — mouthwatering heaping mounds of mashed potatoes, turkey, and corn. However, Thanksgiving is about more than going into a food coma, it’s also about giving thanks. This year, among many things, you should be thankful for the gift of extra time to finish up […]

5 Signs You’re Making Better College Application Progress Than You Think

Topic: College Admissions, Essay Tips  |  Posted on November 10th, 2016  |  Written by Rebecca Semenetz

The excitement of early applications has fully worn off and the regular decision slog is on. You are working your way through a seemingly infinite list of essays, but hold on, it looks like time is racing, hurtling you toward those final deadlines. WHO CREATED THIS PARADOX? In the face of the anxiety and burnout […]

The Hidden College Essays No One Counts On

Topic: Essay Tips, Supplemental Essays  |  Posted on November 3rd, 2016  |  Written by Rebecca Semenetz

October is over, early deadlines have passed, but terror still lurks around every corner. Boo! Surprise! You’re not done with your college applications yet. You’ve passed a major hurdle, and you should be proud, but the bulk of your applications have yet to be submitted. You’ve got two months left to power through the rest […]

4 Signs that Your Common App Personal Statement is Finally DONE

Topic: College Admissions, Common App Prompts/Topics, Essay Tips  |  Posted on October 27th, 2016  |  Written by Rebecca Semenetz

We here at College Essay Advisors believe that the college essay is the most important essay you will ever write. In fact, we’ve spent over a decade perfecting the process of crafting a compelling college essay. Therefore, we know exactly what signs to look for to know that your essay is the bomb (do people […]

How to Write an Early Decision Essay in 10 Days

Topic: College Admissions, Essay Tips, Supplemental Essays  |  Posted on October 20th, 2016  |  Written by Rebecca Semenetz

This is not a drill. November 1 is 12 days away. Super procrastinators, take heart. We can help you write your essay in just 10 days (and we do recommend submitting your essay at least 24 hours before the official deadline). All you need to do is set aside at least 45 minutes per day […]