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College Essay News and Tips: CEA’s Link Roundup

Topic: College Admissions, Essay Tips, International Students  |  Posted on September 22nd, 2014  |  Written by CEA HQ

College essay news has been coming fast and furious but we only select the best, most interesting stories for you, dear readers. Sit back, relax, and bask in the glow of our hand-picked college essay news items. Remember that New Republic piece on the Ivy League? Of course you do. Here’s another response. There is no better feeling […]

College Essay Productivity Tips: Play With The Essay

Topic: Essay Tips  |  Posted on September 22nd, 2014  |  Written by CEA HQ

School is back in session and we know you’re already feeling the burn. The homework has piled up up and the extracurriculars are swallowing your afternoons. When are you supposed to find time to start that pesky college essay (that you were supposed to write this summer, but no biggie — we won’t tell anyone.) Would […]

College Essay DOs and DON’Ts

Topic: Essay Tips  |  Posted on September 10th, 2014  |  Written by CEA HQ

What should and should not be included in a college essay? What rules can and can’t you break? And what will or won’t allow you to maximize your productivity as you tackle this daunting task? So many questions, right? That’s why we put together a list of our top DOs and DON’Ts for the essay writing process. […]

Three Tips for Overcoming The Procrastination Doom Loop

Topic: Essay Tips  |  Posted on September 4th, 2014  |  Written by CEA HQ

Tell us if this sounds like a familiar story. At the beginning of the summer you told yourself you were going to sit down and write your college admissions essay. “I’m going to get a jump start,” you said to yourself, “how hard could it be?” Instead you took a few trips to the beach, ate a lot of […]

College Essay News and Tips: CEA’s Weekly Link Roundup

Topic: Essay Tips, International Students  |  Posted on August 29th, 2014  |  Written by CEA HQ

Welcome back to our second installment of our new series, College Essay Link Roundup!  We had a great time reading up on the latest admissions and college essay news (with a glass of lemonade on our lounge chair, OBVS), and have lots to share with you. Between our last Roundup and now, the internet exploded […]

Using New Dictionary Words in Your Essays? That’s Baller.

Topic: College Admissions, Essay Tips  |  Posted on August 28th, 2014  |  Written by CEA HQ

New words have been added to the Oxford Dictionary, which means you can now properly use “cray” and “bro hug” in your college essays. But should you?

College Essay Advisors Infographic, As Seen in NY Mag

Topic: College Admissions, Essay Tips  |  Posted on August 11th, 2014  |  Written by CEA HQ

Have you seen our awesome infographic about The Power of the Modern College Essay in New York Magazine? Check it out in the latest issue:   Sources: School selectivity: Statistics by Christian Termont at Economics of Education Research Associates. (2004-2014) Significant determinants to college acceptance: National Association of College Admissions Counseling report “State of College Admission […]

College Essay News and Tips: CEA’s Weekly Link Roundup

Topic: College Admissions, Essay Tips  |  Posted on August 2nd, 2014  |  Written by CEA HQ

Hello students, parents and college essay enthusiasts! CEA is pleased to roll out a new series we’re calling the College Essay Link Roundup. It may not surprise you that in addition to helping our students brainstorm, edit and polish up the most fabulous college essays of all time, we also spend a lot of time reading news […]

The 2014-15 Common Application is here!

Topic: College Admissions, International Students, Most Popular  |  Posted on August 1st, 2014  |  Written by CEA HQ

It’s that time again! All the college applicants and admissions-essay-writing lovers around the world (because there are so many of you) will be excited to hear that the 2014-2015 Common Application is now up and running. This year’s online Common App went live this morning, and we were thrilled to see the five Personal Statement essay […]

International Student Issues: In China, Fake Applications Abound

Topic: College Admissions, International Students  |  Posted on July 31st, 2014  |  Written by CEA HQ

Over the past decade, College Essay Advisors has helped a wealth of international students pen essays that set their applications apart from the rest. Our international student pool has included applicants from China, Hong Kong, Brasil, India and many other locations all over the world. Our Chinese students in particular have told us of the increased pressure […]