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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 […]

Writerly Nerds of Wisdom: Dorothy Parker

Topic: Essay Tips  |  Posted on July 30th, 2014  |  Written by CEA HQ

“I hate writing. I love having written.” – Dorothy Parker

CEA Alumni Spotlight: Former Student Featured in New York Magazine

Topic: College Admissions  |  Posted on July 18th, 2014  |  Written by CEA HQ

Meet one of College Essay Advisors’ accomplished alums, who was recently featured in New York Magazine as one of Washington D.C.’s most ambitious interns.

College Essay Myths Debunked: Yes, You Can Write About Sports

Topic: College Admissions, Common App Prompts/Topics, Essay Tips  |  Posted on June 30th, 2014  |  Written by CEA HQ

For years students have been told they can’t write college admissions essays about sports. Untrue. You just have to write a sports essay unlike any other.

Writerly Nerds of Wisdom: Neil Gaiman

Topic: Essay Tips  |  Posted on June 27th, 2014  |  Written by CEA HQ

“Tomorrow may be hell, but today was a good writing day, and on the good writing days, nothing else matters.” – Neil Gaiman

Is Being “Cool” Good For Your College Admissions Essay?

Topic: College Admissions, Common App Prompts/Topics, Essay Tips  |  Posted on June 26th, 2014  |  Written by CEA HQ

Research says popularity at a young age could have negative implications later in life. But should students try to be cool in their College Admissions Essays?

One Student, Eight Ivy League Schools

Topic: College Admissions  |  Posted on June 10th, 2014  |  Written by CEA HQ

How did Long Island high school senior, Kwasi Enin, get into all eight Ivy League schools? Through hard work and an effective college admissions essay.

Why You Can Write A College Essay About Anything You Want

Topic: College Admissions, Common App Prompts/Topics, Essay Tips, Most Popular  |  Posted on June 4th, 2014  |  Written by CEA HQ

Many of our students initially approach the process of choosing a college essay topic by asking, “What does admissions want to hear?” The real question they should be asking themselves is, “What do I really want to say?”

Writing the College Admissions Essay: How Early is Too Early To Start?

Topic: College Admissions, Essay Tips  |  Posted on April 30th, 2014  |  Written by CEA HQ

The time has come. Flowers are blooming. The frost has permanently (we hope!) melted from the trees. Students everywhere have taken the incessant checking of their Instagram feeds to the fresh air of the outdoors. Spring has finally arrived, and with it comes a daunting task – beginning the college admissions essay. We are often […]

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