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The Inevitable Hamilton College Essay Prompt

Topic: College Admissions, Supplemental Essays  |  Posted on August 4th, 2016  |  Written by Rebecca Semenetz

Obviously there is a Hamilton college essay question in the mix this year. (How could there not be?) CEA’s founder explores this presidential prompt from Wake Forest University for the Huffington Post. Read the Huffington Post article now! Starting your college essay? Check out our on-demand video series! The 4 simple tricks to mastering your writing supplements.

CEA’s Guide To The 2016-17 Common Application

Topic: College Admissions, Common App Prompts/Topics, International Students, Most Popular  |  Posted on August 1st, 2016  |  Written by Stacey Brook

The 2016-17 Common Application is finally out! What changed and what stayed the same? How can you make the most of this college admissions tool? Our application essay experts have the answers and are here to help!

6 Lame Excuses You’re Using to Postpone Starting Your College Essay

Topic: Essay Tips  |  Posted on July 28th, 2016  |  Written by Rebecca Semenetz

The summer is winding down, which means you’re going to be heading back to school in just a few weeks! If you’re looking at this, chances are you still haven’t started your college essay. What’s your excuse? Yes, we know, it’s hard. But, the closer it gets to the deadline, the harder it’s going to be […]

Dartmouth College 2016 Essay Prompts and Profile

Topic: College Admissions, College Spotlight, Supplemental Essays  |  Posted on July 26th, 2016  |  Written by Rebecca Semenetz

“The College on The Hill” aka Dartmouth College has just released its essay prompts for Fall 2017. This private liberal arts college in Hanover, New Hampshire is, as we’re sure you’re aware, one of the eight schools in the Ivy League system. But is Dartmouth right for you? We assess this school’s offerings in our “College […]

How a Summer Journal Could be Your Ticket into College

Topic: College Admissions, Essay Tips  |  Posted on July 21st, 2016  |  Written by Rebecca Semenetz

Chances are, you have probably kept a diary or journal at some point in your life (or at least read through your older sister’s). Maybe this journal held the highlights of your family’s many vacations and life-changing experiences, or maybe it’s filled with more day-to-day events – like that time you got the highest grade […]

University of Virginia 2016 Essay Prompts and Profile

Topic: College Admissions, College Spotlight, Supplemental Essays  |  Posted on July 19th, 2016  |  Written by Rebecca Semenetz

The University of Virginia has become an increasingly respected and popular academic institution over the past decade, and it’s easy to see why. This distinguished public university, located in Charlottesville, Virginia was founded by none other than United States president Thomas Jefferson. The Jeffersonian architectural influence is especially evident when visiting The UVa campus and […]

5 Tips for the Perfect Summer College Road Trip

Topic: College Admissions  |  Posted on July 14th, 2016  |  Written by Rebecca Semenetz

This summer, you’re probably doing a lot of things to get ready for your senior year. You’re obviously beginning your summer reading list early so you don’t have to cram five books in the week before school starts. You may have just started your first real job, or are taking as many shifts as possible […]

4 Ways to Turn Your Summer Internship into an Amazing College Essay

Topic: Essay Tips, Resume Help  |  Posted on July 7th, 2016  |  Written by Thea Hogarth

So, you got a summer internship? Well, we have good news and bad news. We’ll start with the bad news. You have to work all summer. This is really going to take time away from all of the college essay writing you planned to do this summer (but what are lunch breaks, evenings and weekends for, right?). […]

College Spotlight: UC Application 2016-17

Topic: College Admissions, College Spotlight, Supplemental Essays  |  Posted on July 5th, 2016  |  Written by Rebecca Semenetz

How could anyone not want to check out at least one of the campuses that the University of California offers students? You’ve probably heard of UC Berkeley and UCLA, but did you know that UC has nine campuses located all over California? And each one offers unique academic and social experiences. The University of California’s […]

The Perfect Pace for Working on College Applications over the Summer

Topic: College Admissions, Essay Tips, International Students, Most Popular  |  Posted on June 30th, 2016  |  Written by Thea Hogarth

Summertime has officially arrived. The “strawberry moon” solstice has passed and there’s some good energy in the air (if you believe in that sort of thing!). Two major soccer championships are underway and the Summer Olympics are right around the corner. Big things are happening, guys! As any good stargazer or athlete knows, timing is […]