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What to Do if You Didn’t Get Into Your Dream School

Topic: Uncategorized  |  Posted on April 17th, 2020  |  Written by CEA HQ

We’re living in indisputably strange and uncertain times as we continue to deal with the COVID-19 crisis, and the college acceptance process and rates have been impacted like everything else in our once-stable world.   Still, we know the following happens all the time: You get an email from your dream school alerting you that […]

11 Virtual Campus Tours You Can Take Right Now

Topic: Uncategorized  |  Posted on April 15th, 2020  |  Written by CEA HQ

In the past, Spring Break has been, well, a break. It has been a time of rest, reading and, of course, road trips, which often involve campus visits as students prepare to narrow their choices and make decisions about where to attend or apply in the fall.  We don’t have to tell you that this […]

How the Coronavirus Pandemic is Impacting College Admissions: Our Founder Weighs In

Topic: College Admissions, Essay Writing, Tips  |  Posted on April 7th, 2020  |  Written by CEA HQ

Whether you’re deciding where to attend college next fall via virtual tours, or diving into the daunting task of starting your college admissions essay,  the past few weeks have felt overwhelming and uncertain — to say the least.  As the nation grapples with the impacts of a global pandemic, there are several ways for juniors […]

What You Need to Know Before Applying to Stanford University

Topic: Uncategorized  |  Posted on April 6th, 2020  |  Written by Emma Harrington

We understand that applying to Ivy League schools is a daunting task for many a prospective student. Whether you’ve been set on applying to Stanford since you were a wee child or you’re just beginning the college search process, CEA is here to give you all the info you need on Stanford University and its […]

Guide to the 2020-21 Coalition Application Essay Prompts

Topic: Essay Tips, Essay Writing  |  Posted on March 30th, 2020  |  Written by Stacey Brook

What do the 2020-21 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.

Ivy and Top-Tier School Acceptance Rates for the Class of 2024

Topic: Admissions, College Admissions  |  Posted on March 27th, 2020  |  Written by Kat Stubing

Well, 2020 was a year for the history books, but we don’t need to tell you that. Despite the global pandemic, colleges and universities continued to accept students at a shockingly low rate. If you’re looking for more current data, our Admissions Statistics for the Class of 2025 is here for you. Here are the […]

A Message From Our Founder Re: Coronavirus and College Applicants

Topic: From The Founder, Uncategorized  |  Posted on March 24th, 2020  |  Written by Stacey Brook

Dear Students, Parents and Educators, First and foremost, my team and I wanted to extend our wishes for the safety of you and your loved ones during this crazy and unprecedented crisis. No one yet knows how COVID-19 will impact the education system at large. What we do know is that there are many immediate […]

The Early Action and Early Decision Acceptance Rates for the Class of 2024

Topic: Admissions, Uncategorized  |  Posted on December 13th, 2019  |  Written by Kat Stubing

To absolutely no one’s surprise, this was a very competitive year for college applications. With each passing year more applicants pen Early Action and Early Decision love letters to their dream schools. In response, top schools have carried on with  their tradition of accepting a very small percentage of these eager applicant pools (but still […]

Princeton University: What You Need to Know

Topic: Uncategorized  |  Posted on December 12th, 2019  |  Written by Emma Harrington

Whether you feel prepared and confident in your application or your knees are shaking at the very thought of submitting anything to this larger-than-life school, CEA is here to give you all the context you need to understand Princeton’s history, deadlines, and requirements.  The Basics: Originally known simply as the College of New Jersey, Princeton […]

Harvard University: What You Need to Know

Topic: Uncategorized  |  Posted on December 3rd, 2019  |  Written by Emma Harrington

Ah, the Ivy Leagues. Attending Harvard University is the dream of many a college applicant, and chances are, if you’re viewing this page, you’re right alongside them. But what kind of school is Harvard, and what does it actually take to apply there? If the answers to these questions are eluding you, fear not: CEA […]