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The 2021-22 Common Application Features a BRAND NEW “Gratitude” Essay Prompt!

Topic: College Admissions, Common App Prompts/Topics, Common Application, Uncategorized  |  Posted on February 18th, 2021  |  Written by Kat Stubing

Yes, you read that right! For the first time in four years, the Common Application is introducing a brand new prompt for college applicants to consider as they begin penning their personal statements. The 2021-22 Common App Essay Prompts are: Some students have a background, identity, interest, or talent that is so meaningful they believe […]

Regular Decision Notification Dates for the Class of 2025

Topic: Admissions, College Admissions  |  Posted on February 5th, 2021  |  Written by Emma Harrington

It’s hard to believe but the 2020-21 college admissions season is, for the most part, over. You poured your blood, sweat, and tears (okay, hopefully not blood) into your applications and now all you have to do now is wait. While some schools have rolling admissions, others deliver the news on a scheduled date. In […]

How to Write the University of Michigan’s Expression of Continued Interest (Deferral Letter)

Topic: Admissions, advice, College Admissions, Essay Tips  |  Posted on February 4th, 2021  |  Written by CEA HQ

So, you applied early to the University of Michigan, and you’ve been deferred to the Regular Decision admission pool. First thing’s first, you are not the only one. And you’re still in the game! The good news is that Michigan is asking deferred applicants to submit an Expression of Continued Interest, which means you have […]

2020-21 Early Decision, Early Action, and Early Decision II Notification Dates – Class of 2025

Topic: Admissions, College Admissions, Uncategorized  |  Posted on November 23rd, 2020  |  Written by Emma Harrington

So: you’ve written your Common App personal statement, finished your supplemental essays, acquired recommendations from your favorite teachers, created a fantastic activity resume, sent out your applications, crossed your fingers (and toes!), and now all you have left to do is wait for the results. And waiting is the wooorst! Especially for the 2020-21 admissions cycle, […]

Updates to the 2020-21 Early Action/Early Decision Deadlines

Topic: Admissions, College Admissions, Common Application, General, News, Starting Early, Supplemental Essays  |  Posted on October 29th, 2020  |  Written by Emma Harrington

In the midst of COVID-19, many colleges and universities are recognizing the fact that this year’s application season may be just sliiightly more stressful than in years past. With many schools having already dropped their standardized testing requirements, some are now looking to pushing back Early Action/Early Decision deadlines as an additional means for taking […]

Here’s How Ivy League Universities are Changing Testing Requirements for the Class of 2025

Topic: Admissions, College Admissions  |  Posted on July 2nd, 2020  |  Written by Emma Harrington

As a result of the coronavirus crisis, both the SAT and the ACT have been forced to cancel in-person standardized tests until further notice. This has prompted many colleges and universities — including esteemed Ivy League institutions — to change their standardized testing requirements for the 2020-21 admissions cycle.  If you’re interested in applying to […]

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 […]

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

First of all, congratulations to all those who got accepted to the school of their dreams in the past few days — go you!! If you received bad news recently, know that you’re not the only one. Ivy leagues and top-tier schools have been getting more competitive in recent years and this year was no […]

Ivy and Top-Tier School Acceptance Rates for the Class of 2023

Topic: Admissions, College Admissions  |  Posted on November 15th, 2019  |  Written by Kat Stubing

First of all, congratulations to all those who got accepted to their dreams schools in the past few days — go you!! If you received bad news recently, know that you’re not the only one. Ivy leagues and top-tier schools have been getting more competitive in recent years and this year was no different. Trust […]

Early Decision, Early Action, and Early Decision II Notification Dates for the Class of 2024

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

So: you’ve written your Common App personal statement, finished your supplemental essays, acquired recommendations from your favorite teachers, created a fantastic activity resume, sent out your applications, crossed your fingers (and toes!), and now all you have left to do is wait for the results. And waiting is the wooorst! Especially this year, with standardized tests […]