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24 Hours of Free College Essay Help on Black Friday

Topic: College Admissions, Common App Prompts/Topics, Essay Tips  |  Posted on November 21st, 2016  |  Written by Rebecca Semenetz

We’re doing it again! Get your latest dose of free college essay help on Black Friday 2016, when will be offering free 15-minute essay reviews to the first 50 people to send in their drafts. On anything from the Common App personal statement to school-specific supplements, we’ve got you covered.   This event is perfect […]

4 Signs that Your Common App Personal Statement is Finally DONE

Topic: College Admissions, Common App Prompts/Topics, Essay Tips  |  Posted on October 27th, 2016  |  Written by Rebecca Semenetz

We here at College Essay Advisors believe that the college essay is the most important essay you will ever write. In fact, we’ve spent over a decade perfecting the process of crafting a compelling college essay. Therefore, we know exactly what signs to look for to know that your essay is the bomb (do people […]

What the Olympics Will Teach You About Your College Essay

Topic: College Admissions, Common App Prompts/Topics, International Students  |  Posted on August 9th, 2016  |  Written by Rebecca Semenetz

Right now you’re probably asking yourself: What could the Olympics and my Common Application essay possibly have to do with each other? Well, it’s actually pretty simple. Our founder, Stacey Brook, explores how Olympic athletes can serve as inspiration to students in this Huffington Post article. Read the Huffington Post article now! Check out our guide to this year’s […]

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!

The 2016-2017 Common App Prompts Are Out And Nothing Has Changed

Topic: College Admissions, Common App Prompts/Topics, Most Popular  |  Posted on January 29th, 2016  |  Written by Thea Hogarth

Yes, it’s true. While you were sleeping, the tiny elves powering the Common Application were up all night perfecting the 2016-2017 prompts. This unprecedented early release gives juniors almost an entire year to plan for this momentous assignment. Plus, the 2016-2017 Common App prompts are exactly the same as the 2015-2016 prompts! So, juniors, make […]

2016-2017 College Application Calendar for Juniors

Topic: College Admissions, Common App Prompts/Topics, International Students, Most Popular  |  Posted on January 13th, 2016  |  Written by Thea Hogarth

Dearest juniors-or do you now prefer to go by “rising seniors?” Dearest class of 2017, welcome to the busiest year of your life. Before you start stockpiling RedBull or making plans to flee to Cuba, know that you can do this. At this very moment, you have the whole year ahead of you, and if […]

The Secret to Your College Essay Success is in the Stars!

Topic: College Admissions, Common App Prompts/Topics, Essay Tips  |  Posted on August 24th, 2015  |  Written by Lydia Hogarth

The Common Application went live earlier this month, so you already know the task it is going to ask of you: use 650 words to describe yourself and make the various college admissions officers fall head-over-heels, rom-com style in love with you and your delightful youness.  YIKES!  What’re you gonna do?  What’re you gonna do??  WHAT’RE […]

The One Simple Trick for Picking Your Common App Prompt

Topic: College Admissions, Common App Prompts/Topics, Essay Tips  |  Posted on August 12th, 2015  |  Written by Thea Hogarth

Our choices in life matter. Perhaps signing up for the right English class at the right time helped you discover your passion for literature. Maybe you decided to eat a day-old burrito for lunch, only to rue the decision a few short hours later. Occasionally you may turn left when you normally turn right. The […]

What Students Need to Know About the 2015-16 Common App (It’s Here and It’s Better!)

Topic: Common App Prompts/Topics  |  Posted on August 4th, 2015  |  Written by Stacey Brook

It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for. The 2015 Common Application went live this past Saturday in the wake of much anticipation. Though we have known certain details about this year’s Common App essays since April (the prompts received a light makeover, students have gained the ability to print preview the essay during drafting, […]

An Emoji Guide to the Common Application Essay Prompts

Topic: Common App Prompts/Topics  |  Posted on July 22nd, 2015  |  Written by Thea Hogarth

With just weeks until the official release of the Common Application, we know you’ve already probably taken a peek at the 2015 essay prompts. In fact, you’ve probably had them open in a tab on your browser since they came out, cringing in fear every time your cursor approaches the top left corner of your […]