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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 […]

Presenting College Essay Academy, Your Complete Video Guide to the Admissions Essay

Topic: College Admissions, Common App Prompts/Topics, Essay Tips, International Students, Most Popular  |  Posted on July 21st, 2015  |  Written by Thea Hogarth

If you’ve ever spent any time wondering what we get up to over the summer before the Common App comes out, wonder no more! We are very excited to announce the release of our first ever complete video guide to the college admissions essay: College Essay Academy is a process-driven, advice-filled, fully animated webseries that […]

Welcome Changes to the 2015-2016 Common Application Essay

Topic: College Admissions, Common App Prompts/Topics, Essay Tips, International Students, Most Popular  |  Posted on April 3rd, 2015  |  Written by Stacey Brook

The 2015-2016 Common Application essay prompts were finally confirmed this past Tuesday. What changed and what stayed the same? And what does it all mean for the upcoming college application season? College Essay Advisors has the answers.

College Essay Advisors Answers your Common App FAQs

Topic: College Admissions, Common App Prompts/Topics, Essay Tips, Supplemental Essays  |  Posted on October 2nd, 2014  |  Written by CEA HQ

The Common App has made applying to college easier in so many ways. Only one form for your personal information! Only one activity resume to fill out! That said, as with so that now rely on the miracles of modern technology for basic functionality, the Common App’s online platform can be a little confusing — […]

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.

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?

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?”

Free Essay Topic Consultations, This Weekend Only at the Long Island National College Fair!

Topic: College Admissions, Common App Prompts/Topics, Essay Tips  |  Posted on October 1st, 2013  |  Written by CEA HQ

Attention Long Island college applicants! This coming Sunday, October 6, from 11:00am-3:00pm, the National Association for College Admissions Counseling (NACAC) will be hosting a national college fair at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Even in the age of the glorious, all-knowing internet, it can be hard to find the answers to all of your college-oriented questions […]

Common Application 2013-2014 Essay Format Update: Hallelujah, We Have Paragraphs!

Topic: College Admissions, Common App Prompts/Topics, Essay Tips, Essay Writing  |  Posted on September 9th, 2013  |  Written by CEA HQ

The Common Application recently revealed a new development for their college essay formatting. Real paragraphs! Separated by actual line spaces!

ERMAHGERD! CEA’s Awesome Response to the Tufts University 2013-2014 College Admissions Essay #YOLO Prompt

Topic: College Admissions, Common App Prompts/Topics, Essay Tips, Supplemental Essays  |  Posted on July 23rd, 2013  |  Written by CEA HQ

While college applicants, parents and nerdy college essay advisors (ahem) often follow the release of the season’s new college admissions essay questions with a frothy fervor, it takes a lot to turn the mainstream media’s head in the direction of an often uniform and predictable process.  Still, Tufts University, longtime purveyor of the quirky prompt, […]