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Free College Essay Help All Day!

Topic: College Admissions, Essay Tips, International Students, Most Popular  |  Posted on June 27th, 2016  |  Written by Thea Hogarth

The day has come! Time to kick off your summer right with some college essay writing goodness. Beat the heat by writing the coolest essay ever. You’ve got three amazing advising options, so pick one, two or all three! Tweet, post, comment all of your college essay-related questions at us on Twitter, Facebook, and Tumblr! […]

Free College Essay Topic Help: June 28, 2016!

Topic: College Admissions, Essay Tips, International Students, Most Popular  |  Posted on June 22nd, 2016  |  Written by Thea Hogarth

School is out. The sun is shining. The beach is beckoning. But you’ve got college essays to write. We know. If we were you, we’d want to prioritize bronzing over brainstorming, too. That’s why we’re giving away tons of free advice and goodies on Tuesday, June 28. Kick off your summer writing season with a […]

Bragging Writes Winner: A Real College Essay that Really Worked!

Topic: College Admissions, Essay Tips, International Students  |  Posted on May 25th, 2016  |  Written by Thea Hogarth

We are thrilled to announce that Kelly Porter’s essay, “En Español, Por Favor,” is the First Place winner of CEA’s Bragging Writes college essay contest. Her thoughtful approach to the Common App’s fifth prompt, about the transition from childhood to adulthood, stood out from the pack. Kelly’s essay caught our attention from the first line, […]

Bragging Writes College Essay Contest First Runner-Up

Topic: College Admissions, Essay Tips, International Students  |  Posted on May 25th, 2016  |  Written by Thea Hogarth

Summer Allen is the First Runner-Up in CEA’s Bragging Writes college essay contest. She tells a story of swashbuckling intellectual curiosity as she spends one summer racing her father to the finish of Robinson Crusoe. Summer’s submission is the perfect example of how a great essay can come out of a small, personal life event. […]

Bragging Writes Essay Contest Second Runners-Up

Topic: College Admissions, Essay Tips, International Students  |  Posted on May 25th, 2016  |  Written by Thea Hogarth

There was a tie for Second Runner-Up in CEA’s Bragging Writes college essay contest. We just couldn’t decide between Ha Hoang’s creatively-paced piece “The Tear Catalyst” and Eva Su’s tale of accidental entrepreneurism. Both essays find creative ways to connect personal experiences with global issues and communities, either in their structure or content. This fall, […]

The 2016-17 Coalition Application Essay Prompts Have Been Released

Topic: College Admissions, International Students, Most Popular  |  Posted on April 21st, 2016  |  Written by Thea Hogarth

This past September, a coalition of 80+ top-tier colleges announced their #squadgoals to create a new kind of college application that would promote college access, affordability, and success for all students. This new platform would compete directly with the well-established Common App, offering students an alternative pathway to some of the best schools in the […]

Bragging Writes College Essay Contest 2016

Topic: College Admissions, Essay Tips, International Students  |  Posted on March 28th, 2016  |  Written by Thea Hogarth

Congratulations to the future class of 2020! Acceptances are starting to roll in and we couldn’t be more excited for you, or prouder to have been a part of your journey. As one final hurrah, we’re holding a college essay contest to honor this year’s best essays. So, submit your winning application essay to the […]

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 […]

It’s #CEAFREEDAY! Free College Essay Help!

Topic: College Admissions, Essay Tips, International Students, Most Popular  |  Posted on October 1st, 2015  |  Written by CEA HQ

Today’s the day! It’s #CEAFREEDAY! Just in time to help you meet those early deadlines, we are offering FREE COLLEGE ESSAY HELP ALL DAY to all college applicants (and parents of college applicants!) in need of a little essay inspiration and admissions-related insight. For 24 hours, we are offering our expert help in the form of: FREE access to […]

Free 15-Minute Essay Consultations All Day

Topic: College Admissions, Essay Tips, International Students  |  Posted on October 1st, 2015  |  Written by Thea Hogarth

The day has finally arrived! #CEAFREEDAY brings you free essay help all day in many forms including free access to College Essay Academy 101 with code FREEDAY and free 15-minute essay consultations! If you’ve got a solid draft of your essay (or even a shaky draft), but you still think it needs a little extra […]