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The Top Summer Programs for High School Juniors and Sophomores

Topic: Summer Preparation, Uncategorized  |  Posted on March 10th, 2022  |  Written by CEA HQ

Colleges and universities across the country offer programs for high school students who are eager to gain more experience in their chosen field. Most of these programs take place over the span of four to six weeks during summer break.     Sure, attending one of the following programs will definitely add some texture to your college […]

AAJA’s 2022 JCamp Summer Program Application Essay Guide

Topic: Summer Preparation, Uncategorized  |  Posted on January 27th, 2022  |  Written by Kat Stubing

JCamp is a six-day multicultural program for high school students. It was started by the Asian American Journalism Association in 2001 in hopes of both confronting the lack of diversity in journalism and cultivating the voices of future media leaders. Unlike many other summer programs for high school students, there is no fee to apply […]

Top Universities Offering In-Person Campus Tours This Summer

Topic: College Admissions, Summer Preparation  |  Posted on May 19th, 2021  |  Written by CEA HQ

As we enter the summer of 2021, we are beginning to see a shift: COVID-19 cases are declining, more people are vaccinated, and as restrictions are lifting, colleges and universities are opening up their doors again to prospective and accepted students. Last year, many students were unable to visit the schools they dreamed of attending […]

Your Guide to the Most Frequently Asked Questions About College Essays

There is a ton of information that High School juniors and seniors have to absorb as they begin their college admissions journey. Understandably, many students (and parents!) have a lot of questions. We are in the business of alleviating the stress and pressure long associated with the college application process, so we’ve decided to compile […]

Why Summer is the Best Time to Write Your College Essay

Topic: advice, College Admissions, Essay Tips, Essay Writing, Productivity, Quick Tips, Starting Early, Summer Preparation, Tips  |  Posted on June 15th, 2017  |  Written by Kat Stubing

Listen, we get it. The waves are crashing, sun is beaming, and all you want to do is chill. You’ve been working all year long to make sure your grades are up to par and that you’ve put enough energy into your (nine-thousand?) activities to make a real impact on your community and make an […]

How this Student Got Into All 8 Ivy Leagues

Topic: Admissions, College Admissions, Common Application, Inspiration, News, Productivity, Standout Students, Starting Early, Summer Preparation  |  Posted on June 5th, 2017  |  Written by Kat Stubing

  Yes, he’s done it. Martin Altenburg, a 17-year-old from Fargo, North Dakota has gained acceptance into every Ivy League plus a couple more schools for good measure. You might be asking yourself, “But don’t Ivy Leagues have some of the lowest acceptance rates in the country?” Yes, they do! But Altenburg figured out the […]