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What Your Supplemental Essays Are Really Asking

Topic: Essay Tips, Supplemental Essays  |  Posted on November 5th, 2015  |  Written by Thea Hogarth

We have bad news and good news. The bad news is that the Common App personal statement, while important, is not the only essay you have to write; in fact, by now you may have noticed that many of your schools have one or two (or five) supplemental writing requirements. And if you’re applying to […]

The Trick to Managing Supplemental Essays

Topic: Essay Tips, Supplemental Essays  |  Posted on October 15th, 2015  |  Written by Thea Hogarth

  October brings with it all manner of terror including chilly breezes, flu shots, pumpkin shortages, and the looming approach of early application deadlines. But one demon lurks in the shadows, lying in wait until the last possible second, when suddenly it pounces on unsuspecting applicants. It is the hidden supplemental essay, scourge of many […]

The Supplemental Admissions Essays Are Out, U Chicago Says, “Write Whatever You Want”

Topic: College Admissions, Supplemental Essays  |  Posted on June 11th, 2015  |  Written by Thea Hogarth

The race to 2015-16 college admissions has begun and (to mix our metaphors) this week has already seen a flurry of colleges release their essay prompts for the coming year. ICYMI: UVa, UNC Chapel Hill, University of Michigan, and Georgia Tech have all posted their prompts, and we can all expect this onslaught to continue […]

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 — […]

Beyond The Common Application Essay: The Dreaded Writing Supplements

Topic: College Admissions, Essay Tips, Supplemental Essays  |  Posted on September 23rd, 2013  |  Written by CEA HQ

When our students dig into the college application process, they are often surprised to encounter, not just the main Common Application essay assignment, but a host of additional, school-specific writing prompts for which they must also craft thoughtful replies. What are these wicked questions? What is the best way to approach them? How are they different from the Common Application’s main essay? […]

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, […]

Welcome to College Essay Advisors!

Topic: College Admissions, Common App Prompts/Topics, Essay Tips, International Students, Resume Help, Supplemental Essays  |  Posted on July 4th, 2012  |  Written by CEA HQ

Welcome to College Essay Advisors, otherwise known as CEA.  Our college essay experts have been working with students for over a decade to help them personalize, polish and perfect the personal statement.  We know the college admissions essay is a crucial tool in boosting admissions rates for students of all abilities and have worked with […]