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Ivy League Tuition and Fees 2024-25

Topic: Uncategorized  |  Posted on May 22nd, 2024  |  Written by CEA HQ

There are so many things to consider when choosing which colleges and universities to apply to, including, but not limited to: location, distance from home, alumni network, graduation rate, degree requirements, study abroad and research opportunities, internships, coursework, specialized programs, school size, professor to student ratio, campus vibe and (drumroll, please!) cost.  This is what […]

Early Decision and Early Action Deadline Organizer 2024-25

Topic: Admissions, advice, College Admissions, Common Application, Essay Resources, Uncategorized  |  Posted on April 28th, 2024  |  Written by CEA HQ

Early Action and Early Decision deadlines will be here before you know it. If you have one school in mind that is your ride-or-die, you should definitely consider applying Early Decision to put yourself toward the front of the pack. Many schools tend to accept a higher percentage of both Early Decision and Early Action applicants than […]

Personal Statements and Statements of Purpose: What’s the Difference?

Topic: Admissions, Essay Resources, Essay Tips, Essay Writing, Postgrad, Uncategorized  |  Posted on April 16th, 2024  |  Written by CEA HQ

So you’ve decided to apply for grad school—hooray! Now comes the fun part: more standardized testing, accumulating transcripts, and drafting essay after essay. As you go through your schools’ requirements, you may see requests for “personal statements” or “statements of purpose.” They’re the same thing, right? Not quite.  As the names suggest, the personal statement […]

CEA’s 2024-25 List of Test-Optional Colleges and Universities

Topic: Uncategorized  |  Posted on March 26th, 2024  |  Written by CEA HQ

Hello college applicants! We thought it might be helpful to put together a list of test-optional colleges and universities for you, so you can make an informed decision when it comes time to submit.   This list is by no means exhaustive, but it is robust. As always, we’re wishing you good luck!   CEA’s […]

The Summer Academy for Math and Science (SAMS) 2024 Application Essay Prompt Guide

Topic: Uncategorized  |  Posted on January 30th, 2024  |  Written by CEA HQ

The Summer Academy for Math and Science (SAMS) is a 4-week program that provides opportunities for students from underrepresented communities to explore STEM-related fields. This year’s program will be in-person, with admitted participants staying in residence halls at CMU throughout July. Requirements: 1 essay of 300-500 words, 1 essay of up to 1,000 words Deadline: […]

CEA’s Anson L. Clark Scholars Program 2024 Application Essay Guide

Topic: Uncategorized  |  Posted on January 23rd, 2024  |  Written by CEA HQ

The Anson L. Clark Scholars Program is an intensive seven-week summer research program hosted by Texas Tech University for twelve highly qualified high school juniors and seniors. Deadline: February 15, 2024 Requirements: Three essays of 2,000 characters, one essay of 1,500 characters Program Dates: June 16, 2024 to August 1, 2024 The application essay prompts […]

What to Do if You’re Deferred from Michigan in 2024

Topic: Uncategorized  |  Posted on January 22nd, 2024  |  Written by CEA HQ

If you just received disappointing news from the University of Michigan, you’re not alone. Every year, thousands of Early Action applicants receive news of their deferral to the Regular Decision round. Luckily, there are some steps you can take to increase your chances of admission in this next round.  1) Remind Yourself: There is More […]

High School Honors Science, Math and Engineering Program (HSHSP) Application Essay Guide 2024

Topic: Uncategorized  |  Posted on January 22nd, 2024  |  Written by CEA HQ

High School Honors Science, Math and Engineering Program (HSHSP) 2024 Application Essay Prompt Breakdowns Requirements: 2 essays of 400-600 words Deadline: March 1, 2024 Fee: $4,000 (this cost covers room, board, and some instructional costs) Before submitting your online application please be sure you have completed the following information:    A personal essay of 400-600 […]

Berkeley Business Academy for Youth (BBAY) Application Essay Prompt Guide

Topic: Uncategorized  |  Posted on January 21st, 2024  |  Written by CEA HQ

CEA’s Guide to Berkeley Business Academy for Youth (BBAY) 2024 Application Essays The Berkeley Business Academy for Youth (BBAY) is a two-week program that provides students interested in a career in business the opportunity to learn more about entrepreneurship, leadership, critical thinking, presenting, and more.  Deadline: March 17, 2024 at 5pm PT Requirements: 1 essay […]

College Essay Advisors: Why Hiring an Advisor Is Worth It Every Time

Topic: Uncategorized  |  Posted on January 8th, 2024  |  Written by CEA HQ

The college application process is incredibly intimidating—between knowing where to apply, when to apply, which tests to take, whether to submit scores, and how to write memorable essays worthy of admission. Many parents and students wonder whether hiring a College Essay Advisor is worth it, and we’re here to tell you it definitely is. College […]

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