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Early Decision, Early Action, and Early Decision II Deadline Organizer 2021-22

Topic: Admissions, advice, College Admissions, Common Application, Essay Resources, Uncategorized  |  Posted on May 1st, 2021  |  Written by Kat Stubing

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 […]

Why So Many Applicants Were Waitlisted in 2021

Topic: Admissions, Uncategorized  |  Posted on April 16th, 2021  |  Written by Kat Stubing

If you received notification that you were waitlisted from several of your top-choice schools, you are in good company. The 2020-21 admissions season was the most competitive we’ve seen in a while. In the midst of the COVID-19 global pandemic, applicants weren’t able to take campus tours; they did not have the privilege of visiting […]

Everything Your Family Need to Know About Private School Admissions Essays

Topic: Admissions, Private School, Uncategorized  |  Posted on April 8th, 2021  |  Written by Kat Stubing

Whether you’re a student or a parent, when starting the private school admissions process one thing is clear: you need to write some essays. The good news is that you’re already doing your research, or else you wouldn’t have come across this page! Virtual high five! ✋ The writing components for any application are opportunities […]

Ivy Leagues Report Influx of 2020-21 Applications and Record-Low Acceptance Rates for the Class of 2025

Topic: Admissions, College Admissions, Uncategorized  |  Posted on April 7th, 2021  |  Written by CEA HQ

Ivy Leagues and other prestigious institutions are reporting record-high applications for 2021 admission, resulting in record-low acceptance rates this year. This is, in part, due to many schools adopting test-optional policies to accommodate students who were not able to take standardized tests last year due to COVID-19 precautions.   Let’s dive into the data: Princeton’s […]

The 2021-22 Common Application Features a BRAND NEW “Gratitude” Essay Prompt!

Topic: College Admissions, Common App Prompts/Topics, Common Application, Uncategorized  |  Posted on February 18th, 2021  |  Written by Kat Stubing

Yes, you read that right! For the first time in four years, the Common Application is introducing a brand new prompt for college applicants to consider as they begin penning their personal statements. The 2021-22 Common App Essay Prompts are: Some students have a background, identity, interest, or talent that is so meaningful they believe […]

2020-21 Early Decision and Early Action Notification Dates – Class of 2025

Topic: Admissions, College Admissions, Uncategorized  |  Posted on November 23rd, 2020  |  Written by CEA HQ

So: you’ve written your Common App personal statement, finished your supplemental essays, acquired recommendations from your favorite teachers, created a fantastic activity resume, sent out your applications, crossed your fingers (and toes!), and now all you have left to do is wait for the results. And waiting is the wooorst! Especially for the 2020-21 admissions cycle, […]

How to Write The Common App’s New “Optional” COVID-19 Essay

Topic: Uncategorized  |  Posted on June 3rd, 2020  |  Written by Stacey Brook

The Most Interesting Online Courses to Take This Summer

Topic: Uncategorized  |  Posted on May 27th, 2020  |  Written by CEA HQ

As the coronavirus continues to wreak havoc, it’s time for us to prepare for another few weeks (or months, depending on where you live) of quarantine. While it’s possible — and totally understandable! — that you feel upset or disappointed by adjusted or canceled plans/opportunities, now is the perfect time to knock out some credit […]

7 (Free!) Resume-Boosting Courses to Take This Summer

Topic: Uncategorized  |  Posted on May 26th, 2020  |  Written by CEA HQ

It’s (almost) the most wonderful time of the year — summer! While you can — and should — still enjoy copious amounts of hot dogs, ice cream sandwiches and other seasonal treats, there’s no doubt that this summer will look and feel a little different due to the coronavirus crisis.  As a result, most summer […]

What is the Coalition Application? Here’s Everything You Need to Know

Topic: Uncategorized  |  Posted on May 21st, 2020  |  Written by CEA HQ

Here’s everything you need to know about the Coalition Application — plus expert-approved advice to help you write your own compelling college admissions essay.  What is the Coalition Application? The Coalition for College (also known as The Coalition Application) was founded in 2015 to make college more accessible to low-income and underrepresented students.  According to […]