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11 Virtual Campus Tours You Can Take Right Now

Topic: Uncategorized  |  Posted on April 15th, 2020  |  Written by CEA HQ

In the past, Spring Break has been, well, a break. It has been a time of rest, reading and, of course, road trips, which often involve campus visits as students prepare to narrow their choices and make decisions about where to attend or apply in the fall.  We don’t have to tell you that this […]

What You Need to Know Before Applying to Stanford University

Topic: Uncategorized  |  Posted on April 6th, 2020  |  Written by Emma Harrington

We understand that applying to Ivy League schools is a daunting task for many a prospective student. Whether you’ve been set on applying to Stanford since you were a wee child or you’re just beginning the college search process, CEA is here to give you all the info you need on Stanford University and its […]

A Message From Our Founder Re: Coronavirus and College Applicants

Topic: From The Founder, Uncategorized  |  Posted on March 24th, 2020  |  Written by Stacey Brook

Dear Students, Parents and Educators, First and foremost, my team and I wanted to extend our wishes for the safety of you and your loved ones during this crazy and unprecedented crisis. No one yet knows how COVID-19 will impact the education system at large. What we do know is that there are many immediate […]

The Early Action and Early Decision Acceptance Rates for the Class of 2024

Topic: Admissions, Uncategorized  |  Posted on December 13th, 2019  |  Written by Kat Stubing

To absolutely no one’s surprise, this was a very competitive year for college applications. With each passing year more applicants pen Early Action and Early Decision love letters to their dream schools. In response, top schools have carried on with  their tradition of accepting a very small percentage of these eager applicant pools (but still […]

Princeton University: What You Need to Know

Topic: Uncategorized  |  Posted on December 12th, 2019  |  Written by Emma Harrington

Whether you feel prepared and confident in your application or your knees are shaking at the very thought of submitting anything to this larger-than-life school, CEA is here to give you all the context you need to understand Princeton’s history, deadlines, and requirements.  The Basics: Originally known simply as the College of New Jersey, Princeton […]

Harvard University: What You Need to Know

Topic: Uncategorized  |  Posted on December 3rd, 2019  |  Written by Emma Harrington

Ah, the Ivy Leagues. Attending Harvard University is the dream of many a college applicant, and chances are, if you’re viewing this page, you’re right alongside them. But what kind of school is Harvard, and what does it actually take to apply there? If the answers to these questions are eluding you, fear not: CEA […]

Regular Decision Notification Dates for the Class of 2024

Topic: Uncategorized  |  Posted on October 15th, 2019  |  Written by Kat Stubing

It’s hard to believe but the 2019-20 college admissions season is, for the most part, over. You poured your blood, sweat, and tears (okay, hopefully not blood) into your applications and now all you have to do now is wait. While some schools have rolling admissions, others deliver the news on a scheduled date. In […]

Early Decision, Early Action, and Early Decision II Notification Dates for the Class of 2024

Topic: Admissions, College Admissions, Uncategorized  |  Posted on September 13th, 2019  |  Written by Kat Stubing

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 since acceptance rates are lower than […]

Early Decision, Early Action, and Early Decision II Deadline Organizer 2019-20

Topic: Admissions, advice, College Admissions, Common Application, Essay Resources, Uncategorized  |  Posted on August 14th, 2019  |  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 […]

What Can You Accomplish in the Common Application Essay?

Topic: Admissions, College Admissions, Uncategorized  |  Posted on May 21st, 2019  |  Written by CEA HQ

There are a few things you should be specifically aiming for in your college essay, and all of them are easy enough to accomplish: Make Yourself Memorable: In advertising, the idea of making yourself memorable is called “branding.” Celebrities often call it “star power.” What it really boils down to is finding something about yourself, […]