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How to Write Successful Md-PhD and Significant Research Experience Essays

Topic: Admissions, Uncategorized  |  Posted on June 19th, 2021  |  Written by Kat Stubing

If you’re applying to an MD-PhD program(s) through the AMCAS application, you are required to provide admissions with the Personal Comments essay and two additional essays: the MD-PhD Essay and the Significant Research Experience Essay. MD-PhD Essay The MD-PhD Essay is a straightforward “Why essay” — in other words, admissions is hoping to learn why […]

Why We’re Remaining Virtual Post-Pandemic

Topic: Uncategorized  |  Posted on June 15th, 2021  |  Written by Kat Stubing

As more people are getting vaccinated and covid-related hospitalizations are on a steady decline, the world is starting to open back up again. Students are in school, regulations are lifting, and people are emerging from their homes as they begin to reacclimate to society.   We are now navigating this new world together, one in […]

Horace Mann 2020-21 Application Essay Guide

Topic: Admissions, Private School, Uncategorized  |  Posted on June 7th, 2021  |  Written by Kat Stubing

If you are applying for admission to grades 6 through 11 at Horace Mann School, you’ve got your work cut out for you in the essay department. Luckily for you, you have College Essay Advisors on your side to help you select a prompt and draft a winning essay. Let’s dive right in! “The essay […]

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