College Essay Advisors (CEA) can help you craft the compelling college admissions essay you need to win over the admissions board. In the context of an ever more competitive college application pool, a student’s common application and supplementary essays can make the difference between leaving a lasting impression, or getting lost in a pile of similarly qualified applicants. College Essay Advisors (CEA) and our essay advising services help students reach their maximum potential and present their most polished and intriguing selves to an admissions board, while relieving some of the inevitable pressure that comes with the process of writing these influential essays. CEA has been helping students gain admission to the colleges of their choice for over a decade, employing experts who have attended the nation’s top colleges, worked on admission boards, and written for some of the world’s leading journalistic and entertainment publications. Ninety-nine percent of our students are admitted to at least one of their top three choice schools.
When an admissions officer picks up the essay of a college applicant after reviewing an endless barrage of test scores and analyzing the past four years of scholastic achievements and extracurricular pursuits, the one thing they have not yet come in contact with is a quick and powerful hit of a student’s personality. The admissions essays are an applicant’s only opportunity to connect with the admissions board directly and communicate their passions, strengths, humor and charm. In this way, college essay writing is the ultimate exercise in personal branding. Luckily, we at CEA believe every student has a story to tell, even if he/she doesn’t know it from the outset. Because we know that, even for the best of writers, the process of isolating a worthy subject and writing about it in a way that both entertains and resonates is not easy, we provide continuous support for students and their parents at a time where pressure can naturally inhibit the creative process. Through one-on-one advising and mentorship, we help unearth a student’s most compelling tales, encouraging the pursuit of bold expression, and suggesting ways to breathe new life into even the most ordinary subjects. Please note: CEA does not write essays for clients. Our services are meant to enhance an applicant’s existing writing skills and voice, bringing out polish and perfection in student’s work at a time when it most counts. Though our process is thorough and intensive, we uphold the highest of ethical standards. When filling out their applications, all students know their work is their own.
Stacey Brook is an accomplished writer and admissions expert who has spent the last decade helping students conceptualize, edit and refine their college essays. After aiding her friends, and then her friends’ siblings, and then her friends’ siblings’ friends with their college admissions essays during her college years, Stacey discovered she had both a knack for consistently reinventing the creative personal statement and a perverse love of bridging the gap between stressed-out teenagers and their parents. Stacey culled her admissions expertise in the Dean’s Host admissions program at Boston University’s College of Communication, serving for two years as the program’s coordinator. She was also the ’04 commencement speaker for BU’s College of Communication, winning a coveted scholarship from Burston-Marsteller public relations in the process. Her own college admissions essay involved a contrived Wizard of Oz metaphor comparing her life journey at 17 to the yellow brick road. Though it successfully secured her admission, in retrospect she kind of wishes she had hired an essay consultant.