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CEA COVID-19 Resources

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Our team is working around the clock to bring you the latest information, resources, updates, and advice to help you through this uncertain time. That’s why we’ve compiled several free resources (and counting!) to help you adjust to this new normal.


  • We recently put our best-selling course, College Essay Academy, on YouTube for free! The 11-part, three-and-a-half-hour video series is chock-full of helpful tips, tricks, and advice from our Founder and Chief Advisor, Stacey Brook. College Essay Academy was designed to walk you through every step of the college essay writing process — from the initial brainstorm to the final polish. So change into your coziest pajamas, open up a pouch of Oreos, and get to it!
  • Our new playlist,  College Admissions During the COVID-19 Pandemic, will help guide you and your family through these uncertain times. These videos offer expert insight on all things college admissions and how they relate to the current pandemic. We’ll be updating the playlist quite frequently, so be sure to subscribe to our channel to get the latest updates on what’s new.

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  • College applicants and their families can access all the latest information regarding college admissions by visiting our COVID-19 News and Updates page.
  • We’re excited to present our Virtual Tour Directory — your one-stop-shop for virtual tours and other online resources for hundreds of schools.

Related: 11 Virtual Campus Tours You Can Take Right Now

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  • Our Founder and Chief Advisor, Stacey Brook, weighs in on how the coronavirus pandemic is impacting college admissions. Read what she has to say here.
  • As a result of COVID-19, many colleges and universities are hopping on the test-optional bandwagon. Here’s a complete list of schools that have implemented (or have already implemented) test-optional policies.
  • The Common App released a new “optional” essay prompt asking students to address how COVID-19 has impacted them in 250 words or less. We’ve outlined here exactly what this prompt is asking and how you can start drafting a response.
  • Even though the latest updates are ever-changing,  we’ve scoured the Internet and compiled a complete list of schools that have made announcements regarding the Fall 2020 semester. Check it out!
  • If your summer program or internship was canceled due to the pandemic, don’t fret. We recommend using this extra downtime to your advantage and build up your resume. Here’s how.

Remember, Team CEA is always here for you! Have additional questions or comments? Fill out a contact form and one of our team members will get back to you ASAP.

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