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Episode 1: What is the College Essay?

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Episode 1: What is the College Essay?

Join CEA's Founder and Chief Advisor, Stacey Brook, and Director of Advising, Becca Myers, as they answer the most frequently asked question raised by rising seniors: what is the college essay, anyway? They’ll explain the purpose of the assignment and offer insight as to what a successful college essay needs to accomplish.

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Episode 4: The Common App’s Prompt #3 (The Challenge Essay)

Episode 4: The Common App’s Prompt #3 (The Challenge Essay)

Join Stacey and Becca as they discuss the Common App’s third prompt option (out of seven), which asks applicants to reflect on a time when they questioned or challenged a belief or idea. They'll discuss the pitfalls of this prompt (and how to avoid them), as well as the opportunities it presents for self-discovery.

Episode 3: The Common App’s Prompt #2 (The Setback Essay)

Episode 3: The Common App’s Prompt #2 (The Setback Essay)

Join Stacey and Becca as they discuss the Common App’s second prompt option (out of seven), which asks applicants to recount a time when they faced a challenge, setback, or failure, and share examples of topics that have been successful in the past.

Episode 2: The Common App’s Prompt #1 (The Background Essay)

Episode 2: The Common App’s Prompt #1 (The Background Essay)

Join Stacey and Becca as they walk you through the Common App’s first prompt option (out of seven), which asks applicants to discuss a background, identity, interest, or talent that is so meaningful they believe their application would be incomplete without it.

Episode 1: What is the College Essay?

Episode 1: What is the College Essay?

Join CEA's Founder and Chief Advisor, Stacey Brook, and Director of Advising, Becca Myers, as they answer the most frequently asked question raised by rising seniors: what is the college essay, anyway? They’ll explain the purpose of the assignment and offer insight as to what a successful college essay needs to accomplish.