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ICYMI- Harvard Agrees: It’s Time to Tell Applicants, ‘You Are Enough’

Topic: College Admissions  |  Posted on January 27th, 2016  |  Written by Thea Hogarth

This week, CEA founder Stacey Brook provided some unique insight into Harvard’s recent “Turning the Tide” study. The college essay has become a crucial turning point in the application process that reveals just how damaging the college admissions culture has become. Stacey writes: I see it all the time: Imposter Syndrome in a thoughtful and […]

Personal Essay Spotlight: Amy Poehler

Topic: Essay Tips  |  Posted on July 29th, 2015  |  Written by Lydia Hogarth

Hello, readers!  Welcome back to Personal Essay Spotlight!  We know that you are now confident that you have SOMETHING to write about (but if you’re still struggling, try these great brainstorming techniques!), and we know that you’ve nailed the concept of keeping sight of the big picture, so this week let’s talk about storytelling. Benjamin […]

ERMAHGERD! CEA’s Awesome Response to the Tufts University 2013-2014 College Admissions Essay #YOLO Prompt

Topic: College Admissions, Common App Prompts/Topics, Essay Tips, Supplemental Essays  |  Posted on July 23rd, 2013  |  Written by CEA HQ

While college applicants, parents and nerdy college essay advisors (ahem) often follow the release of the season’s new college admissions essay questions with a frothy fervor, it takes a lot to turn the mainstream media’s head in the direction of an often uniform and predictable process.  Still, Tufts University, longtime purveyor of the quirky prompt, […]

Welcome to College Essay Advisors!

Topic: College Admissions, Common App Prompts/Topics, Essay Tips, International Students, Resume Help, Supplemental Essays  |  Posted on July 4th, 2012  |  Written by CEA HQ

Welcome to College Essay Advisors, otherwise known as CEA.  Our college essay experts have been working with students for over a decade to help them personalize, polish and perfect the personal statement.  We know the college admissions essay is a crucial tool in boosting admissions rates for students of all abilities and have worked with […]