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The Origins of the Coalition Application

Topic: Admissions, advice, College Admissions  |  Posted on December 4th, 2017  |  Written by CEA HQ

Once upon a time, a selection of schools around the land came together to create an easier way for students to apply to a wide number of academic institutions. This first attempt at college application standardization, as you might have guessed, was called the Common Application. This platform remained unchallenged in the world of admissions […]

4 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Submit Your College Applications

Topic: College Admissions, Essay Tips  |  Posted on December 15th, 2016  |  Written by Rebecca Semenetz

The day has come… almost. Regular decision deadlines are just a few weeks away, and soon it will be time to kiss those admissions essays goodbye and send them off into the wide world. They grow up so fast. After spending so many hours laboring over each individual application, it can be hard to let […]

How to Write an Eye-Catching Activity Resume

Topic: College Admissions, Resume Help  |  Posted on May 12th, 2016  |  Written by Thea Hogarth

You probably never knew that taking French could help you with anything other than learning the correct pronunciation of “macaron” and the crucial definition of “escargot.” Who knew it could also help you with your college applications? Whip out those dual-language dictionaries and look up the word “résumé.” The translation is pretty simple: a summary […]

5 Things You Have To Do Now That The SAT Is Over

Topic: College Admissions  |  Posted on May 5th, 2016  |  Written by Thea Hogarth

Your second to last chance to take the SAT before the end of the school year is this Saturday and you are prepared. In fact, you may be SO prepared for the SAT that it’s all you’ve been thinking about. Well, that and season 2 of Dark. But after you color in that final circle, […]