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6 Things to Consider Before Taking a Gap Year

Topic: Uncategorized  |  Posted on May 5th, 2020  |  Written by CEA HQ

There’s no doubt about it: The coronavirus pandemic has — and continues to — impact college admissions. In fact, a recent survey found that over a quarter (25.7%, to be exact) of incoming freshmen are now rethinking their college choice as a result of COVID-19.  For some high school seniors, especially in these uncertain times, […]

A Complete List of Colleges That Announced Plans Regarding a Fall 2020 Reopening

Topic: Uncategorized  |  Posted on April 30th, 2020  |  Written by CEA HQ

We are inching closer and closer to summer (a.k.a. ice cream sandwich season), which means the fall semester is just around the bend. But what will that look like? Last year, it would have been week-long orientation events, move-in day, tearful goodbyes with mom and dad, and exciting tours through campus (first stop: dining hall!). […]

Complete List: All Of The Colleges That Are Going Test-Optional Amid The Coronavirus Pandemic

Topic: Uncategorized  |  Posted on April 29th, 2020  |  Written by CEA HQ

Many students have spent hours (and hours!) prepping for the SATs and ACTs over the past few months, only to find out that the spring tests have been canceled and/or postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. In response, many colleges and universities across the country are enacting test-optional policies for prospective students (YAY!).  This means […]

What to Do if You Didn’t Get Into Your Dream School

Topic: Uncategorized  |  Posted on April 17th, 2020  |  Written by CEA HQ

We’re living in indisputably strange and uncertain times as we continue to deal with the COVID-19 crisis, and the college acceptance process and rates have been impacted like everything else in our once-stable world. As a side effect of the global pandemic, which has prevented travel and inspired some students to reconsider their desire to […]

How the Coronavirus Pandemic is Impacting College Admissions: Our Founder Weighs In

Topic: College Admissions, Essay Writing, Tips  |  Posted on April 7th, 2020  |  Written by CEA HQ

Whether you’re deciding where to attend college next fall via virtual tours, or diving into the daunting task of starting your college admissions essay,  the past few weeks have felt overwhelming and uncertain — to say the least.  As the nation grapples with the impacts of a global pandemic, there are several ways for juniors […]

Ivy and Top-Tier School Acceptance Rates for the Class of 2024

Topic: Admissions, College Admissions  |  Posted on March 27th, 2020  |  Written by Kat Stubing

First of all, congratulations to all those who got accepted to the school of their dreams in the past few days — go you!! If you received bad news recently, know that you’re not the only one. Ivy leagues and top-tier schools have been getting more competitive in recent years and this year was no […]

The Early Action and Early Decision Acceptance Rates for the Class of 2024

Topic: Admissions, Uncategorized  |  Posted on December 13th, 2019  |  Written by Kat Stubing

To absolutely no one’s surprise, this was a very competitive year for college applications. With each passing year more applicants pen Early Action and Early Decision love letters to their dream schools. In response, top schools have carried on with  their tradition of accepting a very small percentage of these eager applicant pools (but still […]

Ivy and Top-Tier School Acceptance Rates for the Class of 2023

Topic: Admissions, College Admissions  |  Posted on November 15th, 2019  |  Written by Kat Stubing

First of all, congratulations to all those who got accepted to their dreams schools in the past few days — go you!! If you received bad news recently, know that you’re not the only one. Ivy leagues and top-tier schools have been getting more competitive in recent years and this year was no different. Trust […]

Colleges on the Coalition Application in 2019-20

Topic: Admissions, Coalition Application, Uncategorized  |  Posted on March 7th, 2019  |  Written by Kat Stubing

School. Is. Almost. Out. For Summer. And now, dear seniors, the real work begins. Summer is the perfect time to firm up your list of target schools and get to know the platforms you will be using to submit your applications. If you’ve been wondering whether your dream schools are on the Common Application or […]

3 Ways High School Juniors (and Sophomores!) Should be Preparing for the College Essay

Topic: Admissions, Coalition Application, College Admissions, Uncategorized  |  Posted on January 29th, 2019  |  Written by Stacey Brook

This article was originally posted on USA Today. Yes, there is such a thing as writing your college essay too early. For over a decade, my students (and their parents) have heard me deliver this refrain, and it remains true as it ever was. At the sprightly age of 16 or 17, students are pulling […]