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The 5 Best Questions to Ask at a College Fair

Topic: College Admissions  |  Posted on March 24th, 2016  |  Written by Thea Hogarth

College fair season is in full effect. Prepare to get swept away in a sea of your peers and competition, all dressed similarly, carrying folios and streaming into the already packed event space. Some common adjectives for these sorts of events include: itchy, smelly, and overwhelming. Now, take a deep breath and stop paying attention […]

3 Essential Books for Writing the Personal Statement

Topic: Essay Tips  |  Posted on March 10th, 2016  |  Written by Thea Hogarth

While it’s important to recharge your batteries over the weekend and during school breaks, these rest periods also present great opportunities for you to start visiting colleges and learning more about the admissions process in general. That’s why we’ve handpicked three eye-opening books that you could easily read over a long weekend or break. They […]

5 Reasons You Should NEVER Buy an Admissions Essay

Topic: College Admissions, Essay Tips  |  Posted on February 18th, 2016  |  Written by Thea Hogarth

With the early release of the 2016-2017 Common App essay prompts came an early onset of anxiety for high school juniors around the country. Even though experts at Harvard are trying to quell the intense pressure of the admissions process, it’s hard not to have college on the brain. Contemplating personal essay prompts this early […]

2016-2017 College Application Calendar for Juniors

Topic: College Admissions, Common App Prompts/Topics, International Students, Most Popular  |  Posted on January 13th, 2016  |  Written by Thea Hogarth

Dearest juniors-or do you now prefer to go by “rising seniors?” Dearest class of 2017, welcome to the busiest year of your life. Before you start stockpiling RedBull or making plans to flee to Cuba, know that you can do this. At this very moment, you have the whole year ahead of you, and if […]

You Can Write Your College Essay in 10 Days. Take the Challenge.

Topic: Essay Tips, International Students, Most Popular  |  Posted on September 24th, 2015  |  Written by Thea Hogarth

With early decision deadlines inching ever closer, the rush to get those college essays written is real. But fear not, dear applicants! Our Uncommon Essay Approach, will help you can craft winning essays in just 20 minutes a day for 10 days! (Or condense the process and get it done in even less time!) Just follow […]

College Essay Myths Debunked: Yes, You Can Write About Sports

Topic: College Admissions, Common App Prompts/Topics, Essay Tips  |  Posted on June 30th, 2014  |  Written by CEA HQ

For years students have been told they can’t write college admissions essays about sports. Untrue. You just have to write a sports essay unlike any other.

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