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The Hidden College Essays No One Counts On

Topic: Essay Tips, Supplemental Essays  |  Posted on November 3rd, 2016  |  Written by CEA HQ

October is over, early deadlines have passed, but terror still lurks around every corner. Boo! Surprise! You’re not done with your college applications yet. You’ve passed a major hurdle, and you should be proud, but the bulk of your applications have yet to be submitted. You’ve got two months left to power through the rest […]

4 Signs that Your Common App Personal Statement is Finally DONE

Topic: College Admissions, Common App Prompts/Topics, Essay Tips  |  Posted on October 27th, 2016  |  Written by CEA HQ

We here at College Essay Advisors believe that the college essay is the most important essay you will ever write. In fact, we’ve spent over a decade perfecting the process of crafting a compelling college essay. Therefore, we know exactly what signs to look for to know that your essay is the bomb (do people […]

3 Grammar Mistakes That Make Admissions Officers Cringe

Topic: Essay Tips  |  Posted on October 13th, 2016  |  Written by CEA HQ

OMG ur nvr gonna believe this but EA deadlinez r rly close. Srsly. And when you’re (not “your”) in a rush, it can be really tempting to write in shorthand, power through to the end, and kiss your essay “goodbye.” But as scary as the approaching deadline may seem, now is the BEST time to […]

What to do During the Last Three Months of College Application Season

Topic: College Admissions, Essay Tips  |  Posted on September 29th, 2016  |  Written by CEA HQ

This is it. The final stretch. The final frontier. You’re just a few short months away from kissing your college applications goodbye forever. It’s exciting, isn’t it? Or maybe it’s stressful. Whatever you’re feeling right now, dear applicants, it’s important to remember that, while the end is nigh, it isn’t here yet. So, if you’ve […]

The Trick to Avoiding Supplemental Essay Burnout

Topic: College Admissions, Essay Tips, Supplemental Essays  |  Posted on September 22nd, 2016  |  Written by CEA HQ

It’s mid-September and the school year is fully underway. You’ve been working steadily on your college applications, powering through the personal statement and filling in your Common App and Coalition profiles. Things are going well, but you’re starting to feel this flickering sense of blah-ness. Or maybe you haven’t started yet, and you’re watching essays […]

Stanford University 2016-17 Essay Prompts and Advice

Topic: College Admissions, College Spotlight, Supplemental Essays  |  Posted on August 23rd, 2016  |  Written by CEA HQ

Stanford University is consistently ranked as one of the hardest schools to gain acceptance to in the United States, but that doesn’t seem to stop students from applying in hordes every year. In this ridiculously competitive environment, distinguishing yourself from other applicants is tough, which is why Stanford’s sprawling supplement is your ally, not your […]

Duke University 2016 Essay Prompt Advice and Profile

Topic: College Admissions, College Spotlight, Supplemental Essays  |  Posted on August 16th, 2016  |  Written by CEA HQ

This might be the only time in your life your mom will be proud of you for aspiring to become an a devil. Duke University is a private institution nestled in Durham, North Carolina. Offering over 100 academic programs, state-of-the-art research facilities, and a global education program that allows students to study domestically or internationally through 50 Duke […]

How a Summer Journal Could be Your Ticket into College

Topic: College Admissions, Essay Tips  |  Posted on July 21st, 2016  |  Written by CEA HQ

Chances are, you have probably kept a diary or journal at some point in your life (or at least read through your older sister’s). Maybe this journal held the highlights of your family’s many vacations and life-changing experiences, or maybe it’s filled with more day-to-day events – like that time you got the highest grade […]

Mark Your Calendar: Free College Essay Help on Black Friday 2015

Topic: College Admissions, Essay Tips  |  Posted on November 17th, 2015  |  Written by Thea Hogarth

We’re doing it again! Get your latest dose of free college essay help on Black Friday 2015, when will be offering free 15-minute essay reviews to the first 100 people to send in their drafts. On anything from the Common App personal statement to school-specific supplements, we’ve got you covered. This event is perfect for: College […]

Free 15-Minute Essay Consultations All Day

Topic: College Admissions, Essay Tips, International Students  |  Posted on October 1st, 2015  |  Written by Thea Hogarth

The day has finally arrived! #CEAFREEDAY brings you free essay help all day in many forms including free access to College Essay Academy 101 with code FREEDAY and free 15-minute essay consultations! If you’ve got a solid draft of your essay (or even a shaky draft), but you still think it needs a little extra […]