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How to Start Your College Admissions Essay

Topic: Admissions, advice, Brainstorming, College Admissions, Essay Resources, Essay Tips, Essay Writing, News, Tips, Uncategorized  |  Posted on September 10th, 2018  |  Written by Kat Stubing

It’s a classic story of student-visits-campus, and it goes like this. First, student visits campus (duh). Then, student notices campus’ uncanny likeness to a wizarding school that shall-not-be-named. Student declares undying love for campus. Student decides to apply Early Decision because student is All In™. But then student realizes it’s only July. The deadline is […]

Early Decision, Early Action, and Early Decision II Deadline Organizer 2018-19

Topic: Admissions, advice, College Admissions, Common Application, Essay Resources, Uncategorized  |  Posted on June 1st, 2018  |  Written by Kat Stubing

Early Action and Early Decision deadlines will be here before you know it. If you have one school in mind that is your ride-or-die, you should definitely consider applying Early Decision to put yourself toward the front of the pack. Many schools tend to accept a higher percentage of both Early Decision and Early Action applicants than […]

What Is Early Decision, Early Action, Single-Choice Early Action, and More? College Application Deadlines Explained

It’s basically impossible to start the college admissions process gradually. Practically from the moment you fill in the final SAT bubble, someone is asking you for something. Your guidance counselor wants a list of schools by Friday! Your dream school wants you to schedule a visit ASAP! Your favorite teacher is waiting for you to […]

Early Action, Early Decision, and Early Decision II Deadline Organizer 2017-18

Topic: Admissions, College Admissions, Quick Tips, Tips  |  Posted on May 4th, 2018  |  Written by Kat Stubing

Many Early Decision and Early Action deadlines are drawing close. If you have one school in mind that is your ride-or-die, you should definitely consider applying Early Decision to put yourself toward the front of the pack. Many schools tend to accept a higher percentage of both Early Decision and Early Action applicants than Regular […]

Early Decision, Early Action, and Early Decision II Notification Dates for the Class of 2022

Topic: Admissions, College Admissions, Events, Uncategorized  |  Posted on December 15th, 2017  |  Written by CEA HQ

You’ve written your Common App personal statement, finished your supplemental essays, acquired recommendations from your favorite teachers, created a fantastic activity resume, sent out your applications, crossed your fingers (and toes!), and now all you have left to do is wait for the results. And waiting is the wooorst! Especially since acceptance rates are lower than […]

How to Write an Early Decision Essay in 10 Days

Topic: College Admissions, Essay Tips, Supplemental Essays  |  Posted on October 20th, 2016  |  Written by CEA HQ

This is not a drill. November 1 is 12 days away. Super procrastinators, take heart. We can help you write your essay in just 10 days (and we do recommend submitting your essay at least 24 hours before the official deadline). All you need to do is set aside at least 45 minutes per day […]

CEA’s College Essay Checkup™: A Quick Cure For Your Admission Essay Ailments

Topic: College Admissions, Essay Tips  |  Posted on October 14th, 2013  |  Written by CEA HQ

Students, we hear the sniffle in your voices. We see the feverish looks on your faces. It’s just a few weeks before the November 1 early admissions deadline, and you’re thinking your college admissions essay might not be in the healthiest shape. The topic has been complaining of blurry vision, something about your introduction is […]

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