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How this Student Got Into All 8 Ivy Leagues

Topic: Admissions, College Admissions, Common Application, Inspiration, News, Productivity, Standout Students, Starting Early, Summer Preparation  |  Posted on June 5th, 2017  |  Written by Kat Stubing

  Yes, he’s done it. Martin Altenburg, a 17-year-old from Fargo, North Dakota has gained acceptance into every Ivy League plus a couple more schools for good measure. You might be asking yourself, “But don’t Ivy Leagues have some of the lowest acceptance rates in the country?” Yes, they do! But Altenburg figured out the […]

The Main Takeaways From the NYT ‘Modern Love’ College Essay Winners

Topic: College Admissions, Essay Writing, New York Times, Standout Students  |  Posted on June 2nd, 2017  |  Written by Sharon Cooper

“You can blame it all on Percocet.” This is the opening line of the winner of The New York Times “Modern Love” college contest. Out of 2,000 entries from college students from all across the country, there was one winner and four finalists; all of the essays were published in The New York Times. The […]

The Secret to Your College Essay Success is in the Stars!

Topic: College Admissions, Common App Prompts/Topics, Essay Tips  |  Posted on August 24th, 2015  |  Written by Lydia Hogarth

The Common Application went live earlier this month, so you already know the task it is going to ask of you: use 650 words to describe yourself and make the various college admissions officers fall head-over-heels, rom-com style in love with you and your delightful youness.  YIKES!  What’re you gonna do?  What’re you gonna do??  WHAT’RE […]

College Essay News and Tips: CEA’s Weekly Link Roundup

Topic: College Admissions, Essay Tips  |  Posted on June 30th, 2015  |  Written by Lydia Hogarth

With the anniversary of our nation’s birth just around the corner (cue the eagle squawking and flying overhead), summer is well underway!  Hopefully all of you are treating yourselves to some well deserved R&R.  When your mouth isn’t stuffed with a celebratory ice cream cone, there’s one thing that we at CEA hope you’re doing: […]

College Essay News and Tips: CEA’s Weekly Link Roundup

Topic: College Admissions, Essay Tips  |  Posted on May 5th, 2015  |  Written by Thea Hogarth

Let’s all breathe a sigh of relief. The 2014-15 college application cycle has run its course, we have finally gotten a full night’s sleep, and the weekly link roundup is back after its peak-season hiatus! We’re feeling pretty blissed out these days, so the theme of this week’s roundup is ~*~inspiration~*~. The school year is […]