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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 […]

The Harvard University Optional Essay: What You Need to Know

Topic: Admissions, advice, College Admissions, Essay Tips, Essay Writing, Supplemental Essays  |  Posted on October 6th, 2017  |  Written by CEA HQ

If you’re hoping to attend Harvard next year at this time, there are a few things you should know before pressing send on your application. They are as follows: Harvard University is located in Cambridge, Massachusetts. 96% of students graduate within six years. Harvard is a medium-sized school with 6,712 total undergrads. The early action deadline […]

We Have New Guides for the NYU, Columbia, and University of California Essays!

Topic: Admissions, advice, College Admissions, Essay Writing, Supplemental Essays  |  Posted on September 29th, 2017  |  Written by CEA HQ

Hello essay rockstars! We have published new guides to help you navigate the tricky prompts brought to you by the 2017-18 college application season gremlins. Although some prompts can seem straightforward, it’s important to always keep your audience (admissions officers!) in mind. The supplemental prompt for NYU fits the model of a standard Why Essay, […]

Bragging Writes Winner: A Real College Essay that Really Worked!

Topic: College Admissions, Essay Tips, International Students  |  Posted on May 25th, 2016  |  Written by Thea Hogarth

We are thrilled to announce that Kelly Porter’s essay, “En Español, Por Favor,” is the First Place winner of CEA’s Bragging Writes college essay contest. Her thoughtful approach to the Common App’s fifth prompt, about the transition from childhood to adulthood, stood out from the pack. Kelly’s essay caught our attention from the first line, […]

The Coalition Application Colleges for 2016-17

Topic: College Admissions  |  Posted on May 4th, 2016  |  Written by Thea Hogarth

When the Coalition for Access, Affordability and Success first announced its presence to the world in September of 2015, it was a consortium of 80 colleges, which then ballooned to more than 90, but then some of those schools decided to hold off on using the new application platform this year. Are you confused yet? […]