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Why Summer is the Best Time to Write Your College Essay

Topic: advice, College Admissions, Essay Tips, Essay Writing, Productivity, Quick Tips, Starting Early, Summer Preparation, Tips  |  Posted on June 15th, 2017  |  Written by Kat Stubing

Listen, we get it. The waves are crashing, sun is beaming, and all you want to do is chill. You’ve been working all year long to make sure your grades are up to par and that you’ve put enough energy into your (nine-thousand?) activities to make a real impact on your community and make an […]

How a Summer Journal Could be Your Ticket into College

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

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 […]

5 Tips for the Perfect Summer College Road Trip

Topic: College Admissions  |  Posted on July 14th, 2016  |  Written by Rebecca Semenetz

This summer, you’re probably doing a lot of things to get ready for your senior year. You’re obviously beginning your summer reading list early so you don’t have to cram five books in the week before school starts. You may have just started your first real job, or are taking as many shifts as possible […]

The Perfect Pace for Working on College Applications over the Summer

Topic: College Admissions, Essay Tips, International Students, Most Popular  |  Posted on June 30th, 2016  |  Written by Thea Hogarth

Summertime has officially arrived. The “strawberry moon” solstice has passed and there’s some good energy in the air (if you believe in that sort of thing!). Two major soccer championships are underway and the Summer Olympics are right around the corner. Big things are happening, guys! As any good stargazer or athlete knows, timing is […]

Don’t Forget About Your College Essay This Summer: CEA’s Weekly Link Roundup

Topic: College Admissions, Essay Tips  |  Posted on May 27th, 2016  |  Written by Rebecca Semenetz

As the school year starts to wind down, we can lay back, relax, and start thinking about our impending college search and application process. Nothing stressful about that, right? With senior year just around the corner, college is probably one of the only things on your mind. The summer is a great time to begin […]

College Essay Advisors’ Summer Referral Special!

Topic: College Admissions, Essay Tips  |  Posted on June 27th, 2013  |  Written by CEA HQ

Summer is more fun when you’re not swimming in college essays, which is why we help students climb onto the essay boat early and polish things off before they can say Hawaiian Tropic. The only thing better than that feeling of satisfaction derived from finishing something earlier than you have to is sharing that luxury […]

The NY Times’ June Checklist: “Start Writing Your College Essay”

Topic: College Admissions, Essay Tips  |  Posted on June 13th, 2013  |  Written by CEA HQ

The NY Times’ The Choice blog recently released its June College Checklist for Juniors, and can you guess what was on the list?  That’s right folks!  It’s officially essay time! The post suggests that June is the perfect time to begin the college essay, as the summer frees students from the added pressure of everyday […]