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College Spotlight: University of Michigan 2016-17

Topic: College Admissions, College Spotlight, Supplemental Essays  |  Posted on June 15th, 2016  |  Written by Rebecca Semenetz

The University of Michigan is a prestigious public university located in the heart of Ann Arbor, Michigan. Being such a huge university, Michigan is known for its vast degree program options (about 260 in total), being a top research institute offering research opportunities to more than 1,300 students each year, and for its Division I […]

College Spotlight: University of Chicago 2016-17

Topic: College Admissions, College Spotlight, Supplemental Essays  |  Posted on June 14th, 2016  |  Written by Thea Hogarth

The University of Chicago is known for its intellectually rigorous core curriculum, beautiful gothic architecture, and quirky application supplement (more on those oddball essay prompts below). It’s a nerd paradise where the blustery Chicago winters are the perfect excuse to stay inside with a nice book or ten. Even though the unofficial school motto is, “If […]

The 2016-17 UNC Essay Prompts Are Out!

Topic: College Admissions, College Spotlight, Supplemental Essays  |  Posted on June 3rd, 2016  |  Written by Thea Hogarth

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is always among the first American universities to release its supplemental essay prompts, and this year is no exception. As a forerunner in the college application release pack, UNC’s prompts can often help set the tone for what to expect from other schools. Last year, the array […]

How to Write an Eye-Catching Activity Resume

Topic: College Admissions, Resume Help  |  Posted on May 12th, 2016  |  Written by Thea Hogarth

You probably never knew that taking French could help you with anything other than learning the correct pronunciation of “macaron” and the crucial definition of “escargot.” Who knew it could also help you with your college applications? Whip out those dual-language dictionaries and look up the word “résumé.” The translation is pretty simple: a summary […]

5 Things You Have To Do Now That The SAT Is Over

Topic: College Admissions  |  Posted on May 5th, 2016  |  Written by Thea Hogarth

Your second to last chance to take the SAT before the end of the school year is this Saturday and you are prepared. In fact, you may be SO prepared for the SAT that it’s all you’ve been thinking about. Well, that and season 2 of Dark. But after you color in that final circle, […]

Guide to the 2016-17 Coalition Application Essay Prompts

Topic: College Admissions, Essay Tips, Most Popular  |  Posted on April 25th, 2016  |  Written by Stacey Brook

There is an upheaval in the world of college admissions. At least that’s what the members of the newly-formed Coalition for Access, Affordability and Success would have us believe as they prepare to launch a new mass application platform this summer. Since the announcement that over 80 elite colleges would be banding together to challenge […]

Don’t Miss CEA at the 2016 NACAC College Fair in NYC

Topic: College Admissions, Essay Tips  |  Posted on April 18th, 2016  |  Written by Thea Hogarth

This Sunday, hundreds of students will pay a visit to the fabled Jacob K. Javits Center in Manhattan for the 2016 NACAC College Fair. This incredible free event will give juniors the opportunity to explore a huge range of higher education options and get detailed information in subject-specific workshops. Plus, we’ll be there! Two friendly […]

ICYMI- Why The Costco College Essay Is Crucial Reading for Future College Applicants

Topic: College Admissions, Essay Tips  |  Posted on April 18th, 2016  |  Written by Thea Hogarth

At this point, it’s almost been impossible to avoid reading about the amazing Costco college essay that secured one lucky applicant admission to several Ivies and Stanford. It’s a great essay, but not everyone seems to understand why, so CEA Founder Stacey Brook broke it down and offered some lessons that everyone can take away […]

The 5 Best Questions to Ask at a College Fair

Topic: College Admissions  |  Posted on March 24th, 2016  |  Written by Thea Hogarth

College fair season is in full effect. Prepare to get swept away in a sea of your peers and competition, all dressed similarly, carrying folios and streaming into the already packed event space. Some common adjectives for these sorts of events include: itchy, smelly, and overwhelming. Now, take a deep breath and stop paying attention […]

3 Essential Books for Writing the Personal Statement

Topic: Essay Tips  |  Posted on March 10th, 2016  |  Written by Thea Hogarth

Wooooooooo! Spriiiiiiinnnnnggg breeeaaak! That’s probably what your heart is saying. We, at College Essay Advisors, would like to encourage you to listen to your head just this once (normally we think you should listen to your stomach). While it’s important to recharge your batteries over spring break, it’s also a great to start visiting colleges […]