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5 College Essay Tips for Parents

Topic: Essay Tips  |  Posted on March 3rd, 2016  |  Written by Thea Hogarth

Brace yourself for what we are about to say: parents can be helpful in the college essay writing process. Yes, it’s true. Though this may be hard to believe – whether you are a parent or a high schooler – we believe that parents may actually be a powerful secret weapon when used correctly. Of […]

5 Reasons You Should NEVER Buy an Admissions Essay

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

With the early release of the 2016-2017 Common App essay prompts came an early onset of anxiety for high school juniors around the country. Even though experts at Harvard are trying to quell the intense pressure of the admissions process, it’s hard not to have college on the brain. Contemplating personal essay prompts this early […]

Free Resume Advice Starts Now!

Topic: Resume Help  |  Posted on February 15th, 2016  |  Written by Thea Hogarth

Did you know it’s an election year? Forget about Bernie and Donald. By the time we’re done with you, you’ll have the most vote-worthy resume around. To get the presidential treatment for you resume, just make sure to be one of the first 100 people to follow these steps before 11:59pm EST: Follow us on […]

The Top 3 Things To Do Over Presidents Day 2016

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

Ah, Presidents Day. That random break in the middle of February. It’s the perfect time to contemplate the Declaration of Independence, memorize the score of Hamilton, or create a portrait of Thomas Jefferson using nothing but bottle caps. Alternatively, you could abandon all patriotic rumination and go on a quest for the perfect rainbow bagel […]

Why We Love February Application Deadlines and You Should Too

Topic: College Admissions  |  Posted on January 20th, 2016  |  Written by Thea Hogarth

February is the shortest month of the year for a reason: it stinks. Snow piles up and begins to turn mysterious shades of yellow and brown. We finally use up the lotion we bought to ward off dry skin. And don’t even get us started on Valentine’s Day. Who thought it was a good idea […]

How To Manage All of Your Last-Minute College Essays

Topic: College Admissions, Essay Tips, Most Popular  |  Posted on December 3rd, 2015  |  Written by Thea Hogarth

Tis the season to open your calendar and transform into Ralphie during this pivotal moment of A Christmas Story: We’ve officially hit December and many deadlines are less than a month away. If you still have supplemental essays left to write, before you let yourself become too overwhelmed by guilt, stress, and the sinking fear that […]

What Your Supplemental Essays Are Really Asking

Topic: Essay Tips, Supplemental Essays  |  Posted on November 5th, 2015  |  Written by Thea Hogarth

We have bad news and good news. The bad news is that the Common App personal statement, while important, is not the only essay you have to write; in fact, by now you may have noticed that many of your schools have one or two (or five) supplemental writing requirements. And if you’re applying to […]

Free College Essay Help All Day | Save the Date | Oct. 1, 2015

Topic: College Admissions, Essay Tips, International Students, Most Popular  |  Posted on September 21st, 2015  |  Written by Thea Hogarth

Thursday, October 1. It’s your lucky day. It’s #CEAFREEDAY! Just in time to help you meet those early deadlines, College Essay Advisors will be offering FREE COLLEGE ESSAY HELP ALL DAY to all college applicants (and parents of college applicants!) in need of a little essay inspiration and admissions-related insight. For 24 hours, we will […]

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 August 21st, 2015  |  Written by Lydia Hogarth

Do you ever get so fed up with the real world that you just want to leave the human race?  Get primal?  Go back to nature? Be a goat?  Or are you the Snow White type who befriends all creatures and even has them at your wedding?  Or maybe your personal call of the wild can […]