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Check out the Essay of a Student Who Was Accepted Early Decision at NYU

Check out the Essay of a Student Who Was Accepted Early Decision at NYU

As part of College Confidential's essay series, we're sharing personal essays from students who have already been accepted to col…

The Big Reveal from Harvard’s Admissions Lawsuit: Essays Really, Really Matter

The Big Reveal from Harvard’s Admissions Lawsuit: Essays Really, Really Matter

Good news for anyone deferred Early Decision/Early Action: It turns out that Harvard gets enough applicants with perfect GPAs to …

3 Easy Steps for Improving your Admissions Essay Draft

3 Easy Steps for Improving your Admissions Essay Draft


You've gone and got yourself a pumpkin. It wasn't easy, but you did it. Now if only you could wave a magic wand to turn it into a…

COVID had a Big Impact on Early College Applications: What It Means for Next Year’s Application Season

COVID had a Big Impact on Early College Applications: What It Means for Next Year’s Application Season

Well, that was awful. 2020 decided to end on-theme with a huge increase in rejections for early applicants.

Here's the chain of ev…

Crafting an Unforgettable College Essay

Crafting an Unforgettable College Essay

Most selective colleges require you to submit an essay or personal statement as part of your application.

It may sound like a chor…

Application Essay Tips from College Admission Officers

Application Essay Tips from College Admission Officers

College admission officers read scores of application essays each year, leading them to establish a few likes and dislikes. Check…

Popular College Application Essay Topics (and How to Answer Them)

Popular College Application Essay Topics (and How to Answer Them)

The college essay is your opportunity to show admissions officers who you are apart from your grades and test scores (and to dist…

College Application Essays Vs. High School Essays

College Application Essays Vs. High School Essays


High school typically does a great job preparing you for college. But when it comes to applying to college, there's one thing tha…

The 8 Biggest Essay-Writing Myths, And Why the Reality Is Much Better

The 8 Biggest Essay-Writing Myths, And Why the Reality Is Much Better

The biggest misconception out in College Essay-Writing Land is that college essays are complex, tricky undertakings you can only …

How to Structure College Essays That Succeed

How to Structure College Essays That Succeed

Using an outline saves students at least one draft and leads to more compelling essays.

Prompt, a college essay coaching and feed…

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