Supplemental essays range in length and scope on subjects that range from deeper explorations of a student’s collegiate and academic interests like, “Why do you want to attend Boston University? CEA HQ is in New York City, but we have advisors all over the continental US. Though we love to work with students in person, we have found over the years that successful essays are easily brainstormed, outlined and edited via phone, email and Skype.
” (250 words) to more amorphous topics like, “What is your favorite book and why? Students who work with CEA are often encouraged to nail down their personal statement topic first, and supplemental essays are then completed in priority order according to submission deadlines. While our advisors will occasionally meet with students in person, we have found that it is much easier for everyone to meet remotely, in order to accommodate crazy extracurricular schedules, long commutes, and distant time zones. We attract clients from across the country and around the world, in places as far as Singapore, Dubai and The Netherlands.
The personal statement, your opportunity to sell yourself in the application process, generally falls into one of two categories: 1.
The general, comprehensive personal statement: This allows you maximum freedom in terms of what you write and is the type of statement often prepared for standard medical or law school application forms. The response to very specific questions: Often, business and graduate school applications ask specific questions, and your statement should respond specifically to the question being asked.
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Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our terms and conditions of fair use.Don’t sell yourself short or miss your chance to push your application to its greatest potential.When admissions decisions start to roll in, you don’t want to wonder whether you could have done more to make your application the absolute best it could be.We at CEA love all English teachers (some of us even used to be English teachers), and find they can be an effective supplementary resource during the admissions essay writing process.But if you have an English teacher who can execute a full year’s worth of curriculum while giving each of their students’ application essays the attention it deserves, then you have a superstar on your hands.Most English teachers have their plates full simply teaching their demanding course load for each quarter, and though many are talented writers, few are familiar with the specific requirements of each individual college or the style in which the personal statement is written.Though Junior and Senior English class is a great place to start for the brainstorming and drafting of your personal essays, CEA’s services or video course can help push your piece to the next level.The Common Application, used for undergraduate admissions by many American colleges and universities, requires a general admissions essay, in addition to any supplemental admissions essays required by member institutions.The Common Application offers students six admissions essay prompts from which to choose.Supplemental essays have become increasingly popular over the years, and especially in response to recent changes to the Common Application. What is worse than parents bugging you about one of the most stressful and daunting assignments of your academic career thus far? Because your parents are not applying to school, you are. And if you work hard for us, we’ll take you out for ice cream. References from a wide selection of former CEA clients are available upon request.These essays are often found in the supplemental portion of a school’s application and must be completed in addition to the personal statement. CEA’s job is to take the pressure off- off your parents, sure, but mostly off you. Simply send us a message in our Contact Us section, and we will be happy to connect you with someone who has employed us in the past.