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Don’t Sweat It

Fortunately, some schools’ regular decision deadlines are well beyond January 1, which means that you can take a break and enjoy the holidays before returning to work on your applications.

Colleges and Universities with January 15 RD deadlines include:

Colgate (regular and ED II)
Emerson College
Fairfield University
George Mason
Gettysburg College
Loyola University
UMass Amherst
UNC-Chapel Hill
Virginia Tech
Wash U

Unique dates:

Georgetown-January 10
University […]

Can I Go ED II? Should I Go ED II?

ED II, or Early Decision II, is a great option for students who were disappointed by their first-choice colleges but who are ready to commit to another school if accepted. A quick guide to navigating the ED II process follows.

What is ED II?

ED II allows students to seek admission to a college […]

Save Some Room for Scholarship Essays

Just when your appetite for writing college essays has waned, Thanksgiving rolls around, and suddenly you are staring at four glorious days of food, football, and…..scholarship application deadlines. Needless to say, soaring tuition costs makes leaving money on the table neither wise nor practical. If you are applying to a school with […]

Are You Shying Away from Schools With Multiple Supplemental Essays?

Let’s face it–the Common App makes applying to college truly simple. Once you’ve uploaded your personal information and have your resume in place, it’s only a matter of minutes before your application to any individual school is complete. That is, until you come across a college that requires multiple supplemental essays. […]

Why a Mirror May Be Your Best Friend

By now, you’ve probably been on one or more college interviews or have started preparing for them. The first rule of interviewing is to expect the unexpected. Interviewers vary widely in their approaches to and aptitude for interviewing. While there are many things you can do to get ready for these […]

Just When You Thought You Were Done….The Common App’s Additional Information Section

One of the most common questions asked by College Essays That Work students surrounds the use of the Additional information Section on the Common App. Many students are anxious to provide greater detail about their activities, accomplishments, and academic interests, while other students cringe at the thought of composing yet another essay. […]

College Board Announces Delay in Sending Score Reports

The College Board recently notified students that it is experiencing delays in processing orders for SAT score reports placed on or after October 14, 2015. The organization insists that it is working diligently to deliver the score reports, and is reaching out to colleges with November 1 deadlines to advise them of the […]

Avoid These Common Grammatical Errors

You’re putting the finishing touches on your common app essay and you hit a grammatical roadblock. Should you separate a series of three words with one comma or two? What’s the correct way to hyphenate the words fourteen-year-old? When should you use a colon, and when do you use a semi-colon? […]

There’s Still Time To Meet November Deadlines

There’s still time to submit your Early Action and Early Decision applications before the November deadline. Did you know that some of the most popular schools give you until mid-November to complete your early applications? These schools include:

American University-Early Decision November 15

Bucknell Early Decision November 15

Fairfield University Early Decision I November 15

Lafayette-Early Decision […]

Get the Upper Hand

In response to demand, hourly editing packages may now be purchased through College Essays That Work. If you want to get the upper hand on everything you write (not just your college essays), simply purchase the hourly rate and email or submit your document using the website’s submission form. Term papers, cover […]