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Do US Boarding Schools give an advantage to Ivy-Caliber Universities Admissions?

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The Ivy League has always been targeted by many college-bound students, and sometimes their parents, for their worldwide prestige, esteemed academic quality, and unparalleled career opportunities. However, as applicants from all over the world are eyeing for a spot in the Ivy League schools, competition to enter these selective universities are becoming fiercer every year. […]

A Comprehensive High School Summer Program Guide

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Summer vacation is a precious opportunity for students to pursue their interests, further their studies, as well as to explore future academic options. In particular, students who are interested in studying overseas would likely spend summers abroad to get a taste of the environment. Many universities in the US offer challenging, insightful, and unique programs […]

5 Tips on How to Write your Common App Essay

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By Levi Busch (Test Preparation (ACT/SAT/SSAT), English Literature at The Edge Learning Center) Everybody knows that a college requests your grades in school, your scores on standardized tests, and a list of your significant extracurricular activities when you apply. Everybody also knows that these things all fit into neat boxes, discrete items that painlessly find their way […]

The Importance of Extracurricular Activities in College Admissions

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By Gary Keung (Admissions Consultant at The Edge Learning Center) Let’s face it, academics will always be at the top when considering the important factors of in college admissions. According to the yearly NACAC Admissions Trend Survey, the top five items of importance are: Grades in College Prep Courses Grades in All Courses Strength of Curriculum […]

How to use Social Media effectively in College Admissions?

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By Gary Keung (Admissions Consultant at The Edge Learning Center) In or out? The increasing importance admissions placed to your Social Media accounts and how to use it to YOUR advantage. As the college admissions results are being released in batches at this time of the year, many students may happily share their excitement on being […]