The TOEFL and University Application

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There are a lot of standardized tests you'll need to take to apply to American schools - the TOEFL may be one of them. Will you need to take the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language), and if so, what should you expect to see on this test?

U.S. vs U.K. vs Canada vs Australia

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About The Edge The Edge Learning Center is Hong Kong’s premier Test Preparation, Academic Tutoring, and Admissions Consulting services provider. Founded in 2008, The Edge has helped thousands of students improve their ACT and SAT scores as well as their IB and AP grades. The AC team has just finished off another successful period in which students […]

Fancy a Free Foundation Year at Cambridge?

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A new Foundation Year programme has been launched at Cambridge, offering students from disadvantaged backgrounds a new pathway to undergraduate study. Find out from Karen, our Oxbridge admissions consultant, the details of this exciting opportunity...

Developing and Maintaining Your Extracurriculars During a Pandemic

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The COVID-19 pandemic shouldn't prevent us from pursuing our extracurricular passions. Read on to see how you can adjust your activities and even take up new pursuits!

Something I Forgot to Mention…

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Karen, our star UK Admissions Consultant, has provided countless students and parents with the tools and guidance along the UCAS application journey, from mastering the UCAS personal statement to acing the interview. In this blog, Karen shares with us how the preparation for Oxbridge interviews has gone this year.

Acing Your Interviews

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The interview is, for many applicants, one of the most stressful steps in the application process. In virtually every other part of the application, you have time to think, consider, re-write, etc., whereas the interview is unpredictable and requires answers to be given immediately. However, being a good interviewee is a skill just like any other – one that you can improve with practice and preparation. Let’s get into some of the key things you can do to ensure that you ace your interview.

5 Tips to Improve Your Art Portfolio

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By Toa Lohe (Admissions Consultant at The Edge Learning Center) Are you applying to art school this fall? Then look no further than this article on five quick tips for art portfolios. 1. Technical Ability Your dream school wants to admit high school experts in art. If you’re a junior photographer, spend hours studying Adobe Lightroom. If […]

Did the Chicken Come Before the Egg?

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By Karen Lee (Admissions Consultant at The Edge Learning Center) Which comes first, the chicken or the egg? This was a question a good friend of mine at Cambridge studied in detail during the Biological Natural Sciences course (and apparently this old-time riddle can be unscrambled with the principles of evolutionary biology). But picking the right course […]

Crafting CVs and Letters of Recommendation

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By Jonathan Charles Ault (Admissions Consultant and English & History tutor at The Edge Learning Center)   Let’s begin by discussing the importance of CVs (short for “curriculum vitae,” also known as “resumes”) in your applications to schools. Your CV should be a one-page document (not more than one page!) which lays out your accomplishments as a […]

Not Just Fog And Rains

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By Karen Lee (Admissions Consultant at The Edge Learning Center) As the famous Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s poem goes, “Into each life some rain must fall”. This is especially true for those living in the UK. The country has a reputation for its miserable and rainy weather – from day to day, season to season, year to year […]

10 Questions about Character for Seniors Applying to the US

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By Toa Lohe (Admissions Consultant at The Edge Learning Center) For Seniors A student’s final year of high school is significant. No one should relax. For students around the world, senior year will influence the next decade of their lives. The right degree from a great college will offer business opportunities, love, travel, and much more. Applying […]

10 Questions about Character for Juniors Applying to the US

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By Toa Lohe (Admissions Consultant at The Edge Learning Center) For Juniors Remember: education is a private endeavor. Young scholars must design flexible academic plans that reflect their interests. Top colleges and universities are looking for students who are passionate about learning. Please answer the following questions to prepare for the college admissions process: 1) […]

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