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) […]

College Rankings: What Do I Need to Know?

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By Emilio Giuliani (Admissions Consultant at The Edge Learning Center) When rankings are mentioned in the context of college admissions, there are some frequent themes that jump to mind. Labels like elite, prestigious, and exclusive, alongside schools like Harvard, MIT, Stanford, Oxford, and Cambridge. College rankings, at their essence, are a summary judgement of institutions that […]

10 Questions about Character for Sophomores Applying to the US

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By Toa Lohe (Admissions Consultant at The Edge Learning Center) For Sophomores Successful college prep starts with introspection. A young student must ask themself questions to form a deeper understanding of their reality and influences. Once a student records an answer to a self-reflective question, they embark on a long, winding road named Character. Remember: […]

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