Crafting a Winning MCIT Personal Statement (2)

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When you apply to a graduate program, whether MCIT  (Master of Computer and Information Technology) or elsewhere, the person reading your essay is literally on the admissions committee of that program and is likely more familiar with it than anyone else on the planet. Not only do they not need to be taught what it entails (because they already know rather well), but doing so takes the essay away from talking about you, which is what we want.

Crafting a Winning MCIT Personal Statement (1)

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In very few places is talking exclusively about yourself for an extended period of time a welcome practice, but your personal statement is one of them. The entire purpose of the personal statement is to show the admissions committee who you are as a person - your background, your motivations, and your professional goals - in ways that cannot be conveyed on your transcript or resume. At the same time, you must also tell the reader why this program specifically is the right fit for you. To do so, it is necessary to understand the program’s offerings.

8 Tips for a Winning US & UK Undergraduate Application Essay

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If you’re considering applying to universities in both countries this year, there are some fundamental differences between the UK and US university admissions processes that you need to know about; unfortunately, the same application form will not suffice for both. Let’s start by looking at the differences and then pointers for how to approach the essays; you’ll learn things to remember when writing your applications. 

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Scotland VS Rest of UK: What You Need to Know

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Scotland has become a popular destination for international students because of its world-class institutions, rich cultural history and stunning natural landscapes. Learn the distinctive differences between a Scottish and an English degree before you decide if this is a choice for you!

Choosing and Taking AP Exams


It's that time of year again: time to talk about AP Exams, which many thousands of stressed-out students will be taking in the next several weeks all over the world. In this blog, we’ll go over what they are, whether or not you (or your student) should take them, and – if so – which you should take, and how you should go about doing so.

Facebook Live: Live with Mr. Duc Luu, The Admissions Insider

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How will Covid-19 affect the university admissions in the future? What are the guidance and advice from our Admissions Consultants on planning a student’s admissions path? We have invited our Founder, Mr Duc Luu, the Top Asia University Admissions Consultant who has over 20 years of experience in the industry to share his insights on […]

Do British universities neglect extracurriculars?

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Let’s be clear. When it comes to university admissions in the UK, achievement in extracurriculars would never compensate for low academic ability. But if you are considering ditching all your after-school activities, think again. It is true that UK universities are not particularly keen to learn about your non-academic interests – you will be assessed […]

5 Key Changes for US Admissions in 2021 with COVID-19


By Emilio Giuliani (Admissions Consultant of The Edge Learning Center) Beyond finding hand sanitizer more frequently in Admission Offices, the global COVID-19 pandemic may have lasting repercussions on how American AdComms handle the admissions process and applicant materials looking forward. While students for the Fall 2020 undergraduate intake are handling canceled exams and extracurriculars, it is […]

How To Handle College Admissions During The Coronavirus Pandemic

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By Duc Luu (Founder and Admissions Consultant of The Edge Learning Center) Given the current worldwide lockdown, I’ve been asked about what steps I think need to be taken to mitigate COVID-19’s impact on the college admissions process. Let me give you a checklist and themes to consider: GPA Some high schools are moving to pass/fail […]

Facebook Live: Do You Need an Admissions Consultant (AC) or an Agency?


How can consultants help students go through the entire university / boarding school admissions process and attend their dream schools? Or should I just go to an overseas education agency? These are some questions often being asked by many parents and students. Our admissions consultant, Collin, is here to share what he does in his profession and answer […]