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Dmitrii

Reach, Target, and Safety Colleges: Crafting a College List

Crafting a college list can be some of the most nerve-wracking decisions in the entire college application process. With so many decisions stemming from this choice, your college list should be something that you start thinking about early and adapting as you go through high school. As Admissions Consultants with years of experience helping Hong Kong students get into their dream schools, we help our students craft carefully curated college lists with a balanced mix of Reaches, Targets, and Safeties.

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Ally Ip

What Happened in 2020-2021’s US Admissions Cycle… and What’s Next?

The 2020-2021 College admissions cycle has been especially challenging to all students, counselors, and college admissions alike. In March 2020, SAT and ACT centers began to shut down due to COVID-19. Since then, even the University of California system, which has always placed heavy emphasis on standardized testing scores, became not only Test-Optional but Test-Blind. Test-Blind means the university will not see any of the student’s test scores under any circumstance. By August 2020, over 1,000 universities and colleges had

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Dmitrii

A Handy To-Do List for U.K. Engineering University Applicants

Subject preparation Universities in the UK are very strict with subject choices, and doubly so for quantitative subjects such as Engineering. To even be considered, you need to ensure that you make the right subject choices early on in your academic career, particularly in Math and Physics.  A hard requirement of nearly all Engineering courses would be Mathematics, and the top universities expect applicants to take the hardest mathematics classes available. For A-Level candidates, this would be Mathematics, with Further

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Ally Ip

Cool Majors: Linguistics

One misconception about a Linguistics major is that being a Linguist means you speak a lot of languages. While many linguists have learned to speak many languages through their fieldwork, a person who speaks many languages is a polyglot, not a linguist! So, what exactly do Linguistics majors study, and why does it matter?   Linguistics is the scientific study of language, how it works, how it is acquired, and how people use it to communicate and interact. Because human history,

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Dmitrii

An Overview of Engineering in U.K. Universities

Engineering remains one of the most popular programmes for students studying abroad in the UK. Besides being a dynamic and ever-developing field, engineering graduates often have a wealth of career options in R&D, finance, and technology. The degree itself gives those graduates highly transferable problem solving and quantitative skills, leading to high job stability as well – engineers in the UK reported a nearly 10% pay increase from 2020-2021, despite COVID-19 causing pay freezes or even pay cuts in other

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Ally Ip

Summer Activities That Will Wow Colleges

As summer is approaching, many students and parents (mostly parents) have come to us requesting advice on activities they should do to impress colleges. “WOW Activity” has hence become a hot topic, especially with concern about increasingly selective college admissions.  In this article, we will explain what a “WOW Activity” should look like, examine the feasibility of actualizing such ideas, and share examples of what past students have done to earn places at their dream schools. Finally, we will give

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