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Ally Ip

Getting In The Ivy League: Part 2

What are the easier ways to get in? After knowing the major “uncontrollable” factors that eliminate a student’s chance to gain entry into the Ivy League, our students and parents would naturally ask, “So are you saying it is nearly impossible to get into these Ivy League schools?”  No! If so, we’d be out of a job. Given our students and parents normally cannot afford to donate buildings or billion-dollar foundations to the university, there are a few alternative pathways

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Ally Ip

Getting In The Ivy League: Part 1

What Makes the Ivy League Universities So Hard to Get Into?  During every admissions season, one of the most common questions we get from our students and parents is “How did student X get into this and that Ivy League school, while the other student with the perfect GPA and test scores didn’t?”  The truth is we don’t know. And we may never know how that student got in unless we were actually the ones who worked with the student.

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Dmitrii

Things You Must Know About College Application Letters of Recommendations

Letters of recommendations can be a very nerve-wracking part of the application process since you are unlikely to ever see exactly what is in the letter. Our students fret over which teachers to ask and what they can do to help make the letters of recommendation look better.  Types of Letters of Recommendation 1. Teachers’ Recommendation  For most private US college applications, students are required to ask one or two teachers for a recommendation letter. The most common question we

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Dmitrii

University Rankings: Everything You Need to Know

University rankings dominate the academic landscape now. Media outlets compete to be the first to report on each annual update, and every university prominently displays their top-ranked programs on billboard ads and their own webpages. Different ranking systems also compete for eyes, claiming their own methodologies to be the most accurate and the most up-to-date look into the top universities. So it’s understandable that rankings have become an easy shorthand for students, parents, and even university administrators to compare different

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Ally Ip

How has COVID-19 changed college admissions?

Part I: What we knew in March and April of 2020 The global COVID-19 pandemic has without a doubt left an impact on every aspect of our lives, be it the economy and the most important thing – the next generation’s futures. As admissions consultants at Quantum Prep, we have attended IECA’s webinars to keep up to date with US college admission trends. The following is a summary of what we have learned in the past month. Our findings have

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Kevin Paul

Graduate School Business Programs: More Than Just MBAs

In the past, the MBA was seen as the only graduate business degree for career advancement. However, with globalization and the rapid evolution of the corporate workforce, there are now numerous options when pursuing an advanced business degree. The good news is that these options create a great deal of opportunity and choices for applicants; the bad news is that the application process can be more confusing than ever. Before you consider a graduate business degree, it is important to

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