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QUANTUM PREP INSIGHTS

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Ally Ip

Quantum’s 2024 Early Admissions Insights

Congratulations to our class of 2024 students who gained early entry into their dream universities, with acceptances into the University of Pennsylvania, Cornell University, Barnard College, NYU Tisch School of the Arts, and more! You have all worked hard!             The last two years have undoubtedly been tumultuous and unpredictable due to the pandemic. The pandemic has also revealed many gaps in the US admissions process that admission officers are working hard to patch up. As consultants, we make sure

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Brendan Lung

Quantum Talks: Finding the Right College Fit

Choosing the right university or college can be a very daunting prospect. When it came time for me to decide where I wanted to go for my undergraduate degree I was overwhelmed with the options I was confronted with. Should I stay in the UK where I had been for the last 5 years or should I try something new and apply for US universities? If I do go to the US should I look more at the East Coast

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Anson Chung

What You Need to Know About the Recent UK Admission Test Cancellations

What is happening? Cambridge Assessment Admissions Testing has decided to stop running a series of university admissions tests with effect from 2024-2025. A few tests that had been integral parts of Oxbridge applications, including BMAT (Medicine), ENGAA (Engineering), NSAA (Natural Sciences), and TMUA (Mathematical Skills), are being cancelled. What happens next? These changes mainly affect applicants to Oxbridge, Imperial and specific medical schools, namely those requiring the BMAT, from 2024-2025 onwards. For those applying to the top universities in the

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Brendan Lung

Top 15 Universities with Highest Graduate Salaries

With so many factors to consider when applying for an undergraduate degree it can be very overwhelming to sift through all the available options. Career prospects are incredibly important to consider when applying for universities and one of the more quantitative methods to rank the different schools is by comparing median alumni salary. That being said, we have compiled a list of the 15 schools with the highest median alumni salaries after 10+ years in the workforce. 15. Dartmouth College

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Sabrina Ma

Everything You Need to Know About the New Digital SAT

For those of you who are hesitant about taking the new digital SAT, here is everything you need to know. Key Differences at a glance Paper SAT Digital SAT 3hrs15min test time 2hrs14min test time Reading and Writing100min (Reading 65min, Writing & Language 34min)Includes long passages with 90+ MCQs Reading and Writing64min (sections combined) Includes very short passages and 54 MCQs, covering a range of topics. It may also include infographics Math80min No calculator section: 15 MCQs, 5 student-produced response

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Antonia Chui

IB versus A-Levels, Which One Should You Pick? 

Many of my students study at U.K. boarding schools that offer both the GCE A-Levels and the IB Diploma Programme. So, when both are available, should you pick the A-Levels or the IB? The quick answer depends on your intended university/college destination. Simply put, if your priority is top American schools, pick the IB; if your priority is UK schools only, then pick A-Levels. If you want to keep both options open, pick the IB. So why should students targeting

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