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Dmitrii

The “Everything” College Application Timeline

Quantum Prep is an education consultancy that focuses on placing their students at the best colleges or universities. We boast of diverse results. In addition to the traditional rap sheet of prestigious university acceptances, our consultants like to highlight the different paths they have sent students on. All of our students are different; we are proud of our one-on-one tailored approach towards university counselling. Contact us for a complimentary 30-minute initial meeting, where you can get tailored individualized advice on

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Ally Ip

Debunking the Three Most Common Myths about STEM Majors

With the rise of tech giants, the allure of getting a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) degree to gain entry into one of those prestigious firms has never been stronger. Tales of 24-hour staff canteens catered by the finest chefs, nap pods, flexible vacation days, and gorgeous offices have led many students to conclude that STEM is the way to go, leading to relevant STEM degrees from US universities becoming increasingly coveted. With nervous chatter about this field flying

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Dmitrii

Getting started on your US College Personal Statement

With the application season in full swing, our students at Quantum Prep are well on their way towards finishing their applications for US universities. As US college admissions consultants, we get the most questions by far on one topic – the Personal Statement. There are good reasons why people are so concerned about this too: this one short essay of only 650 words needs to represent you to the admissions officer. It’s your best opportunity to show your voice and

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Ally Ip

The 7 Worst Common App Personal Statement Topics

The most common question we hear from our students every year is on what topics they should use for their personal statements.  While it is impossible to tell our students what to write for their personal statements, as everyone’s story must be personal, there are certain topics we should avoid using. The following are seven topics that can easily sink an application from the get-go. 1. The Braggart The US admissions process is holistic. This means the admissions officers review

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Antonia Chui

Things to do on UCAS after you get your final results

Many public examinations like the IB and A-Levels have been cancelled in the midst of COVID-19; fortunately, universities have decided to uphold the conditional offers given to prospective students who have already received admissions decisions. After news came out that schools will work to provide final public exam scores to students by assessing their course-work, students are now working hard to meet their offers by catching up and making sure their final scores reflect their abilities.  So what are the

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Ally Ip

Evolution of the US College Application Landscape in Relation to Chinese Students

In the early ’90s, before Microsoft launched Windows 95, I worked inside the MIT admissions office as a student worker to support myself. I remember transporting heavy boxes of student folders and hearing the sound of different textures of paper sliding against each other and the occasional rattle of metal. Oftentimes, I would be curious and peer into those heavy boxes. You may be surprised to hear that it was not just stacks of printed out student applications. College applications

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