Monthly Archives: September 2021

Invitation from Harvard, Pomona, Stanford, and Wellesley

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HARVARD, POMONA, STANFORD, WELLESLEY

You’re invited!

Join admission officers from Harvard, Pomona, Stanford, and Wellesley at one of our upcoming virtual sessions for counselors and educators. At each event (September 21, 5:00 pm US PDT, and October 21, 8:00 am US PDT), we will share brief institutional updates before addressing the top 10 most frequently asked questions you and your colleagues submit ahead of each session.

While Covid-19 continues to disrupt our ability to connect in person, we hope that events like these will allow us to stay in touch and to share information needed to support students through their college search. Click a button below to register for either session.

The Northeast Public Schools Fair

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Northeast Public Universities
We will be hosting a Northeast Public Schools College Fair. During the event, students will have the opportunity to learn about each university listed below:
  • Binghamton University
  • University of Delaware
  • Stony Brook University
  • University of Maryland
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • University of Connecticut
  • Rutgers University
  • Penn State

They can listen as we answer questions about scholarships, test-optional, application requirements and more! Students may provide questions to be answered prior to the event and hear them answered live, plus have the opportunity to meet our university representatives after the panel in individual breakout rooms!

Share this important event with your students to help them discover all of the opportunities available to them.

Students can choose the session that best fits their schedule, or register for multiple times if they would like to get reminders and ample time to connect with each of us. Please note that all times are listed in EDT. Please have your students register for this event using the Registration QR code or button below!

Friday, 24 September, 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM EDT
Thursday, 14 October, 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM EDT
Thursday, 28 October 8:00 PM to 9:30 PM EDT

Registration QR code:

Student Registration

Sincerely,
Binghamton University
Penn State
Rutgers University
Stony Brook University
University of Connecticut
University of Delaware
University of Maryland
University of Pittsburgh

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Join the Sister Colleges for a Q & A

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Curious about what sets the Sister Colleges apart? Wondering how to start the conversation with students you think might be a fit for a women’s college? Then join us for a panel and learn what defines the Sisters. A legacy of empowerment. An abiding commitment to access and equity. A rigorous, interdisciplinary academic experience in a community of inspired learners. And rich campus opportunities — internships, research, leadership growth, career prep and social life — that prepare our students to launch.

The deans and directors of admission invite you to one of our joint, virtual sessions:

Tuesday, September 14, 7:30-8:45 pm EDT (-4 GMT)
Saturday, September 18, 1:00-2:15 pm EDT (-4 GMT)

While these sessions are designed for prospective students and families — we encourage you to share our invite! — it’s also a great primer for counselors less familiar with the Sister Colleges.

Register at wellesley.edu/admission/sisters.

We hope to see you there.

Deans and Directors of Admission
The Sister Colleges
Barnard
Bryn Mawr
Mount Holyoke
Smith
Wellesley

New Zealand Virtual Visits – Hong Kong

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New Zealand Virtual Visits – Hong Kong

Virtual Visit exclusively for Hong Kong schools. It features all eight NZ universities and will take place between 11-14 October (which will be during the mid-term break for many of us)

Please see the attached flyer for the schedule and full details, and register using this link.

The Zoom link and joining details will be sent to registered attendees nearer the time. Each webinar is 45 mins, with a 25 min presentation, and 20 mins allotted for Q&A. The sessions will be recorded.

If you have any questions about the event, please contact Felix Ye from Education New Zealand. His contact details can be found on the attached flyer.

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Application Review and Financial Aid at Harvard, Pomona, Stanford, and Wellesley

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Join representatives from Harvard, Pomona, Stanford, and Wellesley to hear how we evaluate applications. What role do the various pieces of the application play? What do we mean when we talk about considering the match between the ”whole person” and our institution? We will also share information about financial aid and provide some general tips for your college search.

Please share this invitation with any students and colleagues who may be interested:

*To maximize our time together, please submit your questions when you RSVP to the event.

We welcome interested high school students, parents, high school counselors, and friends. Please register as early as possible. Registration closes 1 hour prior to each event. Note that both webinars will cover the same content. If you are unable to join us, we encourage you to visit our admission websites to learn more about our institutions. These events will be conducted live, and no recording will be available afterward.
We look forward to seeing you!

 

Applying to Cambridge

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University of Cambridge – Update

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Below is a step-by-step guide to help your students through the admissions process. Please bear in mind that we have an earlier UCAS application deadline of 15 October 2021 (Or 20 September 2021 for students in time zones of GMT+7 who would like to be considered for overseas interview slots with the international interviews team).

1.  Choose a course

2.  Decide whether to apply directly to a College, or to make an open application

3.  Check admission assessment arrangements – You can find further information on assessments in the information below or on our webpage admission assessments.

4.  Complete the UCAS application form – This includes the personal statement, which gives applicants the opportunity to tell us about their academic interests and motivations for applying for their chosen course. Make sure they include any super-curricular activities!

5.  Complete the Supplementary Application Questionnaire (SAQ) – For applicants who would like to be considered for international interview slots, the SAQ deadline is 27 September 2021. In all other cases, the deadline is 22 October 2021.

6. If your student is required to submit a transcript – This depends on the course and College applied to but must be submitted by 18.00 (UK time)  22 October 2021. If you are applying for a slot with the international interviews team in October (see above), you will need to submit your transcript by 20 September.

7.  If required, take a pre-interview assessment – A list of courses requiring a pre-interview assessment can be found here. Further information on pre-interview assessments can be found in the article below. (Please note that some courses require an at-interview assessment instead. A list of these courses can be found here. Applicants do not need to be registered in advance for at-interview assessments.)

8.  If invited, attend interview – More information can be found online and in the Overseas Interviews section below.

9. Application decisions will be sent out in mid-January 2022

International Applicants: How to Apply for Undergraduate Study

We also have a useful video summarising the application process which you may wish to share with your students.

Watch the video >

Pre-interview Assessments

Most applicants to Cambridge are required to take a written assessment, either pre-interview or at interview. Our pre-interview assessments are administered by Cambridge Assessment Admissions Testing (CAAT). A list of courses that require a pre-interview assessment, together with specimen and past papers, can be found on our Pre-interview assessments webpage.

Some applicants will be able to take their pre-interview assessment in school, provided that their school is registered as a test centre with CAAT. To become a test centre, schools must complete a Centre Approval Request Form, which you can access via this webpage. If applicants are unable to take their pre-interview assessment in school, they will need to find an open test centre.

All applicants for courses requiring a pre-interview assessment must be registered with their test centre by 15 October 2021. Please be aware that open test centres may be very popular and/or impose an earlier deadline. Applicants who require specific access arrangements must be registered with their test centre by 30 September 2021. Further information can be found  here.

 

For 2022 entry, the pre-interview written assessments are scheduled to take place on the following dates in the UK:

Wednesday, 3 November 2021 – BMAT, ECAA, ENGAA, NSAA

Thursday, 4 November 2021 – TSA, TMUA, ELAT

Applicants taking the pre-interview written assessments overseas must check the website as the scheduled start times for international centres may vary.

Please note that for some international interview schemes, these assessments may take place after your remote interview. In this situation, your written assessment will still be considered by your Cambridge College along with your international interview report.

Overseas Interviews

This year, all of our interviews will take place virtually. Your students may be interviewed by the admissions team in the College they applied to, or by international interviews team for certain subjects, if they apply for this option. Regardless of who interviews your students, the aims and format of the interview will be the same.

The international interviews team generally conduct interviews earlier (during October and November) which allows for additional capacity to invite candidates for interview in over-subscribed subjects. By applying to be interviewed by the international interviews team, this means your students are willing to be interviewed either by that team or by the College. There is an earlier application deadline of 20 September for the October interview slots and these are reserved for candidates in time zones of GMT+8 or more. Candidates in China and Hong Kong should apply by 15 October for the November interview slots.

Visit our website for the most up to date information about virtual interviews in 2021.

Invitation to the ICT Mahidol Virtual Roadshows

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The Faculty of Information and Communication Technology, Mahidol University or ICT Mahidol will host 4 Virtual Roadshows from September to October 2021 to introduce our Bachelor of Science in ICT (International Program) as well as to provide information on how to apply through the ICT Portfolio Round and International Direct Admissions.
4 Virtual Roadshows are set up on different dates and times in order that the participants can choose to join at their convenience, as listed below:

 

All sessions will be conducted in English. International students, Thai students, Parents, School Counselors are very welcome!
We would appreciate it if you could please forward this event to responsible departments and your students. We hope that these information sessions will be beneficial to students who are looking for further study in IT related field.
Should you have any questions, please contact Mr. Stephen E. Smith, Student and Alumni Engagement Officer, e-mail: stephen.smi@mahidol.ac.th or Miss Saruta Chintanet, International Relations Officer, e-mail: saruta.chi@mahidol.ac.th.

University of Toronto – ESF Session | Sept 28

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University of Toronto – Amgen Scholars

Students must be sure to register for the virtual visit using the link provided below before the event begins. Students will then be sent an email that will allow them to participate in my presentation in advance of the event.

As Canada’s top university, the University of Toronto is a leading destination for innovators and trailblazers the world over. Students can choose from 700+ programs in the sciences, the arts, business, engineering, music, architecture, kinesiology, and much more. With three campuses in and around Toronto—one of the world’s most diverse cities, and a hub of culture, finance, and technology—our students enjoy access to professional training in and out of the classroom, international partnerships, research courses, cutting-edge facilities, and warm collegiate communities. And, with a half-million-strong alumni network spanning the globe, our degrees unlock doors to any industry, anywhere.

ESF Schools

Date and Time: Tuesday September 28th at 5:30-6:30am EST [Tuesday September 28th at 5:30-6:30pm HKT]

Registration Link: https://apply.adm.utoronto.ca/register/?id=09264cb6-2ce1-4ae8-ad19-3ce0ba495ce5

Warwick Undergraduate Open Day in Hong Kong on 12 Sep 2021

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The start of a new school year brings with it a sense of a new beginning and new opportunities, at Warwick, we also bring in new initiative for your students.
 
We would like to invite your students to join us for the first Warwick Undergraduate Open Day in Hong Kong on Sunday 12th September 2021. This is an event for Year 12/13 and Form 5/6 students who are interested in learning more about studying at Warwick. We are covering six departments and will have academics to introduce the courses. We will also have current students in person to share their experiences which would be a fantastic opportunity for your students to hear from seniors who have been in their position. Please find the event detail below. To register: https://your.warwick.ac.uk/form/warwickHK-openday
 
It would be much appreciated if you could promote this to your students.
 
If you would like to join, please just let me know which departmental session and I will reserve a seat for you!
 
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[By 13 Sep noon] HKUST Experience Day 2021 Early Bird Registration

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Early Bird Registration for HKUST Experience Day 2021
 
Further to our promotion of the HKUST Virtual Information Day, we would like to bring you further exciting news concerning your graduating class students as follow.
 
Early bird invitation to the HKUST Experience Day 2021
 
In view of the improving pandemic situation locally, we are hosting an on-campus event “HKUST Experience Day 2021”, exclusively for the graduating year students, on Sunday, 10 Oct. The event is a hub of interesting face-to-face experiential programs, participants will get a real taste of HKUST through taster lectures, tailored workshops, laboratory visits and demonstration, and dormitory and campus tours, alongside with admissions consultation booths for in-person engagement with our admissions officers and students. These experiential programs perfectly complement the admissions talks offered through our Virtual Information Day on Saturday, 25 Sep. We highly recommend your students to attend both events which offer completely different experience.
 
To manage health and safety measures, the event will be split into two identical sessions with limited capacity for experiential programs. Having received many of your bright students over the years, we are pleased to offer Early Bird Registration for your graduating year students to sign up for Session 2 (14:00 – 18:00) before the event goes public. Grateful if you may kindly inform them and nominate interested students by returning the sign-up form by 12:00 noon of Monday, 13 Sep. Full event details and RSVP link will be sent to the nominated students in due course.
 
Counselors are most welcome to join the HKUST Experience Day 2021
 
At the event, we will host a tailored Counselor Mingling and Consultation Session (15:00 – 16:00) for counselors like you. Admissions officers from Schools and Programs would share important admissions updates and answer any questions you may have. Please fill in details of attending counselor(s) on the same sign-up form for RSVP.
 
What’s new for HKUST (2022 Intake)
 
To start with, our online application system will open on 27 Sep, with early round deadline on 19 Nov 2021 and main round deadline on 14 Jan 2022. This year, we are offering a new application choice BSc in Sustainable and Green Finance, leveraging the heightening sustainability concerns and demands for talents in the finance sector.
 
The Extended Major in Artificial Intelligence will be made available for our business students when they start declaring their majors while an entirely new Extended Major in Digital Media and Creative Arts will also be launched.
 
Last but not least, we are proud to announce the establishment of HKUST Beyond Academic Admissions Scholarship (BAAS), a new scholarship to absorb our previous two non-academic scholarships and further expand the scope to recognize a much broader spectrum of talents and achievements. Awardees would enjoy a one-off scholarship of HKD 50,000 and favorable admissions offer(s).
 
We hope you and your students are excited about these updates as much as we do.
 
Thank you and looking forward to welcoming you and your students at HKUST Experience Day 2021 in person (Finally!). We will be in touch soon to follow up on any questions.