Monthly Archives: July 2015

  • How to: Apply for Financial Aid — Chantelle (University of Rochester ’19)

    Posted on July 24, 2015 by admin in How To.

    Chantelle, a recipient of a merit scholarship, a research grant and financial aid from five colleges, will be a freshman at the University of Rochester. Here, the Penangite who will be majoring in Biomedical Engineering shares her tips on Financial Aid applications. Hi! My name is Chantelle and I’m very excited to set foot on the beautiful […]

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  • Why the U.S. — Syairah (University of Texas at Austin ’15)

    Posted on July 16, 2015 by admin in Uncategorized.

    Syairah Ridzuan (University of Texas at Austin ‘15) finds a shift in focus in her academic journey: discovery and learning over letter grades. For the first eighteen years of my life, I never dreamed of visiting the United States, much less living in that country. In fact, I knew nothing about the other side of […]

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  • Dear Past Self — Chern Wei (Cornell ’16)

    Posted on July 6, 2015 by admin in Dear Past Self.

    Chern Wei cheers on those daunted by the college application process, reminding them of their ultimate goal and the wonderful people supporting them. Dear former self, You will soon be swarmed with numerous tasks on your plate – studying for your SATs and finals, chasing after recommendation letters, translating one document after another from Malay […]

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  • Two Years in the Land of the Free – Calvin (Stanford ’17)

    Posted on July 6, 2015 by admin in Uncategorized.

    In this post, Calvin Yeoh (Stanford ’17) shares his journey to the U.S. – the inevitable uncertainty and fear, the struggle, and, finally, the payoff. A brief recap of my two-years in the land of the free: My first foray into U.S. college education came when I was still in Form 4, when my parents […]

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  • Dear Past Self — Amanda (Tufts ’18)

    Posted on July 6, 2015 by admin in Dear Past Self.

    Hindsight is, indeed, a wonderful thing, as Amanda (Tufts ’18) shows in this heartfelt letter of advice to her past self. Dear Amanda, It is Day 2 of Chinese New Year of your Form 4 year. You are on the computer in your Mom’s room — to escape the heat and the irresistible cookies — […]

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  • Dear Past Self — Affan (UC Irvine ’18)

    Posted on July 6, 2015 by admin in Dear Past Self.

    Looking for some practical college application advice? Muhammad Affan (University of California Irvine 18’) has got you covered with this nifty little cheat sheet. Dear past me, The US application process is complicated, isn’t it? Well, don’t panic! Here is a cheat sheet I made for your reference. SAT Prep Everyone aims to get a […]

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