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Building an impressive profile - How to break a “Typical Asian Applicant” stereotype

In 2021, Harvard University received 57,435 applications, but only issued 1,968 offers. This means the acceptance rate hit a record low of 3.4%.

If you are eager to become one of the “chosen ones” among thousands of impressive applicants, an excellent academic record is just a stepping stone; the best way to stand out is your profile. A profile is like a mirror; it can reflect the students‘ personality, hobbies, family background, and their uniqueness, all of which will tell the admissions officer how well the applicant's characteristics match the school‘s value. However, the admissions officer of Princeton University has pointed out that the profiles of Asian applicants are “too similar to be distinguished”.

To help you build a unique and impressive profile, KEY is proud to present our University Admissions Seminar Series.

For Seminar #3, we will discuss:

  • The key factors in extracurricular activities that can help you stand out
  • How to choose particular competitions, summer schools, and research projects
  • Common mistakes in a typical “Chinese Student“ profile.
  • Case Studies - How I Got Admitted to Top Universities
  • How to enrich your profile in a limited time

Seminar dates:

  • *Gr. 9 - Gr. 12 Student: Wednesday, Dec 1st 19:00 Online Seminar

Agenda

  • 19:00 - 20:30 Seminar
  • 20:30 - 21:00 Group Q&A

*After the seminar, our admissions advisors will offer one-on-one, comprehensive recommendations for the next steps in the preparation process.



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Three unique tools

With unique tools like Academic Life Coaching®、Ignite Your Spark® and KEY Career Incubator® , KEY's mission is to help our applicants beat the competitors, while significantly improving the applicants during the application process.

  • Master highly effective learning tools
  • Activate inner motivation for self-improvement
  • Set goals and put them into actions
  • Develop high Emotional Intelligence and resistance to stress
  • Cultivate interests and explore potentials
  • Develop comprehensive soft skills that are essential for school enrollment and future career
  • Highlight personal specialities to create a superior application
  • Summer course at prestigious schools / scientific projects or competitions / professional internships / charitable activities
  • Develop time management skills
  • Set goals and master the method of putting goals into actions
  • Develop interpersonal and communication skills, and build networking resources for career development
  • Understand one's own personality and learning style, and its application to studies, work and life management

Four Key Stages

  • 360-degree comprehensive evaluation
  • Guide to North American Universities
  • Develop personalized application
  • Academic Life Coaching® Stage 1
    • Wheel of life learning experience review
    • Explore self potentials and values
    • Establish a learning system and position learning style
    • Develop executive qualities
  • KEY Career Incubator®
  • Ignite Your Spark® Stage 1
    • Review personal experience and establish a primary profile
    • Explore extracurricular activities and accumulate specific experience based on future university and career goals
  • Academic Life Coaching® Stage 2
    • Develop critical thinking: values, judgment, self-recognition
    • Strengthen academic performance
    • Identify passion and aspiration
    • Guide to professional course selections
    • Identify academic major and goal
    • Set goals for the next 3 / 5 /10 years
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  • Ignite Your Spark® Stage 2
    • Target your personal strengths, potentials and direction to create unique sparks
    • Summer courses at prestigious schools / scientific project or competition / professional internship / charitable activities
    • Top consultant team reviews student files
  • Academic Life Coaching® Stage 3
    • KEY to LEADERSHIP
    • Identify unique personal strengths, refine student files
    • Supervise and strengthen academic performance
  • Top consultant team reviews student files
  • US: ED/EA/RD application strategies
  • Writer's team helps with personal and supplementary documents
  • Guide to impressive recommendation letters
  • Interview strategies and mock interviews
  • Consultant regularly tracks the material preparation process
  • Next stage academic/career planning

Frequently Asked Questions

When should I start my college admissions planning?

A: At KEY, we recommend students to start their college admissions planning as early as the beginning of Gr.8. Remember it’s never too early to start college admissions planning! Often, we see students struggle and get disappointing results due to limited time. So, come to KEY to get your customized college planning checklist and expertise on how to make your application competitive!

How do I begin my college applications?

A:Find out what goes into an application and begin collecting the materials you need. Create a folder for each college you are applying to. At the front of each folder, put a checklist of what you’ll need for the application and when it’s due. Come to get your application checklist and exclusive application tips from KEY!

Should I apply early?

A: If you are sure about which college you want to attend, early decision or early action might be the best choice for you. If you’re not sure, keep in mind that some early application plans require you to commit early. You may want to keep your options open. Let us help you to make the best decision on when and where to apply!