QUOTE(24wishes @ Apr 8 2009, 05:17 AM)
I'm new around here but like everyone else, i share the common; pondering non-stop with my application outcome to Singapore Universities.
I've read earlier posts and replies and it did manage to help me answer some of my enquiries. However, the itch remains. I need to express my dilemma. I hope the guys around would lend a ear (or maybe an eye haha..)
First of all, congrats to those scoring flats in their stpm examination. It is unnatural if i say i do not envy you. But like what has been quoted earlier, can't cry over spilled milk. True and fair enough.
Still, like i said, I need to get this out from my heart. Was practically worrying as date of outcome draws nearer. Randomly googled and got myself here in this section of the forum.
It is of course very uncertain, but i would love to hear your opinions on my application. I am just desperately seeking for words of comfort. I believe the experienced from around would be of great assistance.
Cutting to the cake, i did not do very well in STPM. I only manage to obtain 3A- and 1B+ in chemistry. Giving me a 3.58 CGPA.
I hold a Band 5 MUET (248)
Other achievements are
Honorary Award for National Math Olympiad and Bronze Medalist in National Physics Competition/Olympiad. (Though i've heard from my seniors that they do not really play such an important role. Grades are their priority)
I've applied for (in order of choice)
in NTU. The following is for NUS
I see a lot of opinions regarding Engineering and etc. Does anyone happen to be familiar with Sciences? Especially Math Science?
I've also written an essay for NUS application, right to the maximum no. of characters required. I hope that helps in a way...
Thanks in advance guys...
Hai, Melissa here
Congratz for your good stpm results
I'm a Malaysian too, I can understood the helplesss feeling when no one guide you, bla bla bla, haha...
my stpm is 3.33 3 yrs ago, muet 217, band 4, SPM 1119 is C4, fail to get into neither NTU or NUS
work for a year and direct 2nd year entry into Ngee Ann Poly biomedical Science
gpa 3.67 for first 5semester, should consider as "SAFE", however i was called up for an interview under discretionary admission
If i'm not wrong, if you write an essay, they will put you under discretionary section where you should have excellent CCA
I was confused being called up for that interview as I didn't applied under this scheme
The professors did explain it to me that this year is too competitive as local A level/JC students scored too well
my friends with cgpa slightly lower than me were offered with Chemistry, which were their second choice.
They do look at your English standards, but stpm results came first, or I won't be able to secured Life Science in NUS with muet band 4, which is a very hot course. BTW, NUS didn't look at CCA at all, for SG students, unless you applied through discretionary scheme, ya the essay writing stuff.
Frankly, I don't think you stand a high chance of getting in NUS Life Sciences... sorry for any hard feeling caused.
However, I do think you stand some chance of getting in NTU math Sci...
NUS is not the best university in Singapore, the matter is which course you preferred. Don't blindly dying to get in NUS because of it's good name.
NTU also offer course better than NUS, such as engineering.
you can refer to the link below to view what is the minimum cgpa for singapore students to get in NUS, NTU or SMU in year 2008.
It is not for 2009, but can give you some ideas... actually last year is very competitive too as got a lot of dragon babies, this year might be due to recession.
i got cgpa 3.75 after boosted up by final sem results, but was still under CONSIDERATION using first five sem of 3.67, which is within the 90th percentile in year 2009.
Hope you don't faint after all these details, haha
just ask me about anything study in SG, I am very helpful, haha~
Added on April 9, 2009, 8:21 pm
ya, i was accepted into NUS ｌｉｆｅ ｓｃｉｅｎｃｅ ａｆｔｅｒ ｔｈｅｙ ｒｅｃｅｉｖｅｄ ｍｙ ｆｉｎａｌ ｓｅｍ ｒｅｓｕｌｔ ｗｉｔｈ ｇｐａ ｏｆ ３．９７， ｂｏｏｓｔｅｄ ｍｙ ｃｇｐａ ｆｒｏｍ ３．６７ ｔｏ ３．７５
Added on April 9, 2009, 9:31 pm
ah, for your information, only people lack of confident in their academic results applied via discretionary scheme as a back up
this scheme only consist of 10% of total students who getting admitted, where the applicant can be people with 4years working experiences, students with excellent results and good CCA (ya, some Singaporean are very kiasu, my friend got 3.9 also want to write the essay...)
I was totally upset when I knew I was interviewed under this scheme, as you can see the people under this scheme is like crouching tiger hidden dragon, haha
but luckily i still managed to survive the interview!
I believed that results are prior than CCAThis post has been edited by teddydream99: Apr 9 2009, 09:36 PM