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Old 24-05-2012, 10:31 PM   #1666
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so our teachers all lied to us when they said CCA is important and force us to have CCA.

If u look carefully, especially nus and ntu, they dun even care about ur cca.

So might as well spread the message that joining CCA is only for those elites who wants to get schlarships, normal students like us would be better off trying to get better results for O level AND poly. I emphasized AND becos no use scoring well for ur poly, ur past (O level) will come back to haunt you. So those naive secondary school students think that CCA is important , later when they apply for uni, I feel for them
CCA is important in sec sch for u to appeal into a gd JC, Poly course or scholarship. but not for JC/Poly. This is a well-known fact.
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Old 24-05-2012, 10:33 PM   #1667
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What reasons do JCs give for promoting / encouraging active participation in CCAs ?

Do they openly claim that it helps in gaining Uni admission ? (Not entirely false; there's discretionary admission, but misleading nevertheless...)

Is the school unaware of the Uni's admission score (unlikely), or perhaps it has other motives ?
CCA is very important if u plan to apply for prestigious scholarships like PSC/SAFOS
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Old 24-05-2012, 10:58 PM   #1668
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Honestly though, I'm a bit confused as to why NTU didn't require SAT 1 or 2 during applications. NUS required both while SMU required only SAT 1. Shouldn't the SAT be a big part of how students, without o levels, are assessed?

At least NTU hasn't rejected me outright just yet still waiting, mid July if not wrong...
Thats because not many people read SAT as a pre-U qualification here. Unless your score is top notch, dont think they will bother sifting through borderline SAT scores to come to a conclusion. The 2nd most likely reason is that A level and poly scores are probably input into an algorithm in the admission system that prioritizes everyone down the line and a SAT score clearly wont fit into the system. Like i said it'll probably be chucked aside TBA later, or worse placed right at the end of the queue. thats why foreigners with non-standard qualifications also receive a higher rejection rate apart from the placement quota.

Anyway why choose Singapore uni, US colleges not good enough for you?
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Old 24-05-2012, 10:59 PM   #1669
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For NUS we are able to track whether we have been rejected. But for NTU, how do we check?
HELP!! Anyone?
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Old 24-05-2012, 11:15 PM   #1670
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Just got rejected by SMU for all my five choices.

My GPA was 3.91 and L1R4 was 10. English B3.

Anyone is in the same situation as me? Is the competition really that intense this year?

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Old 24-05-2012, 11:17 PM   #1671
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Just got rejected by SMU for all my five choices.

My GPA was 3.91 and L1R4 was 10. English B3.

Anyone is in the same situation as me? Is the competition really that intense this year?

Holy**** you sure? omg. mine still processing. Idk whether to be happy or what?

And they never call me for interview...

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Old 24-05-2012, 11:21 PM   #1672
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Holy**** you sure? omg. mine still processing. Idk whether to be happy or what?

And they never call me for interview...
Ya. The online status has been updated and shows this - "Your application has been rejected."

No news is good news at this point of time?

Haiz.
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Old 24-05-2012, 11:24 PM   #1673
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Just got rejected by SMU for all my five choices.

My GPA was 3.91 and L1R4 was 10. English B3.

Anyone is in the same situation as me? Is the competition really that intense this year?

no make sense leh ur grades tok kong sia...

u applied for what courses law???

were u shortlisted for interview?
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Old 24-05-2012, 11:24 PM   #1674
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Just got rejected by SMU for all my five choices.

My GPA was 3.91 and L1R4 was 10. English B3.

Anyone is in the same situation as me? Is the competition really that intense this year?

Care to share your poly and course?
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Old 24-05-2012, 11:26 PM   #1675
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Care to share your poly and course?
TP Aviation Management & Services.
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Old 24-05-2012, 11:27 PM   #1676
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no make sense leh ur grades tok kong sia...

u applied for what courses law???

were u shortlisted for interview?
First choice was law and second was business but was only called up for Business interview and english test.
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Old 24-05-2012, 11:28 PM   #1677
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It's really insane for you to get rejected!
You should try appealing if you really wish to enter that particular school
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Old 24-05-2012, 11:28 PM   #1678
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Ya. The online status has been updated and shows this - "Your application has been rejected."

No news is good news at this point of time?

Haiz.
Did you get called up for interview? I was told that SMU does interviews for all their students BUT I never got a call from them... Any chance they missed me out by accident?
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Old 24-05-2012, 11:29 PM   #1679
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Ya. The online status has been updated and shows this - "Your application has been rejected."

No news is good news at this point of time?

Haiz.
i went for smu interview on 30 march.. till now also no news so i guess no news is good news what course you applied for?
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Old 24-05-2012, 11:31 PM   #1680
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HELP!! Anyone?
For NTU, the fastest way to find out whether you have been accepted is through the joint admission portal.
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