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Old 30-06-2015, 12:21 AM   #2791
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No just JC.



1. I'm local, have been since birth
2. Nop I didn't fail anything at Os and As..

I scored A & Bs for all my Art subjects and Ds for my Chem & Math..... but even so my O Levels em & am was A2?

And well... I participated in alot of school activities, took up several leadership roles and all those while i was in school... so i guess those didn't help me much in having a holistic background hahahaha.
Hmmm. Then I'm pretty much as lost as you. haha. The only reason would be that there are better scorers this year applying for the courses you applied for. Humanities is always getting more popular here while STEM courses are getting less popular. We will only know in December when the new IGP for this year comes out when we can see how much the IGP has risen.

If your grades are good, I'd recommend that you try again next year. This time, apply strategically, put courses that are clearly in reach (safely above IGP) as your first choice. It looks like an RP of 72.5 just matches both SMU SS and NTU Soci. This is cutting it too close in my opinion. You'd want to apply for courses like English, History or Chinese where you are above the IGP. In the meantime, work/intern or volunteer at some organisations first. Or even retake your A-levels to get a better grade set if you're confident.
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Old 30-06-2015, 12:35 AM   #2792
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just go SIM/SIT. don't waste time. not year most probably grade inflate again and even harder to get in
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Old 30-06-2015, 10:05 AM   #2793
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Ahhh thanks. Was from Arts stream in JC so quite worried about the transition haha
I don't think so.
Don't think Biz students deal with very complicated math, amath should be sufficient bah
AhPORK is right... until now I still don't get why NTU has to have that A math requirement for entry hahah.. I guess that's why they laxed the rules for the A math part already.. well... if you are concerned with the math component.. I think I would probably died by now.. because my math background is worse than yours no A math at O levels and from poly biz... so my math foundation is almost non-existent

modules that you may experience some difficulty for year 1 would be DSC1007 (Business Analytics) and BSP1005 (Econs). The econs one is really dependent on the module coordinator you get... for mine.. suay suay I got the math type of econs... but even then.. its mainly the 1st derivative type of stuff.. so its not too hard la. comparing with my NTU friend counterpart.. his econs in NTU last sem was so easy for him.. he said mainly concepts.. not much math and was so similar to poly econs that he got A

hahaha welcome to the club
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Old 30-06-2015, 12:56 PM   #2794
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1. I'm local, have been since birth
2. Nop I didn't fail anything at Os and As..

I scored A & Bs for all my Art subjects and Ds for my Chem & Math..... but even so my O Levels em & am was A2?

And well... I participated in alot of school activities, took up several leadership roles and all those while i was in school... so i guess those didn't help me much in having a holistic background hahahaha.
Hi, my rp is also 72.5 and I receive a call from smu for the interview and got in. Did u receive any call for the interview? its a bit weird that they didn't call u up for an interview, and you said u had a few leadership roles. I suggest you try to appeal to assist prof, and if it still fails take a gap year? Taking a gap year may not be a bad thing,if u don't want to go private u or unisim. I would say appealing to smu have a bigger chance than nus and ntu.
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Old 30-06-2015, 02:34 PM   #2795
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This year seems tough

Moi fren 70+ish rank point getting rejected with no place gg
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Old 30-06-2015, 10:27 PM   #2796
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This year seems tough

Moi fren 70+ish rank point getting rejected with no place gg
Apparently this batch performed the best since they revamped the system.. no surpirse for the increased competitiveness
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Old 30-06-2015, 10:29 PM   #2797
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AhPORK is right... until now I still don't get why NTU has to have that A math requirement for entry hahah.. I guess that's why they laxed the rules for the A math part already.. well... if you are concerned with the math component.. I think I would probably died by now.. because my math background is worse than yours no A math at O levels and from poly biz... so my math foundation is almost non-existent

modules that you may experience some difficulty for year 1 would be DSC1007 (Business Analytics) and BSP1005 (Econs). The econs one is really dependent on the module coordinator you get... for mine.. suay suay I got the math type of econs... but even then.. its mainly the 1st derivative type of stuff.. so its not too hard la. comparing with my NTU friend counterpart.. his econs in NTU last sem was so easy for him.. he said mainly concepts.. not much math and was so similar to poly econs that he got A

hahaha welcome to the club
Thanks for the info! Will only be matriculating in 2017 due to NS haish. Are you enjoying the course and student life thus far?
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Old 30-06-2015, 11:25 PM   #2798
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Hey I need an adivce regarding SMU appeal. My sister applied for economics but failed to get in. Her SAT is 1980 (not so good) and she graduated as 5/480+ students. Her CCAs are just same as mine and I got into SMU Biz this year. Anyway I'd like to know what courses are "less popular" so she can choose an appropriate course to appeal. Also, kindly give me and my sister advice about SMU appeal. Thanks in advance!
Sorry if i offend you with the following message i'm going to reply you. Isn't the course of study your sister should decide for her future than a course that is easy to get in and have no passion in the end?

There is no such thing as which course is less popular.. Your sister should decide what she want to do in the future. Don't study for the sake of studying. Know what you want.

If the community here is going to advise which course your sister should study. Your sister need to re-think whether she is fit to study in university as she rely on people to make decisions for her and no one can guarantee her "SUCCESS" in life.

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Old 30-06-2015, 11:48 PM   #2799
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What you say is totally agreeable. But in fact she actually studies for sake of studying. What is important to her is to get into a university. You may think this is a stupid attitude and idea but this is the reality. Thanks for a reply but if you are not going to give any useful advice to a very desperate applicant, please do not comment.
I would suppose the hard nut to crack is yourself. The poster gave one of the best advice you and your sister should ever get. If your sister just want a certificate, don't waste 3/4 years, just go somewhere and buy one. It's faster, less hassle and definitely works.

The reality is you are not in reality. What is important for her is to understand the reason to study and the target, so that what she will be doing in it will be productive and effective. At the end of the day, your sister will not be wasting away hard-earned precious money from your parents or your guardians sending their children to schools and achieving nothing in life.

Any substandard answer to answer your desperate question is as good as not answering. But rather you took a deaf ear against something giving your genuine answer to your problem and here you, in the public forum, request the poster not the comment with the answer does not suit your needs ?

You better think harder with your coconut brain (filled with water), if you have such high respect for asking something that is unknown to you right here, then prepared for any answer. If you already have some answers you think is more useful to you, that means you already knows the answer, then why bother to ask. Just go and figure thinks out yourself and move on destroy the future of your sibling.

And you are quite right on your perspective. It's indeed stupid and getting nowhere. If that's the case, I recommend you take the tuition fee, walk right into the casino and gamble it, you might have better outcomes.

Right now, you are asking your sister walk into something she has not set her heart into, with no commitment to succeed. So she will just torment herself for 3/4 years, in the end get bad grades, end up worse off than having 3/4 years of youth in the first place.

Density is at a new peak nowadays

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Old 01-07-2015, 12:00 AM   #2800
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I appreciate your long and offensve reply to enlighten me. You guys here in this forum are very smart and wise indeed. I cannot say anything 'cause you sound perfectly right. Congrats in proving that you are smarter and wiser than me.
Smartalex, I can assure you, winning you or outsmarting you, there is nothing big deal. We don't get an oscar prize tomorrow.

If you want to walk into the abyss, go ahead. We say our pieces to point out to you on the importance of education and the right attitude to MAKE IT WORK for you. You think we say all these so that we can be branded as HEROS in where ? Some silly cyberworld stored in the hard disk of a server ?

Use your brain and save your sister. She is your sister, not ours. Her success is in your understanding of our harsh words for you. If you want to act like we are just trying to prove anything, I hope you are right. Because if you are wrong, your sister future is the only thing at stake.

I don't have to say more seriously, but you sound like a very irresponsible brother and I feel sorry for your sister. Because your excessive pride allows yourself to fall deaf ears against genuine advices.

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Smartalex, I can assure you, winning you or outsmarting you, there is nothing big deal. We don't get an oscar prize tomorrow.

If you want to walk into the abyss, go ahead. We say our pieces to point out to you on the importance of education and the right attitude to MAKE IT WORK for you. You think we say all these so that we can be branded as HEROS in where ? Some silly cyberworld stored in the hard disk of a server ?

Use your brain and save your sister. She is your sister, not ours. Her success is in your understanding of our harsh words for you. If you want to act like we are just trying to prove anything, I hope you are right. Because if you are wrong, your sister future is the only thing at stake.

I don't have to say more seriously, but you sound like a very irresponsible brother and I feel sorry for your sister. Because your excessive pride allows yourself to fall deaf ears against genuine advices.

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David, i suggest you to look at his posts and where he is from.

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Hi guys I'm an international student and applied for SMU Biz. I graduated as a salutatorian (rank 2) out of 500 students from my high school in the Philippines. My SAT score is 2140 woth SAT 2 math score of 800. I had a biz interview 3 weeks ago but I hear nothing from SMU yet. My taiwanese friend from the biz interview group already got her offer. I am getting nervous what does no news for 3 weeks usually mean? Do I have a chance?
I'm AMAZED with the kind of questions that TOP 2 SALUTATORIAN asked. Clap clap.

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Old 01-07-2015, 12:02 AM   #2802
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I appreciate your long and offensve reply to enlighten me. You guys here in this forum are very smart and wise indeed. I cannot say anything 'cause you sound perfectly right. Congrats for proving that you are smarter and wiser than I am.
His post always consist of at least 5 paragraphs. That is the minimum. You are lucky he didn't post 20 paragraphs of essay to you
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His post always consist of at least 5 paragraphs. That is the minimum. You are lucky he didn't post 20 paragraphs of essay to you
And you are still using so much words to add your post count, time to act smarter ?
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Old 01-07-2015, 12:07 AM   #2804
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David, i suggest you to look at his posts and where he is from.

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I'm AMAZED with the kind of questions that TOP 2 SALUTATORIAN asked. Clap clap.
It's okay, I don't care where he is from. I'm not biased against foreigners coming to my country and study. I will treat them with grace as much as I could. I say if they are capable, then come and study and do something good for the world and their own country.

I'm just taken aback at the way he answered you and hence I step in.
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Old 01-07-2015, 12:11 AM   #2805
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Smartalex, I can assure you, winning you or outsmarting you, there is nothing big deal. We don't get an oscar prize tomorrow.

If you want to walk into the abyss, go ahead. We say our pieces to point out to you on the importance of education and the right attitude to MAKE IT WORK for you. You think we say all these so that we can be branded as HEROS in where ? Some silly cyberworld stored in the hard disk of a server ?

Use your brain and save your sister. She is your sister, not ours. Her success is in your understanding of our harsh words for you. If you want to act like we are just trying to prove anything, I hope you are right. Because if you are wrong, your sister future is the only thing at stake.

I don't have to say more seriously, but you sound like a very irresponsible brother and I feel sorry for your sister. Because your excessive pride allows yourself to fall deaf ears against genuine advices.

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To IAmZTX and davidktw, I am quite surprised by your passionate attitudes in helping out a person and his sister who you never met before. I'm not being sarcastic even after reading how you guys actually brought up my old posts. I felt mad and bad because of your offensive words but reading your replies, I realize that I am indeed stupid borther as I admitted already. I will talk to my sister tomorrow morning. Thanks for your replies. I really appreciate them.
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