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Old 08-03-2015, 07:34 PM   #346
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hi. i am from BCA academy.
diploma in construction.
when can we know the result of our application?
my gpa is 3.85(for 5 semesters. )still doing IA now..
o level(15),amath A2.

i applied for civil engineering , and material engineering too.

what are my chances??

thanks..
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Old 09-03-2015, 11:25 AM   #347
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Old 09-03-2015, 06:21 PM   #348
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I got into NUS Biz through DA when I originally applied with a 5 semester GPA of 3.90 lol... My achievements include being a club president, winning an award (very minor one) at a stock investing competition and getting a bronze medal. Hope it helps.
Did you went for the interview and the 50 MCQs?

Your grades should have gotten in directly without DA.
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Old 09-03-2015, 07:02 PM   #349
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Did you went for the interview and the 50 MCQs?

Your grades should have gotten in directly without DA.
Yes and nope. My L1R4 was too low. Check out my previous post.
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Old 09-03-2015, 07:04 PM   #350
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Yes and nope. My L1R4 was too low. Check out my previous post.
Don't think it's discretionary admission then, just regular admission.

Unless they change it last year. 2012 and before had this ridiculous 50 MCQ component.
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Old 09-03-2015, 07:35 PM   #351
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Don't think it's discretionary admission then, just regular admission.

Unless they change it last year. 2012 and before had this ridiculous 50 MCQ component.
I did the 50 MCQ followed by the group role playing session and it was stated clearly it was discretionary admission when I went there.
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Old 09-03-2015, 07:53 PM   #352
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I did the 50 MCQ followed by the group role playing session and it was stated clearly it was discretionary admission when I went there.
Misinterpreted your post. Read it as you didn't do the mcqs.

If your Os was 12 points or lower, you could have skipped that entirely.

NUS biz is like 3.86 now... Maybe it'll hit 3.9 in a few years.
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Old 10-03-2015, 08:16 AM   #353
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I did the 50 MCQ followed by the group role playing session and it was stated clearly it was discretionary admission when I went there.
Why not ntu? Nbs

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Old 10-03-2015, 02:01 PM   #354
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Why not ntu? Nbs
the new S/U policy for NUS to be honest is kind of unfair in that sense hahah.. assuming an average person taking 5 modules... naturally assimilating into uni life.. it is quite hard.. once again for an average person to get all 5 A's... so if one were to get 4 As and 1 B... that person can exclude the B from the computation of his CAP/GPA.. therefore resulting in a perfect CAP/GPA of 5/4.. the Year 1 Sem1/Sem2 S/U policy that NUS offers is really a 2nd chance to buck up. NTU's S/U policy is very different and almost useless for core modules.

so this is one factor for applicants to consider when applying for uni until NTU & SMU implements the same policy.

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Old 10-03-2015, 02:09 PM   #355
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I did the 50 MCQ followed by the group role playing session and it was stated clearly it was discretionary admission when I went there.
Was it hard to get in through DA?

I've had a couple of achievements and awards but my GPA is 3.1. I don't think I have a chance but my friends kept telling me to try.

Do you know anyone with such a low GPA who got the interview?
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the new S/U policy for NUS to be honest is kind of unfair in that sense hahah.. assuming an average person taking 5 modules... naturally assimilating into uni life.. it is quite hard.. once again for an average person to get all 5 A's... so if one were to get 4 As and 1 B... that person can exclude the B from the computation of his CAP/GPA.. therefore resulting in a perfect CAP/GPA of 5/4.. the Year 1 Sem1/Sem2 S/U policy that NUS offers is really a 2nd chance to buck up. NTU's S/U policy is very different and almost useless for core modules.

so this is one factor for applicants to consider when applying for uni until NTU & SMU implements the same policy.
If I'm not wrong, not all modules can be SU'd over at NUS and if you were to get 4As and 1B, after SU'ing that B, your GPA isn't 5.00 because of the way the GPA is being computed. Correct me if I'm wrong.

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No, NUS S/U policy does indeed allow many freshies to get GPA 5.0.

When it was first implemented, many wrote in to complain how it dilutes the value of a First Class. 'Real' FCH scorers are unhappy etc etc. Employers may perceive NUS FCH to be of lesser indication etc.

NUS did issue an explanation. Overall the factors balance out.

Anyway NTU honors rate is still higher than NUS due to their direct honors system.
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Old 10-03-2015, 04:25 PM   #358
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Why not ntu? Nbs
Imo, NBS is the best among the big three uni. They also have the highest number of top A level students applying.

But each uni still has their pros and cons. NBS is the most established, largest alumni, best reputation locally (if you're going overseas then pick NUS) And can be completed in 3 years inclusive of a 6 mths internship meaning you only study for 2.5 yrs.

Plus consider the direct honors, MOOCs, S/U for gerpes, and a wide range of second specialisation. NBS also has the highest rate of 2nd upper honors among all local uni courses other than Nus law & Nus medicine.

Paywise, there was an article that showed nbs double degree students were earning the most of all everyone. But for single degree SMU wins.
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Old 10-03-2015, 04:28 PM   #359
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One thing I noticed though is many NBS students are shy to say there are from NTU, preferring to directly say NBS as though as they ashamed of NTU

NUS wins by a long mile in terms of university branding.

ultimately if you dont care about ubdergrad experienced and only care about the paper, then nothing matters. All 3 uni give you a BBA which most employers view as equivalent.

But this is 3/4 very impt years of your life so choose wisely haha.
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Old 10-03-2015, 05:32 PM   #360
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Was it hard to get in through DA?

I've had a couple of achievements and awards but my GPA is 3.1. I don't think I have a chance but my friends kept telling me to try.

Do you know anyone with such a low GPA who got the interview?
I would say it would be slightly easier if you have a strong foundation in finance especially for finance diploma students.

Sadly no, most of the people I spoke to over there had GPA of at least 3.7x and 3.8x..
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