Any IB grads? how's acceptance into local Uni?

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Any IB grads? how's acceptance into local Uni?

Postby kiwi68 » Sun Jul 31, 2011 9:42 am

We're a family living overseas now and my kids are in Int'l schools. Eldest will be finishing his IB diploma in 2yrs' time and we want to find out how well accepted is it in local unis. I believe the first few batches of IB students from the local schools would have graduated already. Could anyone here, be it student or parent, please share how's the acceptance rate and requirements by the local unis?

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Re: Any IB grads? how's acceptance into local Uni?

Postby twilight » Sun Jul 31, 2011 2:01 pm

During ACSI open house, the vice principal did show the points required for various faculties in NUS. If I'm not wrong, medicine and law faculty will require around 40-42 points.

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Re: Any IB grads? how's acceptance into local Uni?

Postby kiwi68 » Sun Jul 31, 2011 4:07 pm

twilight wrote:During ACSI open house, the vice principal did show the points required for various faculties in NUS. If I'm not wrong, medicine and law faculty will require around 40-42 points.

thanks for sharing. No la, not aiming for such specialised faculties for my kids, they're not up to par! :lol: So I guess if they can score anything above 38points should be fine right?

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Re: Any IB grads? how's acceptance into local Uni?

Postby twilight » Sun Jul 31, 2011 4:11 pm

Yup, above 38 is fine. If I remember correctly too haha.

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Re: Any IB grads? how's acceptance into local Uni?

Postby whitecorp » Thu Aug 11, 2011 12:45 am

I understand that one of my student's siblings was the only
one from SJI international to get into medicine last year; she was
previously from the IB program.

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Re: Any IB grads? how's acceptance into local Uni?

Postby UncleLim » Thu Aug 11, 2011 10:20 am

whitecorp wrote:I understand that one of my student's siblings was the only
one from SJI international to get into medicine last year; she was
previously from the IB program.


Medical school in Singapore? Is she that girl featured in the news - the only person from SJII to get 45 points?

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Re: Any IB grads? how's acceptance into local Uni?

Postby whitecorp » Mon Aug 22, 2011 12:58 am

UncleLim wrote:
whitecorp wrote:I understand that one of my student's siblings was the only
one from SJI international to get into medicine last year; she was
previously from the IB program.


Medical school in Singapore? Is she that girl featured in the news - the only person from SJII to get 45 points?


My apologies-I just realised (her younger brother corrected me) that shes already in med school third year, but yes she was the only student from SJI international who made the cut (to get into NUS) for her cohort.

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Re: Any IB grads? how's acceptance into local Uni?

Postby kiwi68 » Mon Aug 22, 2011 9:23 am

thanks for all the info. Hee...we're not thinking of medical school, or any specialised field la. As long as it's possible for him to get in for any general degree will do.

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Re: Any IB grads? how's acceptance into local Uni?

Postby Avicii » Sun Aug 28, 2011 7:08 pm

Hi there, I'm a recent IB Diploma Graduate. Rest assured, university admissions pertaining to the International Baccalaureate are of proportionate rate as comparred to the GCE 'A' Levels (In my opinion however, I feel that our admission rate is "easier")

I'm not that much of an intellectual as I only scored a mere 29 points and was still admitted to SMU's Bachelor of Accountancy programme. A word of advice though, admission criteria may be easy for IB holders but for an individual who desires a scholarship, a solid 35 points (+ commendable CIP hours/CCA/Leadership Qualities) would suffice.

Hopes for the best for your kids. :)

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Re: Any IB grads? how's acceptance into local Uni?

Postby kiwi68 » Sun Aug 28, 2011 9:04 pm

Avicii wrote:Hi there, I'm a recent IB Diploma Graduate. Rest assured, university admissions pertaining to the International Baccalaureate are of proportionate rate as comparred to the GCE 'A' Levels (In my opinion however, I feel that our admission rate is "easier")

I'm not that much of an intellectual as I only scored a mere 29 points and was still admitted to SMU's Bachelor of Accountancy programme. A word of advice though, admission criteria may be easy for IB holders but for an individual who desires a scholarship, a solid 35 points (+ commendable CIP hours/CCA/Leadership Qualities) would suffice.

Hopes for the best for your kids. :)

Hi Avicii, thanks for sharing yr experience.

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