Is it possible to go direct to Undergrad program from Olevel

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Is it possible to go direct to Undergrad program from Olevel

Postby DadOfGirl » Wed Jun 13, 2012 2:00 pm

I had come across thread here where it was adviced to go to undergrad program directly after o-levels. This was for overseas study. I guess you can't go to local(SG) uni without A-level

which means you can skip A level & save 2 years. Does US university allows this? If yes, is there any bridging course to be taken,

SAT score would be mandatory , but how does age difference play out. What is rationale for US uni to admit students who are 16 years only

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Re: Is it possible to go direct to Undergrad program from Ol

Postby DadOfGirl » Wed Jun 13, 2012 4:50 pm

tuition_czar wrote:If you can skip the As and head off straight to university or college, chances are the offering institution is a mediocre one. That said, it is very likely some form of bridging course will be needed.

It might be more helpful if you can share with the rest which university you are actually looking at. Or provide a reference to the thread you read.

I don't understand why you want to save the 2 years-what is the rush seriously?


Here is a Thread
http://www.kiasuparents.com/kiasu/forum ... 1&start=20

& Text under page 3


A third issue is time taken to obtain the first degree. If you send your child to US or Canada immediately after her O levels, she can get her first degree before 20. Things can be a little more complicated for boys due to NS, but he'll still be years ahead of his peers. For Australia (and I believe NZ as well), the child can start his / her foundation programme at the uni immediately after O levvels and start their undergrad studies within a year after that. Most would end up being a year or 2 ahead of their peers.

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Re: Is it possible to go direct to Undergrad program from Ol

Postby DadOfGirl » Wed Jun 13, 2012 6:01 pm

tuition_czar wrote:I still don't get it. Kindly enlighten us as to why you are in such a rush to save 730 days of your child's life on earth.

Am definitely against compromising quality of education just to reach the end of the academic road fast.


Path ahead is clear to her. She is in Sec3 with History & Pure litrature as subject combination. Languages are her forte ,she want to pursue degree in Psychology.Sooner the better , it is her words

CCA is ELDDS(English langauge & drama)

Very independent & responsible. Is it worth wasting 2 years in singapore A levels

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Re: Is it possible to go direct to Undergrad program from Ol

Postby plc » Wed Jun 13, 2012 6:16 pm

Interesting! Though,..i think it is basically "freedom" to do whatever they want! Though "A" level is tough,..but once through, they will find, University life more manageable.

Most US universities are "broke" ie cutting down on classes & tutors. A friend's daughter had to take all types of subject not related to her field, as the subject class that she wanted are "reserved" for graduating students. Majority of students take the minimum number of required subject in their field to graduate. Even, cheer-leading is a subject credit!

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Re: Is it possible to go direct to Undergrad program from Ol

Postby violin_lover » Wed Jun 13, 2012 7:09 pm

Dadofgirl, I encourage that:-) A level is not necessary. It is not a criteria for US university requirement. The is not much correlation between quality of education and time spent. For example, extremely bright kids in Singapore is allowed to skip one level in primary school. Make your own decision :-)

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Re: Is it possible to go direct to Undergrad program from Ol

Postby DadOfGirl » Thu Jun 14, 2012 9:34 am

violin_lover wrote:Dadofgirl, I encourage that:-) A level is not necessary. It is not a criteria for US university requirement. The is not much correlation between quality of education and time spent. For example, extremely bright kids in Singapore is allowed to skip one level in primary school. Make your own decision :-)


Thank you for inslight Plc & voilin_lover. We will have to take one step at a time...though. Studying A level here will invlove getting thro' Maths, Physics & Chem which are subjects just managable now & it will require more focus & effort which i guess is not worth if you are not Science student.

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Re: Is it possible to go direct to Undergrad program from Ol

Postby koguma » Thu Jun 14, 2012 9:50 am

DadOfGirl wrote:Thank you for inslight Plc & voilin_lover. We will have to take one step at a time...though. Studying A level here will invlove getting thro' Maths, Physics & Chem which are subjects just managable now & it will require more focus & effort which i guess is not worth if you are not Science student.


Ex-colleague's daughter is currently studying a full time degree programme in SIM and she is admitted using her "O" level results. The degree programme is awarded by University at Buffalo, The State University of New York.

You can check this link for more info on the programmes offered, or you can call SIM direct.

http://www.simge.edu.sg/gePortalWeb/app ... Programmes

The kid does not have problem with the pace of the programme so far, but her only "complain" is she is one of the youngest in the class. However, she is mature in her thinking, hence she has no problem communicating with her classmates who are mostly older than her.

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Re: Is it possible to go direct to Undergrad program from Ol

Postby DadOfGirl » Thu Jun 14, 2012 10:04 am

koguma wrote:
DadOfGirl wrote:Thank you for inslight Plc & voilin_lover. We will have to take one step at a time...though. Studying A level here will invlove getting thro' Maths, Physics & Chem which are subjects just managable now & it will require more focus & effort which i guess is not worth if you are not Science student.


Ex-colleague's daughter is currently studying a full time degree programme in SIM and she is admitted using her "O" level results. The degree programme is awarded by University at Buffalo, The State University of New York.

You can check this link for more info on the programmes offered, or you can call SIM direct.

http://www.simge.edu.sg/gePortalWeb/app ... Programmes

The kid does not have problem with the pace of the programme so far, but her only "complain" is she is one of the youngest in the class. However, she is mature in her thinking, hence she has no problem communicating with her classmates who are mostly older than her.


Thank you for info.It is good to know there are options coming thro' if you don't want to go thro' rigors of A-level. This will be a good option,but i guess it would be more general Business adminsitration degree/Accountacy Degree. Will find out. Thank you again.

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Re: Is it possible to go direct to Undergrad program from Ol

Postby koguma » Thu Jun 14, 2012 10:50 am

DadOfGirl wrote:
koguma wrote:
DadOfGirl wrote:Thank you for inslight Plc & voilin_lover. We will have to take one step at a time...though. Studying A level here will invlove getting thro' Maths, Physics & Chem which are subjects just managable now & it will require more focus & effort which i guess is not worth if you are not Science student.


Ex-colleague's daughter is currently studying a full time degree programme in SIM and she is admitted using her "O" level results. The degree programme is awarded by University at Buffalo, The State University of New York.

You can check this link for more info on the programmes offered, or you can call SIM direct.

http://www.simge.edu.sg/gePortalWeb/app ... Programmes

The kid does not have problem with the pace of the programme so far, but her only "complain" is she is one of the youngest in the class. However, she is mature in her thinking, hence she has no problem communicating with her classmates who are mostly older than her.


Thank you for info.It is good to know there are options coming thro' if you don't want to go thro' rigors of A-level. This will be a good option,but i guess it would be more general Business adminsitration degree/Accountacy Degree. Will find out. Thank you again.


I think my ex-colleague's daughter is doing Bachelor of Arts (Psychology and Sociology) Awarded by University at Buffalo, The State University of New York .

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Re: Is it possible to go direct to Undergrad program from Ol

Postby DadOfGirl » Thu Jun 14, 2012 11:04 am

koguma wrote:
DadOfGirl wrote:[quote="koguma
Ex-colleague's daughter is currently studying a full time degree programme in SIM and she is admitted using her "O" level results. The degree programme is awarded by University at Buffalo, The State University of New York.

You can check this link for more info on the programmes offered, or you can call SIM direct.

http://www.simge.edu.sg/gePortalWeb/app ... Programmes

The kid does not have problem with the pace of the programme so far, but her only "complain" is she is one of the youngest in the class. However, she is mature in her thinking, hence she has no problem communicating with her classmates who are mostly older than her.


Thank you for info.It is good to know there are options coming thro' if you don't want to go thro' rigors of A-level. This will be a good option,but i guess it would be more general Business adminsitration degree/Accountacy Degree. Will find out. Thank you again.


I think my ex-colleague's daughter is doing Bachelor of Arts (Psychology and Sociology) Awarded by University at Buffalo, The State University of New York .[/quote]

Thank you. That's very useful info. would NUS -Duke college of liberal art follow suit allowing students directly from O levels? Only time will tell!

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