Will my son accept the DSA offer?

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Will my son accept the DSA offer?

Postby sift2010 » Fri Oct 15, 2010 10:29 am

My son has been given an offer by NUS High. But his favorite school is HCI. He will be asked to reply in the week of Oct 25. If yes, will he lose the choice of S1 posting when the PSLE result is out? Any good idea please? If no, we are afraid that he is not doing well enough to go to HCI... :? :? :?

Can anyone help please? Thank you.

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Postby Sun_2010 » Fri Oct 15, 2010 10:37 am

Haha sailing in the same boat - with DD


:frustrated:

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Re: Will my son accept the DSA offer?

Postby jtoh » Fri Oct 15, 2010 10:41 am

sift2010 wrote:My son has been given an offer by NUS High. But his favorite school is HCI. He will be asked to reply in the week of Oct 25. If yes, will he lose the choice of S1 posting when the PSLE result is out? Any good idea please? If no, we are afraid that he is not doing well enough to go to HCI... :? :? :?

Can anyone help please? Thank you.


If your son exercises his DSA option in October, he will NOT be able to take part in the S1 Central Posting Exercise.

How confident is your son about his performance at PSLE? Is he confident that he will meet HCI's COP? If yes, then give up the DSA offer from NUSH and opt for HCI during the S1 Central Posting Exercise. He can still opt for NUSH after he gets his PSLE results under Phase 2 - PSLE Phase. But note that COP for 2009 was about 260, which is similar to HCI. In other words, if he doesn't get HCI he's unlikely to get NUSH either. It's a risk he'll have to take.

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Postby atutor2001 » Fri Oct 15, 2010 10:42 am

Just purely personal opinion. If have confident that results can go HCI, RI, RGS, it is better - in terms of future scholarship or tertiary education.

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Postby sift2010 » Fri Oct 15, 2010 10:51 am

He is sure that he can get 260. But I am not so convinced by his optimism. If he accepts NUSH, can he appeal to HCI to transfer please?

I also heard from the president that the COP for NUSH is 260, the same as HCI. So if he fails one, he fails both... :(

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Postby verykiasu2010 » Fri Oct 15, 2010 12:58 pm

a bird in hand is better than 2 in the forest
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Postby Trapwithin » Fri Oct 15, 2010 1:33 pm

Money in the bank is always better.

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Postby Pen88n » Fri Oct 15, 2010 2:02 pm

I know I'm gonna get "spank" by people who insisted "must keep promise once you accepted school's offer". :spank: However, I have my personal opinion and I believe in choosing in the best interest of the child. :wink:

To me, accepting a DSA offer is also a form of providing a "safety net" for the child (should the results be unexpected). Assume no exceptionally good results, the child will still want to go to this school. If the child is really against going to this school whatever, then should not accept offer.

If the child is able to reach the next level, as parents, we would want the best for them and allow them to hit for their goal. There is still the appeal path.

It is unwise to let go the safety net least the fall may be too hard.

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Postby Jennifer » Fri Oct 15, 2010 2:53 pm

Pen88n wrote:I know I'm gonna get "spank" by people who insisted "must keep promise once you accepted school's offer". :spank:


U so daring post this comment :wink: The person who will spank u also posted his opinion here. Rather surprised to see his comment "a ..."

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Postby Pen88n » Fri Oct 15, 2010 3:02 pm

Jennifer wrote:
Pen88n wrote:I know I'm gonna get "spank" by people who insisted "must keep promise once you accepted school's offer". :spank:


U so daring post this comment :wink: The person who will spank u also posted his opinion here. Rather surprised to see his comment "a ..."


Wow :cry: I'm very, very scared now :scared: .......can the see :rant: :nunchuk: :pokeeye: :spank: coming, better :siam:

He only saying "a...." - he never say to "go back on promise and appeal" lei....so hor.....I still :sweat: better :siam:

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