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Old 04-12-2015, 12:37 PM   #1
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Hi Guys!!

I just like to ask what is the likelihood of getting into UK/US top uni for master/phd with a SMU degree... I'm just afraid that SMU degree may not be as recognised as NUS/NTU in other countries and this will put me at a disadvantage if I hope to go to UK/US grad school

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Old 04-12-2015, 12:42 PM   #2
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No diff from nus or ntu ppl applying to grad school.
No worries with uni name more impt are your statement, gpa, recommendations letters and test scores.

Aiming at top uni for grad school in top uni 1st shoot for a summa cum laude or gpa of 3.9

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Old 04-13-2015, 03:17 PM   #3
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No diff from nus or ntu ppl applying to grad school.
No worries with uni name more impt are your statement, gpa, recommendations letters and test scores.

Aiming at top uni for grad school in top uni 1st shoot for a summa cum laude or gpa of 3.9
Thanks for the insights! but what is the percentage of people who get summa cum laude in a cohort?
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I know nothing of the distribution, however iirc ~30% of the grads graduate with a cum laude or better.
If the distribution is anything like most American uni, then it's usually top 2-3% summa and 10-7% magma and rest is cum laude.
In any case you goal is aim for A for all classes
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I know nothing of the distribution, however iirc ~30% of the grads graduate with a cum laude or better.
If the distribution is anything like most American uni, then it's usually top 2-3% summa and 10-7% magma and rest is cum laude.
In any case you goal is aim for A for all classes
wow 30% for cum laude and above is rather small number..Does that mean that getting a good honours from NUS/NTU is easier? considering that if u get B+ on average u'll get ur 2nd upper
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