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Old 06-28-2010, 07:42 PM   #1
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Default For those of you who didn't make it to your course of choice, don't give up hope!

To all the people out there who didn't make it to your course of choice due to your A level grades, don't give up hope!

I've a friend who didn't do well in A levels and didnt get into her course of choice (NUS law). But don't forget, NUS offers DDP Programmes So basically, your first year grades provide YOUR chance of a comeback (just like retaking A levels but with all the guidance of profs and tutors!). Her CAP/GPA was amazing, 4.8 in the first sem and 4.9 the next.

Of course, she then applied for a DDP in law and got in. Of course, its not easy, I know of quite a few people with 4As who can't get over 4.5. But if you're willing to fight really hard for your grades & dreams like your life depended on them, I don't see why not. So don't give up hope on your dreams, ever!

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Old 06-28-2010, 11:51 PM   #2
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It is okay to be left here. Good to hear about this.
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Old 03-05-2011, 02:21 AM   #3
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DDP = Double Degree Programme? Is it possible for me to take a DDP combi other than those listed by NUS?
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Old 03-05-2011, 02:42 PM   #4
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yes it should be possible but difficult due to timetable clash or similar. so for you to customise your DDP, you need to check with uni admissions offices to go abt customising your DDP, provided tat ur grades are very good.
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Old 03-06-2011, 11:33 AM   #5
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do you mean she took another course that offers a double degree in that course + law?
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Old 03-06-2011, 11:38 AM   #6
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What about the Pre-requisites for DPP?
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Old 03-06-2011, 08:42 PM   #7
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your results & non-academic achievements must be very good. Could be straight As and important positions in CCA, any other organisations, etc..
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Old 03-14-2011, 01:46 AM   #8
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your results & non-academic achievements must be very good. Could be straight As and important positions in CCA, any other organisations, etc..
Straight A students (and with relevant subjects) will not be rejected for DDPs. Unlike scholarships where your character profile is evaluated holistically, having exceptional non-academic achievements is not necessary to be admitted into DDPs (although it will help in Discretionary Admissions). Instead, they are looking for students who will be most likely able to handle the intense academic workload of DDP programmes.
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Old 03-19-2011, 10:08 AM   #9
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Inspiring article for those considering SIM:

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Mr Tommy Khoo, 27, is a case in point. Interested in mathematics, he had always dreamed of studying the subject in a top university like Oxford or
Cambridge, but did not do well enough in his A levels to get into the local universities.

He thus opted for an UOL degree at SIM, worked hard and graduated last year with a first-class honours degree in mathematics and economics.

This turned out to be his entry ticket to Oxbridge. He won places in both Oxford and Cambridge, and picked Oxford, where he is pursuing his master’s in mathematics.

The young man, whose goal is to become a researcher, said he is glad for the second chance the UOL programme gave him. “You need programmes like this to give a second, and even third chance to late bloomers like me,” he said.
http://www1.sim.edu.sg/sge/upl/oth/m...1214104952.pdf
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Old 05-07-2015, 09:58 PM   #10
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To everyone, do not ever lose hope! What you think is the end, will always be a start to a new beginning.
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