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Singaporean connection

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  • scandal-lessscandal-less Registered User Posts: 399 Member
    scandal, on the whole rj teachers do not know much. A lot cannot teach, end of story. The good teachers are definitely in the minority.

    this i agree with.

    hmm rj doesn start that late. the months of june through december see plenty of university talks and showcases- almost one a week. i haven sought help from the yaleeducated one but i suppose so, whats with the sheer amount of students needing her help. iirc, purvis is rather unhelpful. or so i heard. hmm
  • psalm139psalm139 Registered User Posts: 48 Junior Member
    sorry to interrupt this discussion on rj teachers. is anyone in the process of applying for finaid? or anyone applied for finaid? (kenyon i know you did!:) Do we have to fill in the PROFILE form? i understand that the FAFSA is only for US citizens, but am not sure about PROFILE.
  • woebegonewoebegone Registered User Posts: 548 Member
    eh actually i dun think there's such things as private or school candidates... yeah if rj happens to offer the test during that month u can choose to take it there, but that doesn't make u a 'school candidate', and neither does taking at ac make u a private candidate... yup so juz register online at collegeboard, its much more convenient than paper registration...
  • primeministerprimeminister Registered User Posts: 644 Member
    It's quite funny so see my fellow Singaporeans here, typing in singlish. haha I love it!

    So are people here interested in the US or the UK?
  • woebegonewoebegone Registered User Posts: 548 Member
    i won't say rj teachers can't teach. while they may not be a lot better than the teachers from other jcs, i dun suppose they are a lot worse. perhaps with rj's reputation, ppl expect rj teachers to be a cut above the rest, which unfortunately proves not to be the case. in the first place, i think teachers are posted randomly to jcs, at least when rj was a government sch. no doubt there are horrible teachers (like a certain banker-turned-teacher who tried to teach econs. think she's no longer with the sch though), but there are just as many, if not more, good teachers. like mrs cheang and ms chia from math depts, and mr yeo from chem dept. they are the best teachers i ever had in my 12 yrs of education here! so to be fair, i dun think rj teachers are that bad, at least not in comparison with other local teachers. :)

    given the sheer number of applicants, i think its forgiveable that ms yale can't afford to entertainment everyone... just imagine 300 ppl going up to her seeking one-to-one consulation service. besides, i dun see a need to. even for the uninitiated, her yearly us-uni-lectures and website prove to be good start pts. and from there, students can always ask their seniors, or do their own research, like coming to CC forums :)

    psalm129, i'm applying for aid... no u dun have to fill in the profile nor fafsa. most colleges, if not all, request only the international student financial aid application and certification of finances (some dun even request dis now) for internationals...

    primeminister: hello! u're a singaporean living in tokyo now?? dat's so cool... erm well i guess ppl here are more interested in the US... given that dis is a US uni forum...
  • rayyyrayyy Registered User Posts: 100 Junior Member
    I think RJ is doing a far better job informing students on US universities than HC. At least I found your school website much more informative. I dare say, rather conceitedly, that I know more about the application process than the HC teacher-in-charge, who wasn't even sure of the difference between EA and ED. Very disappointing. And HC has no data on number of applicants to the different universities in US and the percentage admitted, unlike RJ. I thought that RJ's table was a good tool to gauge the selectivity of the universities for people who were just starting to look at US schools.
  • woebegonewoebegone Registered User Posts: 548 Member
    indeed... i juz wish she cld update her site and stats more often...
  • saashi87saashi87 Registered User Posts: 37 Junior Member
    yayyy!! a singaporean thread at last.. haha i got in ed into johns hopkins.. anyone know any other singaporeans going to hopkins? i wanna make contact :)
  • yeshyesh Registered User Posts: 69 Junior Member
    i'd say for overseas universities welfare, it doesnt get better than at rj
  • vrooooomvrooooom Registered User Posts: 5 New Member
    nj is pretty good too
  • tripwirestripwires Registered User Posts: 56 Junior Member
    (Trying to put off reading boring article for law school)

    Primeminister (great name, by the way) asked: "So are people here interested in the US or the UK?"

    I'm more inclined towards the US. Not only do they have a lot more reputable universities than the UK, but I'm also attracted to their liberal arts programme. The great thing about the US is that professional schools like law and medicine are post-graduate studies, so that you can spend your four undergraduate years exposing yourself to a wide variety of disciplines and, you know, really cool things like...I dunno, whatever. For the UK though, you apply to a subject and for the next three years that's all you'd be doing. Variety is always good when you're young, IMO.
  • kenyon_10kenyon_10 Registered User Posts: 568 Member
    nj is pretty good too

    Yeah... That US admission counselor of yours charges SGD 50 for every Victorian counselled I think and it's pretty awesome. But I thougt that RJ's website is pretty awesome with detailed information and I thought the "success rate list" is really great for us to judge as to where we will end up... You can see that Amherst's and Colgate's acceptance rate is 0%! WOW!
  • KjoodlesKjoodles Registered User Posts: 1,510 Senior Member
    I just took a look at Raffle's site and I cannot believe just how much info they have. Such a prep school :p. I wish I went there ... would've made my life much easier :p

    One look at it and you'd see how they plan the whole admissions process. What I don't get is why there are so few Early Applicants and also why would you apply to UMichigan early and Dartmouth, Harvard, Yale, Brown, Princeton etc etc regular?
  • woebegonewoebegone Registered User Posts: 548 Member
    hmm there aren't really very few early applicants? according to the stats available on the site (there are schs missing on the list, most glaringly being Harvard, which shd attract quite a number of early applicants), there are more than 100 early applicants last year... that's quite alot considering an applicant pool of say, 300? of coz tt's quite little compared to really competitve US prep schs still... i read somewhere that some have more than 90% applying early. but we can't really compare i guess... what with all the endless exams in the way... most ppl dun really have time to start on the apps until after a lvls!

    michigan... i'm really puzzled by the stats too... how can there be 23 early applicants to michigan??? i dun noe of a single person in my batch who did... nor do i see a need to... with a 98% admission rate the year before? :p
  • scandal-lessscandal-less Registered User Posts: 399 Member
    harvard: 42 people applied, 2 got in. rj stats.

    updated stats are probably not avail online, they have it up on the us board in school thou. get ur rj friends to check.
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