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Singaporean connection

yeshyesh Registered User Posts: 69 Junior Member
edited January 2014 in Singapore
wonder if theres a thread for s'porean applicants..
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Replies to: Singaporean connection

  • rayyyrayyy Registered User Posts: 100 Junior Member
    Yeah there used to be. But no one posted in it for a long time and now it's buried somewhere in all the old threads. We can always start anew and use this instead!

    Aren't you in Stanford now, yesh?
  • yeshyesh Registered User Posts: 69 Junior Member
    yes we can always use this thread (:
    i'll be going to stanford in 2007 :S
  • seekerseeker Registered User Posts: 44 Junior Member
    have fun in NS, friend! then you can come have fun in the US :)
  • chankychanky Registered User Posts: 94 Junior Member
    I believe yesh is in SMM?
  • yeshyesh Registered User Posts: 69 Junior Member
    SMM? nope, im not :)
    so where are u ppl from/applying?
  • rayyyrayyy Registered User Posts: 100 Junior Member
    I'm going to Princeton next year (: Am now hanging around in Singapore waiting for work to start and looking for scholarships. Nine more months till new jersey!
  • meltmelt Registered User Posts: 47 Junior Member
    hey just chanced upon this, anyway, i'm going to penn (wharton) next year! Can't frickin wait to ORD and get my ass over to philly.

    yesh, lemme guess. You JUST started NS? =)

    rayy not doing NS?
  • screwupscrewup Registered User Posts: 138 Junior Member
    rayyy is a chinese citizen.. yeah, compare to the rest of you... i feel kinda dumb... haha... I am going to Kenyon next fall!!!
  • tripwirestripwires Registered User Posts: 56 Junior Member
    Hey, do Singaporeans need to take the TOEFL? Does it vary from unis to unis?

    Also, are there any top universities that let lazy people like me replace the SAT subjects with the A Levels, besides Yale?
  • rayyyrayyy Registered User Posts: 100 Junior Member
    Generally, Singaporeans don't need to take TOEFL. (English is by no means a foreign language for us anyway) Think you are exempted as long as you get above 600 for SAT critical reading. Some schools do still demand TOEFL though but I heard it is ridiculously easy.

    Replace SAT subjects? I'm not sure. But unless you can't really afford the SAT II tests, just take them! They are very easy compared to A levels.

    Yes I'm a Chinese citizen but think I'll be a Singaporean soon. Even if I'm not I still don't need to serve NS. I'm female! Heh. I know Ray is a guy name, but hey who cares if it sounds exactly the same as your Chinese name?
  • CC AdminCC Admin Administrator Posts: 32,363 Senior Member
    i'm singaporean too! :D but living in taiwan.
    i'm going to cornell next year

    didn't take the toefl because my SAT verbal was higher than 650.
    i don't think they'll let you replace SAT2s with A levels though - most uni's say if your country has it then take it.
  • tripwirestripwires Registered User Posts: 56 Junior Member
    Well, I, being the indecisive person that I am, currently do not have any SAT scores.

    On second thought, I did take the SAT I in December 2003 but my score was really abysmal and I don't even remember what it was exactly.

    The subject tests are a bunch of MCQs aren't they? Sigh. I missed the December deadline (just found out, like, three seconds ago) and I'm taking the Jan. SAT I so no go for me.

    Oh well. I guess I'm stuck in Singapore forever and ever then.

    Can I just say that I'm totally envious of people who are going to Stanford and other assorted US unis? You have NO IDEA how badly I wanna get out of NUS. =(

    lightfish: Where in Taiwan do you live? My dad's Taiwanese and I grew up in Taipei! I love Taipei.

    Thanks for the replies!
  • CC AdminCC Admin Administrator Posts: 32,363 Senior Member
    tripwires you could ask your school or sg's SAT testing center whether they have any extra tests you could take for december. because i know my school always registered for a few extra tests just in case people changed their minds. the SAT2's are just a bunch of MCQs.

    i was really kiasu last november and signed up for 3 SAT2's when in fact i only needed one, so basically i put myself thru more pain...haha

    i live in taipei!! :D and love it too haha. in fact i was half torn between staying her for med school and leaving to US. i'm leaving cause my written chinese is crap. did you go to local school while in taipei?
  • meltmelt Registered User Posts: 47 Junior Member
    tripwires, you are already in NUS? Hm so i'm guessing you are a female? Anyway, you DO know that NUS has many internships and stuff that gives you the amazing opportunity to travel to all sorts of cool places. I had a friend who secured himself an internship that brought him to SILICON VALLEY!!!! He had a ball obviously, so never give up hope ok? Ask your professors or whoever is in charge of the internships for these US internships. You can even study in a US college for a year during your junior year in NUS if i'm not wrong.
  • yeshyesh Registered User Posts: 69 Junior Member
    oh..early decision results should be out around now huh...
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