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    Anyone take a non-UK degree (european diplomas, IB, APs, etc), fell short of their offer, and received a reply from Imperial yet?
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    (Original post by boonkoh)
    Anyone take a non-UK degree (european diplomas, IB, APs, etc), fell short of their offer, and received a reply from Imperial yet?
    I applied for an MSc and after sending proof of my engineering diploma (that was the only condition in addition to the language requirements), the girl at admissions told me about academic requirements that needed to be verified before I could get the unconditional offer. Seemed strange to me since there was no mention of other academic requirements on the conditional offer.
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    yeah.. down by one grade in one subject.. i went up in some other requirements, but I'm guessing I don't get an automatic unconditional acceptance.
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    (Original post by boonkoh)
    yeah.. down by one grade in one subject.. i went up in some other requirements, but I'm guessing I don't get an automatic unconditional acceptance.
    I thought you were going to some little college in the states....esp after you ranted and raved about how imperial was apparently going downhill :rolleyes: !
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    I want to keep my options open. One uni in the UK, one un in the states... in case some bigass terrorist act happens in the US, then I'm definately going to Imperial... its always good to have an "insurance".
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    (Original post by boonkoh)
    its always good to have an "insurance".
    Your loss !
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    (Original post by BossLady)
    Your loss !
    Bosslady, that depends on your perspective... would you consider it a loss if you got an offer from Oxbridge?
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    (Original post by boonkoh)
    Bosslady, that depends on your perspective... would you consider it a loss if you got an offer from Oxbridge?
    Yes, because Imperial is best for physics.
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    But what if the course is not physics?

    Anyways, enough said... I asked Imperial for an earlier decision, and I should be informed sometime today or tomorrow. Then I would have to start somehow comparing the two unis...
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    (Original post by boonkoh)
    Bosslady, that depends on your perspective... would you consider it a loss if you got an offer from Oxbridge?
    Yes, that's why I didn't even bother applying to Oxbridge.

    Oxford isn't great for my subject Comp Sci, Imperial is fantastic at it....

    Cambridge is good at comp sci, but makes you do it through the Nat Sci system thereby forcing you to do physics...I HATE PHYSICS (no offence physics people)...

    So what am I going to choose...ICL!

    Btw, your question is pointless as harvey mudd does not equal oxbridge, it doesn't even come close at all lol...so if you had a place at say MIT and ICL and were trying to choose, your question that you posed would be a good analogy but for a tiny college that not many people have heard of and doesnt even do postgrad, your analogy doesn't make sense.
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    (Original post by BossLady)
    Yes, that's why I didn't even bother applying to Oxbridge.

    Oxford isn't great for my subject Comp Sci, Imperial is fantastic at it....

    Cambridge is good at comp sci, but makes you do it through the Nat Sci system thereby forcing you to do physics...I HATE PHYSICS (no offence physics people)...

    So what am I going to choose...ICL!

    Btw, your question is pointless as harvey mudd does not equal oxbridge, it doesn't even come close at all lol...so if you had a place at say MIT and ICL and were trying to choose, your question that you posed would be a good analogy but for a tiny college that not many people have heard of and doesnt even do postgrad, your analogy doesn't make sense.
    Ehh? How did Harvey Mudd get into the discussion? Well, if it was between Imperial and Harvey Mudd, I would choose Imperial. And let me restate that the situation is different for everyone, depending on the course you're applying for. Imperial is good for some courses, and not so good for others.


    You do seem very loyal to ICL. Do you have relatives studying there? Brothers, sisters, or parents studied there? I can't imagine someone to be so fervent about a school they have not attended yet.
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    (Original post by edders)
    Yes, because Imperial is best for physics.
    It depends on how you rank it. According to the Times they are number 15, well behind Oxford, Cambridge, Durham, et al.. To say that Imperial is simply better than these other universities is a matter of opinion, not fact.
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    (Original post by BossLady)
    Cambridge is good at comp sci, but makes you do it through the Nat Sci system thereby forcing you to do physics...I HATE PHYSICS (no offence physics people)...
    Not technically true. You can do another NatSci option like Geology or Materials Science, or you could apply for Maths with Computer Science if you don't like experimental sciences.
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    nope. did A levels. dropped a grade (only marginal, do we all not bicker at points?) in what they needed, went up a grade for two other subjects they didn't want.

    said they won't even take me if the remark put that vital subject back up.

    which is silly and a arrogant decision to make - must you need to show that you have good grades to be a good.. i.e. scientist in my case?

    and, may i add that imperial is around 20 in biosciences - another reason why i think they were arrogant enough to decline me.
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    And you're too arrogant yourself. If you feel that getting in Imperial is a god-given-right, then you're mistaken. and as you said yourself, IC is only 20th... how come you're having to depend on a place there when there are 19 other schools ranked above it? the only logical conclusion is that none of the top 20 schools in biosciences want u...
 
 
 
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