Originally Posted by wyarn
i hope to get usa
anyway, what's ivy league standard?
i know about ivy league, those famous schools, but how on earth are we going to get into those universitites, as stated in struktur pengajian under amerika syarikat?
Ivy league standard universities include University of Michigan, Stanford University, MIT, University of Washington, Rice University, Northwestern University, California Institute of Technology, and Carnegie-Mellon University. (University of Washington and University of Michigan is off JPA's list now. However, in the future, JPA might allow students to apply to those two universities.)
If you don't get into either one of the Ivies or Ivies standard university, you have to do another year locally before transferring your credits to some ok-ok universities in US.
students, try your very best to get into one of these top schools. If you don't manage to get into these schools, you have to do credit transfer locally and the worst part is you have limited choice of universities. JPA is very particular about the course's name. It only allows students to apply to the course named BIOTECHNOLOGY. Nothing other than that. Most US universities name their courses some other names like biochemistry, biomedical or whatever and not biotechnology. Only a few universities offer the course biotechnology and these universities are not really good ones. Just ok-ok. However, if you get into any of the Ivies or Ivies standard school, you get to change your major to biochemistry or other biotech related courses. So work your a*s off to get into these top schools or you will end up in ok-ok schools.
For engineering students, you don't have to worry much because there are multitudes of good engineering schools which are not Ivies or Ivies standard universities.