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Indicative Grade Profile (IGP) and Number of Programme Places


Reference Information for AY2021 University Admissions Exercise

Applicants applying to the SUSS Full-time Undergraduate programme may refer to the below indicative grade profile (IGP) and number of programme places. The information is to be used as a reference only.

The SUSS holistic admission comprises both the applicant’s performance for the following assessment components (i.e., 4-stage assessment), AND the applicant’s grades scored for Singapore-Cambridge A-level in three H2, one H1 subjects, General Paper and Project Work (computed as University Admission Score [UAS]), OR grade scored for local Polytechnic’s Grade Point Average (GPA):

  • Essay writing – responses to an essay in relation to the research topic and video(s) [which applicant would have to prepare in advance prior to interview day];
  • Cognitive exercise – analytical and logical thinking test;
  • Group discussion – verbal discussion on the research topic and video(s) which revolve around societal issues in Singapore and/or the region; and
  • An individual or cluster interview – interview by faculty member(s) to understand the applicant’s intent to read the programme, his/her passion for the discipline, as well as to assess whether applicant’s disposition and personal attributes would fit the programme. Applicants are encouraged to share their portfolio, co-curricular activities, community service, volunteering work, leadership qualities, entrepreneurship skills, internship stints, work experience, and other personal non-academic achievements, etc. with the faculty member(s). Examples of relevant personal attributes are listed in TABLE 1 below.

TABLE 1 shows the percentage of AY2020 first choice applicants in various UAS (for A-Level students) and GPA (for Polytechnic students) bands who were shortlisted to undergo the SUSS's 4-stage assessment for admission into each programme offered by the University. For illustration: in the AY2020 university admissions exercise, 91.6% of A-level applicants with a UAS of at least 60.00 and 98.7% of local Polytechnic applicants with a GPA of at least 3.0 who applied for the Bachelor of Science in Marketing with Minor were shortlisted for the 4-stage assessment. 

TABLE 2 shows the percentage of shortlisted first choice applicants in various UAS (for A-Level students) or GPA (for Polytechnic students) bands who received an offer to be admitted into each programme after completing the SUSS's 4-stage assessment. The percentages may appear low as they do not include applicants who received an offer for a particular programme but did not choose that programme as their first choice.

In summary, an applicant who is shortlisted by SUSS will be required to complete the 4-stage assessment. A total grading score will then be allocated to each applicant who has completed the 4-stage assessment. Course offers will be made based on the total grading score, taking into consideration the applicant’s performance in the 4-stage assessment, applicant’s personal attributes and programme choice preferences (first choice, second choice and so on).

TABLES 1 and 2 list personal attributes which interviewers look out for in an applicant, and which improve the applicant’s chances of being shortlisted and/or offered a place in each respective programme he or she is applying for.

TABLE 3 shows the total number of SUSS Programme Places taken up in AY2020. It is important to note that the number of programme places changes from year to year.

The information presented here is to enable prospective applicants to make informed choices in their application for admission to SUSS full-time undergraduate programmes. Meeting the grade/GPA score of a programme and having the required personal attributes do not guarantee admission to that programme. The grade and GPA and programme places may vary from year to year, depending on the number and performance of applicants and the number of places available.

Applicants seeking admission in AY2021 can expect competition to be keener for programmes with fewer places and a higher-quality applicant pool.

TABLE 1: Percentage of first choice applicants1 within UAS/GPA bands who were shortlisted

SUSS Programme Polytechnic ApplicantsPersonal Attributes 3, 4
Percentage of first choice applicants with GPA below 3.00 who were shortlisted (< 3.00) 3, 4 Percentage of first choice applicants with GPA at least 3.00 who were shortlisted (3.00 – 4.00) 3, 4
School of Business
Bachelor of AccountancyBelow 5%98.8%
  • Possess the integrity to do what is right, as befits the accounting profession
  • Demonstrates resilience and persistence in developing functional competencies
  • Demonstrate professionalism in personal conduct and communication
Bachelor of Science in Finance with MinorBelow 5%95%
  • A analytical and inquiring mind to make sense of and manage complex financial data
  • A passion to acquire and share financial and technological knowledge
  • An appreciation of how finance professionals can foster an inclusive society
Bachelor of Science in Marketing with Minor8.3%98.7%
  • An intellectual curiosity about the world and a creative imagination to solve complex marketing problems
  • An empathetic understanding of customers' expectations, constraints, needs and desires
  • An ability to make evidence-based decisions using company and customer data
Bachelor of Science in Supply Chain Management with Minor10.9%100.0%
  • An agile and adaptable mind to manage challenges in the supply chain and develop innovative logistics solutions
  • An ability to leverage digital tools to enhance problem solving, decision making and efficiency in supply chains
  • An ability to identify opportunities and risks in local, regional and global markets and to operate across culturally diverse environments
Bachelor of Science in Business Analytics with MinorBelow 5%94.4%
  • An open mind and ability to communicate with business stakeholders and define problems clearly
  • A willingness to diligently gather, clean and collate massive data from different sources
  • A passion for data and analytics and the desire to discern underlying patterns and share discoveries
S R Nathan School of Human Development
Bachelor of Social Work with MinorBelow 5%85.6%
  • Reflective learners
  • Culturally sensitive and team players
  • Self-management skills
Bachelor of Early Childhood Education with MinorBelow 5%87.3%
  • Work experience or voluntary experience with young children in group care/education settings
  • Respectful of others and keen to learn
  • Self-management skills
Bachelor of Human Resource Management with MinorBelow 5%96.1%
  • Drivers for positive change
  • Passion for people development
  • Self-management skills
School of Humanities and Behavioural Sciences
Bachelor of Public Safety and Security with Minor8.9%92.9%
  • Responsible individuals with a passion for serving the community
  • Logical thinkers with a global mindset who can quickly assess situations
  • Resilient and strategic in addressing disruptions


SUSS ProgrammeA-Level ApplicantsPersonal Attributes 3, 4
Percentage of first choice applicants with UAS below 60.00 who were shortlisted (< 60.00) 2, 3, 4 Percentage of first choice applicants with UAS at least 60 who were shortlisted (60.00 – 90.00) 2, 3, 4
School of Business
Bachelor of Accountancy7.7%88.7%
  • Possess the integrity to do what is right, as befits the accounting profession
  • Demonstrates resilience and persistence in developing functional competencies
  • Demonstrate professionalism in personal conduct and communication
Bachelor of Science in Finance with MinorBelow 5%56.7%
  • A analytical and inquiring mind to make sense of and manage complex financial data
  • A passion to acquire and share financial and technological knowledge
  • An appreciation of how finance professionals can foster an inclusive society
Bachelor of Science in Marketing with MinorBelow 5%91.6%
  • An intellectual curiosity about the world and a creative imagination to solve complex marketing problems
  • An empathetic understanding of customers’ expectations, constraints, needs and desires
  • An ability to make evidence-based decisions using company and customer data
Bachelor of Science in Supply Chain Management with Minor8.3%85.7%
  • An agile and adaptable mind to manage challenges in the supply chain and develop innovative logistics solutions
  • An ability to leverage digital tools to enhance problem solving, decision making and efficiency in supply chains
  • An ability to identify opportunities and risks in local, regional and global markets and to operate across culturally diverse environments
Bachelor of Science in Business Analytics with Minor7.9%71.4%
  • An open mind and ability to communicate with business stakeholders and define problems clearly
  • A willingness to diligently gather, clean and collate massive data from different sources
  • A passion for data and analytics and the desire to discern underlying patterns and share discoveries
S R Nathan School of Human Development
Bachelor of Social Work with MinorBelow 5%82.4%
  • Reflective learners
  • Culturally sensitive and team players
  • Self-management skills
Bachelor of Early Childhood Education with Minor7.0%81.0%
  • Work experience or voluntary experience with young children in group care/education settings
  • Respectful of others and keen to learn
  • Self-management skills
Bachelor of Human Resource Management with MinorBelow 5%80.7%
  • Drivers for positive change
  • Passion for people development
  • Self-management skills
School of Humanities and Behavioural Sciences
Bachelor of Public Safety and Security with Minor13.9%60.7%
  • Responsible individuals with a passion for serving the community
  • Logical thinkers with a global mindset who can quickly assess situations
  • Resilient and strategic in addressing disruptions

TABLE 2: Percentage of shortlisted first choice applicants who received an offer

SUSS Programme Polytechnic Applicants
Percentage of shortlisted first choice applicants with GPA below 3.00 who received an offer (< 3.00) Percentage of shortlisted first choice applicants with GPA at least 3.00 who received an offer
School of Business
Bachelor of AccountancyBelow 5%47.8%
Bachelor of Science in Finance with MinorBelow 5%53.1%
Bachelor of Science in Marketing with MinorBelow 5%47.1%
Bachelor of Science in Supply Chain Management with Minor8.4%80.0%
Bachelor of Science in Business Analytics with MinorBelow 5%37.3%
S R Nathan School of Human Development
Bachelor of Social Work with MinorBelow 5%47.8%
Bachelor of Early Childhood Education with MinorBelow 5%52.2%
Bachelor of Human Resource Management with MinorBelow 5%45.6%
School of Humanities and Behavioural Sciences
Bachelor of Public Safety and Security with Minor6.9%47.5%


SUSS Programme A-Level Applicants
Percentage of shortlisted first choice applicants with UAS below 60.00 who received an offer (<60.00) Percentage of shortlisted first choice applicants with UAS at least 60.00 who received an offer (60.00 – 90.00)
School of Business
Bachelor of AccountancyBelow 5%39.9%
Bachelor of Science in Finance with MinorBelow 5%18.2%
Bachelor of Science in Marketing with MinorBelow 5%29.7%
Bachelor of Science in Supply Chain Management with MinorBelow 5%65.7%
Bachelor of Science in Business Analytics with Minor6.2%23.6%
S R Nathan School of Human Development
Bachelor of Social Work with MinorBelow 5%30.0%
Bachelor of Early Childhood Education with MinorBelow 5%23.6%
Bachelor of Human Resource Management with MinorBelow 5%29.1%
School of Humanities and Behavioural Sciences
Bachelor of Public Safety and Security with Minor10.8%15.5%

TABLE 3: Total Number of SUSS Programme Places taken up in AY2020

SUSS ProgrammeProgramme Places 5
Bachelor of Accountancy76
Bachelor of Science in Finance with Minor90
Bachelor of Science in Marketing with Minor169
Bachelor of Science in Business Analytics with Minor107
Bachelor of Human Resource Management with Minor130
Bachelor of Science in Supply Chain Management with Minor122
Bachelor of Social Work with Minor89
Bachelor of Early Childhood Education with Minor79
Bachelor of Public Safety and Security with Minor59

NOTES:
1 "First choice applicants" refers to SUSS applicants who indicated the particular programme as their top choice.
2 Based on 3 H2 subjects passes, General Paper (GP) or Knowledge & Inquiry (KI)], H1 contrasting subject and Project Work (PW).
3 All shortlisted applicants must undergo a 4-stage assessment: essay writing, cognitive test, group discussion, and an individual/cluster interview.
4 Based on AY2020 full-time undergraduate admissions exercise. 
5 The number of programme places may change from year to year.

 

 

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