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- February 20th, 2008, 11:16 PM #1
Going to Pakistan soon
I'm a high school senior. I've done 4 math classes, bio, and chem in the last 3 years. This year, I have another bio class and a physics class.
Obviously, I have full credit in my classes from frosh, soph, and junior yr but only 1st semester credit for physics, bio, and english 4.
I've taken ACT, SAT, and SAT II's in Bio and Chem.
Is there any way I can get the process started with the schools I'm thinking of applying to (Shifa and some others in ISB/RP area) and/or with the IBCC?
I've been really having a hard time deciding what I'm going to do next year. I've applied in the US just in case. Elections went well from what I hear but still kinda worried about security and whatnot. Hopefully, I can make a decision after this trip.
Last edited by bigboi_baller; February 20th, 2008 at 11:18 PM.February 21st, 2008, 04:10 PM #2
Schools won't accept your application until you have an IBCC equivalence score and in order to obtain that you need your high school diploma. If you have all of your documents ready after graduation you should have plenty of time to complete the IBCC process in time to apply for the coming year. Remember that obtaining the IBCC certificate can be a somewhat lengthy process---make sure you set aside enough time for it. Either come personally or have some close family member do it because it often takes repeated trips to the IBCC office (and a fair amount of arguing) before they actually issue it.
If you plan on applying to Shifa you'll need to take the physics SAT II. The only other option would be to take the entrance test. However, very few foreigners have been accepted to Shifa based on the entrance test since there's 1,000+ students that take it every year.
Last edited by MedGrunt; February 21st, 2008 at 04:18 PM. Reason: added infoMedGrunt signing out...February 21st, 2008, 06:40 PM #3February 21st, 2008, 06:51 PM #4
Fsc books are available in just about any school books store in pakistan....
I would suggest you apply using ur SAT scores bro!
Let me warn ya.........studying those is hell!,,,,literally HELL!......u wont understand a thing, there are 1 million typos, the numerical questions are extremely difficult and therefore youll have to memorize it like the way it is in the books.............Heck! youll have to memorize the authors names and wut was written on the bottom of page 247....
being in pak for quite some time i applied to just about EVERY private med school in pak!!!
i flunked the nust entry test with a 41.6839%
then on the lmdc i got 64% but was rejected......(cuz they want a freeking donation!!!#angry )
i took tests for frontier medical, hamdard, cmh, wah!!!!
the second last test i took was for aga khan! which i cleared by getting 64.67% but they cancelled my app cuz my mom said no to karachi! and cuz aga khan is kinda expensive....
in the flippin end i applied to punjab govt and ended up in KE in which i didnt need no entry test....
so i wasted time memorizing nonsense.......
and yes on pg 281 of 1st yr bio there is no mention of how many blocks the monkey was standing on it just says a few BLOCKS you stinking NUST entry test makers!!!
Last edited by taimur; February 21st, 2008 at 06:54 PM. Reason: im a retardFebruary 21st, 2008, 06:55 PM #5
If you have family members that have done FSc it might be easier to just borrow the books from them.MedGrunt signing out...February 22nd, 2008, 09:49 AM #6February 22nd, 2008, 10:44 AM #7
The textbooks that you need are the ones that are printed by the Punjab Education Board or the Islamabad Education Board. Just tell the shopkeeper that you need the Punjab Board FSc books and they'll give you the correct ones.
Other than those, you can buy some books that have sample questions in them for practice but you don't want to waste time reading anything other than the government issued textbooks because that is where the test comes from year after year.
Good luck!February 22nd, 2008, 11:24 AM #8
If not go to Jinnah Market (in Sector F-7)
-Saeed Book Bank
There is another shop right across the parking lot from Saeed Book Bank and a few other small book shops in the adjoining parts of Jinnah.
Jinnah Super Market (in Sector F-6)
Last edited by MedGrunt; February 22nd, 2008 at 11:30 AM.MedGrunt signing out...February 25th, 2008, 06:38 PM #9February 25th, 2008, 08:02 PM #10February 25th, 2008, 10:47 PM #11
From what I've read, only one person from this forum has actually studied these books and been accepted. Have others tried and failed?February 25th, 2008, 11:50 PM #12
It's not a pass-fail issue, these tests are very competitive. "Passing" the test doesn't really mean much. You have to be better than most of the other kids and there are a lot of them. At Shifa there are easily over 1,000 students that take the entrance test every year. At government schools it's even higher. Keep in mind that many of them have used the FSc books as their actual textbooks throughout the past few years so they obviously have an upper hand over foreigners who are just cramming for the test.
I know of several foreigners who gave the entrance test for Shifa and weren't accepted. #sad
I don't know how much they studied for it though.MedGrunt signing out...February 26th, 2008, 12:02 AM #13February 26th, 2008, 12:58 AM #14MedGrunt signing out...March 3rd, 2008, 11:41 PM #15March 6th, 2008, 02:12 PM #16April 17th, 2008, 04:33 AM #17
This trip was awesome. Didn't get too sick. Got back home in one piece, barely. And all caught up with the time I missed.May 7th, 2008, 07:04 AM #18
SALAAM. SO look you guys graduation is coming up in june for most u.s.students. What should we have ready before graduation (meaning what kinda of paperwork should be fillled Out) just so we dont waste anytime and so we can send it in right after we get the diploma.Also where will i need to send my transcripts to and when should i send it.
BELAL KHAN#winkMay 8th, 2008, 09:55 AM #19
Please read the FAQs about applying to Pakistan medical colleges in my signature -- a lot of your questions have already been answered. Additionally try out the IBCC Equivalence Certificate thread for more information.
You should have your transcript and diploma ready to send as soon as you receive them along with the IBCC application.May 8th, 2008, 09:35 PM #20
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