28th of April 2011 - The shortlisted offer of admissions to matriculation program for the 2011/2012 session is out! Check them out in this link
So I was offered the Science stream in Kolej Matrikulasi Gopeng, Perak (which is not that far away from home... it was my 1st option upon applying).
Thanks to a friend who helps to explain the code of the courses for the Science
stream:M001 - Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics
M002 - Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Computer Science
M003 - Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Computer Science
Not sure though about the Technical
and the Accountancy
I haven't yet reply to accept or decline the offer... to be frank, matrix could be the way to get the course you want but at the same time, IT IS VERY RISKY. Let's say you scored a pointer of lower than 3.8, you'll be "lelong
", as if you'll be put randomly on whatever course available which are not among your 5-first options. If you scored great, then not to worry coz you'll get either of what you opted for. Matriculation is tough, so you have to strive even from the start! No time to slack off... If you are entitled into a ONE-YEAR program, then give it your all to score >3.8 in that one year! If it's a TWO-YEAR program, you won't be getting away with "berSENANG2 dahulu, berSUSAH2 kemudian
"... ur CGPA for both year will be added to find you average CGPA... eg: (1st year) 2.4 + (2nd year) 4.0 flat divide by 2 = 3.2 which is <3.8.. so if you don't work your way since the first year, even a 4.0 flat by then end of a second year won't save you!
If a person enroll in a foundation program (asasi)
, then even if you don't score a very high pointer, you may still continue the degree you want to pursue... but, there's a price for it. To be accepted for foundation program in universities in Malaysia, it depends on how good you did during SPM. The better grades, the better chances of getting offers for foundation. If you're not doing very okay with SPM and are not offered to foundation program, then the options left to continue to higher edu would be matriculation
or taking the diploma
before pursuing degree