UNAIR Rector during press conference regarding the Independent Admission Selection. (Photo: Yudira Pasada Lubis)
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UNAIR NEWS – There is a new policy on freshmen selection process of Independent admission of Universitas Airlangga. The freshmen selection process will not be conducted through paper test, but using the results of 2017 State University Joint Entrance Test (SBMPTN).

It was stated by UNAIR Rector Prof. Dr. Mochammad Nasih, during the press conference on one of restaurant in Surabaya, Wednesday (19/4).

“In 2017, there’s something different with Independent admission policy. We decided that senior high school students graduated in 2015, 2016, and 2017, who want to take Independent admission selection must be registered as SBMPTN 2017 test takers. And, when students registered for Independent admission selection, they must enclose their SBMPTN card,” said Nasih.

Nasih said that SBMPTN score is used for Independent admission selection because he wants to simplify the Independent selection process. Because all this time, Independent selection participants did paper test such as academic potential test and science test. However, the SBMPTN test has similar quality with the independent test.

Later on, Independent selection participants only need to use SBMPTN test results, academic or student achievements, and letter of statement which conveys their ability to pay the tuition fees.

The Program Should Not Be the Same

Nasih hoped that every test taker should really think well when they choose major programs. If the Natural Science test taker on 2017 SBMPTN wants to choose Social Sciences on Independent admission, they must take the Mixed Category Test in 2017 SBMPTN.

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“For example, SBMPTN test takers chose Medical Science in 2017 SBMPTN, but then they choose Communication Studies on Independent admission. They have to choose Mixed Category test in SBMPTN, so they could be accepted in Independent admission. Because, we only use SBMPTN score with the same science category,” Nasih added.

On Bidikmisi participants, they do not need to pay the independent admission registration fee as longas they show their Bidikmisi registration number.

In the final session of press conference, Rector encouraged the senior high school graduates, who want to take Independent admission test, to make earlier preparation for 2017 SBMPTN  test. Meanwhile, the Independent admission schedule will be updated immediately on Student Admission Center (Pusat Penerimaan Mahasiswa Baru) website.

For Independent selection process, test takers on Natural Science or Social Science category with two programs choices, will be charged Rp 300 thousand for registration fee and Mixed Category registration costs Rp 500 thousand.

In 2017, UNAIR will admit 5,225 bachelor students. For SNMPTN, UNAIR will admit 1,824 and SBMPTN 1,830 students and Independent admission 1,571 students.

Author: Defrina Sukma S

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