Undergraduate Admission to LUMS (Academic Year 2012-13

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LUMS desires to attract students who are academically well prepared and have the potential to enrich and contribute to the learning environment at the university. All admission decisions are strictly based on academic merit which is determined primarily by the type of courses taken previously, course grades and admission test scores. Some students may be called for an interview by the Admissions Committee. Students may apply for admission to the following three schools in LUMS: A. B. C. The School of Science and Engineering (SSE) The School of Humanities, Social Sciences and Law (SHSSL) The Suleman Dawood School of Business (SDSB)

LUMS offers four-year BS, BSc (Honours), and BA (Honours) degrees in the following programmes as well as a five-year BA-LLB degree: School SSE SHSSL SDSB

Degree

BS (4 year)

BSc (Hons) (4 year) 7. 8. 9. Economics Political Science and Economics Anthropology/ Sociology

BA (Hons) (4 year) 11. Humanities 12. History

BA-LLB (5 year) 13. Law & Policy

BSc (Hons) (4 year) 14. Accounting & Finance 15. Management Science

Majors/ Programmes

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Biology Chemistry Computer Science Electrical Engineering Mathematics Physics

10. Political Science

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e. Students interested in Electrical Engineering are required to have taken Mathematics. the capacity constraint in the Deptt. Admission in a specific school/programme is based on merit and the availability of seats. II. the allocation of major takes place at the end of first year of study except for the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences where the allocation of major is decided at the end of the 3rd semester i. their academic performance at LUMS and. such requests will be decided on a case to case basis by the concerned department. the allocation of majors takes place at the end of first year of study. Note: Students can request for a change in their programme/school at the end of first year at LUMS subject to academic performance and availability of space. Allocation of major: Students who apply to multiple schools/degree programmes are considered separately for each school/degree programme. SDSB: For students admitted to the BSc (Honours) Programme in SDSB.BSc. /Subject area. Physics and Chemistry in FSc/A’ levels. However.Selection Criteria: Students are selected for admission to LUMS based on the following factors: I. middle of the Sophomore year. III.B programme in SHSSL are assigned major at the time of admission. factors in the students’ preferences. SHSSL. IV. SSE: For students admitted to the BS Programme in SSE.BA – LLB Programme: Students admitted to the BA-LL. Page 2 . The allocation of major. Academic Background Performance in the Admission Test(s) Submission of a completed application form (and all required supporting documents) Interview (if called) All admission decisions are taken by the Undergraduate Admissions Committee and are final. the allocation of major takes place at the end of first year.(Honours): For students admitted to the BSc (Honours) Programme in SHSSL. SHSSL. in the case of SHSSL.

American High School Diploma (80% or above or Grade point average of B or above) International Baccalaureate (at least 30 out of 45 points) Combinations of the above Any other equivalent qualification (minimum acceptable scores will be determined by the Admissions Committee). (FA (60% marks or above) / FSc/ICS/ICOM (65% marks or above) A’ Levels in 3 principal subjects (with at least 2 Bs and 1 C grade such that there should be no more than 1 C grade and no grade less than a C across three principal subjects in the A' Level examination) American High School Diploma (minimum required grades for the 12th year HSD will be decided by the Admissions Committee) International Baccalaureate (at least 30 out of 45 points) • • 1 Principal subject (full credit course) Page 3 . • • • • b) Applicants who have not taken the final exams of their FA/ICS/ICOM/FSc/A’ Levels (in three principal subjects)/High School Diploma or International Baccalaureate as yet and are expecting their final results by August 2012 will be given a conditional offer. 10th. Academic Background: a) Applicants who have successfully completed FA/ICS/ICOM/FSc/A’ Levels/High School Diploma or International Baccalaureate are eligible to apply for admission if they fulfill one of the following academic qualifications: • • Successful completion of Matric (60% marks or above) and FA (60% marks or above)/FSc/ ICS/ICOM (65% marks or above) O’ Levels results (in at least 6 subjects) and A’ Levels in at least 3 1principal subjects (with at least 2 Bs and 1 C grade such that there should be no more than 1 C grade and no grade less than a C across three principal subjects in the A' Level examination. Applicants must fulfill one of the following academic qualifications to be considered for a conditional offer: • • • • Successful completion of Matric (with at least 60% marks) and FA 1st year (60% marks or above) /FSc/ ICS/ ICOM 1st year (65% marks or above) O’ Levels results (in at least six subjects) American High School Diploma (9th. & 11th year) results with 80% marks or above or Grade point average of B or above International Baccalaureate (first year) results (at least 30 out of 45 points) Applicants who are made a conditional offer must subsequently meet one of the following conditions for admission to LUMS by August 2012: • • Successful completion of FA/ICS/ICOM/FSc.Minimum Eligibility Criteria for Undergraduate Admissions Admission to SDSB/SHSSL I. No credit will be given for General Paper.

Note : I. SAT scores must be reported to LUMS officially from the testing agency. students must improve their A' Level grades in November 2011 exams. LUMS Common Admission Test (LCAT) The LCAT is a multiple choice test similar to the SAT I in terms of the type of questions. Candidates who have either completed or are in the last year of completion of 12 years of Education which does not lead to FA/ICS/ICOM/FSc/A’ Level or International Baccalaureate Certification will be required to get an equivalence certificate from the Inter Board Committee of Chairmen (IBCC). Applicants should be aware that the presentation of incorrect/false/forged/fraudulent information or document in connection with admission to the LUMS Undergraduate Programme is a criminal offence and the University reserves the right to initiate appropriate action. but is not limited to cancellation of an application for admission. Candidates who have already completed their A' Levels (have taken the exam of minimum three A' levels principal subjects) and do not meet the minimum grades requirement (specified in subsection I–a) must improve their grades in order to be eligible for admission. The LCAT for admission to the Fall 2012 semester will be held ONLY ONCE on February 12. Difficulty Level: O’ Level/Matriculation Question Type: Multiple choice and Paragraph writing Preparation: Any SAT I preparation book Page 4 . Applicants residing outside Pakistan and currently studying or having completed their last year of schooling abroad are required to submit official results of the SAT Reasoning Test (SAT I). The college code for reporting SAT scores to LUMS is 0513. 2012 in order to be considered for admission. and mathematics skills. III. it measures reading. II. Like the SAT I.ibcc. USA latest by January 28.pk II. an offer of admission. Social Sciences and Law (SHSSL). Action may include. For further information please contact: The Chairman FBISE Building. http://www. writing. The copy of the scores should be sent along with all other supporting documents OR reported directly from CollegeBoard (SAT code for reporting scores to LUMS is 0513). Applicants need to take the SAT Reasoning Test (SAT I) through CollegeBoard. or of an enrollment. Islamabad. Pakistan. H-8/4 Islamabad. 2012 at the designated cities of Pakistan.edu. A' Levels Exams are held in November and June. Applicants planning to improve their grades by taking June 2012 exams are not eligible for the Fall 2012 session. Applicants taking the LCAT and also have taken (or are planning to take) the SAT I are encouraged to submit a copy of their SAT score reports as a part of their admission application. Admission Test for SDSB/SHSSL: The LUMS Common Admission Test (LCAT) is mandatory for all applicants (except applicants residing abroad) applying to the Suleman Dawood School of Business (SDSB) or the School of Humanities. To be eligible for the admission in 2012.

edu. The last section is of Paragraph writing.edu.e. 2012.pk. and other information will be communicated to applicants through Test Registration Card and LUMS website i. www. 2012. Candidates without a Test Registration Card will NOT be allowed to take the test. Page 5 .The LCAT consists of seven (7) sections each of 25 minutes each. Calculators are not allowed for the LCAT. All sections are compulsory.lums. Test Registration Cards will be posted on applicant’s online account starting January 31. test timings. First six (6) sections are a combination of verbal and math sections. The exact locations.lums. 5:00 pm (Pakistan Standard Time): Test Registration Cards and instructions will be posted to the applicant's secure online application account. Note: Applications without correct photograph or appropriate fee (as specified in the online application form) will not be processed for the registration of the test. Registration for LCAT: The LUMS Admission Test Registration will be done through the LUMS online application system at:http://admissions.pk Applicants must successfully submit their complete application and supporting documents on or before the January 12. Applicants are required to download and print their Test Registration Card and Attendance Slip. and an email message will alert applicants that the test Registration card has been posted.

Further Mathematics and Physics. Mathematics. Any deviations from this list would be examined on a case to case basis and the decision of the Admissions Committee would be final. Chemistry. 10th. Any deviations from this list would be examined on a case to case basis and the decision of the Admissions Committee would be final. No credit will be given for General Paper. American High School Diploma (minimum required grades for the 12th year will be decided by the Admissions Committee) International Baccalaureate (at least 30 out of 45 points) • • 1 Principal subject (full credit course) Page 6 . Further Mathematics and Physics. The principal subjects are Biology. Applicants must fulfill one of the following academic qualifications to be considered for a conditional offer: • • • • Successful completion of Matric (with at least 60% marks) and FSc/ICS 1st year (65% marks or above) O’ Levels results (in at least six subjects) American High School Diploma (9th.Admission to SSE I. Academic Background: a) Applicants who have successfully completed FSc/ICS/A’ Levels/High School Diploma or International Baccalaureate are eligible to apply for admission if they fulfill one of the following academic qualifications: • • Successful completion of Matric (60% marks or above) and FSc/ICS (65% marks or above) O’ Levels results (in at least 6 subjects) and 2 Bs and 1 C grade in A’ Levels in at least 3 i principal subjects such that there should be no more than 1 C grade and no grade less than a C. Chemistry. No credit will be given for General Paper. & 11th year) results with 80% marks or above or Grade point average of B or above International Baccalaureate (first year) results (at least 30 out of 45 points) Applicants who are made a conditional offer must subsequently meet one of the following conditions for admission to LUMS by August 2012: • • Successful completion of FSc/ICS (with 65% marks or above) A’ Levels in at least 3 principal subjects with at least 2 Bs and 1 C grade such that there should be no more than 1 C grade and no grade less than a C. Computing. American High School Diploma (80% or above or Grade point average of B or above) International Baccalaureate (at least 30 out of 45 points) Combination of the above Any other equivalent qualification (minimum acceptable scores will be determined by the Admissions Committee) • • • • b) Applicants who have not taken the final exams of their FSc/ICS/A’ Levels (in three principal subjects listed in subsection I-a)/High School Diploma or IB as yet and are expecting their final results by August 2012 will be given a conditional offer. The principal subjects are Biology. Computing. Mathematics.

an offer of admission. A' Levels Exams are held in November and June. SAT scores must be reported to LUMS officially from the testing agency. Applicants should be aware that the presentation of incorrect/false/forged/fraudulent information or document in connection with admission to the LUMS Undergraduate Programme is a criminal offence and the University reserves the right to initiate appropriate action. The SSE Admission Test for admission to the Fall 2012 semester will be held ONLY ONCE on February 11. The college code for reporting SAT scores to LUMS is 0513. Applicants residing outside Pakistan and currently studying or having completed their last year of schooling abroad are required to submit official results of the SAT Reasoning Test (SAT I) and at least 3 of the 4 SAT II subjects listed below: • • • • Biology-M Chemistry Mathematics II-C Physics Applicants residing outside Pakistan and currently studying or having completed their last year of schooling abroad need to take all required SAT tests through College Board. Pakistan. 2012. Applicants taking the SSE Admission and also have taken (or are planning to take) the SAT I and/or SAT II subject tests are encouraged to submit a copy of their SAT score reports as part of their admission application. students must improve their A' Level grades in November 2011 exams. For further information please contact: The Chairman FBISE Building. USA latest by January 28. but is not limited to cancellation of an application for admission. Applicants planning to improve their grades by taking June 2012 exams are not eligible for the Fall 2012 session. or of an enrollment. Action may include.Note : I. Page 7 . II. Candidates who have already completed their A' Levels (have taken the exam of minimum three A' levels principal subjects listed in subsection I-a) and do not meet the minimum grades requirement must improve their grades in order to be eligible for admission. The copy of the scores should be sent along with all other supporting documents OR reported directly from College Board. Candidates who have either completed or are in the last year of completion of 12 years of Education which does not lead to FSc/ICS/A’ Level or International Baccalaureate Certification will be required to get an equivalence certificate from the Inter Board Committee of Chairmen (IBCC). To be eligible for the admission in 2012. Islamabad.edu.ibcc. H-8/4 Islamabad. 2012 in order to be considered for admission.pk II. http://www. III. Admission Test for SSE: The SSE Admissions Test is mandatory for all applicants (except applicants residing abroad) applying to the School of Science and Engineering (SSE).

Biology. From the remaining four Subject Sections you need to attempt any three of your choice. The first three sections (Basic Math. they will search for a deep understanding and good recall of fundamental principles) Question Type: Multiple choice questions in each section Preparation: Self-study. three are compulsory) Difficulty Level: A 'Levels/FSc.pk. The exact locations. Note: Applications without correct photograph or appropriate fee (as specified in the online application form) will not be processed for the registration of the test. and other information will be communicated to applicants through the Test Registration Card and LUMS website i. 2012. /SAT II (the questions will be "unseen". good science textbooks Calculators are not allowed for the SSE Admission Test. 5:00 pm (Pakistan Standard Time): Test Registration Cards and instructions will be posted to the applicant's secure online application account. Page 8 . Test Registration Cards will be posted on applicant’s online account starting January 31. Registration for SSE Admission Test: The LUMS Admission Test Registration will be done through the LUMS online application system at: http://admissions. that is. exams or standard textbooks. Candidates without a Test Registration Card will NOT be allowed to take the test.Basic Mathematics. they will not be taken from past A 'Levels/FSc.lums.lums. Verbal & Paragraph Writing Time: 20 minutes for each section Difficulty level: O' Level/Matriculation Question Type: Multiple choice and Paragraph writing Preparation: Any SAT preparation book Subject Sections .Advanced Mathematics. Verbal & Paragraph Writing) are compulsory. www. Chemistry.edu.pk Applicants must successfully submit their complete application and supporting documents on or before the January 12. test timings.LUMS Admission Test for SSE: The test consists of seven (7) sections.e.edu. Compulsory Sections . 2012. and an email message will alert applicants that the Test Registration Card has been posted. Physics Time: 120 minutes for three subject test (Out of given four sections. Applicants are required to download and print their Test Registration card and attendance Slip.

3000/.000* (for Pakistani Residents only)  The application processing fee of US $100 (for Foreign/overseas residents only)  2The LCAT registration fee of Rs 1.9th and 10th grade complete results. they must provide this information through online application form and by submitting a copy of the “Statement of entry “along with all other supporting documents. FA/ICOM (if applicable)/FSc/ICS complete result or FA/ICOM (if applicable)/FSc/ICS first year result (in case the FA/ICOM/FSc/ICS final exam has not been taken yet) or A' Level complete result or grades for any A' Level subject(s) completed or A' Level first year results (in case the A' Level final exam of three principal subjects has not been taken yet) 4 or American High School complete result or up to 11th grade results (in case the High School Diploma 12th Grade final exam has not been taken yet) or International Baccalaureate complete result or International Baccalaureate first year complete results(in case the IB final exam has not been taken yet).  The application processing fee of Rs 4.  Equivalence Certificate (for applicants who have completed their degrees other than FA/FSc/ICS/ICOM/A’Levels or IB. Students who are taking LUMS Admission Test(s) and have also taken/are planning to take the SAT are encouraged to submit a copy of their SAT score report(s). Submission of a completed application form: A completed application form constitutes submitting the following on or before January 12.III. 2 Applicants taking both LCAT and SSE Admission Test will pay a total of Rs.  SAT Score reports   SAT score report (s) (required for overseas applicants exempted from the LCAT/ SSE Admission Test). 4000/-.500* (if applying to SHSSL and/or SDSB)  The SSE Admission Test registration fee of Rs 1. 3 Transcripts and certificates should be attested from School’s administration. 5:00 pm (Pakistan Standard Time):  A completed online application form.  Four passport size photographs with white background.  Proof of payment. 4 Applicants taking their A’ levels or AS level exam in November 2011 are required to submit the final result within three days of its announcement.as Test Registration Fee in addition to the application processing fee of Rs. 2012. however.500* (if applying to SSE)  3Attested/Certified Copies of Complete Academic Transcripts and Certificates of:   Matric or O' Level or American High School . Page 9 .

edu. Online through the following link: http://pay. Any information will not be considered valid if an attested official proof/document is missing. All applicants are required to submit original bank draft/ pay order. Documents received after the deadline/in multiple packages/without a mailing label will not be processed.pk/default. All supporting documents (where applicable)     Note: Supporting documents for Financial Aid (as specified in the online application form) Teacher Evaluations Creative Space/Essay/Personal Statement Additional Information Documents * The Application Processing fee and the LUMS Admission Test Registration Fee can be paid: • • • Through a bank draft/pay order drawn in favour of Lahore University of Management Sciences. Applicants are required to provide complete and accurate information. By depositing in cash at the MCB Booth located within the LUMS campus.lums. Please keep informed of any changes by visiting www. It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide correct and timely information to the Admissions Committee.edu.Minimum eligibility criteria for UG admissions 2012 . 2012 will not be processed. All information submitted through online application should be supported by the provision of attested copies of relevant transcripts and certificates. Applicants are required to send a proof of payment along with all other required supporting documents as ONE package by on or before January 12. The University reserves the rights to change dates and deadlines for admissions.    LUMS . Documents sent/postmarked after January 12. Applications without complete and correct information or documents will not be considered for admission. Disclaimer   Decisions of the Admissions Committee are final.lums.13 Page 10 .pk periodically as well as the LUMS application site.asp. 2012.

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