Some things have changed with the way student admission was carried out in the UGM’s Vocational School this year. Previously, student admissions were done through Written Test(UTUL UGM) and Special Batch of Written Test. This year, the written test is conducted only once while admission afterwards is done on results of UGM Written tests.
“This year applicants still have 3 opportunities to apply. First, excellent Talent Scouting (PBU), Written Test (UTUL UGM), and additional selection based on UTUL UGM test results. So, there is no longer special written test to get admitted at Vocational School,” said Vice-Dean of Academic and Student Affairs of the School, Agus Nugroho, S.T., M.T., on Wednesday (18/4).
He said the first admission mechanism (PBU) was opened from 2 April - 9 May 2018. PBU consists of four categories: Disadvantaged category for those having high academic capacity but economically disadvantaged (PBUTM), Partnership (PBUK) for students from regions that are funded by the local governments, institutions, or companies, PBU SMAK for high school/Vocational School/Islamic school students that have academic achievement, and PBU Berprestasi (PBUB) for those having achievements in sports, arts, and science and technology.
The second admission Written Test/UTUL UGM is for graduates from high school/vocational school/Islamic schools academic year of 2018, 2017, and 2016. They may elect up to three study programe and/or diploma. Registration will start on 21 May.
Results announcement will be made on 18 July. Students that pass the test will have to re-register while those not passing still have the chance to apply to D3 and D4 study programe from 4-19. The Committee will select them by considering the results of their scores in the Written test.
Agus said this adjustment was made after observing the past admissions which were considered as inefficient and took a long time. As a result. time was short for result announcement, re-registration, and new students induction events.
Despite this change, Agus guaranteed equal opportunities for student candidates to get admitted to UGM. The committe still adopts similar system to the Joint Selection of State University Entrance Test.
Dean of Vocational School, Wikan Sakarinto, S.T., M.Sc., Ph.D., said there were 24 study programme of D3 and D4 that can be elected by student candidates. Total seats available are 1,478.