UGM vocational School has removed the Written Test mechanism from student admissions batch 2, replaced with score results of UGM’s Written Test.
Dean of the School, Wikan Sakarinto, Ph.D., said such selection was a student admission selection pattern that considers the results of UGM’s Written Test (UTUL UGM). Thus, people interested in vocational education are obliged to undertake the Written Test if they want to be UGM students.
“So, those wanting to get enrolled at the Vocational School have to do the Written Test first,” he said on Thursday (31/5) in UGM’s Public Relations Office.
Participants may select up to 3 study programmes in the undergraduate or diploma programme. If they are admitted, they can follow it up with registration process to be new students of Vocational School.
“If they are not admitted, they still have the chance to apply through the last mechanism, which is based on the test results of the Written Test. Participants may select up to 2 study programmes,” he said, announcing that this mechanism starts from 4-19 July 2018.
Vice-Dean for Academic and Student Affairs, Agus Nugroho, S.T., M.T., re-emphasised this way, adding that people who did not apply for the Written Test cannot automatically apply for the final selection because it will be based on the results of that Written Test.
“To reconfirm, Written Test is done just once. The final selection will take the results of that Written Test and a weighing will be done,” he said.
Agus said weighing will be done according to the study programme they have selected. Different assessment will be done for graduates from regular high schools and vocational schools.
“We don’t compare apple to apple between graduates from regular high schools and vocational schools. The assessment pattern is different between both and we also consider their report cards and skills,” he said.
In 2018, UGM Vocational School receives 1,478 students, consisting of 1,250 people for Diploma 3 and 228 Diploma 4.