While filling out the admission form is a task in itself, it is only the first step of a long and hectic admissions season and potential candidates should prepare for the same as well as possible. Read on to know the things one should do after filling the admissions form –
Right after filling the admission form, one often expects a moment of relaxation till the cut offs are out. However, this should not be the case. One must begin exploring all potential colleges right away. You can pay the college a visit or research about it well. You may also talk to the faculty or the students of the college to listen to first-hand experiences. This is when you prepare a clear list of which colleges you prefer over the others. This will save you last minute hasty decisions which often turn out to be wrong and impulse based rather than analytical.
- Important Documents
Another task for you to do after filling the admission form is to get your important documents for the admission ready. It is important to take photocopies of each of these documents and to self-attest them since some of them will have to be submitted to the college for around a year.
The list of the documents is as follows:
|1.||Class X Board Examination Certificate|
|2.||Class X Marks-Sheet (In case it is not combined with Certificate)|
|3.||Class XII Marks-Sheet|
|4.||Class XII Provisional Certificate/Original Certificate|
|5.||Character Certificate (Recent)|
|6.||Transfer Certificate from school/college as well as Migration Certificate from Board/University to be submitted by students who have cleared their senior secondary exam from outside Delhi.|
|7.||Two recent passport size self-attested photographs|
|8.||SC/ST/PwD Certificate (in the candidate’s name) issued by competent authority|
|9.||OBC (non-creamy layer) Certificate (in the candidate’s name) issued by competent authority. Such candidates also need to submit their income proof.|
|10.||Kashmiri Migrant Certificate to be submitted by candidates applying under the Kashmiri Migrant Quota. This certificate should be issued by the Divisional Commissioner/Relief Commissioner.|
|11.||Educational Concession Certificate to be submitted by aspirants applying under the CW quota. Such a certificate should be issued by a competent authority|
|12.||Sports/ECA Distinction certificate of last three years to be listed in descending order|
By the time you are done exploring, chances are the cut off lists will be out. You now must check out the cut-offs of all the colleges that have the courses you want to pursue. It will be easy for you to prioritize one over the another as you would have already made a list of the same after becoming well-informed regarding the pros and cons of every college. It is important to seal a seat in the best college you can get in the first cut off itself. You will not only feel secure but also become aware of the admission procedure yourself. The fees of the college, in case of withdrawal, is refundable. You must go to the DU admission portal, fill in the name of the college and the course you want to seal a seat in and get a print out of the admission form. This along with other documents must be taken to the college to get the admission.
- Interviews and Written Exams
You must also expect interviews and written exams to be going on simultaneously. It is important to get in touch with people who have been in your place facing the interview or written exam. There are some strategies that only they can inform you about how to tackle the same. Furthermore, you are expected to keep checking the updates on the websites about any preponement or postponement regarding the interview or test. Once you have filled your form, you are not free, you must keep an eye on the sites to not miss any updates.
- Running around a college
Lastly, when it is finally the time to go get your admission done, you must expect crazy sprints and marathons at the college. Even if you have all your documents ready, you will need to fill some forms and get signatures done on the spot. Therefore, it is good to be in the mindset that you will have to be on your toes all along. Prepare yourself with the required equipment like water bottles, handy stationary and running shoes, a day prior to the admission. You may not have it easy but it’ll be worth it!
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