And hence, the journey begins. A journey which was preceded by chaos, confusion, and excitement, and will be succeeded by a similar emotional trail. The journey to a new phase, a new set of experiences, and a new you.
Phase 1: What to do after the first cut-off list
- 24th June: Check the first cut-off list on du.ac.in. The registration period commences from 24th June and ends on 28th June.
- 1st July, 7th July, 13th July, 18th July: Check subsequent cut-off lists, and select the college and course of your choice based on your Best of Four percentage.
- If you wish to cancel your admission in one college and get admitted into another based on the new cut-off lists, you will be required to withdraw the admission from the previously chosen college. After collecting the original documents, you will be required to repeat the admission process in the subsequent college of choice.
Phase 2: Admissions Procedure
- Print college-specific admission form. Post the release of the cut-off lists at midnight on the scheduled date, you will be able to select the course and college you wish to admit into, and will be presented with a college-specific form. The form requires the signature of the candidate and a parent, which needs to be taken along with the other documents on the day of admission.
- Visit college for verification of documents and Principal’s approval. You are advised to reach on time on the admission days along with the required documents and sufficient refreshments due to the overwhelming response and the delays caused. Once the original documents have been submitted and you have received a receipt of admission, your offline tasks have been successfully accomplished.
- Visit the DU website and pay through college-specific gateway. Log in to the admissions portal, and the screen will reflect the confirmation from the college authorities. You will be required to pay the fees till noon of the next day. Once the payment has been made, ensure that you take a printout of the fee receipt.
Phase 3: After successful enrolment
- Look for accommodation. With the college identification task exuberantly struck off your list, it is time to map the externalities of the third phase. For outstation candidates and those commuting from afar, the housing situation takes prime importance as the next agenda in this mission. Various colleges offer hostel residency; applications for the same can be viewed and filled on their websites. You can also identify paying guest accommodation (PGs) in the neighbouring areas of your college. Consult with your seniors, people living in the area of your choice, and other sources to help you choose the right accommodation setting. Begin this process well in advance to avoid last minute fiascos! (Refer to Page 2 of this issue for an accommodation guide!)
- Pause and explore. If your timeline is perfectly on schedule, you can conveniently move towards easing yourself into this new phase. Between the board examinations, result woes, and the admission chaos, take out the team to breathe and assimilate the eventful changes around you.
- Keep an eye out for the orientation dates. Various colleges organise an orientation ceremony a day before the commencement of the academic session, while some do it on the very first day of college. Visit the college website to find out the date for your session.
- 20th July: Get, set, go! Forget everything you think you know about how this phase is going to pan out. The night before usually involves experiencing a motley of emotions, and for good reason. As you walk past the gates of the place you shall hopefully allude to as your home for the next three years, breathe all the ‘firsts’ in – you’re going to want to remember it.
All the best!
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