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LUMS Application 2011

LUMS Online Admissions Open your online application and follow along as you read these instructions they will not be clear otherwise. Read the instructions for each section carefully. Sections that are self explanatory have been skipped. These instructions will not repeat any instructions on the LUMS website unless we believe that clarification is needed. GENERAL INFORMATION Open and read carefully Admission Criteria, FAQ, Checklist for Supporting Documents and Important Dates for Admission. APPLICATION FORM Academic Information: 1. Open a new academic record for each O and AS-Level certificate that you have. (Ex: Pak Studies and Islamiat, through school in June 2009, will be #1. The rest of your O-Levels, through school in June 2010, will be #2. Statistics, taken privately in June 2010, will be #3, and so on. a. You must have an attested copy of each certificate, to either upload or mail. Scan the Certificate, and not the Statement of Results. If you wish to also upload a Statement with percentages from your June 2010 O-Levels, then it must be included with your certificate in a single scan. 2. To upload, scan each certificate separately so that it can be uploaded into the corresponding academic record. a. If you do not upload the certificate when you fill out the academic record, then you will get an error message. To upload the document later, click Will post copy of transcript/result card so that you can save your record. To upload your document later, simply unclick this option. b. If you choose to mail your documents, leave it selected. 3. When you select O-Level or A-Level in Examination Type the rest of the section will open. O-Level Certificates LUMS calls O-Levels Secondary 1. Create one academic record for each certificate that you have. a. Enter your school information or British Council for private examinations. b. Put August 2008 as the From date for all O-Level records. c. Put the specific exam date (June 2009, Nov 2009, June 2010) in the To section. AS/A-Level Certificates LUMS calls AS and A-Levels Post Secondary 1. Create one academic record for each certificate that you have. 2. Check the Results Awaiting box ONLY for October 2011 session examinations. a. Exams through school type in The Lyceum School in School Information. i. In Marks Information enter all subjects for which you took AS-Level exams through school. Do not list subjects for which you did not take the external exam, (Accounting, Art, Literature, Further Mathematics, General Paper, English Language). Enter grades received from CIE. ii. In Subject Information enter each of the subjects in which you will take the A-Level exam in June 2012, even if you did not list it in Marks Information (list above). b. Accelerated Mathematics (or any full A-Level subject already graded) i. Make a separate record, listing Lyceum or British Council in school information, as appropriate 1. Enter dates as From August 2010 to June 2011. 2. In Have you completed your Post Secondary Degree? click Yes. This will allow you to enter your final grade for the full A-Level exam. a. Even though the Accelerated Maths grade appears on the Certificate you have uploaded with your main Lyceum record, you will have to re-upload it here. c. Exams taken privately type in British Council in School Information i. For subjects that you are taking at both the AS and A-Level, enter the subject name in both Marks Information and Subject Information. This is the same whether you are taking the A- Level privately or through school (in the case of AS re-sits.) ii. For subjects that you are giving only to the AS-Level, you still have to enter it in Subject Information (which asks what you will be taking in A2) or your record will not be saved. Send a letter with your paper documents explaining which subject(s) you will not give at the A-Level. iii. If you are giving the A-Level but not the AS-Level (ex: Further Mathematics) 1. In Type of Exam taken in A1? click No Exam. You will then be able to enter the subject without a grade.

Teacher Evaluation(s) 1. Optional, they strongly encourage you to submit at least two. (The online application says I acknowledge that I will send the Teacher Evaluation(s), and there is no no option!) They must be submitted on the LUMS form. 2. Print out the LUMS form and give a copy to each teacher with an envelope. The teacher should complete and seal the recommendation and return it directly to you to mail with your other documents. Or the teacher may submit the completed form to Mr. John Bernard. 3. Teacher evaluations must come from teachers at The Lyceum (your last institute). Principals/counsellors recommendations are not accepted. Creative Space/Essay/Personal Statement 1. Strongly Encouraged They are trying to get to know you better. What do you want them to know that is not represented elsewhere in the application? Be interesting. Text responses may be sent online. If not, mail with your other documents. Extracurricular Activities 1. This is unstructured. It is best to name the activity, and the role you played in it, with dates of participation. You may provide more description if you want. Ex: House Throwball Team; Captain 11, Team member grade 10 Environment Society; Member 10. Helped initiate recycling campaign in school and took part in beach clean up. Contributed article to club newsletter. Prefect; 11and 13. Attended Leadership Workshop, 11. School Plays; acted, 10; worked backstage,11. Work Experience 1. You may put internships here. Financial Aid 1. Complete this section if you wish to apply for financial aid. This is an extremely detailed form. Documentation required is listed in the Supporting Documents List, and must be sent with other documents to LUMS. If you have any questions about this form or documentation, ask LUMS directly. DOCUMENT SUBMISSION Follow the instructions on the Checklist for Supporting Documents. Required - Everyone 1. The Lyceum Transcript. (this is A Level first year results) Sign up for your transcript if you have not 2. 4 color photographs with your name on the back done so already. List is at counselling office. Required - if Applicable 1. CIE Certificates for all completed examinations (if not uploaded) 2. Statement of Entry for Nov 2011 examinations (for those who have taken them). Results for November 2011 Examinations must be submitted to LUMS within 3 days of release. 3. Creative Space response. (if not done online) 4. Proof of Payment (see Application Fee section) or Bank Draft (if this is your method of payment). 5. Financial Aid documents (if applying for aid). Optional 1. SAT Score report copy (if you are sharing your scores with LUMS) 2. Two Teacher Evaluations (They say optional, but it seems that they really want them.) 3. Certificate copies for Awards/Honors, Extracurricular Activities, and/or Work Experience. Do not flood them with certificates. If you want to send them, and you have a lot, send only the most important. Not Required 1. 9-11 Transcripts from your previous school MAILING PROCEDURE 1. Collect all of the documents you must send to LUMS in ONE envelope, including any teacher references. 2. Print out the mailing label from the application website and affix to your envelope. You may print it out AFTER you submit your application online. 3. Go to the Lyceum library and ask Mr. Azeem for your LUMS transcript. (We will have sent them to him.) 4. Seal the Lyceum transcript inside your envelope and return it to Mr. Azeem. 5. Pay Mr. Azeem 80 rupees for TCS delivery. The package will be delivered the next day. If you send more than one envelope or do not use the mailing label, they will not process your application.

Deadline for LUMS to receive your application and documents: 12 Jan 2011 5:00pm Pak Standard Time Do NOT Leave mailing to the last day!

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