UNAIR NEWS – The Rector of Universitas Airlangga officially opened the Airlangga Education Expo (AEE) 2024, on Thursday, February 1, 2024, at the Airlangga Convention Center. The annual education exhibition was attended by the university leaderships. Prof. Dr. Mohammad Nasih SE MT Ak stated that UNAIR will accept a total of 9000 new students for the Diploma (D3), Undergraduate (D4), and Bachelor’s (S1) programs through three tracks, namely SNBP, SNBT, and Independent Admissions.
The AEE, as mentioned by the professor, aims to transparently introduce the selection system to prospective new students. “Today we open the Airlangga Education Expo to provide the clearest and most comprehensive information to prospective new students. This way, students won’t make the wrong choice of majors,” he said.
UNAIR has determined the quota for each admission track. A quota of 20 percent will be allocated for the SNBP, which will increase with the golden ticket program. “There will be an additional 2 to 5 percent through the golden ticket,” said Prof Nasih.
The golden ticket has several criteria: academic achievement, student council president, and religious achievement. Prospective students will be divided into several nominations. Meanwhile, for the SNBT, UNAIR will admit new students with a 30 percent portion, and 50 percent for the Independent Admissions. This latter is divided into several tracks such as Achievement-based Independent Admission, Computer-based Test Independent Admission, Independent Written Exam, and Independent Partnership track.
Criteria for assessment
The assessment criteria for SNBP include the student’s academic index and the school’s index. The student’s report card grades will be converted into the student’s index. The student’s position in the school’s ranking is also a crucial factor. However, the evaluation also takes into account the performance of supporting subjects. “For instance, if a student opts for Medicine, the focus is on subjects like biology and chemistry,” explained Prof. Nasih.
School index is one of the assessment points, including participation in the AEE. Additionally, the quality of graduates from the respective schools when they become students at UNAIR is also considered.
“The evaluation also involves students in UNAIR’s science olympiads. The more they send students to participate in our olympiads with good results, the better the school index,” he said.
In the SNBT, the score determines the outcome. Prof Nasih advises prospective students to pay attention to their strength. “Adjust your choices to your strength because this will increase your chances of becoming a UNAIR student,” he said.
Author: Icha Nur Imami Puspita
Editor: Binti Q. Masruroh