LUMS is one of the most prestigious institutes of Lahore. Whether you are looking for a wide range of under graduate programs to choose from or are just interested in a university that offers a wide range of extracurricular activities, this institution has you covered. Despite this, getting into this esteemed institution is no easy feat. The struggle to amount to its high expectations and merit and the difficult application process are just some of the obstacles in your way to LUMS. Here is the breakdown of all important dates, documents required and step to step guide of online application process.In addition to this some precautionary measures and areas of concern you should be aware of as an applicant.
According to the LUMS admission office itself, there are 5 important steps to the application process.
- Choose the program you are interested in and read the admission criteria
- Be aware of the critical dates
- Take admission test
- Apply online and submit admission documents
- Apply for student visa (for international students)
Online application of LUMS is one of the hardest parts of the application process but necessary at the same time. Here are a few simple rules that you must follow to prepare yourself for the application process.
- Write Down important dates and deadlines
- Read everything about the program you want to apply to
- Remember you can only apply once in the admission cycle
- Your email must be valid
- Scanned copy of passport size photograph with a white background
- Keep your National Identity Card, B-Form and passport in handy
- Scanned copy of your academic transcript and test scores
- Your financial aid documents, if you need financial aid
- Check and Re-Check everything before you send
- Make sure everything is complete
Now onto the online application
Firstly, type and search the URL www.lums.edu.pk and you will be taken to the homepage.
Click ‘Apply’to start your new application and to get started on your application create a new account by clicking the option ‘Create new account’.
After this a form appears on the screen fill in the necessary blanks. Fill in your name and date of birth exactly as stated on your documents. Enter in your name, Date of Birth, your National Identity Card Number or B-Form number and passport number. Make sure to write your permanent address. If your mailing address and permanent address is the same click the box ‘Same as permanent home address’ under the heading ‘Current mailing address’. Fill in your contact number. For the username and password to your account you require a valid email address. Provide an alternative Email address and ensure both are valid. You will receive important notices via both. After you are done with everything, click the ‘Sign in’ button. You will receive the account activation link on your email id. Click the link given in the email to activate your account.
Next, login to your account and click the option ‘Click here’ to open up the online admission portal. Click the option of ‘Undergraduate Programme’ and click ‘Select Programme’.
Now click ‘Application Form’. Now you will see various sections each of which you need to complete. Click onto the first section ‘School(s) Applied’. This is only for the undergraduate. You can click to the top right hand corner to read instructions which will guide you while filling out this segment. You can apply to the following schools: Syed Babar Ali School of Science and Engineering, Mushtaq Ahmad Gurmani School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Shaik Ahmad Hassan School of Law, Suleman Dawood School of Business. You can apply to more than one school but you will be considered only for those schools. Moreover you can mention your preferences. When you are done click the ‘Save and Return’ button. If you see the ‘Completed Status’ it means your information is complete. Now move on to the next segment.
Click onto the ‘Biographical Information’section and fill in your biographical details. Press the top right hand corner for instructions on how to fill this section and read the requirements for the picture. Again be cautious of any error in your personal details. Fill in the required details of your parents. After that click the option ‘Save and Return’.
Onto the next section named ‘Academic Information:’click on right hand side to read instructions on how to fill this section out. Select the option ‘secondary level and fill out the necessary information in the tabs that appear. Then fill the ‘College and School Information’ section and fill out the grades you achieved. Then click the ‘Add new Record’ button and repeat the process but select ‘Post-Secondary dates’. When you are done click the ‘Save and Return’ button. If you see the ‘Completed Status’ it means your information is complete.
The next section is ‘Admission Test’ section.Here enter the information regarding SAT or SATII or any other examination which is the requirement for the programme and your related score. To add information of SAT click the option ‘click here’. Then add the required information. When you are done click the ‘Save and Return’ button. If you see the ‘Completed Status’ it means your information is complete.
Moving on the ‘Teacher Evaluation’ section.If you are applying for graduate programme this will be replaced by recommendation letter. Download the Teacher evaluation form by pressing ‘click here’ under the heading ‘download form’. Get a teacher who has taught you for at least two years to fill it out.When you are done downloading the form, click the ‘Save and Return’ button. If you see the ‘Completed Status’ it means your information is complete.
The next is the ‘Personal Statement’section and again read the instruction by clicking the top right-hand corner. Then fill out this section. You can fill it out in the box given. When you are done click the ‘Save and Return’ button. If you see the ‘Completed Status’ it means your information is complete.
Moving on the next section, named ‘Awards and Honor’s’. Rave about your achievement and mention the year and Level of distinction for each mention. If you have none click the ‘check box’ and make sure to click ‘Save’ to ensure your work is submitted. To add more than one award click the ‘Add New record’ Button at the bottom right hand of the page. When you are done click the ‘Save and Return’ button. If you see the ‘Completed Status’ it means your information is complete.
‘Extracurricular Activities’is the next section. You can showcase your skills in any non-academic activity and if don’t have anything to share, click the ‘check box’ and make sure to click ‘Save’ to ensure your work is submitted. To add more than one activity click the ‘Add New record’ Button at the bottom right hand of the page. When you are done click the ‘Save and Return’ button. If you see the ‘Completed Status’ it means your information is complete.
‘Work Experience’is next sections in which the admission office would love to hear about any internship or work experience that you have garnered until now. If don’t have anything to share, click the ‘check box’ and make sure to click ‘Save’ to ensure your work is submitted. You are required to share your designated post as the employee, company’s information and the personal information that can provide conformation to your work experience. To add more than one work experience click the ‘Add New record’ Button at the bottom right hand of the page. When you are done click the ‘Save and Return’ button. If you see the ‘Completed Status’ it means your information is complete.
Financial Aidis the next section and if you do not want to apply for financial aid simply click the option ‘No’ and ‘Save’ to ensure your response is submitted. However, if you want to apply for financial aid the submission of the relevant documents are essential. Make sure the details given are correct. While submitting the document checklist, add your remarks/reasons for not submitting a certain document. Mark comments on the documents if you wish to explain anything in detail so that all facets of your case are clear. For example the reason for arrears in utility bills, the justification for transactions apart from the stated income on bank statements etc. Use the statement of purpose to explain the reason for submitting your Financial Aid request. You can write scenarios that may be specific to your family’s situation and may not have been catered to in the application form. It remains the responsibility of the student to provide correct and timely information to the Office of Financial Aid. Applications without complete and correct information/documents will not be considered. The submission of FA application does not guarantee the award of requisite financial aid. The decision will be based upon your submitted credentials which will be reviewed by the concerned authority.
‘Disability Form’is another section you need to fill if you suffer from extreme impairment. Click ‘No’ if you do not have any. This section allows the university to make special arrangement for those with disability. When you are done click the ‘Save and Return’ button. If you see the ‘Completed Status’ it means your information is complete.
‘Documents Uploaded’is the last section and you must follow these simple steps to ensure your documents are uploaded successfully. You are required to complete all sections to proceed with this section.
Step #1:Scan and save your documents individually on your computer hard disk using a scanner. If you are uploading multiple documents, you will need to scan and save each document as a separate file on your local computer. For example, if you are uploading a copy of your transcript and test score report, you need to scan and save each one as a separate file. Be sure your scanned documents are readable, clearly visible and the file size does not exceed 2MB.
Step #2:Using the Upload Files’ section below, choose the document you are uploading in the ‘Choose document’ from the drop down menu.
Step #3:Select browse and locate the file on your local computer.
Step #4:Select attach. The document will be listed in the grid below as a confirmation that the document was added to the queue. If you made a mistake you may delete the file from this grid before the submission of your application.
Step #5:Repeat Steps # 2 to # 4 for each document you are uploading.
Step #6:Select Upload. All the documents you have chosen to attach will appear in the grid below the Upload Files section as a confirmation they were successfully uploaded.
Apart from this you are expected to send all your supporting document in a package with the ticket assigned to you by the deadline.