76 students offered degree programme places after appealing their HKDSE results

76 students offered degree programme places after appealing their HKDSE results

Some 335 Form Six students with their “upgraded HKDSE results” reapplied for a better offer after the release of their remarked examination results after rechecking and remarking

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Students who appealed their HKDSE results have received their new results. Some 335 students reapplied for a better offer, but only 205 students received a different offer from the first round of acceptances.
Photo: K. Y. Cheng/SCMP

A total of 76 students who successfully appealed against their HKDSE results have been offered places for bachelor degree programmes.

The Joint University Programmes Admissions System (Jupas) office announced the results of remarked and rechecked DSE results on Wednesday. Some 335 Form Six students with their “upgraded HKDSE results” reapplied for a better offer, but only 205 students received a different offer from the first round of acceptances. This means the results of 130 students remain unchanged, with 29 students still with no university programme offers.

Seventy six students with recently changed HKDSE scores have been offered places on bachelor degree courses, including courses funded by the University Grants Committee (UGC) and the Study Subsidy Scheme for Designated Professions/Sectors (SSSDP) programmes. Within this group, 51 students didn’t receive any offers in the first round , three students were previously offered places on associate degree programmes, and 22 students were offered places on higher diploma courses.


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As some candidates may turn down their offers from the main round, so some programmes may have a few spots left for students who haven’t accepted, or received, any offers. These clearing round offers will be released today. Successful applicants will need to pay the acceptance fees for clearing round offers by 5pm today.

Hok Yau Club Student Guidance Centre’s director Ng Po-shing told Young Post on Friday that students shouldn’t expect too much from this round, as there are only a few places up for grabs. “Students will just be waiting around for other students to give up their main round offers:” he said. “And would they even be interested in a course that’s been rejected by students in the main round anyway?”

Ng added that because the clearing round is so late, students waiting for it are probably missing out on university orientation activities, to help them adapt to their new university environment. “Many of these students have probably been offered places on other degree or sub-degree courses at self-financing institutions, which they might be better off accepting. If students still insist on going through the clearing round, they should think seriously about how interested they are in the courses, and whether they have the ability to study them.”

Edited by Ginny Wong

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