Reportase.one, Jakarta – Ahead of the announcement of the achievement-based national selection (SNBP), many questions arose among students. One of them is whether domicile is an aspect that influences the SNBP results. Chief Executive Officer National Selection of New Student Admissions (SNPMB) Budi P. Widyobroto said that this had no effect on the results of the SNBP.
“In terms of the area, there really is no business. There is a school index, where each college has a school index. This is related to the ratio between the number of applicants and those who are accepted,” he said as quoted from the UGM website on Tuesday, March 21, 2023.
He said because each school has a different report card, higher education institutions are required to take all of these reports into account fair. For that, he said, there are indices that must be added.
“Such as school accreditation, the performance of the school’s alumni, and other indexes,” said UGM Director of Education and Teaching, Gandes Retno Rahayu.
The change in the system for implementing college selection this year is actually not much different from the previous year. However, there are some points to note.
Budi explained that the year selection was carried out with a scholastic-based test by testing literacy in Indonesian, English, and mathematical reasoning. This change gives freedom for students to choose study programs according to their interests, regardless of their major in high school.
Passed SNBP Not Taken Cannot Join SNBT
As many as 1.43 million students have taken part in the process of finalizing SNPMB accounts which have been closed since March 17. “After the announcement later, younger siblings who are accepted through the SNBP route will automatically be marked so they cannot register for the SNBT (test-based national selection),” said Budi.
Budi explained that if you have passed the SNBP but have not re-registered, you will be given a sanction in the form of not being able to register for the selection for the next two years. “Even for those who have not passed the SNBP and SNBT pathways, there are still independent pathways provided by each university, including UGM,” he said.
Gandes also responded to the issue of implementing voluntary donations for institutional development (SSPI) which is much debated in society. “Starting in 2023, UGM will implement two types of UKT, namely Superior UKT and Subsidized Superior UKT,” said Gandes.
These subsidized UKTs are 100 percent, 75 percent, 50 percent and 25 percent. UKT determination is determined not before being accepted, but after being accepted. So it does not affect the selection process.
“After passing the selection, there will be documents that must beuploaded then we will calculate the receipt of the subsidy, “said Gandes. The implementation of SSPI is of course intended so that more students can access higher education at UGM, especially those from underdeveloped, foremost and outermost (3T) areas.
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