【明報專訊】Q︰What is the second common mistake made by applicants in selecting programmes?
A︰The applicants may put those programmes in which they are actually not interested in into the 1st and 2nd positions of Band A.
Q︰But why do they do that?
A︰First, peer pressure and conformity are so hard to resist that they'd like to follow what their friends or classmates choose.
Second, students may think some programmes have better job potential than others.
Q︰And what is wrong about that?
A︰You may be very likely to be admitted into a programme you do not prefer at all. Majoring in a subject you have no interest in is, needless to say, terrible.
Q︰No! That's like marrying someone whom you are not in love with at all! But we still have a chance later to alter our choices, right?
A︰Here comes the third thing students easily misunderstand. Applicants may not have taken their favourite programme(s) into the 25-choice list.
Q︰What happens next then?
A︰The consequence is they will have to study a programme they don't like for 3 years.
Q︰So what is your advice?
A︰1. You should put at least one or two programmes you are interested in into Band A.
2. Remember to reprioritise your choices and put those programmes which you are likely to be admitted into in Band A in June. But before you do that, make sure you really want to study them at the university!
As Jupas applications closed on 2 December, Jupas Q&A will take a short break until further notice.
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