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2.5.  Admissions and Registration

              2.5.1.  Deanship of Admission, Registration and Student Affairs
              There are three departments under the Deanship of Admission, Registration and Student Affairs
              (DARSA). These are: Department of Admission and Registration (DAR), Department of Student
              Affairs (DSA) and the Department of Student Housing Services. The DAR is headed by a Director
              and is responsible for students’ admission, registration and record keeping.

              2.5.2.  Application Procedures
              Every applicant is required to submit the following documents:

                  1)  A completed application form
                  2)  A certified copy of the General Education Diploma Certificate or its equivalent
                  3)  Four recent photographs

                  4)  A photocopy of identity card and passport
                  5)  A non-refundable application fee of RO 30 for Diploma/Bachelor program.

              Please  note  that  any  certificate  that  has  originated  from  a  foreign  country  must  be
              authenticated  by  the  Ministry  of  Education  for  the  high  school  certificate  and  from  the
              Ministry of Higher Education for the Diploma certificate and Bachelor degree.

              2.5.3.  Admission Requirements for Undergraduate Programs
              1)  Students are admitted to the undergraduate Programs on the basis of their:
                  a)  General Education Diploma Certificate or its equivalent; and

                  b)  Results of the English, Mathematics and IT placement tests conducted by DU FP
              2)  Based on the results of placement tests, accepted students are divided into two groups
                  as follows:
                  a)  Students who need remedial work; will join the FP, for one or more semesters, until
                     they successfully complete the Program; and
                  b)  Students who proceed directly to the first year of the Diploma or Bachelors Program.

              3)  Students may be exempted from English, Mathematics or IT Foundation requirements and
                  admitted directly to their chosen fields of specialisation if they meet the following criteria:
                  a)  Exemption from English requires a minimum score 60 on the Cambridge University Online
                     Placement Test or a minimum score of 5 in IELTS or a minimum of 500 in TOFEL.
                  b)  Exemption  from  Mathematics  requires  a  minimum  score  of  60  on  the  FP  Math
                     Placement Test.
                  c)  Exemption from IT requires a minimum score of 70 in the Moodle-based IT Placement
                     test or an International (English) IC3 certificate. In case of the provision of a domestic
                     (Arabic) IC3 certificate, students shall be required to take an IT Challenge Test and score a
                     minimum of 60%.

                     Please  note that  the  validity  of  these international  tests is limited  to two  years
                     from the date of taking the exam. Applicants must submit the original certificate
                     of test results and the University reserves the right to verify the authenticity of the
                     certificate.  Holders of  International English  Language Testing  System  (IELTS)  and
                     Test  of  English  as  a  Foreign  Language  (TOEFL)  certificates  issued  by  institutions
                     outside Oman may be asked to sit for the placement test.
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