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Dr. Abdullah Salman Al-Salman, King Saud University’s Vice Rector for Educational and Academic Affairs and head of the unified electronic admission for female students at Riyadh universities, recently announced the unified e-portal for female students will be operational for two weeks in all government-run universities in Riyadh for the 2012-2013 academic year.
Those universities are:
- Princess Nora Bint Abdul Rahman University
- Al-Imam Muhammad Ibn Saud Islamic University
- King Saud University
- King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences (KSAU-HS)
The e-portal service began on Thursday, June 28th with admissions closing for all disciplines on Thursday, July 12.
Before applying, Dr. Al-Salman emphasized, students should apprise themselves of all procedures and the specializations available at each of the universities via the unified portal. Next, he said, students should fill out the application form and enter their choices of majors, noting their schedule, but, most important, learning about all specializations at each university and choosing their preferences of specializations based on their interests and scientific aptitude.
Dr. Al-Salman also stressed the importance of adhering to the application schedule of colleges that require a personal interview during the period Thursday, June 28 to July 12, after which the window of opportunity to apply will closed. He said the universities that require a personal interview are KSU Preparatory Year Program for Health Specializations and King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences (in all specializations). Princess Nora Bint Abdul Rahman University and Al-Imam Muhammad Ibn Saud Islamic University do not require a personal interview during this period.
Dr. Al-Salman said interview appointments will be announced Tuesday, July 3 and notices will be available via the e-portal with a reminder via text messages and e-mail.
The Committee Chair said that after the admission window closes, candidacy for admission will be decided by competitive automatic classification according to the announced criteria for each specialty (including an aggregate GPA) and according to desired majors, place availability and conditions per each college.
Applicants can begin accessing the e-portal on Saturday, July 14 to learn if they have been selected, and to print their admission candidacy invoice and application form. Required documents must be submitted by certified mail, free of charge, by Wednesday, July 25.
Applicants with any questions should email to email@example.com or visit the unified portal, where their questions will be answered by university teams.
Dr. Al-Salman closed by wishing all female students successful admission in the university specialization of their choice. He also voiced thanks to the Minister of Higher Education, Dr. Khaled Al-Angari, and the rectors of public universities in Riyadh for their support of unified electronic admission.