Transfer Applicants

Important Dates - Spring Semester 2021

Activity

Date

Online application submission deadline

December 07, 2020: 5:00 pm (PKT)

Deadline to upload supporting documents

December 08, 2020

Deadline to take the SAT (with Essay) and/or SAT Subject Test

December 05, 2020

Deadline to take the ACT (with Essay) (Second Round Offers)

December 12, 2020

Admission decisions

December 2020


Note:

The University reserves the right to change dates and deadlines for admissions. Please keep informed of any changes by visiting this site periodically, as well as the LUMS online application site.

Admission Criteria

The University is keen to attract students who are not only academically competent but also have the potential to contribute to the learning environment of LUMS. All applicants are considered on their individual merit determined by the nature of courses taken, grades obtained, admission test score and past academic performance.

Given the competitive nature of the transfer admissions process, candidates should have compelling reasons for attending LUMS and should think carefully about whether LUMS is the right fit for them before making the effort to complete an application. 

LUMS accepts transfer students from accredited institutions at the Undergraduate level twice a year, i.e. prior to the Fall and Spring semesters respectively. Applicants interested to transfer to the LUMS undergraduate programmes should be enrolled in an undergraduate programme in an HEC recognised institution and should have completed one year or expected to complete one year before joining as a full time student.
Applicants must meet the minimum eligibility criteria in order to be considered for admission to the Undergraduate Programme. Meeting this criteria does not guarantee admission to the Undergraduate programme.
Students are selected for admission to LUMS Undergraduate Programmes based on the following factors:

  1. Academic Background
  2. Performance in the Admission Test
  3. Submission of a completed application form and supporting documents
  4. Interview (if called)

Admission in a specific school is based on merit and the availability of seats.

Minimum Eligibility Criteria for Spring 2020-21 Admissions

FOR SAHSOL

To apply for transfer to the Undergraduate Programme, the candidate must:

  1. be enrolled and have successfully completed or should expect to complete at least one year of full time study at the Undergraduate level from a college or university recognised by the Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan before joining LUMS;
  2. submit a bona fide letter from a college or university where he/she is currently enrolled at Undergraduate level;
  3. successfully completed any set of the following academic qualifications:
    • Matric (with at least 70% marks) & FA (with at least 65% marks) /FSc/ICS/ICOM (with at least 70% marks)
    • O’ Levels results (in at least 18 subjects) with an average grade of at least ‘B’ in all subjects attempted; and A’ Levels (in at least three (3) full credit A Levels subjects) with an 2average of 2 Bs and 1 C grade across best three subjects such as there should be no grade less than an E. No credit will be given for Advanced Subsidiary subject(s), for the A Level General Paper, or for an A Level grade less than an E;
    • American High School Diploma (at least 70% marks or above/ Grade point average of B or above)
    • International Baccalaureate (at least 28 out of 45 points)
    • Combinations of the above
    • Any other equivalent qualification (minimum acceptable scores will be determined by the Admissions Committee. The decision of the Admissions Committee will be final).

Note: Applicants admitted to LUMS and subsequently require HEC attestation of their UG degree must meet the conditions stipulated by the Higher Education Commission (HEC), Pakistan to get their Undergraduate degree attested. Details are available here:

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1Minimum subjects requirement for O’Levels may vary regionally and can be checked here.

2Best three (3) A’ levels full credit subjects will be considered for evaluation.

FOR SBASSE

To apply for transfer to the Undergraduate Programme, the candidate must:

  1. be enrolled and have successfully completed or should expect to complete at least one year of full time study at the Undergraduate level from a college or university recognised by the Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan before joining LUMS.
  2. submit a bona fide letter from a college or university where he/she is currently enrolled at Undergraduate level;
  3. successfully completed any set of the following academic qualifications:
    • Matric (with at least 70% marks) & FSc/ICS (with at least 70% marks)
    • O’ Levels results (in at least 18 subjects) with an average grade of at least ‘B’ in all subjects attempted; and A’ Levels (in at least three (3) full credit A Levels subjects) with an 2average of 2 Bs and 1 C grade across best three subjects such as there should be no grade less than an E. No credit will be given for Advanced Subsidiary subject(s), for the A Level General Paper, or for an A Level grade less than an E. The principal subjects for SBASSE are Biology, Chemistry, Computing, Computer Science, Mathematics, Further Mathematics and Physics. (Any deviations from this list would be examined on a case to case basis and the decision of the Admissions Committee would be final). No credit will be given for Advanced Subsidiary and General Paper.
    • American High School Diploma (at least 70% marks or above/ Grade point average of B or above)
    • International Baccalaureate (at least 28 out of 45 points)
    • Combinations of the above
    • Any other equivalent qualification (minimum acceptable scores will be determined by the Admissions Committee. The decision of the Admissions Committee will be final.)

Note: Applicants admitted to LUMS and subsequently require HEC attestation of their UG degree must meet the conditions stipulated by the Higher Education Commission (HEC), Pakistan to get their Undergraduate degree attested. Details are available here.

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1Minimum subjects requirement for O’Levels may vary regionally and can be checked here.

2Best three (3) A’ levels full credit subjects will be considered for evaluation.

TRANSFER CREDIT INFORMATION

The Admissions Committee will decide on the maximum number of transferable credits on the basis of the information (Course outlines, Transcripts) provided by the applicant. The possible transferable credits depend on the standing of the institution where the candidate is transferring from, the nature of completed courses and obtained grades. Information about the maximum number of possible transferable courses/credits will be communicated to the candidates at the time of making admission offer. Credit will be given for a maximum of 30 semester credits for each year of full time study at the undergraduate level completed at a college/university. The maximum possible transferable credit hours are 60.

The detailed information regarding the transferred courses will be shared by the Registrar’s Office after the completion of credit transfer evaluation process subsequent to accepting an Admission Offer. Only undergraduate courses successfully completed with a ‘B’ or better grade can potentially be transferred. The credits of these courses will be included in the completed credits whereas the course grades will not be included in the CGPA calculation at LUMS. Any decision on the transfer of credits for the courses completed at the Undergraduate level by the applicant will be taken after the evaluation of the courses by the instructors at LUMS. Applicants may be called for an interview/test before making a final decision.

MAJORS DETAILS

FOR SDSB, MGSHSS, SAHSOL

The LUMS Undergraduate Programmes offers a broad-based education to students and provides them the option of pursuing majors and minors in various areas provided the enrolment demand in these majors and minors does not exceed the available faculty and current available resources. Foundation core courses in mathematics, languages and the social sciences in the first year prepare students for more advanced level courses leading to specialization in the areas mentioned below. There are following seven majors (or specializations) currently being offered in the four-year BSc (Honours) Programme and two majors in the BA (Honours) Programme.

  • Accounting and Finance
  • Management Science
  • Economics
  • Economics & Mathematics (Joint Major)
  • Politics and Economics
  • Political Science
  • Anthropology / Sociology
  • English
  • History

In addition, the Law and Policy Department at LUMS offers a 5-year BA-LLB Programme. Please note that a specialization preference indicated by a student in the admission form cannot be guaranteed. Candidates who are admitted to the sophomore year will be informed at the time of admission whether space availability permits their enrollment in a major of their choice. Candidates who are admitted to the Freshman year would be typically allowed to declare their major at the end of the Spring Semester and on completion of at least 30 semester credits of courses at LUMS.

At the end of the Spring Semester of the freshman year, students would be asked to rank all available majors in order of their preferences. The acceptance in a specific major will depend upon a student’s overall academic performance as well as the performance in the specialization subjects related to that particular major. For certain majors, interviews may also be used to screen candidates.

For MGSHSS, Transfer applicants may be called for an interview or a written test. Please note that transfer students into MGSHSS are admitted into the School, and not directly into the Major. Students in MGSHSS will be asked to choose their preferred major at the end of their sophomore year. Transfer students may not get their first choice major at the end of the sophomore year. The acceptance in a specific major will depend upon a student’s overall academic performance as well as the performance in the specialization subjects related to that particular major.

FOR SBASSE

The LUMS SBASSE Undergraduate Programme offers a broad-based education to students and provides them the option of pursuing majors in various areas provided the enrolment demanding these majors does not exceed the available faculty and current available resources.

There are following eight majors (or specializations) currently being offered in the four-year BS Programme.

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Economics & Mathematics (Joint Major)
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Physics

Please note that a specialization preference indicated by a student in the admission form cannot be guaranteed. Candidates who are admitted to the sophomore year will be informed at the time of admission whether space availability permits their enrollment in a major of their choice. Candidates may be interviewed or tested by the respective department as a part of selection process.

Candidates who are admitted to the freshman year would be typically allowed to declare their major at the end of the Spring Semester and on completion of at least 30 semester credits of courses at LUMS. At the end of the Spring Semester of the freshman year, students would be asked to rank all available majors in order of their preferences. The acceptance in a specific major will depend upon a student’s overall academic performance as well as the performance in the specialization subjects related to that particular major. For certain majors, interviews may also be used to screen candidates.

Note: Candidates planning to pursue BS degree in Electrical Engineering and/or Chemical Engineering (the only two engineering programmes that LUMS is currently offering) must have passed the Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSC/HSSC) Pre-Engineering Examination (or equivalent) with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics, securing at least 70% marks in aggregate from a University, a Board of Intermediate or Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education in Pakistan (or Foreign University/Institution/Examination Body). For further deatils, Click here.

Test Requirements for Spring 2020-21 Admissions

ADMISSION TEST FOR SAHSOL

Admission Test for SAHSOL 

Applicants applying to the Shaikh Ahmad Hassan School of Law (SAHSOL) are required to take the following two (2) admission tests in order to be considered for admission:

  • SAT (with Essay) OR ACT (with Essay); and
  • LAW Admission Test (LAT)

Detailed information regarding LAT is available here

Note:

  • LUMS will only accept scores of the SAT (with Essay) or ACT (with Essay) for Spring 2021 applications.
  • SAT (with Essay) taken after December 2020 will not be considered for Spring 2021 applications.
  • SAT (with Essay) taken before December 2018 will not be considered for Spring 2021 applications.
  • ACT (with Essay) taken after December 2020 will not be considered for Spring 2021 applications.
  • ACT (with Essay) taken before December 2018 will not be considered for Spring 2021 applications.
  • The Essay component of the SAT and ACT will be required for Spring 2021 applications.
  • When registering for SAT (with Essay)/ACT (with Essay) and/or SAT II subject tests, use your name as it appears on your LUMS application and other academic credentials. Using a different name may prevent your scores from matching the rest of your application in our database.
  • Applicants are required to report test scores of all attempts through an online application and must submit a copy of the score report(s). The best score of a single attempt will be considered for application evaluation.
  • In order for your application to be considered complete and for LUMS to make an admissions decision, have your official test scores submitted directly to LUMS by the testing agency (ETS) on your behalf. The college code for reporting SAT scores to LUMS is 0513.
  • Applicants are required to submit score(s) of the SAT (with Essay)/ACT (with Essay) to the LUMS Admissions Office soon after the announcement of the result. A copy of the student report should also be sent along with all other supporting documents.
  • The deadline to take SAT (with Essay) is December 05, 2020, for Spring 2020-21. Click here to register for the SAT (with Essay). 
  • The deadline to take the ACT (with Essay) is December 12, 2020, for Spring 2020-21Click here to register for ACT (with Essay).
ADMISSION TEST FOR SBASSE

Applicants applying to the Syed Babar Ali School of Science and Engineering (SBASSE) are required to take the following two (2) admission tests in order to be considered for admission:

I. SAT (with Essay) OR ACT (with Essay); and

II. LUMS SBASSE Subject Test OR SAT Subject Test (SAT II) in at least 3 of the 4 SAT II subjects listed below:

  • Biology-M
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics II-C
  • Physics

The deadline to take the SAT (with Essay) and SAT Subject Test for Spring 2021 is December 05, 2020Click here to register for the SAT (with Essay) and SAT Subject Test.

The deadline to take the ACT (with Essay) for Spring 2021 is December 12, 2020Click here to register for the ACT (with Essay).

II. LUMS SBASSE Subject Test/ SAT Subject Test (SAT II)

LUMS SBASSE Subject Test

In addition to SAT (with Essay) or ACT(with Essay), subject knowledge in the area of Biology, Physics, Advanced Mathematics & Chemistry will also be evaluated through this test. Questions are designed to explore the knowledge and skills acquired over a period of time. The test is designed to compare candidates with different academic backgrounds.

Difficulty Level: The Admission Test is designed to determine the intellectual abilities of test-takers. Questions will be at a difficulty level appropriate for students in the final year of A’ Levels/FSc./IB/HSD. They are typically Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs), similar to the pattern used in SAT. LUMS SBASSE Subject Test is approximately two (2) hours long. Test takers need to attempt only three(3) of the four(4) sections of the admission test. Calculators are not allowed during the Admission Test.

LUMS reserves the right to use any test pattern that best meets its admission’s objectives. Instead of preparing for the test, we recommend getting deep knowledge of fundamental principles and focusing on a good understanding of your school subjects.

Note: The deadline to register for the LUMS SBASSE Subject Test was January 30, 2020; 5:00 pm (PST), and the deadline to submit the supporting documents for this test was January 31, 2020.

The LUMS SBASSE Subject Test for the Fall & Spring semesters 2020-21 was conducted on February 16, 2020. If you have not taken LUMS SBASSE Subject Test, you may alternatively provide your SAT II scores (in at least 3 SAT II subjects listed above).

Note:

  • SAT (with Essay) and/or SAT II subject tests taken after December 2020 will not be considered for Spring 2021 session.
  • SAT (with Essay) and/or SAT Subject Tests taken before December 2018 will not be considered for Spring 2021 session.
  • ACT (with Essay) taken after December 2020 will not be considered for the Spring 2021 session.
  • ACT (with Essay) taken before December 2018 will not be considered for the Spring 2021 session.
  • The Essay component of the SAT and ACT will be required for Spring 2021 applications.
  • When registering for SAT (with Essay)/ACT (with Essay) and/or SAT II subject tests, use your name as it appears on your LUMS application and other academic credentials. Using a different name may prevent your scores from matching the rest of your application in our database.
  • Applicants are required to report test scores of all attempts through an online application and must submit a copy of the score report(s). The best score of a single attempt will be considered for application evaluation.
  • In order for your application to be considered complete and for LUMS to make an admissions decision, have your official test scores submitted directly to LUMS by the testing agency (ETS) on your behalf. The college code for reporting SAT scores to LUMS is 0513.
  • Applicants are required to submit score(s) of the SAT (with Essay)/ACT (with Essay) and/or SAT II subject tests to the LUMS Admissions Office soon after the announcement of the result. A copy of the student report should also be sent along with all other supporting documents.

Applicants who have taken LUMS SBASSE Admission Test and also have taken (or are planning to take) the SAT II Subject tests are encouraged to submit a copy of their SAT score reports as part of their admission application. A copy of the scores should be sent along with all other supporting documents and reported directly from College Board (College code for reporting SAT scores for LUMS is 0513). For further details, please click here 

Submission

The admission application will be considered for evaluation after the successful completion of the following Four (4) STEPS by the applicants on or before the stipulated deadlines:

  1. Online Admission Application submission;
  2. Online submission of scanned copies of required supporting documents;
  3. Submission of an appropriate Application Processing Fee; and
  4. Online submission of Teacher's Evaluations by the Referees.

Note:

  • Applicants must complete and submit their Online Admission application on or before December 7, 2020; 5:00 PM (PKT).
  • Applicants are required to submit Online, the scanned copies of all supporting documents on or before December 8, 2020.
  • After the successful submission of the Online application, applicants must make the Processing Fee payment by the deadline.
  • Referees must submit completely filled Teachers Evaluation(s)/Letter(s) of Recommendation by the given deadline.

Completion of all steps is mandatory. Application, documents or fee received after the stipulated deadline will not be processed.

Details of Application Processing Fee

  • The application processing fee of Rs. 5,900
  • The SBASSE Subject Test fee of Rs. 2,200 (if applicable)

Note: The application processing fee is non-refundable.

Interview Performance

A merit ranking for interview short listing is established on academic performance and SAT scores of the candidates. Only short-listed candidates are called for interviews.

Fee Structure

Overview

LUMS accepts transfer students from accredited institutions at the undergraduate level. Applicants interested in transferring to the LUMS Undergraduate Programmes should be enrolled in an Undergraduate Programme at a Higher Education Commission (HEC) recognised institution and should have completed one year or expected to complete one year before joining as a full time student. Transfer is offered twice a year before the Fall and Spring semesters, respectively.