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Frequently Asked Questions by the students (FAQs)

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Frequently Asked Questions by the students (FAQs)
How do I apply for City University entrance?

Candidates should apply online for City University admission via the official website of the CUS (www.cus…lk ) and forward the duly signed printed copy of online generated application form to the CUS via registered post along with the other relevant documents on or before the deadline given for application as pronounced by the press notices.
Important: It is compulsory to apply for City University admission online

Is it possible to change the order of preference indicated by the applicant after submitting the application to the CUS?

No. it is not possible to change the order of preference of courses of study indicated by the applicant after submitting the application to the CUS.

How can I check whether my application has been received by CUS?

Once your application is received by CUS, you will be notified by a text message to the mobile phone number given by you in your application.

Is it compulsory to send the original school-leaving certificate along with the application form by private candidates?

Yes.
If a candidate fails to provide the original School Leaving Certificate, his/her application will be rejected

How could a student get information regarding the results of the aptitude test conducted by the CUS and the “cut off” point of the aptitude test for each course of study of the City Universities?

1. CUS website www.cus…lk
2. Director (Student Admission & Academic Affairs), CUS
3. SMS service provided by the Government Information Centre (1919)

How can I get to know whether I am selected for City University entrance?

You will be informed by a letter from the CUS.

Are mutual transfers allowed?

No

Can I sit for advanced level examination again and apply for City University admission after registering for a course of study of a City University?

No. All students are provided an equal opportunity to enter state higher education and to be fair to all, opportunity to enter into a free state sponsored course of study is given only once. This is because, withdrawal from the registration of the course of study the student got selected will cause loss of opportunity for university admission of another student in the same year. Also, by requesting to withdraw the registration and get registered to another course of study based on the results of a subsequent year, the student is trying to deprive the opportunity of another student who sat the examination in that year.

When can a student considered as a registered student of a City University?

Once the candidate, upon receiving the letter of selection from the CUS, having made the payment of Rs.500/= as the registration fee in credit of the CUS, to the bank or online and registers online via the official website of the CUS for the selected course of study of the City University to which he/she has been assigned, on or before the last date given for registration, he/she is deemed as a registered student at a City University.

Would I be allowed to defer my admission, once I am registered?

Students are allowed to defer only after registration for the selected course and the university. You need to have a very genuine reason for deferment. Once registered, if they defer, they cannot enter into any other degree program based on subsequent, better advanced level result. Registration to the state university or higher educational institute can be done only once.
Maximum period for deferment is one year

Why cannot the CUS allow students to register & de-register?

This is because admission to free education system are complex and competive and must be fair to all students. Everyone has to have an equal opportunity to free education. Therefore, one person cannot be given more than one chance. The CUS must be responsible for all students for a fair selection securing single opportunity for each student. If you are in two minds whether to register or not, because you think that actually you can enter any other state university/Higher Educational Institute other than City Universities based on your present GEC (A/L) results or perform better next time, our genuine advice is don’t register.

What, if a selected candidate has not satisfied at least 30% for the common general paper?

Candidates who have not obtained 30% or above for the common general paper are not eligible for registration for the courses of study of the City Universities for which they have been selected based on the results of the Aptitude Test conducted by the City University Secretariat. However, if such a candidate has obtained a minimum of 30% for the common general paper in a previous attempt within three attempts allowed for university admission, the previous achievement can be considered. Candidates who have not obtained a minimum of 30% shall re-sit & obtain a minimum of 30% for the common general paper in a next available year within three attempts allowed for university admission, to be eligible to get registered for the courses of study of the City Universities for which the candidates have already been selected based on the results of the Aptitude Test conducted by the City University Secretariat, in a future academic year

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