Selection / Amendment of Programme Choices
Modification of Programme Choices (after Release of HKDSE Examination Results)
Checking of Allocated Time-slot (From 23 June 2021 (9:00 am))
ALL applicants may modify their programme choices after the release of the HKDSE Examination results. A time-slot will be allocated to each applicant during the period 22 July (10:00 am) – 24 July 2021 (11:00 am). Applicants should log on their JUPAS accounts as from 23 June 2021 (9:00 am) to check the time-slots allocated to them for modifications of programme choices.
The allocated time-slot for each applicant will NOT be changed under any circumstances.
Preparation for Modifying Programme Choices
READ carefully the general entrance requirements and individual programme requirements;
CONSULT the 9 JUPAS participating-institutions and the SSSDP institutions as soon as possible, as required, and no later than 20 July 2021, for the necessary information on programmes, rather than wait till near the modification of their programme choices. This will provide ample time to ensure that they understand and will be able to meet the specified requirements (e.g. language and subject requirements at the HKDSE Examination results, etc.) of the respective institutions and make the right decisions;
NOTE the Agreement among the 9 JUPAS Participating-institutions and the SSSDP Institutions on Modification of Programme Choices (i.e. official advice in relation to programme selection (including interviews, direct, telephone or digital communication with applicants, programme counselling, formal / informal contacts with applicants, etc.) will NOT be given by the 9 JUPAS participating-institutions and the SSSDP institutions during the period between the release of the HKDSE Examination results and the deadline for modification of programme choices (i.e. 21 July – 24 July 2021), regardless of who initiates the approach);
VISIT the JUPAS website under "Programme Changes" for updated information provided by the 9 JUPAS participating-institutions' and the SSSDP institutions' programmes;
GO THROUGH the Applicants' User Guide on checking of allocated time-slot and on modification of programme choices which will be available at the JUPAS website from 23 June 2021; and
REFER to the Summary of Procedures for Modification of Programme Choices (after Release of HKDSE Examination Results) to familiarise themselves with the procedures for the modifications of programme choices.
Copying of Programme Choices (15 July 2021 (10:00 am – 12:00 noon))
To facilitate applicants in completing the modifications of programme choices within their allocated time-slots, the JUPAS Office will replace applicants' programme choices in "My DRAFT Programme Choices" by those in "My CONFIRMED Programme Choices" on 15 July 2021 (10:00 am – 12:00 noon). Once replaced, the draft programme choices cannot be retrieved.
Applicants who wish to keep a record of their draft programme choices should do so before 15 July 2021 (10:00 am).
Applicants who wish to modify their programme choices may do so WITHIN THEIR ALLOCATED TIME-SLOTS during the period 22 July (10:00 am) – 24 July 2021 (11:00 am). Applicants should note that the JUPAS online application system will be closed temporarily during 3:00 am – 6:00 am daily for system maintenance.
Within the allocated time-slots, applicants may modify their programme choices in any of the following options only ONCE free of charge:
REPLACE up to 5 programme choices on the programme choice lists with new programmes / ADD a maximum of 5 new programmes to the original programme choice lists (as long as the total number of programme choices does not exceed 20)
CHANGE the preference order of the programme choices
DELETE programmes from the programme choice lists
After this, a one-time only late submission / further modification (based on the programme choice lists as at the deadline for updating of programme choices (i.e. 31 May 2021 (11:59 pm))) can be accepted for a fee of HK$250. Applicants who wish to request for late submissions / further modifications should contact the JUPAS Office via phone as soon as possible and no later than our Office's telephone enquiry service hours (i.e. until 24 July 2021 (1:15 pm)).
After this one-time only late submission / further modification, no further payment and / or change will be allowed.
All late submissions / further modifications MUST be completed by 24 July 2021 (1:15 pm). No further submission will be accepted after 24 July 2021 (1:15 pm).
Confirmation of Successful Modification and Submission of Programme Choices: My CONFIRMED Programme Choices
After successful modifications and submission of programme choices, there will be a confirmation page showing the programme choices selected and saved in applicants' JUPAS accounts. Applicants should print the confirmation pages as record of the programme choices they have selected and submitted. These will be the applicants' FINAL programme choice lists▲ to be considered by the 9 JUPAS participating-institutions and / or the SSSDP institutions for the compilation of the merit order lists for the iteration process.
Applicants will also receive emails#^ and SMS■^ from the JUPAS Office upon successful modifications and submission of programme choices.
It is applicants' responsibilities to check for such messages. Applicants should enquire at the JUPAS Office immediately if they do not receive such messages after completing the relevant procedures.
Applicants should retain copies of the confirmation page and confirmation emails as proof that their programme choices have successfully been modified. In the event of any disputes or queries, the JUPAS Office will ONLY accept these printed pages as official evidence. No other documentation in hard copy or electronic form will be accepted.
Applicants are also advised to log on their JUPAS accounts again to double check and re-confirm that their programme choices have successfully been modified and saved.
▲ Only applicants with upgraded HKDSE Examination results on subject levels / grades after rechecking and remarking who have submitted requests for reconsideration of applications based on their RR results may modify their programme choices.
Applicants should note that any programme choices contained in "My DRAFT Programme Choices" are their working drafts only and would NEITHER be:
considered by the 9 JUPAS participating-institutions and the SSSDP institutions; nor
automatically submitted to "My CONFIRMED Programme Choices" under any circumstances.
Applicants are therefore strongly reminded that they MUST submit their programme choices contained in "My DRAFT Programme Choices" to "My CONFIRMED Programme Choices" in order to be considered by the 9 JUPAS participating-institutions and / or the SSSDP institutions.
Applicants Who DO NOT WISH to Modify Their Programme Choices
Applicants who do not wish to modify their programme choices NEED NOT submit requests via their JUPAS accounts within their allocated time-slots. Their programme choice lists as at the deadline for updating of programme choices (i.e. 31 May 2021 (11:59 pm)) will be considered by the 9 JUPAS participating-institutions and / or the SSSDP institutions. Such applicants are still advised to log on their JUPAS accounts to check their programme choices.
# As email is one of the channels that the JUPAS Office, the 9 JUPAS participating-institutions and the SSSDP institutions will use to communicate with applicants, applicants must ensure that the setting of their personal email accounts will not filter out or place such correspondence in the trash / junk bins.
^ Emails and SMS are delivered via third party network providers and therefore the JUPAS Office is not responsible for any delay, loss, transfer, amendment or damage arising from the transmission process via third party network providers.
Should there be any discrepancies between information contained in emails and SMS and applicants' JUPAS accounts, the information contained in the latter (i.e. the JUPAS accounts) is final.
Applicants are strongly advised to log on their JUPAS accounts to double-check the related information.
■ Since important messages and correspondence from the JUPAS Office, the 9 JUPAS participating-institutions and the SSSDP institutions will be sent via applicants' mobile phone numbers and / or mailing addresses, applicants SHOULD NEVER share their mobile phone numbers or mailing addresses with other applicants in order to protect any information related to their JUPAS applications.