DHERST 2021 Online Application Grade 12 Grace Period Due Date

2021 DHERST GRACE PERIOD: Present Grade 12 students are in a privileged position to make the right choices on their Grade 12 School Leavers. Firstly, the National Application Online System (NAOS) gives the students the right choice upfront by highlighting (in red) the 'ineligible' options. There is no room for getting the choices wrong. Secondly, the students have 5 choices. That means 5 chances of getting into a tertiary institution. 

In the past, the Grade 12 students did not have the chance to change their choices after they've filled the manual School Leaver's Form (SLF). Not do the past students have 5 choices, they were limited to only 3 choices.

Here is a post about DHERST Selections that provides information for Schools Leavers and Non-School Leavers.

So, here is how you (Grade 12 students) can make full use of the Grade period and maximise your chances of securing a space for 2022.

2021 Grace Period - Why it is important

The Grade period lasts only 5 days. This is the time when you 'adjust' your choices. This is the easy part because DHERST should indicate to you on NAOS whether you are eligible for selection or not depending on your examinations marks. 

Here is what DHERST say about why the Grade Period is important:

''This [Grade Period] is a crucial period where you will start making your choices based on your final grade 12 results hence make sure to access your account during the mentioned dates. If you see the red highlight indicated in any of your five choices under “My Choices”, this means that your final result has not met the minimum program requirement set by the institution. Therefore, you must change the red highlighted choice to a different program that is available in your program list.'' DHERST

The Grade 12 students in the country have between Tuesday 14th December and Friday 17th December 2021 to adjust their choices to the more suitable ones. DHERST will NOT grant you access to making any changes after during the weekend or on Monday the 20th December 2021.

Important 2021 Dates

Do take note of the important remaining dates:

1.  NOAS grace period

Tuesday 14th December  to Friday 17th December 2021

2.  Launching of 2021 selection for 2022 academic year

Tuesday 21st December 2021


Launching of 2021 selection for 2022 academic year

The online selection via DHERST's National Online Selections System (NOSS) will kick in do the magic in 3 days. 

DHERST plans to launch the 2021 selections for the 2022 academic year on Tuesday 21 December 2021.  

There were issues last year when the Department of Higher Education has to republish the selection listing. If all goes to plan, students are likely to see their selection status by the date announced by DHERST. We hope all goes to plan. 

How to Check Your 2021 Grade 12 Exam Marks

By now, you should know your Grade 12 exam marks. The marks are accessible through My PNG Exam Results website. 

Note that DHERST does not display the Grade 12 students' exam marks.

About the National Online Application System (NOAS LOGIN)

NOAS remains the property of the National Government of Papua New Guinea and is administered by the Department of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology. NOAS facilitates national admissions and selections into higher education institutions in PNG. This portal facilitates Grade 12 school-leaver application.

Non-school leaver applicants

Non-school leaver applicants must contact directly the institute of their choice and follow non-school leaver application requirements.

Contact DHERST

For further information, please contact the DHERST Support Service noassupport@dherst.gov.pg

Source: DHERST 

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Leave a comment if you wish to discuss or highlight any general issue. For the 2021 NAOS Grade 12 choices, see the original message here on DHERST website - see the ANNOUNCEMENT HERE

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