Ankita and Mugdha have scored above 93 per cent in their Class XII exams and have managed to make it to one of the colleges in Delhi University.
But they are waiting for the second cut-off list hoping to make it to a college of their choice.
That may not happen though with many top colleges having admitted more students than the sanctioned seats based on the first cut-off list.
The Sri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC) has 252 seats in BCom Honours but has admitted 398 students. In Economics Honours, 70 students have been admitted against a capacity of 62 seats.
Similarly, in Hindu College there are 62 seats in BCom but 143 students have got admission. And in History Honours, all 65 seats have been filled up.
"Even after 93.5 I am finding it difficult to get into a good college. I think it's unfair, with so much of marks they should admit students," said Mugdha.
"I don't expect LSR and SRCC, because even if it comes down there will be point differences. But I do expect a seat in Hindu and Hansraj," said Ankita.
Principals say their hands are tied. With no pre-admission forms this year, they cannot turn back a student who meets the cut off.
"The biggest challenge is space. And more teachers to teach them. I am sure university is thinking of some options. Discussions have already started but I guess the effect will be seen next year," said P C Jain, Principal, Sri Ram College of Commerce.
"The problem is that students are focusing on some colleges. The immediate solution that comes in my mind is why doesn't the university start evening shifts in colleges?" said Pradyuman Kumar, Vice-Principal, Hindu College.
Colleges say despite admitting students beyond capacity, they will still take in students for one more day. But they hope that the university will help them by increasing the infrastructure so that quality of education is not compromised.