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FAQ: Admission - BS: How can I apply for a BS degree in UPLB as a freshman?


A graduate of an accredited high school may be admitted as freshman to the University of the Philippines Los Baņos on the basis of:


1. His/her performance in the UP College Admission Test (UPCAT);

2. His/her weighted average in the first three years of high school; and

3. His/her choice of UP campus and the quotas for specific degree programs/colleges set by the respective Deans.


U.P. College Admission Test (UPCAT)

The UPCAT is a 5-hour examination consisting of sub-tests on language proficiency, reading comprehension, mathematics, and science. It is administered in English and Filipino.

Required to take the UPCAT are all applicants for freshman admission. These include honor graduates and recipients of scholarships, public and private, freshman applicants who wish to avail of the Iskolar ng Bayan (IB) Program or Socialized Tuition and Financial Assistance Program (STFAP) as well as Filipino and foreign applicants who are graduates of secondary schools abroad.

The only exceptions to this rule are applicants for admission to the Certificate in Forestry Curriculum in the College of Forestry and Natural Resources.

Eligible to take the UPCAT are :

1. Students of DepEd-accredited high schools who have not taken the UPCAT previously and are high schools seniors (i.e. Fourth Year/Grade 12) expecting to graduate at the end of the school year; or high school graduates who have not taken and/or are not taking any college subject.

2. Those declared eligible for admission to college after taking the Philippine Education Placement Test (PEPT).

In both 1 and 2 above, the applicants must have final grades corresponding to the First , Second and Third Year of the 1-year secondary school curriculum in DepEd-accredited high schools or grades 9, 10 and 11 for international, foreign and similar schools.

last updated 5 years ago