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UPCAT 2018: Admission Requirements, Application and Examination Dates, Online Application, etc

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The University of the Philippines has announced that it will start accepting applications soon for the UP College Admission Test (UPCAT) for Academic Year 2018-2019.

Based on the official announcement shared through the microblogging site Twitter, the UPCAT 2018 examination dates will be on October 21-22, 2017 at several testing centers nationwide.

UPCAT 2018: Admission Requirements

Applicants must be the following:

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  1. Senior high school student expecting to graduate before SY2017 from a DepEd-accredited high school or a secondary school abroad; OR
  2. Graduate of a DepEd- accredited high school or secondary school abroad; OR
  3. PEPT Certified Eligible for admission to college; AND
  4. With final grades for three (3) high school years preceding the year of graduation; AND
  5. Must not have taken any college subject/s prior to taking the UPCAT; AND
  6. Must not have taken the UPCAT previously.
UPCAT 2018: Application dates and deadline

The start of application period will be on July 17, 2017.  Deadline for filing of applications will be as follows:

  • August 18, 2017 – Metro Manila Private Schools
  • August 25, 2017 – Metro Manila Public Schools
  • September 1, 2017 – Non-Metro Manila Schools and applications thru Regional Filing Centers

Late applications will be subject to late fees.

UPCAT 2018: Required Documents

Before you start your application, please take note of the following required documents that you have to submit together with your application.

Category of Applicant Required Documents
All applicants Four recent 2X2 identical photographs
Proof of payment of UPCAT application fee
Completed UPCAT Forms 1 and 2
IF High school graduate High school diploma
IF Graduating in 2017 from a HS with a DepEd approved K+12 transition program (i.e. SHS Early Adopter) DepEd Certificate of Approval or Permit to Operate transition program
IF Philippine Education Placement Test (PEPT) taker PEPT Certificate of Eligibility to Enter College and PEPT grades
IF Transferee (i.e. has taken subjects from another high school) Signed and certified legible photocopy of the Permanent Secondary School Record (F137) from other school with all the grades earned within
IF Exempted from payment of application fee:
Annual gross family income is PhP130,000 or less; OR 2015 ITRs of earning family members or BIR Certificate of Exemption
A Top Ten graduate/prospective graduate of a public high school Certified Ranked overall list of the school’s TOP TEN students across all programs and/or campuses
UPCAT 2018: Application Fee

The non-refundable UPCAT Application Fee is:

  • P450 for Filipinos with annual gross family income of more than P130,000
  • P450 for resident foreign applicants studying in the Philippines
  • US$50 for non-resident foreign applicants

Read UPCAT General Information Page to get more info.

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