A complete list of qualifiers will be posted at the Office of Admissions in UP Diliman on Tuesday, January 4. The results may also be viewed on the following mirror websites:STICKBREAD SOLUTIONS, MVS, and PREGINET.
Some 60,000 high school students take the UPCAT every year. In 2009, over 67,000 students took the test. On average, however, only about 10,000 students pass the test.
The UPCAT, a five-hour examination in English and Filipino includes subtests on language proficiency, reading comprehension, mathematics, and science. It can only be taken once.
Successful applicants are ranked based on two factors: their combined weighted scores in the UPCAT sub-tests and the weighted averages of their high school grades.
In line with the university’s “policy of democratization," socioeconomic and geographic factors are also taken into consideration when ranking students.
Founded in 1908, UP remains the top choice of Filipino students, given its relatively cheaper tuition compared to private institutions that offer quality education, and despite a 300-percent tuition increase imposed in 2007.
It has seven constituent universities in 12 campuses nationwide serving over 50,000 students, and offers 246 undergraduate and 362 graduate programs.
According to its website, 30 percent of UP’s faculty have doctorate degrees and 42 percent have master’s degrees.
UP also awards Oblation Scholarships to the top 50 UPCAT qualifiers, who receive s uch benefits as free tuition, miscellaneous and laboratory fees, a semestral book subsidy, and a monthly incentive and transportation allowance.
The university also has a Socialized Tuition and Financial Assistance Program (STFAP), which provides tuition discounts and additional financial assistance to deserving students, in the form of monthly subsidies for living and travel expenses, and a book allowance. —With Jerrie M. Abella, DM/HS, GMANews.TV
MANILA, Philippines - The results of the University of the Philippines (UP) College Admission Test (UPCAT) were released on Monday night.
The exam determines who can enter the university as freshmen in the incoming academic year 2011-2012.
The exam was held on August 7 and 8, 2010.
"Admission into UP depends not only on your performance in the UPCAT but also on your high school grades -- your weighted standardized scores on the UPCAT subtests in Language Proficiency, Reading Comprehension, Mathematics and Science, and the weighted average of final grades in your first three years in high school are combined," the university explained in the UPCAT website.
"Moreover, to implement the policy of democratization to make the UP studentry more representative of the nation's population, socio-economic and geographic considerations are factored in the selection of campus qualifiers," it added.
The exam is one of the largest, if not the largest, college entrance examination in the country. In 2009, more than 67,000 students took the exam in testing centers nationwide.
The results can be accessed at these websites:
Mirror 1: http://upcat.stickbreadsolutions.com/
Mirror 2: http://18.104.22.168/
Mirror 3: http://upcat.pregi.net/