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Entrance Requirements

The entrance requirements for each course shall be as prescribed by the faculty of the college offering the course and approved by the University Council and the President of the University.

Graduates of accredited high schools may be admitted as freshmen into the University of the Philippines on the following bases:

1. their performance in the UP College Admission Test (UPCAT);

2. their weighted average in the first three years of high school ; and

3. their choice of UP campus and the quotas for specific degree programs/colleges set by the University.

Holders of the Philippine Educational Placement Test (PEPT) certificates in lieu of high school diploma may be admitted to the University as new freshmen provided they pass the UPCAT.

Entrance Credentials for Incoming Freshmen Who are UPCAT Qualifiers

(a) Original copy of High School card (Form 138) duly signed by the Principal and bearing the remark: "Graduated and Eligible for Admission to College";

(b) Secondary Permanent Record (Form 137) with remarks "Graduated and Eligible for Admission to College" and "Copy for UP Visayas" (Official request can be downloaded at http://crs.upv.edu.ph);

(c) Original Certificate of Live Birth issued by NSO;

(d) Two identical 2x2 colored pictures with name and signature at the back. Scanned photos are not acceptable;

(e) Medical Certificate issued by the UPV Health Services Unit;

(f) Student Directory to be signed by the student at the OUR;

(g) (For qualifiers with SBP requirement only) Certificate of Attendance/Completion (for Math), Certification with Conforme (for English), and both certificates (for Math and English); and

(h) UPV Form C2 (Bracket-Certification) and photocopy of Income Tax Return for the latest previous year for those who have a gross annual family income of P 500,001 - P1,000,000.00. A photocopy of parents' Income Tax Return for the latest previous year is required for those who have a gross annual family income of more than P1,000,000.00. Present original ITR for verification.


Admission Flowchart for UPCAT Qualifiers

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