UP’s entrance exams to return in 2023
MANILA, Philippines — The University of the Philippines is set to administer in-person entrance examinations in 2023, or three years since the state university held its College Admission Test (UPCAT) in 2020.
The university made the announcement following a meeting on September 14, where the UP President’s Advisory Council (PAC) approved the return of UPCAT for the school year 2024-2025.
“The University of the Philippines will hold the UP College Admission Test in 2023 for first-year admission in Academic Year 2024-2025. This will be the first time the UPCAT will be held since 2020,” the announcement read.
The application for UPCAT 2024 will open in March next year, while the examination will be done on June 3 and June 4 of the same year in almost a hundred testing centers nationwide.
Current Grade 11 students who are expected to graduate from senior high school at the end of the school year 2023-2024 are qualified to apply.
“The early opening of applications for UPCAT 2024 and the holding of the UPCAT in June will ensure the timely release of results in light of the anticipated large increase in applications,” said UP.
Meanwhile, the application period for the UP College Admission (UPCA) for AY 2023-2024 is ongoing.
UP had not conducted the UPCAT since 2020 due to the restrictions brought about by the coronavirus pandemic, and has instead allowed admissions of students based on their scholastic performance in senior high school.
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