Deadline for high schools to submit Form 2 for admission to UP extended to 15 April

| Written by Celeste Ann Castillo Llaneta

 

The University of the Philippines Office of Admissions (UP OAdms) has extended the deadline for the online submission of Form 2 by high schools with students applying to UP from 31 March to 15 April 2021.

This will be the ultimate deadline in order for the University to proceed with the processing of applications in time for the opening of Academic Year (AY) 2021-2022.

Slower rate of online submissions

The extension of the deadline for the online submission of Form 2 was made in light of the notices and requests from many high schools to further extend the period for the submission of the grades of their students applying to UP.

On top of the already considerable job of collating and submitting the grades of their student-applicants, high schools are also dealing with the impact of COVID-19. This has resulted in a slower rate of submissions due to modified work arrangements. The declaration of enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) over the National Capital Region (NCR) and four other provinces due to the rise in the number of COVID-19 cases, and the localized lockdowns elsewhere in the country, are further contributing to the delays in data integration and quality check.

Among the 108,350 who applied for first-year admission to UP for the coming academic year, an estimated 32,200 Form 2 submissions are yet to come in. This is in spite of intensified efforts on the part of UP to assist the high schools by providing more Helpdesk volunteers and more Data Control personnel proactively reaching out to high schools to offer assistance, as well as the additional help given by the UP Ugnayan ng Pahinugod’s systemwide network.

Modified timeline

The UP OAdms’ newly modified timeline sets the final deadline of all UP first-year application requirements (both Form 1 and Form 2) on 15 April. Given the adjustments in the admissions process, the UP OAdms sets the most realistic time of release of qualified UP applicants on or before 15 July 2021.

As before, high schools that have not received any notification, have changed their registered email address, or are having difficulty with online submission are advised to contact dataproc.oadms@up.edu.ph as soon as possible.

Any inquiries, concerns and requests for assistance may also be coursed through the Online Helpdesk found in the UP Office of Admissions FB page. The Helpdesk is open from 8am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.