Return of the UPCAT in 2023

| Written by UP Media and Public Relations Office

The Oblation at the Oblation Plaza, UP Diliman. UP MPRO File Photo.


UP to hold UPCAT for first-year student intake in AY 2024-2025

The University of the Philippines (UP) will hold the UP College Admission Test (UPCAT) in 2023 for first-year admission in Academic Year 2024-2025. This will be the first time the UPCAT will be held since 2020.

This was decided during a meeting on September 14, 2022, of UP’s President’s Advisory Council (PAC), which includes the President and the Vice Presidents of the UP System, the Secretary of the University and the Board of Regents, the Chancellors of UP’s eight constituent universities, the Director of the UP Philippine General Hospital, and the Executive Director of the UP Bonifacio Global City Campus.

UPCAT 2024 will be held face-to-face on June 3 and 4, 2023, in almost a hundred testing centers nationwide. Those qualified to apply are current grade 11 students who are expected to graduate from senior high school at the end of AY 2023-2024. Successful applicants will be admitted in the First Semester of AY 2024-2025.

The application for UPCAT 2024 will open in March 2023. 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.

The University Councils (UCs), comprised of the Chancellor, professors, associate professors, and assistant professors of each UP constituent university, will meet to refine the details of the administration of UPCAT 2024.

In the meantime, the application period for the UP College Admission (UPCA) for AY 2023-2024 is ongoing.