UP will begin accepting applications for first-year students for AY 2021-2022 on 7 January 2021, via an online portal especially for admissions applications.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, University Councils across the UP System unanimously decided not to hold the UPCAT for the admission of First Year students in AY 2021-2022. Instead, the UP Office of Admissions is currently modifying the freshmen admissions system for the next intake year.
UP officially welcomed in an online ceremony its newest batch of Oblation Scholars, freshman qualifiers with the highest UPCAT scores and University Predicted Grades.
For this year’s successful UPCAT qualifiers who will be enrolling in UP, their first taste of university life will be that of the “new normal”: remote teaching and learning, with the possibility of blending remote and face-to-face meetings. A memorandum issued by the UP Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs lays down what this year’s crop of UPCAT qualifiers can expect for the coming academic year.
“No personal and technical data breach happened.” This is the finding of the University of the Philippines Cebu Data Privacy Officer following an investigation in response to reports of an alleged data breach in the local student evaluation on teaching (SET) system, which led to a list of names and login credentials of UP Cebu students being posted online.
The University of the Philippines is advising UPCAT applicants who shared their UPCAT Online credentials—usernames and passwords—to unauthorized third parties to immediately change the usernames and/or passwords to their other accounts in order to safeguard their data privacy rights. When practicable, users should activate a two-step verification or other modes of multifactor authentication in order to protect their accounts.
The UPCAT 2020 results are now available and can be viewed online. Please visit the UPCAT main website upcat.up.edu.ph and click the Application Status button to view your results.
Last year, there were a total of 140,593 applicants for UPCAT 2019, though only 101,134 were eligible. Out of the eligible applicants, 90,408 took the exams. Thirteen percent or 11,821 were qualified for admission.
The UPCAT 2019 results are now ready for online viewing. Please go to the UPCAT main website upcat.up.edu.ph.
This is to inform the public that as of today, 19 September 2018, the new UPCAT schedule has not yet been finalized by the UP Office of Admissions. Please disregard the posts on new testing dates that have circulated online.