MANILA, PHILIPPINES – The University of the Philippines College Admission Test or UPCAT Results 2018 including the official list of passers and related announcements are available at this website as the University of the Philippines Office of Admissions releases the results online on April 30, 2018.
UPCAT 2018 RESULTS SUMMARY
UPDATE: In a Facebook post of Frederick Farolan, one of UP’s Board of Regents members, he said that the results will be released by April 30, 2018. As quoted,
UPCAT 2018 Update: According to the Director of the U.P. Office of Admissions, the UPCAT results shall be out by April 30, 2018.
The exam was administered by Office of Admissions on October 21-22, 2017 at designated testing centers nationwide. UPCAT is a yearly admission exam conducted by UP for deserving students who wish to study at its seven (7) constituent universities and one (1) autonomous college spread out through fifteen (15) campuses nationwide.
UP has 175 undergraduate degree programs across these campuses. While the admission to UP System is very selective with acceptance rate of 15%-17%, this ensures that they only select the best and brightest freshmen students.
UPCAT covered four (4) sub tests. These consist of Language Proficiency (English and Filipino), Science, Math and Reading Comprehension (English and Filipino). Standardized UPCAT scores are combined with the weighted average of 3 years of high school final grades to determine the UP admission grade.
To qualify for a campus, all UPCAT applicants are ranked based on their UP admission grades, then screened based on their choice of campuses. The top-ranking applicants per campus will qualify based on the campus quota and cut-off grade.
Campus qualifiers are ranked according to different grade predictors of their chosen degree programs and are accepted based on the program quotas. If the qualifier don’t make it to your first choice of program, they will be screened again for the second choice using the same process, and so on until the last choice. If still do not make it to the last indicated course choice, passers remains qualified for that campus but must then find a degree program with available slots.
UPCAT SCHOLARSHIP INFO
As mentioned, UP envisioned to admit the best students and provide increase access to quality education. All UP students are provided partial tuition subsidies by government appropriations, but additionally the University provides possible tuition discounts and/or additional financial assistance for qualified students in the form of monthly subsidies for living expenses. Students may also avail of tuition loans and short-term loans from the Student Loan Board.
UP Oblation Scholarship. This program is awarded to the top 50 UPCAT passers. This benefits the awardees with free tuition, miscellaneous and laboratory fees and monthly incentive. Scholars may enjoy these benefits throughout the length of their students provided that they maintain a certain average grade requirement.
Iskolar ng Bayan Scholarship. This program provides free tuition and other school fees for the first year of college is available for AY 2017-2018 under RA 10648. Below are the eligibility requirements courtesy of UP:
- Must be a Filipino citizen
- Must be enrolling for the first time in college and has no credited previous college work
- Has graduated from any public high school in the country within 2 years prior to SY 2016
- Provides a certification, duly signed by the School Principal, that s/he belongs to the Top Ten of the graduating class.
Applicants for the Iskolar ng Bayan Scholarship through automatic admission don’t have to take the UPCAT if they choose a UP campus that is in their region, but they may still have to submit final grades for 3 high school years preceding graduation in order to satisfy application requirements of the University.