Here are some frequently asked questions you might find useful if you’re planning to study in UA&P.
WHO CAN APPLY FOR ADMISSION?
The following qualify for regular admission as freshmen:
- Graduates of DepEd-accredited high schools:
- High school seniors (equivalent to 4th year or grade 12, depending on the educational system that the school follows) expecting to graduate at the end of the school year
- High school students who have not taken any college work and hold Philippine Educational Placement Test (PEPT) certificates indicating their eligibility for admission to college
- Transfer students from other universities and colleges accredited by the Commission on Higher Education (willing to start again as freshmen)
- Filipinos who have graduated from secondary schools abroad
- Foreign applicants who are graduating or have graduated from a high school abroad
HOW DO I QUALIFY FOR ADMISSION?
The Admissions Committee selects potential students for the 5-year Master’s program primarily on the basis of the College Entrance Examination (CEE), academic performance in high school, recommendation from the guidance counselor, and personal interview results. The CEE contains subtests in English, Math, and Abstract Reasoning.
Transferees who apply for admission should have earned no less than 30 units and attained a cumulative general weighted average (GWA) of 2.0 in another college or university. If they satisfy this initial criterion, they will be advised to apply and take the CEE. The College of Arts and Sciences reserves the right not to credit any subject taken elsewhere and require transferees accepted into the University to start as freshmen.
WHEN DO I FIND OUT THE RESULTS OF MY APPLICATION?
Letters of acceptance, non-acceptance, or inclusion in the waiting list are released by end of January or sent to the applicant by registered mail or courier service.
The names of those who qualify and those in the waiting list will be posted on the UA&P Admissions Bulletin Board located at the Ground Floor, CAS Building.
I NEED A SCHOLARSHIP / FINANCIAL AID. HOW DO I GO ABOUT IT?
UA&P offers merit scholarships and financial aid to deserving students.
Merit scholarships are highly competitive study grants that may cover up to 100% of tuition fees. Those who qualify are valedictorians and salutatorians from select high schools, as well as applicants whose high school average is at least 90% and are highly qualified in the UA&P college entrance exam.
The University also gives financial aid to Filipino students who meet the following criteria: financial need, as attested to by the family’s finances and recommendations, academic competence (high school average of at least 85% and passing entrance exam results), and positive interview evaluation.
IS THERE A DRESS CODE?
UA&P adheres to a dress code in order to create a professional culture on campus. Most of the courses require the 4th and 5th year students to be in business attire when they attend their major subjects. The undergraduate students may come to school in casual wear.
WHAT IS THE ROLE OF OPUS DEI IN THE UNIVERSITY?
Opus Dei has been contracted by the University to help in spiritual and moral development of the students, faculty, and staff. It also ensures the doctrinal integrity of the theology subjects taught as part of the curriculum.
Opus Dei neither owns the University nor runs administrative matters that are outside the scope mentioned above. The University is a project of the UA&P Foundation, while its administration is taken care of by the University’s management staff.
WHAT STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS AND VARSITY TEAMS DOES UA&P HAVE?
UA&P’s organizations are grouped into three categories: Civics, Arts, and Sports. The nature of the Civics organizations ranges from business to cultural, the Arts focuses on performing arts and creative writing, while Sports clubs include lawn tennis, dance troupe and muay thai.
UA&P’s Varsity Sports Program (VSP) is made up of teams composed of student-athletes who represent UA&P in external events and tournaments. The teams include men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s futsal, men’s and women’s volleyball, men’s and women’s table tennis, Squadra, and the Pep Squad. You can check out the Office of Student Affairs during your visit.
I DON’T HAVE A RESIDENCE IN MANILA. WHERE CAN I STAY?
The Office of Student Affairs (OSA) facilitates housing arrangements for university students, especially if they are from the province or another country. There are housing units around the campus that the students may choose from. If interested, please contact Ms. Arianne Vito Cruz of the Office of Student Affairs at 637-0912 local 280.