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No UPCAT 2022: UP cancels admissions test for second year in a row

By SAAB LARIOSA Published Dec 07, 2021 2:47 pm

The University of the Philippines (UP) is once again halting its College Applications Test (UPCAT) for the academic year 2022-2023.

In Memorandum No. OVPAA 2021-158 released by the UP Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs, the UP System voted "overwhelmingly in favor of the motion" to suspend the entrance exams.

The second suspension was due to the “immense logistical challenge of administering UPCAT in the UP campuses and 95 testing centers throughout the archipelago while the trajectory of the pandemic remains uncertain."

UP will again use the Admissions Scoring Model, which was introduced for AY 2021-2022 and takes into account an applicant's previous academic performance.

UP joins fellow colleges De La Salle University, University of Sto. Tomas, and Ateneo de Manila University in suspending their admissions exams for the second year in a row amid the pandemic.