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Dates to remember for UPCAT applications for academic year 2025-2026

By John Patrick Magno Ranara Published Feb 26, 2024 4:18 pm

The University of the Philippines (UP) has announced that the applications for the UP College Admission Test (UPCAT) for the Academic Year 2025-2026 will begin in April this year.

Grade 11 students who are expected to be moving up to Grade 12 at the time of the UPCAT, are eligible to apply for the exam starting April 15.

The exam proper will meanwhile take place on Aug. 10 to 11.

Following this, applicants must check the UPCAT portal in August this year to fill out their grades in Form 2B. They are also required to submit the hard copy of their SF-10 to the UP Office of Admissions located inside UP Diliman, Quezon City.

The university has yet to specify the dates of the grade submission.

The UPCAT consists of four subtests: Language Proficiency, Science, Mathematics, and Reading Comprehension.

According to its website, the standardized scores on these subtests are combined with the weighted average of final grades in the first three years of high school to determine the applicant's qualification for the school.

UP's face-to-face entrance exams were previously canceled for two years in 2021 and 2022 due to the onslaught of the COVID-19 pandemic until it resumed last year.

Prior to this, the institution admitted incoming college freshmen through its UPCA system, which ranked applicants based on their final grades in Grades 8 to 11.

If you want to prepare for the exams as early as now, here's a guide on How to pass the UPCAT, according to celebrities who graduated from University of the Philippines.

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