Studying at the Ateneo de Manila University requires no small amount of discipline and organization, particularly when the hell weeks come along. In fact, new students will quickly realize that the need to develop these traits comes way before they’re even accepted into the college.
To help, the university’s Office of Admission and Aid has released the latest application schedule for the year. Let’s take a closer look at it and get organized.
The ACET Application Period
June 15, 2009 – August 14, 2009: for incoming Metro Manila freshmen, school year 2010 – 2011
June 22, 2009 – August 14, 2009: for incoming provincial freshmen, school year 2010 – 2011
June 15, 2009 – December 16, 2009: application form issuance for transfer applicants for school year 2010-2011
November 16 – December 16, 2009: registration for transfer applicants for school year 2010-2011
If the early bird gets the worm, then the early applicant gets the first crack at a much-coveted slot in the university. Ateneo has a bit of a head start over other universities in this respect.
Regardless of whether you’ll be coming from Metro Manila or the province, keep in mind that the deadliest deadline for sending in your completed application forms is at 5:00 p.m.
ACET Testing Dates
September 19 and 20, 7:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m./ 1:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.:
for Metro Manila incoming freshmen, school year 2010-2011
September 19, 7:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.: for Metro Manila incoming freshmen, school year 2010-2011
January 16, 2009, 7:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.: for provincial transfer applicants, 2010-2011
January 17, 2009, 7:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.: for Metro Manila transfer applicants, 2010-2011
The ACET schedule is a little different from other universities’ entrance exam schedules in the sense that you only get one weekend for it this year. Please note that the applicable provincial testing centers are the ones in Zamboanga City, Naga, Iloilo, Davao, Cebu and Cagayan de Oro. For more information on other testing centers, kindly visit this site.
As is the case with the application period, the transfer students get a different schedule. Depending on where they’ll be going, they’ll be taking on either January 16 or January 17, instead.
Releasing of Results
My contacts at the Loyola Schools Office of Admission and Aid have told me that the release date for the ACET results will be around the second week of January 2010. Since the transfer applicants get to take the test a bit later, they’ll get wind of their results sometime in May of the same year.
As of the time of this article’s writing, no specific release dates have been given, so feel free to check with the nice folks at the said office. You may get in touch with them in a number of different ways.
If you’d rather drop by in person, the Metro Manila campus is located along Katipunan Avenue in Loyola Heights, Quezon City. Alternatively, you may call them at 426-6001. It’s a trunk line that connects to all school departments, so just press the appropriate number or ask the operator to connect you to the College Office of Admission and Aid.