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UPCAT Pending Result

Sometimes, funny things happen even when you do your best in the University of the Philippines College Admissions Test (UPCAT).  Ask some of the many, many test takers and you’ll be hard pressed not to find someone whose status is described as “pending.”

What exactly does this mean, and what can be done about it?  Let’s find out.

“Patient” Pending

One common reaction that the P-word elicits from students is needless worry or fear.  It’s needless because it doesn’t mean that the student has received a flat out rejection.  In fact, the student possesses the necessary qualifications for enrollment, and if not for certain hitches, the institution would’ve accepted him or her straight away.

These hitches usually have something to do with the documents or other requirements that the student has submitted.  For example, transfer students or foreign students may run into some setbacks with their paperwork.

Calmness Reigns Supreme

If ever you find yourself in this situation, do not panic.  I repeat:  do not panic!  Take a deep breath, pray, clear your mind and inquire as to why your case is a pending one.  U.P. officials will explain your case to you and what you can do about it if you ask them nicely enough.

The university administration may also require you to present some records for verification purposes—your birth certificate or school records for example.  Give them what they need so that application processing may be finalized.

Finally, remember that the human mind has a tendency to blow things way out of proportion.  If you approach the situation calmly, things will have a way of working themselves out.


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Please be advised. Thank you.

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8 thoughts on “UPCAT Pending Result

  1. Hello 🙂 This is a very useful article and the people around me keeps on saying “stop freaking out” (I really am worried because UPCAT is the only test I took). I just wanted to ask if it’s alright to call UPD before the week they told us to start asking. This year it’s the third week of Feb. Thank you.

  2. i would just like to clarify if having a pending status means that you passed the UPCAT exam. it’s because i really thought i failed it. but some of my friends said that i didn’t. need an answer to my confusion. hope to get a reply and God bless 🙂

  3. Hi! I’m just gonna ask if there’s a huge possibility na makapasa ako sa UP kasi when my brother asked my deficiencies, sabi nila they need my form 137. and when i browsed in the internet about these pending cases… sabi nila there’s a 50-50 chance. kaso sabi naman ng iba, those pending cases are already passed however my deficiencies lang. i’m really confused right now. actually, it’s like a suspense scene… ask ko lang, if talagang pasa na ang mga may pending cases… =)

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  5. hello po..

    dati po kasi pending status ako pero nakatawag na mama ko sa UP Dil, naipasa ko na ang kinakailangang requirements, at nang tumawag kami ulit, sinabing sa UP Dil ako nakapasa.

    pero po ‘yung ikinakatakot ko is hindi pa pinapalitan ung status ko sa UP website. pending pa rin ako doon. ewan ko po, pero nafre-freak out ako kasi naiisip kong baka mali ung narinig ng mama ko sa phone. 🙁

    kailan po kaya nila mapapalitan ‘yung mga status namin?

    • Usually kasi delayed lang silang mag-update ng website. Mas maganda niyan, pumunta na kayo mismo sa admissions office sa UP Diliman para makausap nyo nang harapan yung admissions officials. Yan lang siguro ang paraan para tuluyang mapalagay ang loob mo. 🙂

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