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Transferring to UP Diliman Campus

As people, we’re all prone to changing our minds.  Sometimes that change involves studying at the U.P. Diliman instead of at another campus.

If you’re itching to transfer, then you’re in for a meticulous application process.  Read on.

Transferring from another UP campus to U.P. Diliman

Prepare the true copy of your grades and your transfer application and send them in to the Diliman campus.  After you do that, wait a bit.  Once they’ve been accepted, apply for your Official Transcript of Records, your Permit to Transfer and your Student Clearance from your U.P. branch of origin.

Send these in to Diliman and get your College Admission Slip.  Turn the slip in to the Admissions and Registration Office, fill up a couple of copies of the student directory, and you’re done.

Transferring from another School to UP

Applicants from other schools need to do a tad more work.  Prepare a True Copy of Grades or transcript signed by your school Registrar, U.P. form 3 or 3.1, two recent 2 x 2 photos and one hundred pesos.

After that, play the waiting game for about three weeks, and then inquire about the status of your application.  If it’s been accepted, gird your loins, there’s more come.

Get a Transfer Credential or Honorable Dismissal from your original school and turn it in.  Fill up two copies of the student directory, and then get an official request for your Transcript of Records and your University Admission Slip.

Next, go for a medical and physical examination from the University Health Service.  Turn in the validated medical certificate and the Admission Slip to get your Form 5A.  From thereon, it’s registration as usual.

Sound tedious?  It can be.  The rewards, though, will be well worth the time and effort invested.


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48 thoughts on “Transferring to UP Diliman Campus

  1. Hi! I would like to transfer to UP Diliman. Incoming 3rd year na po sana ako sa FEU pero since nagfinancial problem kailangan kong magtransfer. BS Education major in Mathematics po yung program ko. Since naka 4 na semester na po ako sa FEU. Macredit po kaya yung mga subjects na natake ko na, nakakahinayang po kasi. Thank You!

  2. Good day, po! Do I still have a chance (can i still apply?) to be accepted in my desired program if ever I could not reach their required GWA but that I have a GWA better than 2.0? Please reply po. Thank you.

  3. pano po kung galing lang ako sa MFI Technological Institute? natapos ko po yung course ko na Industrial Mechtronics at ang tawag po sa program ko ay DTS(DUAL TRAINING SYSTEM) allowed pa rin po ba ako mag transfer sa UP?

  4. Hello there !
    ask ko lng po if pwede mag-transfer sa UP diliman from other school ng 2nd sem ? pwede po ba un ?

    kahit po di -i-credit yung 1st sem ko sa ibang school.

  5. i just want to ask, if ever i transfer in UP Diliman for Tourism Management Course, Would my other subjects be credited?
    And also do I have a large chance to pass? By the way, I’m a working student, currently studying BS Tourism Management.

  6. hi admin! i graduated from a diploma program/vocational course last 2011, and I am thinking of trying out at UP. pasok naman ung GWA ko sa requirement, pero gusto ko lang tanong kung icconsider akong transferee? kinalkal ko na kasi ung website ng UP kaso wala akong makuhan eksaktong sagot. sana magreply ka! salamat! 🙂

  7. Hello po! Anyone can answers my questions?
    How is the procedures, steps, requirements, and most of all tips in transferring at UP Diliman ?

    I’m currently 1rst year taking up BSED-major in English, planning to transfer at UPD in College of education.

    Please be kind and share what you have experienced, known about this. Thank you!

    BTW. Is 1.75 is enough gwa in Education or Shoul I aim better than it?

  8. Hi! Plano ko po sanang magtransfer sa UP Diliman next year at doon po i-pursue yung course na kinukuha ko sa NCBA na Business Administration. Pero nabasa ko po sa mga forums na mahirap pong makapasok dun tska nakita ko po sa latest na Program Quota and Requirements for Transferees and Other Schools na hindi sila tumatanggap ng transferees sa Business Administration. Palagi po bang ganun? What are the chances na tatanggap po sila ng transferees next year? Anyway, incoming 3rd yr BSBA student na po ako this June na balak mag-transfer sa kanya sanang huling taon na ng college next year.

  9. Sino po may kakilala na pwede pong maglakad sakin sa UP? kasi sure na po ako na hindi ako pasok. Pero gusto ko po talaga makapasok. PLEASE PO. text me 09352942928 please pagusapan natin…

  10. Hello po! I’m planning to transfer in UP Diliman from other university and my GWA is 1.55. Mataas po ba ung possibility ko na maaccept? Then, about dun po sa exam, may idea po ba kau kung anong klaseng exam ung ibibigay. For example i apply to BA History, ung exam po ba is pure history or random (may math, english, science etc..)? And last po, if ever po na maaccept, may macecredit po ba sa akin or balik 1st year po ako uli? Tnx po

  11. nung !st sem po bus.ad po ako,2nd sem BSED po… kaso po nung nagtransfer po ako sa 2nd dpo ako mkamajor kasi po dpo ncredit ang mga dpat ma major po… ngayon po gusto ko mgtransfer sa up D… Anu po gagawin ko sa situation ko 1st yr plng po ako..and kung mgtransfer po ako sa UPD babalik po ako !st yr na iba na po ang COURSE ko… help nman po…???

    • Basically, you should comply with all transfer documentary requirements, follow the same transfer procedures and observe the same transfer deadlines as all transfer applicants. However, if you’re concerned about getting bumped down to 1st year because of courses that could not be credited – I’m sorry but only the Office of the University Registrar can answer your questions. I suggest you call the UP Diliman Office of teh University Registrar’s Admission and Registration Section at (632) 928.83.69.

      Important note: April 30 is the deadline for filing applications for transfer to UP.

    Ask ko lang po,are transferees student allow to take entrance exam?
    If meyron po when ang schedule kasi this coming april mag enroll po ako sa up diliman isa po akong BEED student dito sa cebu..reply po kayo sa cell no. ko 0907500i9012.
    thak you po…

    • The UPCAT is only for those who haven’t taken any college units. However, you may apply for transfer to UP Diliman. Here’s how (according to the Office of the University Registrar: http://our.upd.edu.ph/admissions.html#2):

      NOTES :
      * UP Diliman accepts transfer students from other schools every first semester only.
      * Deadline for filing application for local transferees is on the last working day of April.
      * Deadling for filing application for foreign applicants is on February 15.
      1. Fill out a transfer application form and pay application fee of P100 for Filipino, P150 for resident foreigner, and US $30 for non-resident foreigner, at the OUR Cashier or UP Cashier’s Office near PNB.
      2. Submit accomplished application form, application fee receipt, two (2) recent photos size 2″x 2″, NSO Birth Certificate, and a true copy of grades (original & 3 Xerox copies) for evaluation signed by the Registrar of your school/university.
      3. Foreign applicants whose medium of instruction in their previous school is NOT English should take and pass TOEFL with a score of 500 if paper-based, 173 if computer-based, or 61 if Internet-based test.
      4. Follow-up of computation of GWA is around the first week of May (for local transferees) and the end of February (for foreign applicants).
      5. Follow-up of results from colleges is on the 3rd week of May (for local applicants) and the end of March (for foreign applicants).
      6. If accepted, get an Honorable Dismissal/Transfer Credential from your previous school (for local transferees).
      7. For accepted foreign applicants, ARS-OUR will issue an Acceptance Letter needed to get a student visa for the issuance of a Study Permit from ISP.
      8. Submit the following documents to ARS-OUR to get a University Admission Slip:
      Honorable Dismissal/Transfer Credential
      NSO Birth Certificate (original & photocopy)
      Two (2) passport size photos
      Student Directory ( 2 copies)
      OTR from previous school (If not yet available, get a request slip for your OTR from ARS, to be given to your former school.)
      9. Proceed to the UP Health Service for medical exam.
      10. Submit your medical result & University Admission Slip to your college for registration.

  13. hello. 2nd year political science student ako from new era university. anu po bang requirement para magtransfer ako dis 2013-2014 sa UPD? i think my GWA is more or less 1.5. tnx po. 🙂

  14. Hey I’m from UST Ab history. Gusto ko pong magtake-up ng AB brod com sa UPD. 2.1 ang GWA ko last sem, this sem , I’m trying na maitaas yun. may chances ba kung saktong 2.0 GWA ? And, may pagkakataon ba na mapunta ako sa Broadcast communication kahit History ang pinanggalingan kong course.

  15. Hello po.tanong ko lang kung may chance pa po ba akong makatransfer sa UPD khit po di ako straight one year nagenroll sa isang university kasi po nagstop kc ako ng 2nd sem.hintayin ko po ung reply niyo.salamat

  16. ahmm ask ko lang po sana kasi i’m planning na lumipat sa UP Diliman to get a Multimedia/Graphics course, I’m from TUP-Manila, pero ung course ko before is EcE, I wonder if macecredit ung mga minor subjects ko.. sayang kasi kung uulitin ko from the start.. 🙂

    I hope for your immediate response, thanks and more power admin 🙂

  17. Good day:). I plan to transfer to UP Diliman (BS-Psychology) and my question is what GWA will be the one that will be evaluated for the transfer? I mean, is it the combined GWA of the first and second semester? or the second semester’s, itself, only? One thing more, will I still be qualified to transfer if I got *A* grade below 2? I tried to search all these on the net, but I didn’ find any. (sorry, maraming tanong:) just so confuse) I’m looking forward to reading your responses.

  18. Good day po:). I plan po to transfer to UP Diliman (BS-Psychology) and my question po is what GWA will be the one that will be evaluated for the transfer? I mean, is it the combined GWA of the first and second semester? or the second semester’s GWA, itself, only? One thing more, will I still be qualified to transfer if I got *A* grade below 2? I tried to search all these on the net, but I didn’t find any. (sorry po, maraming katanungan I’m just confuse po:)) I’m looking forward to reading your replies.

  19. Hello! Itatanong ko lang po kung naaaccept parin sa UP Diliman ang student from other UP campus na nakakuha ng grade of 5.0 sa isang subject? Thank you. =))

  20. Hi, I am an irregular second year college taking BEED, Major in PSED. I want to transfer to UPDiliman and take a Tourism course. Do I have a chance to transfer?, and is there an entrance exam for Tourism next year or this year? pls reply for am willing to study in your school. Thank you po.

  21. Hello, I just want to ask, alam niyo po ba yung mga course dito sa UP Manila or Diliman na tumatanggap ng transferee from other university? Yung Political Science? Ano yung GWA na kailangan? Thanks a lot. Godbless.

  22. Hi, Good day. Will it be really difficult makapaasok ng UP kung may failing grade ka sa transcript, or may chances pa na tumatanggap pa din sila kahit ganun yung case? Thank you! 🙂

  23. Nag stop ako ngayong year para maka transfer sa UP next year hay sana maka transfer. Pano yung sa TOR ko per sem yung GPA walang GWA kasi ang grading system namin ay yung katulad nung sa HS

  24. Good Day!
    Gusto ko sanang magtanong kung ano yung mga procedures at policies ng TRANSFEREE from other school/college to UP. Today, I am 1st year College. I preferred to take AB Political Science and still hindi pa naman ako nakakapag-take ng UPCAT. Ano yung possible kong gawin, itake yung UPCAT or meron pa bang ibang procedure para makapasok?
    I’m hoping na matutulungan niyo ako. Thanks a lot. God Bless. Again, Good Day!

  25. hello po, may entrance exam po ba ang transferee sa UP diliman? sabi kasi ng iba wala nadaw. iill be waiting for your reply.

    • Hi John,

      It depends. Some departments require transferees to sit for an aptitude exam, while some don’t. In any case, we don’t call this transferee exam an entrance exam because the UPCAT is the only entrance exam in UP and it is administered only once and to incoming freshmen. Hope this helps. 🙂

  26. H!, just want to know po if my chance po ba akong makatransfer sa UPD. last year i enrolled in the second semester and medyo late na akong nagstart ng college. I’m still a freshmen this sem and irregular student po ako. But i really wanted to study in UPD dahil gusto ko po talagang kunin ang creative writing course.I’m taking up pre dentistry nga pala dito sa cebu doctors’ university but i just love UP po eh..mas gusto mag aral at gusto ko talaga ng environment.Mga 40 units na po ang naearn ko last sem at ngayon and excluding P.E at nstp narin. And tanong lang po makekredit po ba P.e na subject? pwede po ba magstop sa 2nd sem at next year nalang ako magtransfer? Is that ok? Can you please give me an advice of what I should do pO? thanks!

  27. gud day,.ano po bang required GWA para mkatransfer sa upd? Tumigil po ako ng 1 1/2 yr. then balak ko pong ituloy sa up,.nkuha ko na po ung transcript ko,kaso my isang subj.na wlang grade..is there a possibility na makatransfer ako?my gwa is 1.75. Thanks po 🙂 godbless +

  28. Hi, just want to share. I got accepted at UP Diliman with a meager 1.654 GWA from UST. I know a lot of people who are also aspiring transferees who have better GWAs than I do. By some miracle, I pulled through!

    Tip: Kung may panel interview, mag-Tagalog kayo! And be humble! Karamihan ng mga kasabayan ko dun ang aarte mag-English at nagpapayabangan ng GWA (ako yata ang isa may pinakamababang GWA na nakita ko dun). Karamihan sa kanila hindi din naaccept. Ayaw yata ng panel ng masyadong pa-konyo. Just sayin’

  29. Pwede po ba akong magtransfer sa UPDiliman na ang course BS Physics.. kung ang tinake ko po sa P.N.U. Bs physics for teachers? sagot po kayo pls.

    • Hi Cel,

      Unfortunately, we have no specifics on student transfer requirements for the BS Physics program. I suggest you contact the National Institute of Physics directly to get an answer to your query. The NIP may be reached at (02) 981-8500 loc 3701 (to 3703). Good luck! 🙂

  30. is there a specific date as to when you can send the said application papers to diliman? san po ba kukumukuha ng application form? san po ba pwedeng makakita ng list ng requirements ng specific course na gusto mong itake? like kung anong GWA ung kailangan? i’d really appreciate if you can answer my questions thans 🙂

    • Hi! You can find specific answers at the UP Diliman Office of the University Registrar’s webpage. Just copy paste this URL to your browser then hit enter: http://www.upd.edu.ph/~our/admissions.html. Look for the relevant section (Transfer 1 for UP-to-UP transfers and Transfer 2 if transferring from another university). Unfortunately, we can’t vouch for the freshness of the information in that page so it’d be best to call the UPD Office of the University Registrar for the most up-to-date info. You can use the following contact info:
      UPD OUR
      Direct Line :+(632) 928.83.69
      VoIP : 981.85.00 local 4555, 4556
      email : admission.our@up.edu.ph

  31. where do i pay the P100 (i believe i should not put it in the envelope right?) and where do i send the requirements?. the exact address?
    i’m very far from manila, i live in mindanao 🙂

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