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UPCAT Schedule and Important Dates 2010: SY 2011-2012

Despite the uncertainties of life, there are certain things we are more or less assured of every year.  Taxes are some of them; college entrance exams are others.  It’s around the summer months when schools like U.P. commence preparations for another round of college applications.

In this article, we’ll be taking a quick look at what to expect from the UPCAT, as well as what to expect from those who can help you prepare for it.  The timing couldn’t be better as well—U.P. staff members have already set some significant dates for student hopefuls.

A Quick Application Update

Please note that the application period for school year 2011-2012 will begin sometime in May 2010.  The university will release forms during that time, and they’ll contain all the information you need to know with respect to the application procedure.

What’s even more pressing is the fact that this year’s UPCAT has been officially set for August 7 and 8, 2010.  These two days are the only test-scheduled days for the year, so it would be best to start preparing for the exam if you haven’t been doing so already.

Test Coverage

As with all entrance tests, the UPCAT is subdivided into several sections based on major high school subjects.  Mathematics and Science are standard issue stuff, and you’ll get some Language Proficiency questions as well.

It may look daunting at first glance, yet you have at least two good things going for you:  one, the UPCAT won’t ask you questions about anything you haven’t already studied before in high school; two, having a good grasp of concepts and skills (rather than just plain facts) will help pull you through, as the test takes these two things and mixes and matches them with different questions.

Nevertheless, if you’d like a more in-depth discussion of the various UPCAT sections and how to deal with them, kindly refer to this article.

On Review Centers

While it’s not absolutely necessary to attend a review center in order to pass the UPCAT, there’s no shame in securing extra help if you feel you need it.  When browsing around for one, do consider that different review centers will also have different ways of offering help, so choose one that best suits your individual tastes and needs.

For instance, some centers may take the more traditional classroom or study group approach to things, complete with discussions, mock exams and online review sessions.  Others may be a bit more unorthodox and offer puzzles, games and even tours to help students have fun while they learn.

Of course, the prices are just as variable as the number of options available to you—expect to shell out at least a four to five-digit number for a thorough, quality review.  If you’re really serious about choosing a good review center, a more comprehensive guide may be found here.

Contact U.P.

The university will be preparing the application forms a little farther down the road, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t approach them for relevant inquiries as early as now.  Feel free to call the U.P. Admissions Office folks at 9264060 or e-mail them at


U.P. Admissions Office


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48 thoughts on “UPCAT Schedule and Important Dates 2010: SY 2011-2012

  1. may UPCAT pa po ba for sy.2011-2012
    just asking kasi hindo po ako nakapag take ng exam saka anu po bang requirements ??

    • Hi Jared,

      The UPCAT – which is not a scholarship exam but rather an admission test for those who want to become UP students – is already over. It has, in fact, just been held last August 6 and 7. If you’re inquiring about scholarships in general, however, then please check out our articles on scholarships. Thanks.

  2. Good day.

    When I passed my application forms and other requirements for UPCAT, I forgot to include the 2 additional 2″x2″ photos. I only sent it via mail so I did not realize this until today. Can I follow up with UP Office of Admissions about it or not?

    Thank you.

  3. hi, i’m juvy. my nephew is in US now and will graduate in high school next June 2012. He would like to take up his college in UP. Is there an online upcat, since he cannot come here in the philippines in august 2011?

  4. hello! I’m a third year student and I’m planning to apply for UPCAT but I’m really having a hard time searching for the form 1 and form 2 will you help me???

  5. Hello po…
    ako po ay isang 3rd year student(incoming 4th yr.).. at gusto ko pong mag take ng UPCAT.. ngayon… pwede po bang malaman ung schedule po ng deadline ng pag-submit ng application form?

    • Fo MM schools, the deadline of submission of UPCAT application forms is currently set at June 17, 2011. For non-MM schools, the deadline of submission of UPCAT application forms is currently set at June 24, 2011.

      (source: UP Academic Calendar for AY 2011-2012)

  6. ako po si Charisse Kate U. Lee, i am one of the upcat passer this school year but until now i haven’t received yet my official notice..I am so worried because it is one of the requirements of the office of honorable Congressman Rufus Rodriguez that I can confirm my name in the internet before they will screened me as one of their scholar. Due to this reason I want to asked help on how can I confirm my name if I cannot log in because I don’t have my pin. I am afraid I might lost the opportunity of being a scholar of congressman Rodriguez, Please give a piece of advice about my problem, thank you and God Bless.

    • hi charrise

      please let the UP office of admissions know about your problem. i’m sure they can reset your password para makita mo ang results mo or at the very least give you a copy of your result via the registrar. prepare a letter explaining all these too.:)

    • The UPCAT, as a rule, is only for incoming freshmen who have never taken any college credits/courses. If you want to enroll in a degree program in UP, therefore, you should talk to the department/college concerned to see what the steps involved. During the application process, you may be asked to take an exam but that’s not necessarily the UPCAT. You may have to undergo an interview as well. 🙂 On the other hand, if you want to take up a certificate course, I know for a fact that certificate courses don’t require the UPCAT.

    • Hi Rhett! Wala pang update sa UPCAT website about the UPCAT for SY 2012-2013 (also known as UPCAT 2012). Generally (and please take note of the term “generally”), the UPCAT application period starts sometime in May, the deadline for UPCAT application filing falls sometime in June (usually, the deadline for applicants from MM school is a week earlier than the deadline for applicants from provincial schools), and the UPCAT takes place on the first Saturday and Sunday of August.

  7. Hi,I’m an UPCAT passer of year 2011 ask ko lang po kung anu po ang subjects ko sa UP this june ang course ko po ay Social Sciences Major in History..

  8. hi,my name is John Paul gusto ako papasokin ng tita ko sa UP kc gusto daw ako makasama ng pinsan kong si yanna at pagpasok ko pa lng ay 1st year high school pa ln ako

  9. lyka,fourt yr student.may i ask if i can still take examinations in up?and if ever i had given a chance, when can i take it?thank you

  10. hi.. ngaaccept po ba ang UP ng transferee? and, macredit po kaya previous subjects? also, if meron entrance exam, is it the same with the examination of freshman?

    • UP accepts transferees. The transferee’s grades plus the receiving college’s/unit’s “supply” of slots mainly determine one’s chances of getting accepted as a transfer student. To be eligible for consideration, one must have at least 33 academic units to his credit and a GWA of at least 2.0 or the receiving college’s/unit’s cut-off GWA, whichever is higher.


      In UP, 1.0 is the highest grade, 3.0 is the lowest passing grade and 5.0 means Fail.
      UP ranks eligible transfer applicants according to their grades.
      UP has absolute discretion over accrediting subjects.

  11. hello ! am? i am 4th yr high school. I just want to have some information about UPCAT cause im interested to enter UP. amm.?? when did UPCAT start this year or either MARCH either?? tnx !

    • The UPCAT for the Academic Year 2011-2012 is on August 7th and 8th, 2010. If you don’t have a test permit for this exam, then it’s too late. You’ll have to try other (non-UPCAT) ways of getting into UP. Please read this article to learn more about other ways of getting into UP. Especially relevant are the 1st and 3rd options (TDT and Transfer).

  12. hi.. im a 4th yr. and im taking up the UPCAT entrance examination. umm.. may i ask if you could change my schedule from August 7 to august 8? i was placed in the august 7 morning examination. 🙂 i have something important to do during that saturday. so is it possible if you could put me in the august 8 morning examination? 🙂 pls reply. i am really not available on that saturday. 🙂

  13. My daughter’s test schedule is on August 07, 2010 which is Saturday. Is it possible to change the schedule to Sunday, August 08. My family belongs to the Seventh Day Adventist denomination and we observe Saturday as the Sabbath.


  14. hi ! i’m from macau..

    uhm? can we still get application forms for UPCAT??

    and is the schedule for UPCAT is only on 7th and 8th of august, 2010??..

    • Hi Pawruiz,

      Just go to any UP campus’ Office of the University Registrar or to UP Diliman’s Office of Admissions to get an application form. Fill it out completely, attach the necessary supporting documents and submit it to the address specified in the form on or before the UPCAT application submission deadline. If you’re qualified (you can easily check eligibility requirements), you’ll get a test permit in the mail. Next, on the UPCAT date, go to the testing center specified on your test permit and take the UPCAT.

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