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PSHS (Philippine Science High School) Lateral Transfer Program Basics


 

In a perfect world, people do their best and reap the rewards for their hard work.  Unfortunately, things don’t always work that way.  There are times when you do your best, only to meet with disappointing results.

The good news for students is that they can get a second chance to study at their original school of choice—a lateral transfer, in other words.  Philippine Science High School (PSHS) is offering such an option with its recently established lateral entry program.

The Program Requirements

This option is open to (and only to) incoming sophomore secondary school students of any high school who have successfully passed their first year.  A brainchild of the Philippine government’s Department of Science of Technology (DOST), the PSHS lateral entry program was designed to fill vacant slots left by previous students.

There are conditions, though.  First of all, applicants must possess a minimum grade of 85% (or its equivalent) in all subjects and must belong to the top 5% of their class.  Secondly, they also need to pass the accreditation exam in major subjects (English, Mathematics and Science) with a minimum grade of 60% in each one.

Students need to have earned a character rating of VS (Very Satisfactory) or higher and must not be planning to immigrate to a foreign country at the time of their application.  The requirements for good moral character and good physical and mental health also apply.  Besides those, there’s also the paperwork that needs to be submitted, which brings me to the next section.

Necessary Paperwork

Overall, the screening process is quite similar to the one of incoming PSHS freshmen, with some minor changes to the requirements (mainly the student being in the top 5% of the class, instead of being in the top 10%).  Applicants must still turn in the customary paperwork and other stuff and take the aforementioned entrance test.

One important thing that potential scholars should do is to obtain written certification and endorsement from the guidance counselor or principal of their current school.  The standard issue 2 x 2 recent ID photos are also required, as is the photocopy of the applicants’ report card (They’ll also need to bring the original document with them for the sake of verification.).

Once gathered, applicants must submit everything with the application forms (accomplished in duplicate) to the PSHS Central Mindanao campus registrar and pay the non-refundable one hundred peso fee for processing purposes.  After that, it’s simply a matter of taking the exam and awaiting word of the results from the powers-that-be.

Contact Details And Then Some

There are two catches that potential scholars need to be aware of at this point:  first, students who successfully pass the entire application process will be accepted at the PSHS Mindanao Campus; second, the applications for school year 2010-2011 closed last April 8, 2010.

There may be another chance for student hopefuls next year, though.  Applicants who have any questions may coordinate with the registrar of the PSHS’ Central Mindanao branch.  The registrar’s office may be reached at (063) 836-0097.

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17 thoughts on “PSHS (Philippine Science High School) Lateral Transfer Program Basics

  1. can i just ask, is there an entrance exam for 3rd year high school for next year? It is because we already enroll for this year for my 8th grade, so my parents decided for me to take an exam for the 2015-2016 academic year at the Phil. Science High School .

  2. Dear sir/madame

    Good day! I would just like to know in what campus will I be admitted to if I will pass the lateral exam.Should I take the exam in the campus where I want to attend or should I take it at any campus and you will be the one tochoose for me?I would like to know if PSHS offers long distance transportation services .

    Sincerely yours,
    Karen Molina

    • It depends upon the region you’re in. There’s a particular campus in every region. For example, here in region 1 is the PSHS-IRC. Just research some of the things on google. That’ll help.

    • Hi Leneth,

      Please read the post for some general information on the lateral program then contact the PSHS campus in which you’re interested to inquire about the possibility of applying for a lateral transfer.

  3. Dear sir/madame,

    Hello!I went in La Salle Academy in Iligan I’d heard to my classmates in MTG(Mathematics Trainers Guild)from Philippince Science High School Central Mindanao Campus that there’s a lateral program that you’ve made in a year and they said that this Lateral program allows me to enter in the Philippine Science High School if I pass the test depending on how many vacant slots.Sir/Madame I am so interested in this Lateral Program that you have and also I’m interested to enter Philippine Science high School to learn many things especially I want to develop my skill more in math and to join math wizard,PMO,AMC,and IMO to appreciate my self and talent to solve that God gives me.Sir/Madame I would like to ask to you about of when is the lateral exam?How and where can we get the application form for the Lateral transfer Program?and also where can I take the said examination? hope you’ll reply soon.Sir/madame Thank very much and God Bless you.

    Sincerly yours,
    Vince

  4. Good day ma’am and sir. I’m just asking when can we know the results of the lateral exam because the enrollment on the school that I last attended will be on June 1.

  5. Good day, sir/madame

    How and where can we get an application form for the lateral transfer program?

    Sincerely,
    jayson

    • Hi Jayson! You should call the PSHS campus in which you’re interested to inquire and get an application form (if a lateral exam will be held, that is). Lateral transfers are done on a per-campus and a per-need basis (and by per-need, we mean if the campus needs replacement for vacated slots).

    • Dear sir/madame,

      Hello!I went in La Salle Academy in Iligan I’d heard to my classmates in MTG(Mathematics Trainers Guild)from Philippince Science High School Central Mindanao Campus that there’s a lateral program that you’ve made in a year and they said that this Lateral program allows me to enter in the Philippine Science High School if I pass the test depending on how many vacant slots.Sir/Madame I am so interested in this Lateral Program that you have and also I’m interested to enter Philippine Science high School to learn many things especially I want to develop my skill more in math and to join math wizard,PMO,AMC,and IMO to appreciate my self and talent to solve that God gives me.Sir/Madame I would like to ask to you about of when is the lateral exam?How and where can we get the application form for the Lateral transfer Program?hope you’ll reply soon.Sir/madame Thank very much and God Bless you.

      Sincerly yours,
      Vince

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