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USTET Reconsideration Process

One of the most reassuring aspects of a college entrance exam is the option you’re given if you don’t perform as planned.  It’s called reconsideration, and the University of Santo Tomas is offering this option for applicants who don’t quite make the cutoff USTET score.


Appealing for reconsideration is quite simple:  all you have to do is to compose a handwritten appeal letter explaining why you think the UST authorities should reconsider your case.  Address this letter to the dean of the college of the program you intended to take and hand it to the staff.  The dean will evaluate the letter and give you the details regarding the date and time of follow-ups.


Please note that factors such as slot availability can and will influence the decision.  This is because UST officials give first priority to applicants who passed the test beyond the shadow of doubt.  Whatever is left goes to the folks who appeal for reconsideration.


Different Folks, Different Strokes


Here’s the tricky part: UST has about thirteen different colleges corresponding to all the different programs that they have, and each college has its own cutoff score requirements and variations of the reconsideration process, along with different starting dates and deadlines for the submissions of appeal letters.  In general, though, the appeal process starts shortly after the USTET results are released.


In some cases, students whose appeals are accepted may go directly to the enrollment phase.  However, not all colleges allow this—they may require an extra step in the form of a face-to-face interview, just to check.  The best thing to do is to literally inquire at the dean’s office of the college whose program you’re applying for.


If your appeal is rejected, however, don’t despair.  Just like its contemporaries, UST offers applicants a chance to reapply as transferees if they are really serious about studying there.  After one year of study at another institution, grab your transcript of records, apply at UST a second time and retake the test.


Again, make sure to check with the college of the program you’re interested in.  Keep the magic formula in your head:  different colleges, different requirements.  You’ll never go wrong that way.



Ms. Chona of the UST Admissions Office


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13 thoughts on “USTET Reconsideration Process

  1. My Daughter did not make it for the Entrance exam, I just want to ask if she can still enrol in UST which it is our priority school to be her school in college . I hope you can reconsider, she plan to take up BS Tourism AND management.


  2. hello po :'”) iwill take this opportunity para po mabigyan ako ng pagkakataon makapsok sa school niyo :”( grabe po ang obsession ko. most of the time i cried . totoo po kasi dream school ko siya. at nainiwala po ako na lahat ng kabataan ay may pag asang makapg aral. ndi nga lang po ako pinalad na makapsa.Sana po mapagbigyan ako kahit sa second choice kong Nutrition :”( when it comes to my High school grade namn po so far so good 87 po ang mababa koo. sana po mapakinggan niyo ang daing ng isang estudyanteng katulad ko. MORE POWER UST! :)) still hoping to be there po sa pasukan maraming maraming salamat po :””)

  3. hello po. can you help me….. i didn’t qualify po kasi sa medtech pero gustong gusto ko po talaga ang medtech sa UST. pwede ko po bang malaman kung ano yung cutoff sa medtech? i got an average of 83. can you give me instructions kung pano po magparecon? BTW waitlisted po ako sa BS Nutrition and Dietetics. Thank you po!

  4. Hi. Di po ako nakapag entrance exam last year and di rin po ako naka habol sa last batch ng addmision exam po. Then my classmate said that meron pong special entrance ang ust sa bakasyon? Para daw po ito sa mga di naka habol noong previous sched ng exam. Is this true po ba?? If so, kelan po? Thanks! 🙂

  5. Please do not publish my comment below…

    I just what to get an idea on how considerate UST is.
    My daughter took an exam last Nov 4 and wanting so much to study at UST and take up Journalism. However, we just learned that she did not qualify. Im searching the net now how to get a reconsideration. Been trying to call the College of Arts & Letter but I cannot get thru. My daughter was so depressed of the result of her exam. She just had a stroke due to her AVM last Aug 29. She was on medication that time she took an exam. And as mother, it hurts me a lot to see my daughter seriously depressed.
    I need all the help I can get so that my daughter would be reconsidered.

    Hope you can give me some enlightment.

  6. hanggang kelan po ba ang pagpapareconsider?di pa po kasi narerelease yung report card namin,dahil po sa pagkamatay ng aming directress and her daughter…thanks po

  7. Nakakuha po ako ng “did not qualify” sa 1st and 2nd choice ko 🙁
    pero meron po akong academic placement.
    gusto ko po kasi magpa-reconsider. my course is psychology.
    sa dean po ba ako ng college of Science susulat?
    thank you. good day! 🙂

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