The UPCAT 2013 application period opens today – May 22, 2012. Note that this UPCAT application is for incoming fourth year high school students who intend to take the UP College Admission Test on August 4 or 5, 2012. It is for those who want the chance of getting admitted to the University of the Philippines in 2013.
By this time, you should (at least) already have a copy of the UPCAT application forms. Remember, you will need to submit two forms to UP – the UPCAT Form 1 and the UPCAT Form 2. You will have to fill out the first form, while your school administrator (i.e. your principal or school head) will have to accomplish the second form. Completing the forms can take some time (school administrators are busy people, after all); thus, you need to get started on your application.
Remember, you only have until June 15, 2012 (if you’re from a Metro Manila school) or June 22, 2012 (if you’re from a non-Metro Manila school) to get your correctly and completely filled out UPCAT application forms to the UP Office of Admissions.
Students from the province, please be especially mindful of the deadline. Remember, you’ll need to mail (or send via courier) your application forms to UP – and things could happen to them en route (e.g. they could be lost in transit). We’re not saying that will happen; we’re saying it might. Just don’t leave it until the last minute to submit your UPCAT application forms, so you’ll have time to deal with whatever problems might crop up.
If you still don’t have the forms, better get them now. For information on important dates and where you can get the application forms for the UPCAT 2013, check out a post we made earlier regarding the UPCAT 2013 schedule.