UPCAT

UPCAT Schedule and Important Dates

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Hello boys and girls!  UPCAT is right around the corner.  We sincerely hope you are prepared to face the grueling (depends on your point of view), five-hour (this is fact) exam. UPCAT Schedule:  August 1 to 2, 2009 The UP College Admission Test is set to take place on August 1 to 2, 2009 barring unforeseen issues or problems.  For that matter,... »

How to Ace the UPCAT

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This is it:  the moment of truth has finally arrived.  You're seated in the UPCAT testing room, anxiously awaiting the start of the UP entrance exam.  The proctor hands you your UPCAT test paper.  Beads of sweat trickle down your cheek as you glance at the items. And then suddenly, your mind goes completely blank. Fortunately, this scenario need not happen to... »

What to Do If You DON’T Pass the UPCAT

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Sad, but it happens.  Some people (take that to read:  a lot of people) do indeed fail the UPCAT.  What if you're one of those who do not pass the UP entrance test? First and foremost, don't jump out the window, hang yourself or blow up a mall using explosives strapped to your chest just yet.  All hope is not lost... »

Practical Guide to Choosing your UPCAT Review Center

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It's UPCAT season again.  Let's say that you have a 50/50 chance of passing the UP entrance test.  In that case, the choice of an UPCAT review center can make or break your hopes of getting into UP.  The scales could tip either way.  Choose the correct UP review center not only will you get into the premier University in... »

Is UP for You? Assesing Your Chances in UP

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A UP diploma may indeed be a great weapon to wield come your entry in the job market.  Nevertheless, one important thing you should consider is can you handle UP life and a UP education?  Do you have what it takes to undergo the 4 or 5 years of UP courses, UP programs and intensive instruction that a UP diploma... »

UPCAT Day Tips for UP Diliman Test Takers

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If you're taking the UPCAT in UP Diliman, bear in mind the following tips: If you want to totally avoid the traffic jam, consider sleeping in the UP Hotel (formerly PCED Hostel).  This is inside the UP Campus, near Ilang-Ilang Residence Hall and Balay Kalinaw. There will... »

Taking a Jeepney to UP Diliman

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There are 4 external jeepney lines (that is, from outside campus to inside campus) inside the Univeristy of the Philippines Diliman.  If in doubt, take a jeepney from any one of these originating points - that is, get to any one of the following places and find the jeepney that will take you inside the UP Diliman Campus. Pantranco Take the... »

Driving to UP Diliman for the UPCAT

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If you are driving or are taking a taxi to UP Diliman to take the UPCAT, read on to learn about the UP Diliman Entry points. Entry Points for students assigned to UP Diliman testing center: If you're coming from the Lagro-Fairview area , you can opt for the gate along commonwealth or... »

Hassle-Free UPCAT Day

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It's the day of the UP College Admission Test or UPCAT.  You've settled your UP application papers, enrolled in a UP review, answered mock UP entrance tests until you had to stop or drop, sharpened your lucky pencils, offered eggs to the local church, and packed your snacks.  You have also finished reviewing all of the crucial high school subjects... »

Are UPCAT Reviews Really Effective?

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Is a UP review your ticket to passing the UPCAT and getting into the University of the Philippines?  This is a question that gets asked yearly by thousands of 3rd year and 4th year high school students and their parents [who are concerned about the cost of... »