If it’s one thing you learn when you’re saddled with responsibilities, it’s the ability to get organized. For students, this can start way before they even begin their college education—during their college application days, that is.
Fortunately, learning institutions have prepared schedules to help applicants along. Let’s take a look at how De La Salle University (DLSU) has things drawn out with respect to the DLSUCET application process.
The DLSUCET Application Period
July 1, 2009 – September 30, 2009: for incoming freshmen, school year 2010 – 2011
July 1, 2009 – August 15, 2009: for transferees, freshmen and second undergraduate degree students entering their second semester for 2009
November 3, 2009 – December 2, 2009: for transferees, freshmen and second undergraduate degree students entering their third semester for 2009
March 1 – April 16, 2010: for transferees and second undergraduate degree students entering their first trimester for school year 2010
July 2009 is the definitely the month for college applications. DLSU started the ball rolling on the first day of the month, and the cut-off dates are different depending on whether you’re applying for the second or third trimester of 2009 or the first trimester of 2010. Being a transferee or a student going for a second undergraduate degree also changes things.
Another curious thing about the process is the fact that if you downloaded the application form via DLSU’s official website, you only have until September 28, 2009 to send in all the requirements. Group or school applications end even earlier (September 25, 2009), while applications for financial assistance end the earliest (September 24, 2009).
If you think you’ll need those two extra days, it may be better to visit the Admissions Office in person. Just go to Brother Andrew Gonzalez Hall in the DLSU campus, 2401 Taft Avenue, Manila. Be sure to drop by during office hours on weekdays (8:00 am – 12 noon and 1:30 pm – 5 pm) or on Saturdays from 8:00 am to 12 noon.
DLSUCET Testing Dates
October 4, 11, and 18, 2009: for incoming freshmen, school year 2010-2011
August 5 and 19, 2009: for transferees, freshmen and second undergraduate degree students entering their second semester for 2009
November 11 and December 3, 2009: for transferees, freshmen and second undergraduate degree students entering their third semester for 2009
April 21, 2010: for transferees and second undergraduate degree students entering their first semester for school year 2010
As is the case with the application period above, the DLSU system makes for different schedules based on the person’s status, the trimester the student is applying for, the year the student is applying for and the testing center venue in question.
Potential students from the province need not feel left out—they may take the DLSUCET at selected testing centers. For more information on these, kindly refer to this site.
Releasing of Results
If July is the applications month for DLSU, then January is results month. The university will disseminate the official results of the last DLSUCET during this time, so keep your eyes and ears peeled.
Again, there’s no exact date as of the time of this article’s writing, (my contact at the College Admissions Office estimates the time at around mid-January of 2010) so feel free to check with them for updates. You may get in touch with them at 523-4230 or 524-4611 to 19, locals 166 or167. Alternatively, you may e-mail them at firstname.lastname@example.org.