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UPCAT Results for AY 2012-2013 Freshmen

The UPCAT Results for AY 2012-2013 are out! You’ve probably heard the great news already but, for the benefit of those who haven’t, we’re updating anyway.

We wanted to copy-paste the entire list of UPCAT passers for 2012, but there really is no need to do so. The University of the Philippines website is up, I’ve not heard any downtime issues and, if there are, there are mirror sites where you can check UPCAT Results.


To check UPCAT Results 2012 online, click or copy-paste (onto your URL bar) this URL: Once there, you will be presented with a list of alphabetically arranged name-ranges (FYI: there are 130 name ranges but the image below shows only 16).

UPCAT 2012 Results

Just click on the name range within which your name falls to see if your name is listed in that name range’s list of passers.

Useful to Know: The UPCAT results are also posted in two other mirror sites. If you’re having problems accessing the main site, click on Mirror 2 and Mirror 3 (FYI: There are 3 available mirror sites but only Mirror 2 and Mirror 3 worked when I tried them).

UPCAT Results 2012

UPCAT Qualifier Status

If you passed, Congratulations! Read Academic-Clinic’s Post UPCAT Ultimate Guide for information on UP, surviving UP and other information relevant to UP freshmen.

If you have an asterisk (*) instead of a student number, you qualified but you do need to clear certain deficiencies with the UP Office of Admissions. Clearing of deficiencies will start on the first week of February 2012. Call the UP Office of Admissions for more information.

If you don’t have a Student Number, a Campus and if in place of Course you have **Pending Case,  that means the university is still undecided about your status. You might have a chance of getting admitted, but this is not guaranteed. If yours is a pending case because you have not met certain requirements, make sure you have cleared those deficiencies by the 2nd week of March 2012. For more information, inquire at the UP Office of Admissions beginning on the first week of February 2012.

UP Office of Admissions Contact Information:

UP Office of Admissions
Fax: 9274561
Tel: (02)981-8500 loc. 3826 to 3831

Must Read Post UPCAT Resource

Whatever your UPCAT Status, you must read Academic-Clinic’s Post UPCAT Ultimate Guide. This post contains links to informative posts on everything that could possibly matter to both UPCAT passers and UPCAT non-passers alike.

Important Advisory from UP

Official UPCAT Results are posted at the UP Office of Admissions and would be sent to you by mail. If there is any discrepancy in the UPCAT Results posted online and the information contained in your official notification from the UP Office of Admissions, the latter (i.e. the mailed notification) shall take precedence.

UP would also like to clarify that if your name was initially marked “Pending Case” then later on your name disappeared from the list, this means that UP has made a decision on your case and found in favor of non-qualification.

If you did not pass the UPCAT

Read Academic-Clinic’s Post UPCAT Ultimate Guide. This collection of resources contains several that you will find useful including the UPCAT Reconsideration Process, What to do if you did not pass the UPCAT, and many more.

Apply for Reconsideration

You should try to apply for reconsideration in a UP Campus. Check out your non-qualifier slip and look for your UPG. Next, call up UP Campuses and ask them for their UPG cut-off scores. If you find a UP Campus for which your UPG qualifies you, ask that UP Campus about its reconsideration process and requirements. Follow the instructions you’re given and comply with all requirements, then wait for your UP reconsideration application results.

Important Note: Reconsideration is not guaranteed even if your UPG cut-off qualifies you for a UP Campus. Slots (if available) might be limited. Individual UP Campuses also have their own criteria for accepting reconsideration applicants; UPG score is just one of these criteria.

For more information on the UP reconsideration process, read UPCAT Reconsideration Process.

Enlist in another university then transfer

You can also enroll in another university and distinguish yourself academically. After earning at least 33 academic units with a weighted average of 2.00 or better (grades will be evaluated according to the UP Grading system and standard), you may apply for transfer to a UP campus.

Again, don’ forget to check out Academic-Clinic’s Post UPCAT Ultimate Guide.

Countdown to UPCAT 2012 Results – Waiting is Torture

The wait for the 2012 University of the Philippines College Admission Test (UPCAT) Results is killing me, and I’m sure it must be so much worse for you. The good news is that the UPCAT Results 2012 should be in very soon. The bad news is that “very soon” is still a few days away.

I asked one of my connections (read: sister, thanks Sis) to call the UP Office of Admissions about any UPCAT results updates. The answer: UPCAT results will be released and posted at the UP Office of Admissions on Friday. Yup, that’s January 20, 2012. It is also then that UP will upload the list of 2012 UPCAT passers online. FYI, the UPCAT Results 2012 will be posted at That being said, it’s still more than possible that the results will be released sooner than Friday. Let’s just wait and see.

“Very soon” has just arrived. UPCAT 2012 results are now out!!! Congratulations to everyone who passed. To those who did not qualify through the UPCAT, there are other options. Read the above-mentioned post as well as the Post UPCAT Ultimate Guide, which contains an organized list of various post-UPCAT resources at Academic-Clinic. Incidentally, the Academic-Clinic’s Post UPCAT guide is useful even to UPCAT qualifiers so, everyone, be sure to check it out.

I know it’s pointless to tell you not to worry but I’m going to say it anyway: Don’t worry. Worrying will not do any good. It’s now in God’s hands. Let the chips fall where they may. (Hmmm… I’m a veritable bag of cliches today, gotta stop.) My point is, let’s just wait for the results and hope for the best.

I know how difficult this time of waiting for UPCAT results can be. I distinctly recall the time I myself waited for my UPCAT result. It happened years and years ago, but I remember it as if it happened yesterday. At that time, UPCAT results were not posted online (yes, I’m a dinosaur). There were only three ways you could learn about your fate and they were to:

  1. Go to UP Diliman, make your way to the Palma Hall Annex (the UP Office of Admissions was at the back of Palma Hall Annex at that time), look for the bulletin boards (stationed in front of the building, at the lobby, or in Palma Hall Annex’s inner “courtyard”), push and shove your way to within reading distance of the list of names, and go – one board at a time – through the long, long, long, long (did I say long?) list of UPCAT qualifiers. Note: one must be properly hydrated and fed before he/she attempted to take on this arduous task.
  2. Find someone else (more fool he/she) to check the list of results on your behalf.
  3. Wait for your UPCAT results letter.

I opted for the third option. I couldn’t/wouldn’t subject myself to the first option. I wouldn’t have believed someone else (I’d question the info he/she’d bring; I’d have believed nothing but the evidence of my own eyes), so option 2 was out. So I had to wait for my letter.

Oh was it a long and torturous wait for that letter. To make matters so much worse, everybody else in class already knew how they fared. They had a friend of a friend or a sister / brother, or an aunt /uncle check the UPCAT Qualifiers list. They chattered on, congratulating each other, asking one another about their college courses, their UP Campus choices, their college plans. I sat there, a bundle of nerves, silent and miserable.

Then everybody else’s letter from the UP Office of Admissions came. Mine didn’t. It was lost instead. Can you believe it? A college admission decision letter – one of the most important letters a student will ever wait for and receive in his/her life – lost in the mail.

Anyway, I managed to track down the letter. It was sitting forgotten inside a pigeonhole in the post office. I ripped it open and found good news inside. I was ecstatic, elated, euphoric, exhilarated (you get the drift).

But that’s not the point. The point is and remains: I know what waiting for college entrance test results feels like. The truth of the matter is, I knew my UPCAT result a mere few days after my classmates knew theirs. Yep; all that drama happened in a span of days. But for me, it felt like years. Throughout those days of waiting, I felt like I’d leapt off a precipice into a deep, dark chasm. I just kept on falling; I had no safety harness on and I didn’t know if a safety net will break my fall. The feeling was pretty much like what one feels the moment before the plunge in Anchors Away (note: Enchanted Kingdom ride) – only more prolonged, of course.

Indeed, waiting for college admission test results is torture. But there’s no getting around this phase – and why should we want to get around it anyway? It’s part of what makes high school so memorable. 🙂

Good luck everyone, and we’ll be sure to keep you posted when UPCAT Results 2012 are released.