One thing you’ll probably never run out of is the need to promote education and self-improvement. Yes, it’s that time of the year again—the time when learning institutions the country over are preparing to welcome another batch of students for the succeeding school year.
If you’re interested in becoming a future Thomasian, then the application schedule of the University of Santo Tomas will be of paramount importance to you. Fortunately, the school has already disclosed a set of important dates for applicants to note down.
Application Dates to Remember
While the application period for school year 2010-2011 has already ended, the application period for the succeeding year will begin on the first day of July 2010 and will last until December 10, 2010. Please note that this applies more to Metro Manila applicants, so kindly check with the learning institution (Contact details are indicated below.) if you hail from the province or if you’re currently based in another country..
To apply in person, simply visit the UST Office of Admissions on any day except Sunday. The office is open from eight in the morning till 11:30 a.m. After a one-and-a-half-hour lunch break, it will reopen from one o’clock to five in the afternoon.
Times of Testing
If you’re a Metro Manila applicant, kindly set aside either August 22, October 24 or December 12, 2010 as your USTET day. You may choose from the morning exam (eight to twelve noon) or the afternoon exam (two to six in the evening).
As with the application schedule, provincial and international applicants will again have to check with the powers-that-be. Fortunately, there are designated non-NCR USTET testing centers that triple as application centers, inquiry centers and exam venues all at the same time.
Feel free to get in contact with the main UST branch for the contact details of the center nearest you (Please see below or course your inquiry through this webpage.). Alternatively, you may also take your application online, though some actual legwork and personal appearances will still be required from you.
As a side note: the 2010 batch of USTET takers can expect the exam results to be out on January 27, 2011.
When you have something as big as a college application going down, it makes sense to have some sort to “customer service” system to help applicants with relevant inquiries. In this case, it would be the staff members at the UST Office of Admissions. Feel free to call them at (632) 406-1611 local 8276, (632) 309-7211 or (632) 309-7214. Incidentally, the last number in the series also doubles as a fax number.
Applicants who prefer face-to-face interaction may visit the office itself at Room 104, UST-Tan Yan Kee Student Center, University of Santo Tomas compound, España, Manila.