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USTET 2012 Results (USTET for AY 2012-2013)

Good news to all who took the USTET in 2011. The USTET Results for AY 2012-2013 are out.

Update: The USTET Results are truly and officially out!!! To check USTET Results for 2012-2013, go to the UST Entrance Results link (see below).

Just to be clear, when we say USTET 2012 results we mean the results of the UST Entrance Test administered in 2011. It’s called USTET 2012 because it is the entrance exam that  determines who will be accepted as UST college freshmen in the 2012-2013 intake year.

To check the results, visit the UST Entrance Test results page ( Note: you need your applicant number to be able to check results online.

What to Expect

After you punch in your magic numbers and surname, the USTET results page will return your application status. The potential results are:

  1. Passed – Self-explanatory. Go on and confirm your slot (after you give yourself a much-deserved pat on the back).
  2. For Interview – Your USTET scores have qualified you for the next stage of your chosen program’s admission process. If you ace the interview (which we know you will), you’ll go through.
  3. On Waiting List – Your USTET scores have qualified you for your chosen program. Unfortunately, you chose a quota course and the limited number of slots have already been filled up. If you are on the waiting list, you will have to wait for slots to become available (which happens when students with assured slots vacate them for other options – say a different program or a different college) .
  4. Did not Qualify – This means you did not meet the minimum cut-off scores of your chosen program or of the university.
  5. Academic Placement – There is hope yet. Your scores may not have qualified you for your chosen program, but you did make the university’s cut-off grade. This means you have a chance of getting a slot in a program where your scores qualify. Of course, you may have to wait a bit before you find out whether you will have a slot or not since the university will first have to wait for confirmation from those who passed and then offer vacated slots to those in the waiting list.

If you Passed the 2012 USTET…

Congratulations! Go and confirm your enrollment as soon as possible to ensure that you don’t forfeit your slot. Bring your USTET Permit  / Result Form to UST and pay the PhP 5,000 deposit. This is non-refundable, but it will be deducted from your tuition. You’ll only lose that money if you confirm your slot – thereby denying somebody else a chance to win it – but fail to enroll in the end.

After paying the deposit, you’ll need to submit required documents such as: High School Report Card, Certificate of Good Moral Character from the principal and guidance counselor or class adviser, 2″x2″ picture, ACR (only if you’re a resident / immigrant alien), and passport / student visa (only if you’re a non-resident alien).

If you need more information than this, perhaps our post on USTET Results and the Next Steps will help. You may also find USTET Reconsideration Process useful.

USTET Results and the Next Steps

A wise person once told me that the uncertainty of a given situation often proves to be more stressful than bad news per se.  There’s something in all of us that wants to know things for sure, exam results included.

Fortunately for students living in the Information Age, universities have a tendency to post the results of their entrance tests online.  In fact, the results of the University of Santo Tomas’ exam (the USTET) should already be out by the time you read this article.

Online Convenience

Gone are the days when prospective Thomasians had to physically visit the school in order to learn how well (or not) they did on the USTET.  Nowadays, they have the option of visiting this nifty little website to check the results.

A quick glance at the site itself will tell students everything they need to know about the status of their UST application.  All visitors need to do is to type their previously obtained applicant numbers and surnames in the appropriate fields, click on the “submit” button and voila!  A handy list of the various status terms (complete with descriptions) is also displayed on the right side of the page for convenience.

Note the website will only tell you your exam results—it won’t follow up on those results for you.  To do that, you’ll still need to do the necessary legwork, which brings me to my next point.

The Next Step

Assuming you’ve passed the exam, your next order of business is to confirm your enrolment slot.  Prepare the following:  your USTET permit or result form, a 2 x 2 sized photo of your mug, a certificate of good moral character prepared by your high school principal and your class adviser (or your guidance counselor), the original copy of your high school report card (also known as Form 138) and five thousand pesos.

If you’re a resident or an immigrant alien, you’ll also need to prepare an original verified copy of your ACR (Alien Certificate or Registration).  If you’re a non-resident alien, however, simply get your student visa or passport ready.

Head on over to the university and turn in all the required paperwork, or else you’ll end up forfeiting your chance of registering for the school year.

Inquiries About “Special Cases”

Please note that the aforementioned instructions only apply to those who have passed the USTET and are supposed to confirm their intention to enroll in the university.  Sometimes, however, applicants will find themselves linked with an entirely different status:  waitlisted, set on academic placement, qualified for Letran only or, in worst case scenarios, non-qualification.

In cases like these, the next step will depend on the nature of their status—it’s an entirely new subject that’s beyond the immediate scope of this article.  Nevertheless, the best thing to do would be to follow any instructions listed on this website, or to inquire from the powers-that-be.

If you have any questions about deadlines or the admission process, the UST Student Admissions may be reached at (+632) 406-1611 local 8276, (+632) 3097211 or at +63 917-8156323 or +63 919-3522634.  Alternatively, applicants may e-mail the office at or visit the office itself at Room 104, UST-Tan Yan Kee Student Center, UST compound, Espana, Manila.