UP Admissions and University of the Philippines Acceptance Rate

UP Admissions and University of the Philippines Acceptance Rate


UP Admissions

I. First concern: Quota Courses


For the record, these no longer "exist" in the way past students thought it did. 

Choosing a non-quota course will definitely not help your chances of admission since you have to pass your campus first by attaining the required "University Predicted Grade," a number that predicts your grade in college. (Remember that in UP, 1 is the highest grade, meaning the lower your UPG, the higher it is.)

Just FYI, the UPG is composed of the following: [60% UPCAT Score + 40% HS Weighted Average]

It is still the case, however, that their programs that are in high demand and are thus more selective than others, so you should still choose your courses well. Take this example:

Student A chose the following as his courses for UP Diliman: 

1st Choice-Business Administration and Accounting
2nd Choice-Civil Engineering

He gets the required UPG but isn't ranked highly enough among the passers to merit acceptance into these programs which are among the most selective in UPD. Hence he ends up with this when he finds out about his acceptance:

DPWAS or Degree Program With Available Slot - meaning he may only enroll under a course that has an available slot. Sure, he's in, but he doesn't really have complete control over his course choice, though transferring is always an option. This is not something you'd like to do, right? Thus, it might be better to select a relatively less in-demand course that you still like for your second choice, just in case.

II. Admission Rate


The general admission rate for the entire UP system is somewhere between 17-18%, but for the most popular campuses, UPD and UPM, the acceptance rate is 10-11% making it the most selective university in the Philippines.


Needless to say, it is very difficult to get in, mostly because the competition is fierce. You will be pitted against over 68,000 students, some of whom are valedictorians and participants in international math olympiads, ensuring that even good students will encounter stiff competition for places.

Classes Starts on June 4 in both public and private schools for S.Y. 2018-2019

DepEd released a statement that classes for School Year 2018-2019 will start on June 4, 2018, which is the first week of June. Although, there are rumors that start of classes will be moved around September DepEd secretary confirmed that will start June for both public and private schools in the Philippines. 

Private schools can have their own schedule of the opening of classes but should not be after August 2018. The secretary said that it will be better to begin classes on June since diseases and ailments are more active during the warm season or summertime which is around the months of April and May. 

Millions of students are expected to be welcomed by both public and private schools on June 4, 2018. 

Nutrition Month 2018 Theme in The Philippines

The National Nutrition Council (NNC) Technical Committee chooses for the year 2018 Nutrition Month theme. There are total of 142 entries received by the committee and after thorough deliberation they come up to the Nutrition Month Theme for 2018 which is “Ugaliing magtanim, Sapat na nutrisyon aanihin!,” an entry by Ms. Julie Ann Q. Colipano of Valencia City, Bukidnon.
Nutrition Month 2018 Theme is very early to release so that all the schools can already create line up of events in accordance with the Nutrition Month 2018 Theme - “Ugaliing magtanim, Sapat na nutrisyon aanihin!,”. Every year each school has their own set of activities like poster making contest, essay writing contest, slogan making contest and a lot more.