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The following was emailed to all applicants on 24 August 2015:

Hello UPCAT Applicant!

This is to remind you that the UPCAT is scheduled on 30 August 2015, this coming Sunday. Please be at your designated Test Center by 7:30 AM. There will be ONLY ONE testing session this year. Do not forget to bring your Test Permit.

In addition to your other preparations for the UPCAT, you may still access the UPCAT Online Reviewer and take the mock exam. The UPCAT Online Reviewer will be available until 11:59 PM on 29 August 2015.

Good luck!


ALL bonafide UPCAT 2016 applicants are given FREE ACCESS to the Online UPCAT Reviewer after their complete UPCAT requirements have been received and processed. (Please allow 1-2 working days from issuance of test permit to access the free online reviewer service). The Online Reviewer can be accessed by clicking on the Online Reviewer button in the top menu.

The Online UPCAT Reviewer includes mock exams that contain a fraction of the actual UPCAT exam. The items contained therein will not appear in the UPCAT 2016. Note that using the UPCAT 2016 Online Reviewer does not guarantee that the applicant will pass the actual UPCAT 2016 exam.

Each applicant will be given a limited number of attempts to take the mock exam. Each attempt will be TIMED and will take a little more than one (1) hour. Users should take note of the following before taking the Online Reviewer's mock exams:

  • The Internet connection should be stable for the duration of the mock exam
  • Scratch paper and pen or pencil should be on hand
  • There should be no breaks for one (1) hour upon starting each mock exam
Mock exams will be offline two (2) days before the actual UPCAT exam.

The UPCAT 2016 Online Reviewer is the property of the University of the Philippines. It is not for sale, and commercial use or unauthorized distribution is expressly prohibited. Applicants should first agree to the terms and conditions detailed in the site before taking the mock exams. Violations of the terms of agreement may result in the forfeiture and automatic disqualification from admission into the University.

Note that the UP Office of Admissions does NOT promote, endorse, support, or encourage any review center, group or individual offering UPCAT Review for profit and is NOT affiliated with any such entities.

Proceed to the UPCAT 2016 Online Reviewer


30 July 2015 - UPCAT 2016 APPLICATION DEADLINES [updated]

Please take note of the following deadlines for filing of applications:

24 July 2015 - Extended to 07 August 2015 Metro Manila Private Schools
29 July 2015 - Extended to 07 August 2015 Metro Manila Public Schools
31 July 2015 - Extended to 07 August 2015 Non-Metro Manila Schools
*Applications filed after the extended deadlines may be subject to late fees.



Good news for students interested in taking the UPCAT in August of this year: You can now file your application online! For the first time in UP’s history, the eligibility, documentary and procedural requirements of the University of the Philippines College Admission Test are now available via The UPCAT Online Application website (https://upcatonline.up.edu.ph/).

The online application is part of the efforts of the national university to make the UPCAT application more accessible and convenient for today’s younger generation – who are digital natives more adept at using the internet and social media in pursuit of their passions and interests, including their educational and social growth.

Read Official Press Release


29 April 2015: UPCAT 2015 RESULTS - UPDATE NO. 7

UPCAT 2015 results have been updated. You may visit the UP Office of Admissions to view the updated results. You may also access the updated UPCAT 2015 Online Results in the through the following links:


Important: Unless you qualify under any of the requirements stated below, it will not be advisable for you to apply. Only correctly filled up application forms with the required supporting documents and the non-refundable application fee (US $50 for non-resident foreign applicants) will be processed.

General Requirements for Foreign Applicants

A foreign applicant who graduated from a high school abroad and has not enrolled in college may be admitted to the freshman class by automatic admission without taking the UPCAT, if s/he meets the following requirements:
  1. completion of high school program in the country where s/he had secondary education (including the completion of a one- or two-year pre-university education in a country where such is a prerequisite for admission to a bachelor's degree program)
  2. qualifying in a college-qualifying national or international foreign-administered examination such as General Certificate of Education (GCE) Examination and the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or equivalent examination:
    • GCE: 3 ordinary level passes and 2 advanced level passes
    • SAT: minimum total score of 1200 (Math and Critical Reading Only)
    • International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma
  3. in the case of an applicant whose native language or whose medium of instruction in the secondary school is not English, a minimum score (500 if paper based or 173 if computer based) in the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).

Filipino High School Graduates from Abroad

A Filipino who graduated from a secondary school abroad applying for freshman admission to the University must satisfy the same requirements as those for foreign students.

UP College Admission Test (UPCAT)

Filipino or Foreign graduates from accredited high schools abroad or accredited home schools abroad, who fail to satisfy the requirements for automatic admission (i.e., Item 2 under General Requirements) may take the UP College Admission Test (UPCAT). If the applicant takes the UPCAT but does not qualify, he/she can no longer be admitted under automatic admission. The student has the option to enter UP as a transferee after satisfying transfer requirements of UP.

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For more information on the UPCAT, contact the Office of Admissions

Office of Admissions
University of the Philippines
Kalaw Corner Quirino Streets UP Diliman, Quezon City
1101 Philippines
Telefax: +63 2 9274561
Telephone: +63 2 981-8500 loc. 3287/3828/3830/3831
Email: oadms@up.edu.ph
Website: http://upcat.up.edu.ph/