UPCAT Online




  • Telefax: +63 2 9274561
  • Telephone: +63 2 981-8500
    loc. 3827/3828/3830/3831
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Website: https://upcat.up.edu.ph
  • Address: Kalaw cor. Quirino Ave., UP Diliman, Quezon City 1101 Philippines


02 October 2018 - Announcement Re: Request for Test Session/Venue


For UPCAT Examinees who are requesting for changes in Testing Session or Testing Venue due to conflicts with the new UPCAT 2019 Schedule:

Please submit the following:

  1. Letter or email to the Director of Admissions regarding the exact changes you are requesting -
    • Ex1. Request for a change in assigned testing date from Oct 27 to Oct 28, morning session
    • Ex2. Request for a change in assigned testing venue from UP Diliman to Vigan City
  2. Reason for requested change and supporting documents;
  3. Photocopy of test permit attached to the letter.

IF YOU HAVE NOT YET RECEIVED YOUR TEST PERMIT, please call or email the UP Office of Admissions to find out the status of your application. If you have been issued a test permit, you should have received a system-generated email providing you with the original examination schedule (September 15 or 16) and venue.

All requests must be submitted by October 5, 2018 so that we can finalize the list of examinees in all our testing centers.

Thank you.

28 September 2018 - New UPCAT 2019 Schedule


UPCAT 2019 will be held on SATURDAY AND SUNDAY, OCTOBER 27 & 28, 2018. Please read the following carefully:

  • Please hold on to the test permits that were issued to you by the UP Office of Admissions.
  • Take note of the changes in the schdule:
    15 September 2018 (Saturday) 6:30 AM 27 October 2018 (Saturday) 6:30 AM
    15 September 2018 (Saturday) 12:30 PM 27 October 2018 (Saturday) 12:30 PM
    16 September 2018 (Sunday) 6:30 AM 28 October 2018 (Sunday) 6:30 AM
    16 September 2018 (Sunday) 12:30 PM 28 October 2018 (Sunday) 12:30 PM

18 September 2018 - New UPCAT Dates

The new UPCAT administration dates announced in social media is not official. We have yet to finalize the new schedule after assessing the conditions of test centers nationwide. We therefore are asking the public and UPCAT examinees in particular to disregard that announcement. The official announcement will only come from this office, this page and our official website. Thank you.

24 July 2018 - Deadline for Submission of UPCAT 2019 Application for Metro Manila Private High Schools Extended

In consideration of the work suspensions due to inclement weather the past days, the deadline for submission of UPCAT applications at the Office of Admissions for Metro Manila private high schools has has been extended to Monday, July 30, 2018. This is to allow schools more time to prepare the high school records (UPCAT Form 2) of applicants.

UPCAT applicants from foreign schools may submit between July 30 - August 10, 2018.

Thank you.

10 July 2018 - UPCAT 2019 Online Application Now Open

The UPCAT Online Application is now open for eligible applicants to the University of the Philippines for SY 2019-2020. Please read the UP Privacy Notice and 2019 General Information Bulletin carefully before starting your online application. Please check this website (upcat.up.edu.ph) for other announcements. Thank you.

06 July 2018 - UPCAT 2019 Announcement

UPCAT for A.Y. 2019 will be held on September 15 and 16, 2018 nationwide!


The UPCAT 2018 Results are posted at the Office of Admissions in UP Diliman. You may also browse the UPCAT 2018 Results on the web through the UPCAT 2018 Results Online and its mirror sites(s) below:


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07 June 2018 - UPCAT 2018 RESULTS UPDATED

The UPCAT 2018 Results have been updated to reflect the latest batch of resolved pending cases. To date, there are only 119 pending cases remaining.

29 May 2018 - UPCAT 2018 RESULTS UPDATED

The UPCAT 2018 Results have been updated to reflect the latest batch of resolved pending cases. To date, there are only 159 pending cases remaining.

24 May 2018 - UPCAT 2018 RESULTS UPDATED

The UPCAT results are now updated and posted online and in the Office Admissions. the latest results reflect the latest batch of resolved pending cases.

22 May 2018 - UPCAT 2018 RESULTS UPDATED

The UPCAT results are now updated and posted online and in the Office Admissions. the latest results reflect the latest batch of resolved pending cases.


Minimum UPG required for appeals per appeals per campus is now posted online. Please refer to the Minimum UPG Required for Appeals section below.

15 May 2018 - UPCAT 2018 RESULTS UPDATED

The UPCAT results are now updated and posted online and in the Office Admissions. the latest results reflect the first two batches of resolved pending cases.


Please take note of the revisions on the guidelines for appeals and transfer from other Universities/Colleges below:

30 April 2018 - UPCAT 2018 RESULTS RELEASED


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Minimum UPG Required for Appeals*

Baguio 2.576  
Cebu 2.649  
Pampanga 2.497  
Diliman No appeals  
Iloilo 2.7  
Los Baños 2.8 UPLB Qualifiers have up to June 8, 2018 to confirm enrollment.
Please wait for announcements on Appeals/Waitlists in the UPLB website by 2nd week of June 2018.
Manila 2.580  
Tacloban 2.7  
Mindanao No appeals  
Open U 2.8  
*The minimum UPG for appeals in a UP campus unit does not guarantee admission into a degree program because of the limited number of unfilled slots and additional requirements and/or conditions for appeals that are imposed by the different academic programs in each campus.

Inquiries About Pending Cases

What are pending cases? These refer to UPCAT Applicants with incomplete application documents (e.g., no proof of payment of application fee, no transcript, missing grades).

Deadline for submission of required documents of Pending Cases is on Monday, May 21, 2018.

  • If your name was originally indicated as a pending case but now no longer appears on the list, this means that your case was resolved in favor of non-qualification into any of the campuses of your choice. Your notice will soon be mailed to you c/o your school. You may also contact the UP Office of Admissions starting May 9, 2018 to check on your UPG as well as the options open to you.
  • If your case is resolved in favor of qualification, your name will be added to the list (though there may be a delay of 1-2 days).

Inquiries About Appeals and UPGs

Who can make appeals? And what is the process for making an appeal?

  1. Campus Qualifiers to a specific campus but who want to be admitted to another campus, (e.g., qualified to UP DILIMAN but wants to be admitted to UP BAGUIO or any other campus);
    • Find out what the requirements are of the other campus you want to appeal to and submit these requirements;
    • The Office of the University Registrar (OUR) of the campus to which you made the appeal will make the request for your UPG to the Office of Admissions.
    • The campus OUR will inform you if you may be admitted.
    • You may not get your UPG directly from the Office of Admissions

  2. Non-Qualifiers to the campuses they applied for but who have UPGs that are 2.8 or better (in the UP marking system, better means NOT more than 2.8, e.g., 2.81, 2.9, 3.0)
    • First, find out which campuses will be open for appeals and their schedule for appeals;
    • Pick up your Non-Qualifier's Notice (which contains UPG information) at the Office of Admissions;
    • Present your Notice (if qualified to appeal) to the OUR of the campus where you wish to appeal;
    • You have 1 week to pick up the NQ notice at the Office of Admissions.

    You need an ID to pick up your NQ notice. If a representative will pick it up for you, he/she must also have an ID & letter of authorization from you.

    • Pick up for NQ Notices for NCR/Metro Manila at the Office of Admissions will start on May 11, 2018 and will be available only until May 18. The Office will start mailing the NQ notices to examiness c/o their school after this date.
    • Pick up for NQ Notices for other regions will soon be announced.
    • Documents needed for UPG REQUESTS:
      1. Any ID of examinee with photo and signature;
      2. Authorizaiton letter if examinee has a representative making the request; and ID of authorized representative; and any ID of examinee (with photo and signature).

About the UPCAT

As the premier State University, the University of the Philippines offers a wide range of degree programs. Some degree programs are offered in only one campus (e.g., BS Nursing, BA Filipino) while others are offered in two or more campuses (e.g., B Fine Arts, BS Statistics). Most of these require qualification through the UP College Admission Test (UPCAT).

To maintain its high standard of education and to maximize its limited resources, the University has had to limit slots for freshman admission to each campus and to its various degree programs.

Should you decide to take the U.P. College Admission Test (UPCAT), you will be one among many thousands who aspire to enter the University of the Philippines.

The UPCAT consists of 4 subtests: Language Proficiency (in English and Filipino), Reading Comprehension (in English and Filipino), Science, and Math. Standardized scores on these subtests are combined with the weighted average of final grades in the last three years of high school to determine qualification into the University.

Moreover, to implement the policy of democratization to make the U.P. studentry more representative of the nation’s population, socio-economic and geographic considerations are factored in the selection of campus qualifiers.

For more information on the UPCAT, you may proceed to the General Information section.

Taking the UPCAT

  1. Go to your designated Test Center on the date specified in your Test Permit. Be there by 6:30 for the morning session or by 12:30 for the afternoon session.

  2. Bring only your Test Permit, two good quality pencils, a sharpener, a rubber eraser and snacks. (The test administration will last about five hours). The use of cellphones and/or calculating devices during the test is strictly prohibited and can be a cause for disqualification.

For more information on the UPCAT application and admission process, please visit the General Information section.

UPCAT Results

After taking the UPCAT, you may check this page for announcements and posting of UPCAT results. A list of UPCAT Qualifiers from your school will be sent to your principal. Individual notices will also be sent to all examinees.

If you qualify for admission to the University, register according to the instructions provided by the college or unit to which you have been accepted.

For more information on the UPCAT application and admission process, please visit the General Information section.

Information on Scholarships

Since 1991, the UP Oblation Scholarship has been awarded to the top fifty UPCAT qualifiers. The benefits include free tuition, miscellaneous and laboratory fees, a semestral book subsidy and a monthly incentive and transportation allowance.

Recipients may enjoy the UP Oblation Scholarship throughout the normal length of time required to finish their chosen degree program, provided they maintain the required grade point average. For those in the accelerated medical program (INTARMED), however, only the first four years are covered by this grant.

The University of the Philippines has a Socialized Tuition System. It provides possible tuition discounts and/or additional financial assistance for financially needy students in the form of monthly subsidies for living and travel expenses and a semestral book allowance.

A number of scholarships, study grants and awards donated by government and private companies or individuals, are also available for the Office of Scholarships and Student Services. Most are intended for financially needy students, though some are awarded in recognition of outstanding academic performance.

For more information on Scholarships and Student Financial Assistnace Programs, please visit the General Information section.