UP, Ateneo, La Salle, UA&P, and UST

College Entrance Tests

The Admission season has begun for some of the top universities in Metro Manila. We listed some useful information, which may still change depending upon the issuances of official announcement from respective universities, to help prospective students prepare for the challenges ahead. Nonetheless, we will keep this post updated.

You may use the provided information as a reference and you may also confirm them with the Admission Offices of the respective universities through the contact information listed below.

University of the Philippines

Deadline of Submission of Application Forms:

July 24, 2016                         Metro Manila Private Schools
July 29, 2016                         Metro Manila Public Schools
July 31, 2016                         Non-Metro Manila Schools

Application Fee: The non-refundable UPCAT Application Fee is: P450 for Filipinos with annual gross family income of more than P100,000 and resident foreign applicants studying in the Philippines; OR US$50 for non-resident foreign applicants; OR US$100 for applicants taking the UPCAT in the Middle East.

Test Date: September 18, 2016
Results: January 2017

Since last year, applications can be done online via http://upcat.up.edu.ph/.


The OUR Building
T.M. Kalaw St. cor. Quirino St.
University of the Philippines, Diliman
Quezon City 1101

UPCAT Office
Direct line:  +63 (02) 9274561
Email Address: admission.our@upd.edu.ph

Ateneo De Manila University

Issuance of Application Forms: June 20, 2016 to August 17, 2016
Deadline of Submission of Application Forms: August 17, 2016, Monday 5:00PM
Application Fee: Local Php500; Foreign Php2,800
Test Dates: September 24, Saturday, 7:30AM – 12:30PM or 1:30PM – 6:30PM
Results: January 2017

*In case the ACET is postponed due to a typhoon, it will be held on the following Saturday, October 1, 2016.


Office of Admission and Aid
G/F Kostka Hall, Loyola Schools
Ateneo de Manila University
Loyola Heights, Quezon City
1108 Philippines

Telephone:  (+632) 426-6001 loc. 5154 – 5155
Direct Line: (+632) 426-6075
Fax: (+632) 426-1214
Email Address: admissions.ls@ateneo.edu

Office Hours

8:00AM to 12:00NN; 1:00-5:00PM (Monday – Friday)
8:00AM to 12:00NN (Saturday)
Closed on Sundays and Holidays

University of Asia and the Pacific

Issuance of Application Forms: June 2016 – January 2017
Deadline of Submission of Application Forms:

Test Dates                                          Deadline of Submission

September 4                                      August 1 to August 24, 2016
October 16                                         September 5 to October 5, 2016
January 29                                         October 17 to January 18, 2017

Application Fee: (1) for students from local private schools: Php600.00; (2) for students from local public schools: Php 250.00; (3) for students from foreign schools: US$ 50.00

Test Dates: see above
Results: Depending on the test dates, up to a month after the examinations.


Admissions Office
1/F APEC Communications Building
University of Asia and the Pacific
Pearl Drive, Ortigas Center
Pasig City 1605

Telephone: (632) 637-0912 to 26 local 310 or 321
Fax: (632) 634-2809
Email Address: admissions@uap.asia

De La Salle University

Application Period: July to September 2016
Deadline of Submission of Application Forms: September 30, 2016
Application Fee: non-refundable Admission Processing Fee of Php600.00 (Filipino and Dual Citizens) or US$50.00 (non-Filipino Citizens or International students)
Testing Dates: October 16 and 23, 2016
Results December 2016


The Hub @ Manila Campus
2/F, Henry Sy Sr. Hall
Taft Avenue, Manila
Telephone: (632) 523-4230 (Direct) or
(632) 524-4611 local 166
Email Address: admissions@dlsu.edu.ph.
8:00AM to 6:00PM (Monday – Friday)
8:00AM to 3:00PM  (Saturday)
Closed on Sundays and Holidays

University of Santo Tomas

Issuance of Application Forms:  June 28, 2016
Deadline of Submission of Application Forms:

Exam Schedule           Deadline for Payment and Submission of Documents

September 25, 2016      September 16, 2016
December 04, 2016       November 18, 2016

Application Fee: PhP 600.00 – Filipinos studying in the Philippines, PhP 1,000.00 – Filipinos studying abroad, PhP 1,000.00 – Foreigners studying in the Philippines, $ 100.00 – Students studying in the Middle East
Test Dates: September 25 or December 04, Sunday, 7:30AM – 12:30PM or 1:30PM – 6:30PM
Results: January 28, 2017



Room 104, Tan Yan Kee Student Center
España Boulevard, Sampaloc, Manila 1015 Philippines
Telephone numbers: (632) 406-1611 local 8276, (632) 310-7211, (632) 310-7214
Email Address:  ofad@ust.edu.ph.Office Hours8:00AM to 12:00NN; 1:00-5:00PM (MondayFriday)
8:00AM to 12:00NN (Saturday)
Closed on Sundays and Holidays
For a complete table view of the dates connected to the college entrance tests you may click here.
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