UPCAT canceled again for the third time in a row

Sep 7, 2022 0 comments


For the third year in a row, the University of the Philippines suspends UPCAT 2023. Are we surprised? Maybe. 


In an editorial published for the Philippine Inquirer, UP Admissions Director Francisco N. delos Reyes announces that the traditional UPCAT would not be administered for the admissions of University of the Philippines applicants for academic year 2023. Instead, screening of applicant’s university predicted grades (UPG) would be done through its admissions score model. The same was done for the 2021-2022 and 2022-2023 admissions cycles.


Considering the welfare of more than 100,000 applicants and the personnel coming from the testing centers nationwide, the decision was made after the unanimous approval of the University Councils (UC) of its constituents. 



University Predicted Grade will be based on Admissions Score Model


The past admissions cycles were met by apprehension by both applicants and their respective schools noting the vagueness of the admissions score model.


Delos Reyes said that the university continues to have confidence in the ad hoc admissions systems noting the increased diversity, with “increased qualifiers coming from public high schools and cultural minority groups.” 


He continued, that the pandemic gave the university a chance to review and implement changes they have been reviewing for years.

Earlier in July, the Ateneo de Manila University announced that their 2023 admissions would include the ACET— the first among universities to announce the resumption of the traditional pen-and-paper college entrance examinations.


READ Full Article here: UP’s excellence-equity admissions creed | Inquirer Opinion



━━ Written By Orin Impas



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