List of Passers: UPCAT Results AY 2016-2017 release

MANILA, Philippines - The University of the Philippines (UP) College Admission Test (UPCAT) results for Academic Year AY 2016-2017 are out online on Thursday, December 17, 2015.

UPCAT Results AY 2016-2017

UPCAT was administered last August 30, 2015 in at least 25 campuses nationwide.

[ December 17, 2015 UPDATE: UPCAT Results AY 2016-2017 now available online ]

Aside from the UPCAT website, results are also published on mirror sites. Note that UP used mirror sites to avoid slow loading of results page due to high volume of traffic on their server as results are released. Stickbreadsolutions and Preginet are the site mirrors that will redirect to UPCAT 2016 Results page.

For SY 2016-2017, there is a decline in number of high school graduates who took the exams due to the implementation of senior HS as part of the K-12 Program. UP said that admission through the UPCAT will remain competitive and follow the same standards of academic excellence as in previous years.

Note that Filipino graduates from the Top 10 of the graduating classes of public high schools may apply for freshman admission for SY 2016-2017 without having to take the UPCAT. This is provided by a transitory provision of RA 10648, the Iskolar ng Bayan Law.

According to reports, only around 17% usually passed UPCAT every year or can be translated to an average of 10,000 out of 60,000 examinees can hurdle the exam.

The UPCAT is consists of 4 subtests: Language Proficiency (English and Filipino), Science, Math and Reading Comprehension (English and Filipino). Standardized scores on these subtests are combined with the weighted average of final grades in the first three years of high school to determine qualification into UP. Moreover, to implement the policy of democratization to make the UP studentry more representative of the nation’s population, socio-economic and geographic considerations are factored in the selection of campus qualifiers.

Passers of UPCAT are screened for acceptance into one of the degree programs they chose. Different grade predictors are used for different programs. Campus qualifiers are ranked according to the degree program predictor. Top-ranking qualifiers are accepted according to the number of slots available for that program.

UP is highly committed to admitting the best students and providing increased access to quality higher education. All UP students are provided partial tuition subsidies by government appropriations, but additionally the University also has a Socialized Tuition System (STS) which provides possible tuition discounts and/or additional financial assistance for qualified students in the form of monthly subsidies for living and travel expenses and a semestral book allowance. Students may also avail of tuition loans and short-term loans from the Student Loan Board.

UP Oblation Scholarship is given 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.

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