First, congratulations to the new Iskolars ng Bayan! Mabuhay kayo! And thank you for entrusting your UPCAT review with BRAIN TRAIN. To those who did not make it, don’t despair! Get your UPG and see if you’d be eligible for reconsideration or waitlist.
We have been receiving plenty of phone calls and messages on Facebook regarding the 2012 UPCAT results. To avoid redundancy, we have decided to compile your questions. Please share this as well.
FAQ 1: Where can we find the list of UPCAT passers?
Ans: Go to http://upcat.up.edu.ph/results/ and click the set where your LAST NAME may be included. If you’re having trouble going to this site, you may go to its mirror sites, http://upcat.pregi.net/, http://upcat.stickbreadsolutions.com/, and http://www.creativepointonline.com/upcat/
FAQ 2: My name is on the UPCAT passers list, but there is no campus and course across it. Instead, across it is **Pending Case. Am I a passer?
Ans: Heave a sigh of relief because yes, you’re an UPCAT passer! After all, your name is ON THE PASSERS LIST, remember? If you looked up the double asterisks (**) below, it says:
**Pending cases are not guaranteed admission into any campus/college of the University of the Philippines. For pending cases, all deficient requirements must be submitted on or before the 2nd week of March, 2012. For further details, please inquire at the UP Office of Admissions, Diliman, QC at Telefax no 9274561 or Tel no. (02)981-8500 loc. 3826 to 3831 starting on the first week of February, 2012.
See? It says you have to submit your deficient requirements. I repeat, deficient requirements. It could be that there’s something missing from your high school records, or clarifications about your birth certificate. So what are you waiting for? Call now!
FAQ 3: My name is on the UPCAT passers list, and although I already have a campus assigned to me, my course is “Degree Program with Available Slot”. What does this mean?
Ans: It means you made the cutoff score of your choice campus. Unfortunately, both of the courses you listed (in the campus you got into) were in demand, and the slots for these courses have been filled up by others who scored better than you did in the UPCAT. Or it could also be that these courses have high cutoff grades (as a whole or per subtest) and yours didn’t make it. But there’s no need to worry because you will be prioritized when these others don’t confirm their enrollment. Usually, you’ll get into your first choice anyway.
FAQ 4: I had a change of heart. You see, I just wanted to know whether I’d make the cut in UP Diliman. And I did! But now that I do, I realized I want to study in UP Los Banos. Is that feasible?
Ans: Tsk, tsk, tsk. Pride! According to an article I’ve read on academic-clinic.com, it is feasible (but not the other way around…no way you could transfer to Diliman if you already have a slot in other campuses, even though your UPG made it to Diliman. That is, unless you’re an Oblation scholar…ikaw na ang UPCAT Top 50!) But I’ve just called UPLB Registrar’s Office, and the person I talked to said “No, you can’t transfer to UPLB if you already have a slot in Diliman.” I know for a fact that Academic Clinic is a credible source and its articles are research-based. So I suggest that you call UP Diliman yourself, never mind the possible bucket passing and busy and on hold tones.
FAQ 5: I did not pass the UPCAT. Can I still get into UP?
Ans: Yes, yes, yes! If you just weren’t that depressed after not seeing your name on the passers’ list and looked further below, you would have read this:
INFORMATION FOR THOSE STUDENTS WHO DID NOT QUALIFY THROUGH THE UPCAT
If you did not make it to either of your campus choices you have two options:
FIRST: You can try other UP campuses IF:
1 your UPG is within their cut-off, and
2 they still have available slots.
Present your Non-Qualifier’s Slip (which has been sent to you in the mail and which indicates your UPG) to the Office of the Registrar of the campus you want to enter. There is NO guarantee of acceptance as each campus makes its own decisions according to its own criteria.
SECOND: If no UP campus can accommodate you, you may enroll in a college or university other than UP. After earning at least 33 academic units with a weighted average of 2.00 or better in the UP marking system, you may apply for transfer into a UP campus.
(By the way, UP Diliman almost never entertains waitlist/reconsideration.)
I know this is quite tedious, but I assure you it’s worth all the trouble. After all, UP is UP is UP!
PS: Common question we also receive is when do we release THE tarpaulin (Brain Train’s giant tarpaulin that contains Brain Train UPCAT passers)…expect it within the next week. If you want to make sure your name won’t be missed, please add your name under the comments section HERE.)
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