My UPCAT Experience 2: Engr. Pau Perez’s and More!

Part Two of My UPCAT Experience Hello hello!!!  Gravity, two days to go before Day 1 of THE DAY!!! Anyway, you nervous UPCAT takers are in for another treat, because three other successful UPCAT takers have been so generous with their time to encourage you with your upcoming endeavor. Let’s begin with Engr. Jeffrey Paulo Perez’s (who insists on being called “Jeffrey” from now on, because mas tutyal daw pakinggan ang “Jeffrey”, bilang papunta na siyang Belgium in a month..Huhuhu!) UPCAT experience. Engr. Jeffrey Paulo “Jeffrey” Perez (took the UPCAT in…basta a not-so-long time ago; graduated cum laude from UP Los Banos with a degree in Chemical Engineering despite: 1. being president of three student organizations 2. and moments like telling the jeepney driver “Para!” prematurely just to give another Chem Eng student lascivious looks while the latter was playing volleyball at DL Umali Freedom Park, and of wearing eyeshadow to class) I only had one dream in high … [Read more...]

My UPCAT Experience

Hello students (and parents)!  I’m sure you are anticipating this coming weekend with dread.  Those who are well-prepared are eager to take “THE” UPCAT to get it over and done with, while those who aren’t spend more time getting scared than doing actual studying...am I right or am I left-handed?  (Well, I’m both!  Hehe) I hope you were able to read the UPCAT tips I gave.  I actually wrote it some years ago, but I believe the tips are still very much applicable. Since you jitterbug UPCAT takers lot want to read anything and everything regarding the UPCAT, I have decided to go on a trip down memory lane and recall the exam that made me a true blue and proud Iska. Image lifted from sixamandimallmessedup.wordpress.com MomsterTeacher's UPCAT Experience During our time, I was among the first batch of UPCAT takers—that is, I took the exam in the morning of Saturday (so no chance to get a leakage from friends, hihi).  This was unfortunate because I sleep late and of course, I wake … [Read more...]

UP Waitlist/Reconsideration Process

Lulubusin ko na :)  Pati recon at waitlist, post ko na. Like what is stated on the UPCAT results web pages, here's what you need to do if your name is NOT on the passers list: WHAT IF I DO NOT QUALIFY FOR A CAMPUS? If you do not qualify to any of your campus choices, you have several options: FIRST : You can try other UP campuses if: 1. your rating is within their posted cut-off, and 2. they still have available slots. Present your Non-Qualifier's Slip (which will be sent to you in the mail and which will show your admission rating) to the Registrar's Office of the campus you want to enter. However, 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 can enroll in a college or university other than UP. After earning 33 academic units with a weighted average of 2.00 or better on the UP marking system, you can apply for transfer into a UP campus. Again, each campus … [Read more...]

“Pasa ba ang Pending? Eh ang Degree Program with Available Slot?” And Other UPCAT Results-Related Questions

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? … [Read more...]

UPCAT Result 2012

This is IT!  THIZ IZ REALLY IZ IT IZ IT!  This is the day that the Lord has made where about 10,000 high school seniors are rejoicing, but around 60,000 are in sorrow. I feel both.  In fact, I feel everything that UPCAT takers have felt today.  When I heard that the UPCAT results are out, I got excited and anxious, and couldn't wait to check it out.  But before I was able to, a mom of my student last summer called me.  She told me that her son passed the UPCAT, and thanked me profusely.  You see, I talked to this mom just yesterday.  She was worried that her son might not pass the UPCAT, but grateful that I personally assisted her son prior to the UPCAT.  Her son is very diligent and really smart, but seemingly has problems when taking standardized tests under time pressure.  I could not bear it if he didn't pass the UPCAT, thus I went the extra mile to assist him weeks before the UPCAT.  And now, he did pass the UPCAT!  Praise God!  So I was very happy.  My happiness furthered … [Read more...]