The UP Office of Admissions has canceled admissions tests for the second year in a row, following the cancellation of admissions for the school year 2021-2022 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

UP will once again use the Admissions Scoring Model, which was introduced for AY 2021-2022 and takes into account an applicant’s previous academic performance.

Due to the ‘logistical challenges of administering UPCAT’, university councils across the University of the Philippines (UP) system unanimously decided to cancel the UP College Admission Test (UPCAT) for first-year students in academic year (AY) 2022-2023.

The second suspension was due to the “immense logistical challenge of administering UPCAT in the UP campuses and 95 testing centers throughout the archipelago while the pandemic’s trajectory remains uncertain.”

In Memorandum No. According to OVPAA 2021-158, issued by the UP Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs, the UP System voted “overwhelmingly in favor of the motion” to suspend the entrance exams.

UP joins De La Salle University and the University of Sto. In the midst of the pandemic, Tomas and Ateneo de Manila University have suspended their admissions exams for the second year in a row.
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