Numerous colleges and universities have already started holding face-to-face classes again. Still, most of them employ a blended learning setup where students must physically attend school on certain days; on other days, they are free to complete their coursework at home online or asynchronously. Sometimes, the class is divided into batches to prevent having too many students in the room at once. Nevertheless, after spending the previous two years in front of a laptop, students are now physically experiencing school life once more.
With the resumption of face-to-face classes, universities are also resuming their college entrance test for admission in the following academic year, which had been suspended for the previous two years in order to uphold health and safety protocols throughout the pandemic.
The following list includes the 2023 college entrance exams Philippines that applicants should look out for:
Adamson University has yet to announce its plans for admission for the academic year 2023-2024.
To know more information, you may visit their website at https://www.adamson.edu.ph/v1/?page=freshmen.
Ateneo de Manila University
The Ateneo College Entrance Test (ACET) will resume administration for the School Year 2023–2024 application period after two years of suspension.
The application deadline for freshman students is until September 30, 2022. The National Capital Region will host the ACET on October 29 to 30, 2022, while locations outside the NCR will take place on November 5 to 6. However, those who are applying for transfer will take the ACET in January 2023.
For more information, please check and visit their website at https://apply.ateneo.edu/.
De La Salle University
De La Salle University opened its DLSU College Admission Test (DCAT) for freshman applicants for the school year 2023-2024 on September 12, 2022.
Although applications may be completed online, candidates must take the DCAT at the Manila, Laguna testing centers or one of the following external testing centers: Divine Word College of Legazpi, Iloilo Scholastic Academy, Oro Christian Grace School, PAREF Springdale School, or San Pedro College.
The DCAT will be conducted over three Sundays at DLSU Manila in January 2023 and over just one specified Saturday at DLSU Laguna in February 2023. The admission exam for the external testing centers will take place on particular dates between November and December 2022.
The application results are expected in the fourth week of March 2023.
For more details and information, you may visit their website.
Far Eastern University
Far Eastern University also announced on September 22, 2022, that their college admissions test would be reinstated.
While further detail is awaited, applicants may send their inquiries to the following email addresses:
Applicants for Manila - https://tamassist.feu.edu.ph/support/home
Applicants for Makati - [email protected]
For more information about FEU admissions, visit their website at https://student-central.azurewebsites.net/registration.
NU Manila College Online Application for 1st Term for the academic year 2023-2024 is now open. The National University Admissions Test (NUAT) is still waived for the academic year.
For more information and online application, you may visit their website at bit.ly/NUManilaOnlineApplication
Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila
Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila has yet to announce its plans for admission for the academic year 2023-2024.
For more information about PLM's admissions, visit their website at https://web1.plm.edu.ph/crs/admission/.
Polytechnic University of the Philippines
The Polytechnic University of the Philippines has yet to announce its plans for admission for the academic year 2023-2024.
For more information about PUP's admissions, visit their website at https://www.pup.edu.ph/iapply/.
University of Santo Tomas
According to a report on the entrance exam, the University of Santo Tomas will restore the entrance exam as part of its college admissions process for new students in the Academic Year 2023 to 2024 according to a report from The Varsitarian, the university's official student publication.
In the meantime, UST has not yet made an official declaration regarding the resumption of USTET for the next academic year and other information concerning it.
For more details and information, you may visit their website at https://ustet.ust.edu.ph/.
University of the Philippines
Last September 22, 2022, it was announced that the entrance exam in the University of the Philippines would resume for its freshman applicants for the academic year 2024-2025.
The UP college admission test, or UPCAT, will be given in person for the first time since the pandemic started in 2020 on June 3 and 4, 2023, at roughly a hundred testing centers across the country.
Meanwhile, the entrance exam to the University of the Philippines for the Academic Year 2023-2024 is still on hold, and the UP College Admission is now taking place and is entirely conducted online.
For more information and details about UPCAT, you may visit their website at https://upadmissionsonline.up.edu.ph/.
Even while the educational environment is gradually returning to the traditional classroom arrangement, one must still have an appropriate setup at home in case the alert level increases, and we are forced to go back to distance learning.
The back-to-school essentials and approaching entrance exams must both be prepared for by students. Even though review centers are now offering their services to applicants, students can still review independently and obtain the necessary materials on their own.
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