Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) 2020

Q: I am a UP Cebu qualifier, can I appeal for change of degree program?

A: Yes. Please fill out the Online Form for Confirmation or Appeal to UP Cebu by clicking on the link, and choose the appropriate option in the confirmation/appeal form. Please confirm on or before 2020 July 24.

However, there is no guarantee that you will be accepted in the program you are appealing for. All appeals for reconsideration to UP Cebu will be subject to the availability of slots and your UPG score.

If you cannot be accommodated into your chosen program, then you will be reverted back to your original program.


Q: I am an UPCAT qualifier from another UP campus/unit, can I transfer to UP Cebu instead?

A: Qualifiers from other UP units intending to enroll in UP Cebu will have to fill out the Online Form for Confirmation or Appeal to UP Cebu by clicking on the link, and choose the appropriate option in the confirmation/appeal form. You will be asked to attach a screenshot of your UP Admissions Offer to a different UP Campus.

However, there is no guarantee that you will be accepted in UP Cebu and in the program you are appealing for. All appeals for reconsideration to UP Cebu will be subject to the availability of slots and your UPG score.
Additional guidelines here.


Q: I am a Non-Qualifier to the campuses I applied for but my UPG is 2.8 or better*, can I apply for reconsideration to UP Cebu?

A: The UP Cebu UPG Cut-off is 2.700.

If your UPG is 2.700 or better, please fill out the Online Form for Confirmation or Appeal to UP Cebu by clicking on the link, and choose the appropriate option in the confirmation/appeal form. You will be asked to attach a screenshot of your Non-Qualifier’s Notice (which contains your UPG information).

However, there is no guarantee that you will be accepted in UP Cebu and in the program you are appealing for. All appeals for reconsideration to UP Cebu will be subject to the availability of slots and your UPG score.
Additional guidelines here.

* in the UP Marking System, better means not more than 2.700, e.g. 2.710,  2.753, 2.802, 3.000


Q: I am a UP Cebu qualifier under the DPWAS**, how can I confirm for a specific program?

A: Please fill out the Online Form for Confirmation or Appeal to UP Cebu by clicking on the link, and choose the appropriate option in the confirmation/appeal form. (You will be asked to specify your choice in the next section.) Please confirm on or before 2020 July 24.

However, there is no guarantee that you will be accepted in the program you have specified. Admission into a degree program will be subject to the availability of slots and your UPG score.

** DPWAS – Degree Program with Available Slot


Q: I am a UP Cebu qualifier but would like to defer my enrollment to the next semester or schoolyear. May I?

A: A qualified first year applicant who, for a valid reason, cannot enroll during the semester originally applied for, may apply for deferment of enrollment to the succeeding semester by filling out the Online Form for Confirmation or Appeal to UP Cebu by clicking on the link, and choose the appropriate option in the confirmation/appeal form.

Such applicant must not take any college academic subject prior to enrollment. The maximum period allowed by the University for deferment of enrollment is one year.


Q: Can I enroll in UP Cebu without confirming my slot, or if i failed to accept the UP admissions offer?

A: Failure to confirm your slot or reply to the UP Admissions Offer with the Office of Admissions from 2020 June 3 to June 30 will mean that your slot will automatically be forfeited.

Replies to the UP Admissions Offer after 2020 June 30 will no longer be considered. Only those who confirmed acceptance can be assured of their slot in the campus and degree program they were offered admission to.

You can no longer accept an offer after the deadline on 2020 June 30 because your slot will already be open to others who are also qualified.
You will have to appeal for admission in UP Cebu via the link below if you declined an offer but then decided to accept it after the deadline.

Additionally, failure to confirm your slot on or before 2020 July 24 in UP Cebu will mean a forfeited slot and a forfeited slot will be given to waitlisted* students.
Confirm your slot here.

* Waitlisted students are (i) UP Cebu qualifiers who appeal for a change in degree program; (ii) non-UP Cebu UPCAT qualifiers who appeal for transfer to UP Cebu; (iii) UPCAT non-qualifiers with UPG of 2.700 or better who appeal for admission to UP Cebu; and (iv) UP Cebu qualifiers under the DPWAS.


Q: I have been classified under pending cases.

A: Please contact the Office of Admissions to clear your deficiencies. More information here.

Office of Admissions
University of the Philippines
Kalaw Corner Quirino Streets UP Diliman, Quezon City
1101 Philippines
Telefax: +63 (2) 927 4561
Telephone: +63 (2) 981 8500 LOC 3826/3827/3828/3830/3831
Email: [email protected]
Website: https://upcat.up.edu.ph/


Q: If I don’t have yet my original High School Report Card (Form 138) for the Advance Registration, can I still enroll?

A: Yes, you can enroll. But note that your admission is provisional pending submission of the original High School Report Card or Form 138 bearing the signature of your principal and the remark: “Graduated and eligible for admission to college”.

This applies to FORM 137 as well.