Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

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

A: Yes. Please fill out the Reply Slip for UP Cebu UPCAT Qualifiers by clicking on the link, and choose the second option “I will enroll in the University of the Philippines Cebu with a DIFFERENT degree program than that for which I qualified and which appears in my admission notice.” (You will be asked to specify your choice of degree program in the next section.) Please confirm on or before 1 June 2018. Your Admission Notice containing your Student Number and PIN has been sent to your email.

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 write a letter addressed to the UP Cebu Chancellor Liza D. Corro, through the Office of the University Registrar (OUR).

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 2.649.

If your UPG is 2.649 or better, please write a letter addressed to the UP Cebu Chancellor Liza D. Corro, through the Office of the University Registrar (OUR), stating your appeal for reconsideration. Please attach your Non-Qualifier’s Notice (which contains your UPG information) to your letter.

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 2.800, e.g. 2.810, 2.900, 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 Reply Slip for UP Cebu UPCAT Qualifiers by clicking on the link, and choose the third option “I will enroll in the University of the Philippines Cebu but will be choosing my degree program, as I have been classified under “DPWAS (Degree Program with Available Slot).” (You will be asked to specify your choice in the next section.) Please confirm on or before 1 June 2018. Your Admission Notice containing your Student Number and PIN has been sent to your email.

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.


Q: Can I enroll in UP Cebu without confirming my slot?

A: Failure to confirm your slot on or before 1 June 2018 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 2.649 or better who appeal for admission to UP Cebu; and (iv) UP Cebu qualifiers under the DPWAS.


Q: I did not receive an email of my Admission Notice, how do i secure my Student Number and PIN?

A: You need your Student Number and PIN to confirm your slot for UP Cebu. If you did not receive an email of your admission notice, you need to go to the Office of the University Registrar and ask for your Student Number and PIN. Please bring with you any valid Identification Card. Alternatively, you may send us an email at [email protected] You will be asked a Security Question to verify your identity.

Your printed notice of admission will soon be mailed to you c/o your school.


Q: I do not have a Student Number, how do I get one?

A: Most likely you were tagged with * in the UPCAT results, which indicates that you are “Qualified but applicant has to clear deficiencies with the UP Office of Admissions.”
Please contact the Office of Admissions to clear your deficiencies. More information here.


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”.