Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) 2021

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 2021 August 13.

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 (University Predicted Grade) score.

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


Q: I am waitlisted in my degree program of choice. What do i do now?

A: Please note that a waitlist status is not an assurance of admission. 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 2021 August 13.

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 (University Predicted Grade) score.


Q: I am an UPCA 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 (University Predicted Grade) 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 (University Predicted Grade) 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 (University Predicted Grade) 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 2021 August 13.

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: I would like to apply for admission as Iskolar ng Bayan. How to do this?

A: Please read the UP Iskolar ng Bayan Guidelines.

To qualify for the Iskolar ng Bayan program, the applicant must submit the following requirements:

    • Duly accomplished UP Iskolar Ng Bayan Application Form
    • A certification from your public high school, duly signed by the School Principal, that you belong to the top ten students of the graduating class
    • Notice from the UP Office of Admissions indicating your UPG 1

on or before 30 July 2021 (Friday) to the UP Cebu Office of Student Affairs (OSA) at [email protected].
You may contact them at (032) 233 6042 local 115 or message them via the OSA facebook page.

1 Note: Prior to AY 2021-2022, INB grantees were admitted to UP without taking the UPCAT. Grantees were determined after the ranking based on High School Weighted Average. Beginning AY 2021-2022, INB applicants must have satisfied the minimum requirements of the UP unit they intend to enroll in.


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 2021 July 15 to July 30 will mean that your slot will automatically be forfeited.

Replies to the UP Admissions Offer after 2021 July 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 2021 July 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 2021 August 13 in UP Cebu will mean a forfeited slot and a forfeited slot will be given to waitlisted2 students.
Confirm your slot here.

2 Waitlisted students are (i) UP Cebu qualifiers who appeal for a change in degree program; (ii) non-UP Cebu UPCA qualifiers who appeal for transfer to UP Cebu; (iii) UPCA 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://upcollegeadmissions.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.

Added Note:

In UP, we call subjects “courses”, and we call courses “degree programs”, or “program” for short.
You would hear an Iskolar say, “My program is BS Biology and I am taking the General Education course, Ethics 1, this First Semester”.