UP College Admissions Online Application

UP College Admissions Online Application



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College Admissions Insider Bucknell University

A whole lot happens between choosing a list of top schools and getting that thick acceptance envelope in the mail. But you don’t have to take that journey alone. On each episode of College Admissions Insider, we talk to real college admissions counselors to bring you expert advice for your college search. Learn how to find the right college fit, build a list of finalists, and create an application that gets noticed. This podcast is an initiative of Bucknell University but is designed for students applying to any school.

College isn’t a path that your student travels alone. Walking right beside them is a whole community of professors, classmates, alumni and, of course, you — the family members who have guided and nurtured your student their whole lives.
Your support doesn’t stop the moment you drop your student off on campus for the first semester. In fact, there are numerous ways that you can continue to advocate for your student, whether they’re in their first year of college or rounding out their fourth.
In this episode, we’re covering how to navigate your student’s transition into independence, stay up to date on essential information and get involved at your student’s school of choice.
Our guests are Clare DeNicola and Maryellen Sheehan, who serve as executive members of Bucknell’s Parents Association. Also featured in this episode is Lauren Furman, who was senior assistant director of admissions at Bucknell at the time of recording.
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Information for Families of prospective Bucknell studentsBucknell Parents AssociationApplication dates and deadlinesPlan a visit to [email protected], our student-run InstagramInfo about applying to BucknellBuild a Bucknell Custom ViewbookLatest news for prospective studentsBucknell Virtual Welcome Center

What do you like to do in your free time?
If you’re the adventurous type, maybe it’s exploring the outdoors or trying a new sport. Or catching a concert or theatre performance if you’re into the arts. Or maybe you love working with others to better your community.
Whatever your extracurricular interests and passions are, college is the ultimate time to dive even deeper into the things that you love. At most colleges, you’ll find a whole administrative division dedicated to enhancing the experiences of students outside of the classroom.
In this episode, we’re discussing the role of a student life office on campus, how high schoolers can get a sense of what student life looks like at a school, and advice for exploring both new and familiar interests in college.
Our guest is Brent Papson, Bucknell’s director of campus activities & programs.
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Student Life at BucknellApplication dates and deadlinesPlan a visit to [email protected], our student-run InstagramInfo about applying to BucknellBuild a Bucknell Custom ViewbookLatest news for prospective studentsBucknell Virtual Welcome Center

College is much more than a place for academic advancement, or a pit stop on the fast track to a well-paying job. It’s a four-year journey marked by mental, social and, sometimes, spiritual growth.
This episode is all about the spiritual form of personal development and the role faith can play in a student’s college experience.
What does it mean if a college has a religious affiliation in the name? What should students of faith look for in religious resources on campus? How can parents support their students’ faith journey from afar? We dig into all of these questions and more.
Our guests are three experts from Bucknell’s own Division of Religious and Spiritual Life: Muhammad Ali, who serves as the University’s Muslim chaplain; Jessica Goldberg, who serves as the Jewish chaplain; and Kurt Nelson, who serves as the Protestant chaplain and as the Director of Religious and Spiritual Life.
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Religious & Spiritual Life at BucknellExplore diversity, equity & inclusion offices and resourcesApplication dates and deadlinesPlan a visit to [email protected], our student-run InstagramInfo about applying to BucknellBuild a Bucknell Custom ViewbookLatest news for prospective studentsBucknell Virtual Welcome Center

You know the familiar movie scene: A family car pulls up to a cluster of old brick buildings and out jumps a bright eyed-student and their parents. After a drawn-out, emotional goodbye the family car drives off, leaving the student to start this exciting new chapter in their life called “college.”
Plenty of first-year students will experience a move-in day like on the Silver Screen. But many others won’t, opting to live away from campus and commute to their school instead.
In this episode, we’re decoding the distinction between the commuter student experience and traditional residential life — from resources commuter students should look for at a school to the value of living and learning on a college campus.
Our guests are Bucknell’s director of residential education Jackie Cetera and community director Ke’ Sims. Jackie works to cultivate a supportive living experience and facilitate learning and growth for students in residence halls. Ke’ actually lives on campus among the students as a professional staff member, developing opportunities that enhance academic success, community engagement and so much more.
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Due to the dynamic developments in the public health situation in the light of Covid-19, there is no final decision yet as to whether an admission test will be administered for intake year 2022-2023. Performance in the admission test and high school grades are the main components in obtaining the UP admission grade (UPG). In the absence of a college admission test, a composite of the final grades in Grades 8, 9, 10 and 11 shall be the basis to determine the UPG. Specific degree programs may request for additional requirements to qualify for admission if deemed necessary. To implement the policy of democratic access, UP also considers socioeconomic and geographic factors in its admission process. (https://upcollegeadmissions.up.edu.ph)

A. UP College Admissions – Choice of Campus and Degree Program

SELECTION for a Campus
SELECTION for a Degree Program

If your application to any of your campus choices is not successful, you may appeal for admission to a degree program in another UP campus if your admission score is within the campus’ cut-off grade, and the program has available slots.


If you are a Filipino public high school graduate in the Top Ten of your graduating class, you may apply for freshman automatic admission for SY 2022-2023, as provided by the Iskolar ng Bayan Law of 2014. The law also requires that you comply with other admission requirements of the university and enroll in a UP Campus that is in the same region as your high school.


Foreign OR Filipino applicants who have graduated or are graduating from a secondary school abroad (i.e. international applicant) and have not enrolled in college before SY 2022-2023 may be admitted as freshmen by automatic admission, provided they meet other admission requirements, including qualifications for college admission by national or international foreign-administered examinations. For details please see the information below and visit https://upcollegeadmissions.up.edu.ph.


Students from other universities may apply for transfer to a UP campus after earning 33 academic units in another school with a weighted average of 2.00 or better on the UP marking system. Information regarding transfer procedures to UP may be obtained from the Office of the University Registrar of the respective UP campuses.

To minimize exposure to the coronavirus, all forms shall be submitted online. Applicants shall accomplish Form 1 (Personal Data Sheet) and Form 2B (High School Record) electronically and upload their photo and electronic signature. Some questions in the PDS will be used for research and have no bearing in the evaluation for admission. However, we encourage applicants to fill out information as completely as they can to enable the University to conduct better analyses of data. High Schools shall be requested to (i) log on to the School Profile link to accomplish Form 2A (High School Profile) to inform and/or update the university on the most recent school information relevant to the application, and (ii) submit to UP a certified copy of the applicant’s Student Permanent Record/Form137/SF10, signed by the authorized school representative and enclosed in a sealed envelope.




In filing your application, please prepare the following documents that you are required to submit together with your application. Upon completing Form 1 in the Online Portal and clicking on ‘Save Draft’, a request will be sent to your high school to provide you with a copy of your school record either in digital or hardcopy. A copy will also be provided to UP by your high school. You are encouraged to follow up this request to expedite your application. Upon receipt, use this document as reference in filling out Form 2B in the same portal.


STEP 1. Fill out application Form. Online application will be open by October 25, 2021. (Manual application will only be available in selected regional areas.


STEP 2. The Online portal shall automatically forward a request to your high school principal/school head to fill out Form 2A (High School Profile).
MODES OF PAYMENT: The application fee may be paid through any of the following:
STEP 4. Check if the completed Forms 1 and 2B are uploaded in the Online Portal.

Visit https://upcollegeadmissions.up.edu.ph regularly for announcements and updates regarding your application for admission.

Please check with your school if a copy of your school record (sealed in an envelope with wet signature on flap) has been sent to UP. Non-submission will render your application incomplete.


Check the UP website https://upcollegeadmissions.up.edu.ph for announcements on the application results. You will need the same email account that you used for application to view your application results. If you qualify for admission to UP, register according to the instructions provided by the college or unit to which you have been accepted.



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