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LIST: Universities resuming college entrance exams

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LIST: Universities resuming college entrance exams
(1st UPDATE) Here are entrance tests that college applicants should once again look out for

MANILA, Philippines – To maintain public health standards during the pandemic, universities suspended their college entrance exams, which were formerly the benchmark for the admission of applicants.

With the return of face-to-face classes, universities are now resuming their college entrance exams for admissions in the next academic year.

Here are entrance tests that college applicants should once again look out for. 

Ateneo de Manila University

The Ateneo College Entrance Test (ACET) was suspended for two years, but is back in place for the application period for School Year 2023-2024.

The first year college application period is ongoing until September 30, 2022. The ACET will take place on October 29 to 30, 2022, in the National Capital Region, and on November 5 to 6, 2022, outside the NCR. 

Transfer applicants will have their ACET in January 2023. 

University of Santo Tomas

The Varsitarian, the official student publication of the University of Santo Tomas, announced on Friday, August 26, that the UST Entrance Test (USTET) will resume for the admission of new students in Academic Year 2023 to 2024. 

Details are yet to be announced. 

De La Salle University

De La Salle University will resume the administration of the DLSU College Admission Test (DCAT) for freshman applicants for school year 2023-2024, its admissions website posted. Applications opened on Monday, September 12.

The application is done online at the Online Admissions Facility, but applicants must take the DCAT at the Manila, Laguna, or External Testing Centers.

In DLSU Manila, the DCAT will be administered for three Sundays in January 2023. In DLSU Laguna, there is one designated Saturday for the DCAT in February 2023.

Applicants may also take their DCATs in provincial testing centers:

  • Legazpi, Albay – Divine Word College of Legazpi
  • Iloilo City – Iloilo Scholastic Academy
  • Cebu City – PAREF Springdale School
  • Cagayan de Oro – Oro Christian Grace School
  • Davao City – San Pedro College

The entrance exam will be administered in these centers on specific dates from November to December 2022. More details here.

Aspiring Lasallian freshmen will be evaluated based on their DCAT results and high school academic records. Application results are expected to be released by the fourth week of March 2023.

This list will be updated as announcements are made. –

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