No student shall be denied admission to the University System by reason of age, sex, nationality, religious belief, or political affiliations [from Art. 332 of the UP System Code].
Any person seeking admission into a program must satisfy the minimum admission requirements specified in the program applied for. Relevant working experience may be considered in lieu of the minimum admission requirements by the Program Admission Committee [approved during the 1st University Council Meeting of the University of the Philippines Open University].
A student may transfer to the UPOU from another constituent university or vice-versa subject to his/her fulfillment of the requirements for admission as a transfer student by the university to which he/she is transferring [approved during the 1st University Council Meeting of the University of the Philippines Open University].
Every student shall, upon admission, sign the following pledge:
"In consideration of my admission to the University of the Philippines System and of the privileges of a student in this institution, I hereby promise and pledge to abide by and comply with all the rules and regulations laid down by competent authority in the University System and in the college or school in which I am enrolled [from Art. 329 of the UP System Code]."
Refusal to take this pledge or violation of its terms shall be sufficient cause for summary dismissal or denial of admission [from Art. 329 of the UP System Code].
No person who has not duly matriculated may be admitted to the classes. In exceptional cases, the University Registrar may, on the recommendation of the Dean or Director concerned, authorize the admission of a person to a particular class [from Art. 333 of the UP System Code].