Admission FAQs

This folder contains individual solution articles for every frequently asked question about admission to the UP Open University

What are the admission deadlines? Can I still submit my requirements beyond the admission deadline?
Please always refer to the UPOU admission deadlines, which you can view here: https://registrar.upou.edu.ph/admission-deadlines/ .  It is best to submit...
Mon, Sep 20, 2021 at 10:19 AM
I am enrolled in a degree program from another university. Can I still apply for a UPOU non-degree program or course (PTC, CEP, MOOCs)?
Yes, you can apply for a UPOU non-degree program or course (CEP or MOOC only) even if you are enrolled in another degree program from another university. ...
Mon, Jul 5, 2021 at 9:57 AM
Is an admission exam/entrance exam required for UPOU applicants? Is it required to take the UPCAT?
The UPCAT is only required for applicants of the BAMS and BES program. However, for BAMS and BES applicants, we suggest you read through this article first:...
Mon, Jun 28, 2021 at 4:44 PM
What is the coverage of the UPOU admission exams (UgAT, MPM GAT, etc.) What should I prepare for taking the exam?
Details of and instructions for taking an admission exam will be emailed by the UPOU Admission Section. Kindly wait for their email.  Contact informati...
Mon, Jun 28, 2021 at 4:41 PM
I am a high school student/graduate. Can I study in UPOU?
If you are a high school student, or a high school graduate, you can apply for admission to the UP Open University (UPOU).  To know the qualifications a...
Sat, Apr 24, 2021 at 6:58 PM
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, is an online submission of application available?
Yes, online submissions of application can be made through the Online Application System (https://our.upou.edu.ph/oas). Please visit this page first bef...
Wed, Mar 24, 2021 at 4:25 PM
Does UPOU offer courses and programs every semester or every trimester?
Please take note of the following admission schedules: Only open every 1st Semester: Diploma in Computer Science, Graduate Certificate in ASEAN Studies,...
Wed, Mar 24, 2021 at 4:23 PM
I am enrolled in a degree program from another university. Can I still apply for a UPOU degree program?
The UP System does not allow concurrent enrollment in two or more degree programs. In that regard, you must complete your current program first before you c...
Fri, Jul 31, 2020 at 12:03 PM
What are the procedures for successful UPCAT applicants to UPOU?
Successful UPCAT applicants to UPOU are senior students (i.e. Fourth Year, Grade 12, Senior 6) who have chosen and confirmed to study at UPOU under the BAMS...
Fri, Jul 31, 2020 at 12:02 PM
What are the procedures for UPCAT appeals and reconsideration in UPOU?
The UP Open University is open to appeals for reconsideration to applicants whose UP Predicted Grade (UPG) is 2.800 or better. Appeals Period: 20-27 Jul...
Fri, Jul 31, 2020 at 12:02 PM