Ua&P Essay Question

Here are some frequently asked questions you might find useful if you’re planning to study in UA&P.

Who can apply for admission?

The following qualify for regular admission as freshmen:

  • Graduates of DepEd-accredited high schools:
  • High school seniors (equivalent to 4th year or grade 12, depending on the educational system that the school follows) expecting to graduate at the end of the school year
  • High school students who have not taken any college work and hold Philippine Educational Placement Test (PEPT) certificates indicating their eligibility for admission to college
  • Transfer students from other universities and colleges accredited by the Commission on Higher Education (willing to start again as freshmen)
  • Filipinos who have graduated from secondary schools abroad
  • Foreign applicants who are graduating or have graduated from a high school abroad

How do I qualify for admission?

The Admissions Committee selects potential students for the 5-year Master’s program primarily on the basis of the College Entrance Examination (CEE), academic performance in high school, recommendation from the guidance counselor, and personal interview results. The CEE contains subtests in English, Math, and Abstract Reasoning.

Transferees who apply for admission should have earned no less than 30 units and attained a cumulative general weighted average (GWA) of 2.0 in another college or university. If they satisfy this initial criterion, they will be advised to apply and take the CEE. The College of Arts and Sciences reserves the right not to credit any subject taken elsewhere and require transferees accepted into the University to start as freshmen.

When do I find out the results of my application?

Letters of acceptance, non-acceptance, or inclusion in the waiting list are released by end of January or sent to the applicant by registered mail or courier service.

The names of those who qualify and those in the waiting list will be posted on the UA&P Admissions Bulletin Board located at the Ground Floor, CAS Building.

I need a scholarship / financial aid. How do I go about it?

UA&P offers merit scholarships and financial aid to deserving students.

Merit scholarships are highly competitive study grants that may cover up to 100% of tuition fees. Those who qualify are valedictorians and salutatorians from select high schools, as well as applicants whose high school average is at least 90% and are highly qualified in the UA&P college entrance exam.

The University also gives financial aid to Filipino students who meet the following criteria: financial need, as attested to by the family’s finances and recommendations, academic competence (high school average of at least 85% and passing entrance exam results), and positive interview evaluation.

Is there a dress code?

UA&P adheres to a dress code in order to create a professional culture on campus. Most of the courses require the 4th and 5th year students to be in business attire when they attend their major subjects. The undergraduate students may come to school in casual wear.

What is the role of Opus Dei in the University?

Opus Dei has been contracted by the University to help in spiritual and moral development of the students, faculty, and staff. It also ensures the doctrinal integrity of the theology subjects taught as part of the curriculum.

Opus Dei neither owns the University nor runs administrative matters that are outside the scope mentioned above. The University is a project of the UA&P Foundation, while its administration is taken care of by the University’s management staff.

What student organizations and varsity teams does UA&P have?

UA&P’s organizations are grouped into three categories: Civics, Arts, and Sports. The nature of the Civics organizations ranges from business to cultural, the Arts focuses on performing arts and creative writing, while Sports clubs include lawn tennis, dance troupe and muay thai.

UA&P’s Varsity Sports Program (VSP) is made up of teams composed of student-athletes who represent UA&P in external events and tournaments. The teams include men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s futsal, men’s and women’s volleyball, men’s and women’s table tennis, Squadra, and the Pep Squad. You can check out the Office of Student Affairs during your visit.

I don’t have a residence in Manila. Where can I stay?

The Office of Student Affairs (OSA) facilitates housing arrangements for university students, especially if they are from the province or another country. There are housing units around the campus that the students may choose from. If interested, please contact Ms. Arianne Vito Cruz of the Office of Student Affairs at 637-0912 local 280.

The University of Asia and the Pacific (UA&P) traces its beginnings to the Center of Research and Communication (CRC). CRC was established 40 years ago as a think-tank conducting research and offering graduate courses in economics and management. It gradually expanded its education activities and, in 1995, was awarded university status by the Department of Education, Culture, and Sports. Since then, CRC has become known as the University of Asia and the Pacific.

In its institutional programs and activities, UA&P puts due emphasis on the individual, the family, the community, and the world. Each unit of the University thus strives to be a center of excellence, particularly in three areas: values formation, people development, and research and communication. These are hallmark programs of UA&P as an educational institution. The spiritual and doctrinal formation given in the University is entrusted to Opus Dei, a Personal Prelature of the Catholic Church.

Currently, UA&P has a population of around 2,000 undergraduate and graduate students and employs about 500 full-time and part-time faculty members. The university has so far produced a total of around 4,000 alumni.

Because the student population is small and teachers are highly qualified and dedicated, the students get excellent education. Even more so since the University focuses on developing the whole person, as well as combining breadth of learning and professional specialization in its educational programs.

The University of Asia and the Pacific (UA&P) was founded by former Philippine Department of Finance Secretary Dr. Jesus P. Estanislao and renowned economist Dr. Bernardo M. Villegas, two Harvard graduates, as the Center for Research and Communication (CRC). CRC was established as a private voluntary organization with core operations in research and communication, together with training programs in industrial economics.

Type:  Private Sectarian, Co-ed

Application Period:  July to November

Application Fee:  Students from local private schools:  P 550
Students from local public schools:  P 250
Students from foreign schools:  US$50

Campus:  Pearl Drive, Ortigas Center, Pasig City

Office to Contact:  Admissions Office
G/F APEC Communications Building
(+632) 6342809; (+632) 6370912 to 26
Website: www.uap.edu.ph
E-mail: admissions@uap.edu.ph

Entrance Exam:  UA&P College Entrance Exam (CEE)

Examination Dates:  August to November

Exam Coverage:  English, Math, Abstract, Logic,
Reading Comprehension and Essay-Writing

Average Tuition Fee per Unit:  P 2,500 +

Testing Centers:  UA&P campus
PAREF -Springdale School, Cebu City
Digital Interface, Davao City
Xavier University High School, Iloilo City
Westbridge School, Iloilo City
St. John’s Institute, Bacolod City
(Locations of provincial testing centers
vary per year.)

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

For Freshmen Applicants:

1.  Secure from the Admissions Office the Applicant Information Slip. Fill out slip and submit to the cashier at the Accounting and Finance Unit at the 2nd floor, College of Arts and Sciences Building. (Note: while inside the UA&P campus, please observe proper dress code -no sleeveless shirts, shorts and skirts above the knee.)

2.  Secure an application form from the cashier and pay the Admissions processing fee. This fee covers the application form, UA&P brochure, list of requirements and exam dates, and testing and processing of the application. Admission processing fees are for:
–  Students from local private schools – Php 550
–  Students from local public schools – Php 250
–  Students from foreign schools – US$50

3.   Accomplish completely and accurately the application form. Please print all your responses using black ink. Do not use abbreviations. If a question is not applicable, write NA on the space provided.

4.   Submit to the Admissions Office the accomplished application form and other required documents, together with the Admissions processing fee official receipt.

Other Requirements:

– Secondary school record (enclosed in a sealed envelope; have the flap signed by the School Registrar)
– Recommendation form (enclosed in a sealed envelope; have the flap signed by the Principal or Guidance Counselor)
– Personal essay (typewritten on short bond paper) that conveys interests (visual/theater arts, sports, music, gourmet cooking, etc.); accomplishments; family, educational, entrepreneurial, and social experiences; future goals; strengths, weaknesses and potentials that positively contribute to the development of the University (maximum of 250 words)
– Two 2 “ x 2 “ identical pictures (one for the application form and one for the exam permit)
– Accomplished Scholarship / Financial Aid form and other required documents for those applying for grants
– Photocopy of NSO-authenticated Birth Certificate

Note: All documents, including the application form submitted to the University Admissions Office, become property of the school. They will not be returned to the applicant.

5.   Get your testing permit after submitting all required documents. The College Entrance Exam (CEE) testing date for the five-year Master‘s Program will be indicated in your testing permit. Those who opt to take the Entrepreneurial Management (EM) Program may choose their preferred exam date. EM exams are scheduled on Saturdays starting August until December. The deadline for submission of requirements is four (4) days before the exam date.

For Transferees:

Note: The University accepts transfer students from other universities and colleges accredited by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) who are willing to start again as freshmen.

– For evaluation prior to application: Certified true copy of grades from the last school attended. The General Weighted Average should be 2.0 or higher and a minimum of 30 units should have been taken. If the transferee meets the requirements, he or she will be advised to proceed with the application. The following documents should then be submitted:
–   Accomplished application form
–   Letter of recommendation from a professor or teacher who knows the transferee well
–   Two 2 “ x 2 “ identical pictures (one for the application form and one for the exam permit)
–   Photocopy of NSO-authenticated birth certificate
–   Certificate of good moral character

For Transferees Applying to Entrepreneurial Management

Note: The University accepts transfer students from other universities and colleges accredited by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) who are willing to start again as freshmen.

– For evaluation prior to application: Certified true copy of grades from the last school attended. The General Weighted Average should be 2.0 or higher and a minimum of 30 units should have been taken. If the transferee meets the requirements, he or she will be advised to proceed with the application. The following documents should then be submitted:
– Accomplished application form
–   Letter of recommendation from the Guidance Counselor of the last school attended
–   Letter of recommendation from the Dean or any designated representative of the last school attended
–   Two 2 “ x 2 “ identical pictures (one for the application form and one for the exam permit)
–   Photocopy of NSO-authenticated birth certificate

Note: Please make sure to complete all the requirements in order to facilitate
the processing of your application.

For Foreign Applicants:

If the applicant is a foreigner or resides outside the Philippines, he or she may opt to substitute the CEE with the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT1) results. Applicants should obtain a minimum combined score of 2000 on the SAT1.

If the foreign applicant‘s native language or medium of instruction in secondary school is not English, he or she should take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). The applicant must obtain a minimum score of 500 for the paper-based test or 62 for the Internet-based test.

The certificates of evidence for the SAT1 and TOEFL results must be submitted with the completed application form not later than December 31.

Requirements for Foreign Applicants include:
– Accomplished application form
– Photocopy of birth certificate
– Photocopy of passport
– Photocopy of Alien Certificate of Registration (ACR)
–   Two 2 “ x 2 “ identical pictures
(one for the application form and one for the exam permit)
– Official secondary school transcript of records
–   Accomplished recommendation form from the applicants guidance counselor

Note: Please make sure to complete all the requirements in order to facilitate the processing of your application. The applicant should apply for a Student Visa at the Philippine Embassy or Consulate only after receiving the official letter of acceptance from the University. Inquiries may be made at the Embassy regarding a Student Visa. All documents, including the application form submitted to the University Admissions Office, become property of the school. They will not be returned to the applicant.

DEGREE PROGRAMS

Liberal Arts Program

Five-Year Programs
Master of Arts in Communication Major in Integrated Marketing Communications
Master of Arts in Education
– Master of Arts in Education Major in Child Development and Education
– Master of Arts in Education Major in Development and Education
Master of Arts in Humanities with specialization in Literature
Master of Arts in Humanities with specialization in History
Master of Arts in Political Economy with Specialization in International
Relations and Development
Master of Science in Industrial Economics
Master of Science in Management

Four-Year Programs
Bachelor of Science in Entrepreneurial Management
Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
Master of Science in Information Technology

Other Graduate Programs
Applied Business Economics Program
Strategic Business Economics Program
Master in Arts Major in Values Education
Master of Arts in Education Major in Child Development and Education
(a Program for Practitioners)

SCHOLARSHIPS

To help students finance their undergraduate education, the University of Asia and the Pacific (UA&P) offers merit scholarships and financial aid on the basis of the results of their entrance exam, their high school academic performance, and financial status.

A.    Merit Scholarships
Merit Scholarships are highly competitive study grants that may cover up to 100% of tuition fees. In addition, the top applicants of each batch may also be awarded stipend, book allowance, and board and lodging allowance (for provincial applicants).

Valedictorians of selected high schools will receive a 100% tuition fee grant. Salutatorians of selected high schools, on the other hand, will receive 50% tuition fee grant. Additionally, an applicant whose high school average is at least 90% and is highly qualified in the UA&P College Entrance Exam receives a grant depending on his overall rank and availability of scholarship slots.

B.    Financial Aid
The University also gives financial assistance to Filipino students who meet certain criteria. The grant covers up to 100% of tuition fees. It is renewable every year and is premised on continued financial need. It may continue up to the graduate level of any of the 5-year programs.

To qualify for financial aid, an applicant must meet the following minimum conditions
– Financial need, as attested by the family‘s finances
– Academic competence: a high school average of at least 85%
– Positive interview evaluation

Note: The Financial Aid Grant is open only to students whose family‘s gross annual income is less than P500,000.00.

Assistantship

Financial aid grantees must render some hours of student assistantship in a unit of the University to which one may be assigned for one school year. The number of hours to be rendered depends on the percentage of the grant awarded to the student.

Application Procedures:
1.  Complete Merit Scholarship / Financial Aid Form (obtained from the UA&P website or UA&P Accounting Office)
2.   Letter addressed to the Scholarship Committee stating why the applicant should be considered for a scholarship grant
3.   Clear photocopy of the most recent Income Tax Return of each parent and sibling who are employed or self-employed and the tax withheld on compensation certificates
4.   Certifications from the current employer of each employed parent or sibling on the annual gross income (breakdown); for those working on contractual basis, a copy of the employment contract stating the duration of the contract and compensation package
5.   Certificate of Tax Exemption obtained from the BIR district office (from parents who are unemployed or self-employed with a business earning not more than  P 100,000.00 annually)
6.   Recommendation form (to be filled out by a teacher or counselor who knows the student and his/her family circumstances well)

LINKAGES

UA&P has established links with leading research and educational institutions around the world. The university‘s international linkages and tie-ups are proof of its commitment to international networking. Currently, the university has existing agreements with foreign institutions located in the United States, Germany, Korea , Hongkong, India, Japan, Spain, Mexico, The Netherlands, Australia, Vietnam and China.

FACILITIES

The Guidance Center
Don Eugenio Lopez, Sr. Library
Don Emilio Ejercito Library
University Bookstore
Chaplaincy Services
Study Halls A and B
Student Lockers
Public Pay Phones

source: www.uap.edu.ph
UA&P Prospectus 2007-2009

 

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