Admissions

(Updated: 21 May 2024)

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Requirements for Regular Admission

Freshman students are admitted directly to the School through the U.P. College Admissions Test.

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Shifting/Transferring to UPSE

I. General guidelines

  1. Admission is subject to the quota conditions of UPSE.
  2. UPSE only accepts shiftees and transferees at the beginning of the academic year.
  3. Applications for shifting/transfer must be submitted online not later than 30 calendar days after the end of classes of the second semester of the preceding academic year. Please refer to UP Diliman’s official academic calendar.
  4. Computation of the general weighted average (GWA) and curriculum weighted average (CWA) will be based on the applicant’s numerical grades (or their equivalent if taken outside the UP System). Applicants who previously received non-numerical grades (e.g., Pass or Fail) in any of their subjects (especially during the pandemic) are required to submit the numerical equivalent.
  5. Successful applicants must apply for the crediting of previously taken courses within the first semester of their admission to UPSE.

II. Documentary Requirements

APPLY ONLINE

  1. Recent ID picture in JPEG or PNG format.
  2. Transcript of Records (TOR) or True Copy of Grades (TCG) for courses taken from first year to the most recent semester, duly certified by the College Secretary or Registrar.
  3. If you previously received non-numerical grades in any of your subjects, proof of their conversion to numerical equivalent (e.g., letter from instructor, certification from Department or Registrar).
  4. For non-UP students, proof that you have taken a course similar to Math 21 (e.g., syllabus of the Math course taken, certification from your school’s Math Department or Registrar). Click here for the topics covered in Math 21: https://math.upd.edu.ph/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/math-21.pdf.
  5. Completely filled out curriculum checklist.
  6. For UP students, certification issued by the current College that you are not under contract to finish your degree program in the said College.
  7. Certificate of good moral character.

III. Minimum Requirements by Category

  1. Shiftees within UPSE
    1. Good scholastic standing (i.e., not on probation).
    2. Not of senior standing at the time of application.
      • For current BS Econ students shifting to BS BE: must have more than 30 units remaining in the BS Econ curriculum.
      • For current BS BE students shifting to BS Econ: must have more than 33 units remaining in the BS BE curriculum.
  1. Shiftees within UP Diliman (excluding UPSE) and Transferees from other UP units
    1. Completed at least 30 academic units.
    2. General weighted average (GWA) of 2.25 or better AND curriculum weighted average (CWA) of 2.25 or better. GWA is calculated based on grades in all courses taken by the student. CWA is based only on the student’s grades in courses that will be credited in the target program (i.e., BS Econ or BS BE).
    3. Grade of 2.5 or better in Math 21 (or its equivalent) OR average grade of 2.5 or better in Math 21 and Math 30 (or their equivalent) if the applicant has taken both Math subjects (or their equivalent). Applicants who have not taken Math 21 (or its equivalent) at the time of application may be considered provided that: a) they take Math 21 (or its equivalent) during the application period (i.e., midyear term); and b) they earn a grade of 2.5 or better in Math 21 (or its equivalent). See https://econ.upd.edu.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/MATH-21-SUBSTITUTION-GUIDE.pdf for the list of courses equivalent to Math 21.
    4. Not of senior standing at the time of application.
      • Applicants to BS Econ must have more than 30 units remaining in the BS Econ curriculum.
      • Applicants to BS BE must have more than 33 units remaining in the BS BE curriculum.
  1. Transferees from other Schools/Universities
    1. Completed at least 33 academic units in current school/university.
    2. General weighted average (GWA) of 1.5 or better. GWA is calculated based on grades in all courses taken by the student.
    3. Average grade of 1.5 or better in all math subjects taken.
    4. Grade of 1.5 or better in a course similar to UP Diliman’s Math 21 (Elementary Analysis I). Click here for the topics covered in Math 21: https://math.upd.edu.ph/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/math-21.pdf. Applicants must submit a proof that they have taken a course similar to Math 21 (e.g., syllabus of the Math course taken, certification from the school’s Math Department or Registrar).
    5. Applicants who belong to this category must submit their applications to the Office of the University Registrar (OUR). Click here for details: https://upd.edu.ph/transfer-admission/. However, you are encouraged to also fill out the UPSE Shifting/Transfer Application Form.

 

Inquiries may be directed to:

Office of the College Secretary
School of Economics, University of the Philippines
Quezon City, Philippines 1101
Tel. (632) 9205482 and 9818500 local 3477

c/o Ms. Joyce M. Evangelista
Fax (632) 9205482 and 9818500 local 3477
E-mail: upse101.upd@up.edu.ph