UP suspends UPCAT for AY 2022-2023

UP suspends UPCAT for AY 2022-2023
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The University of the Philippines (UP) will not be administering its College Admissions Test (UPCAT) for the Academic Year 2022-2023.

This is the second consecutive year that the university will suspend the UPCAT for first-year student intake amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

In Memorandum No. OVPAA 2021-158 released on November 18, 2021, UP cited “immense logistical challenge” in its decision to suspend UPCAT, noting the “uncertain trajectory” of the pandemic.

UPCAT is administered in UP campuses and 95 testing centers throughout the country.

“The University Councils across the UP System voted overwhelmingly in favor of the motion,” UP said.

According to the UP Faculty Manual, the University Councils are the highest policy-making body of each UP constituent university (CU) composed of the Chancellor, professors, associate professors, and assistant professors of each CU.

“For AY 2022-2023, the admissions model used by the UP Office of Admissions’ for the first-year student intake of AY 2021-2022 will be used,” it said. KBK, GMA News

This article UP suspends UPCAT for AY 2022-2023 was originally published in GMA News Online.

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