Reconsideration, Waitlisting, Pending Case and Cut-offs for UPCAT 2018: How to Go About Them

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Pending Case, Appeals, Reconsiderations

So you've taken the UPCAT, seen the results, and got confused.

You might be one of those who got a degree program with available slot (DPWAS) as their course.

Or maybe one of those who has a pending case.

Or worse, you did not see your name on the list.

Whatever the case may be, here are some guidelines released by UP to help you out figure things about special cases like these.

The UPCAT Pending Case

The pending case refers to UPCAT Applicants with incomplete application documents.

Some of the reasons could be:

  • no proof of payment of application fee
  • no transcript
  • missing grades
  • supporting documents for applicants born outside the Philippines
  • other requirements not submitted

If you fall into the pending case category, make sure to resolve your case before the deadline. 

Deadline: Monday, May 21, 2018

Deadline for submission of required documents of Pending Cases

Some important notes:

  • If your name was originally indicated as a pending case but now no longer appears on the list, this means that your case was resolved in favor of non-qualification into any of the campuses of your choice. Your notice will soon be mailed to you c/o your school. You may also contact the UP Office of Admissions starting May 9, 2018 to check on your University Predicted Grade (UPG) as well as the options open to you.
  • If your case is resolved in favor of qualification, your name will be added to the list (though there may be a delay of 1-2 days).

Reconsiderations and Appeals

There are two groups of students who can make appeals:

1. Campus Qualifiers to a specific campus but who want to be admitted to another campus

If you are qualified in a certain campus, let's say UP DILIMAN, but you want to be admitted to UP BAGUIO or any other campus, then you can apply for an appeal.

  • Find out what the requirements are of the other campus you want to appeal to and submit these requirements;
  • The Office of the University Registrar (OUR) of the campus to which you made the appeal will make the request for your UPG to the Office of Admissions.
  • The campus OUR will inform you if you may be admitted.

Qualifiers may NOT get their UPG from the Office of Admissions

It will not be released to you.

2. Non-Qualifiers to the campuses they applied for but who have UPGs that are 2.8 or better (in the UP marking system, better means 2.79, 2.6, 2.1, 1.7, etc.)

  • First find out which campuses will be open for appeals and their schedule for appeals;
  • Pick up your Non-Qualifier’s Notice (which contains UPG information) at the Office of Admissions;
  • Present your Notice (if qualified to appeal) to the OUR of the campus where you wish to appeal;

You need an ID to pick up your NQ Notice. If a representative will pick it up for you, he/she must also have an ID & a letter of authorization from you.

  • Pick up for NQ Notices for NCR/Metro Manila at the Office of Admissions will start on May 11, 2018 and will be available only until May 18. The Office will start mailing the NQ notices to examinees c/o their school after this date.
  • Pick up for NQ Notices for other regions will soon be announced.

You only have 1 week to pick up the NQ notice at the Office of Admissions.

Take note of the release dates of the NQ notices in your area.

Here are the requirements you need for your UPG request:

  • Any ID of the examinee with photo and signature;
  • Authorization letter if the examinee has a representative making the request; and ID of the authorized representative; and any ID of the examinee (with photo and signature).

Comments 24

  1. Hello po! Ang UP Office of Admissions po ba ay sa UP Diliman lang or any UP campus?

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      Hi Jhoanne! The Office of Admissions is located in UP Diliman only. Other campuses have the Registrar’s Office which takes care of enrollments.

  2. Paano po pag DPWAS?
    and I checked tha available degree programs, wala pong relate sa course ko Accountancy, can I be reconsidered?

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      Just ask the registrar if you can opt to wait list. Probably there will be slots that will free up after confirmation.

  3. Pano po malalaman which UP campus ang available for appeals? Saan po makikita yung schedule nila?

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      Almost all UP campuses are open to appeals (maybe with the exception of UP Diliman due to high demand).

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      Your options are:
      – Do not go to college yet and take the UPCAT this September
      – Get good grades from a university and apply for transfer to UP after a year.

  4. Are there any other requirements besides NQ and the UPG in appealing for reconsideration (i.e. birth certificate, and official documents)?

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      No additional documents as far as I know. They will tell you during your appeal if ever you need to submit other requirements.

  5. is the UPG only for the UPCAT qualifiers or can non-UPCAT qualifiers also ask for reconsideration? Is it also still available even till this date or would the department of your college course be the one to decide? Really need to know. Thank you

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      As stated on the article above (see Item 2 on Reconsiderations and Appeals), reconsideration may be done by non-qualifiers as long as their UPG makes the cutoff set by the respective campus being applied to. You better call the university registrar’s office to find out the deadlines.

  6. Hello, Good Morning, Can I ask if UP Diliman will entertain appeals? Because I have a concern regarding with my scholarship. I am a UPCAT qualifier but i am qualified to UP Manila. The scholarship I’ve got only caters BS Accountancy, but then my course in UP Manila isn’t line with it. Help me 🙁

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      Yes there are special cases for appeals to different UP campuses. You have to consult with UPD if your case is valid and if there are slots available.

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  7. Few says that I can submit my recon thru online. I just have to fill up the form from the UP website and send it via email. But I can’t seem to find it. Can you copy paste the link? 🙁 thank you

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      Recon is done personally. You may inquire via email or phone but you have to submit the documents and talk to the respective campus registrar’s office personally.

  8. Hello po one of my friends has submitted his appeal for reconsideration.I would like to ask when will be the released of results.Thank you!

  9. Let’s assume that my first and second choice of campus is UPD and UPM but was not able to reach the minimum UPG, may I take reconsideration to other campuses that are out of my choice?

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