|UPCAT applicants await their Test Permits
The University of the Philippines Mindanao (UPMin) served 1,138 applicants in the simultaneous nationwide delivery of the UP College Admission Test 2024 (UPCAT 2024) on June 3-4, 2023, the first after the pandemic. UPMin was the designated UPCAT Test Center in Davao City and one of 100-plus nationwide.
Applicants from Davao Region and other Mindanao provinces claimed their UPCAT Test Permits from the UPMin Office of the University Registrar (OUR) from June 2-4, 2023, and took the test on the weekend. UPCAT qualifiers will gain admission to one of the nine UP constituent universities in Academic Year 2024-2025.
UPMin, the only UP constituent university in Mindanao, offers the following undergraduate degree programs: BS Agribusiness Economics, BS Anthropology, BS Applied Mathematics, BS Architecture, BS Biology, BA Communication and Media Arts, BS Computer Science, BS Data Science, BA English, BS Food Technology, Bachelor in Sports Science, and one Associate program.
In addition, the UPMin Test Center expanded access to the UPCAT by accommodating last-minute walk-in applicants even after the application deadline.
|Walk-in applicants fill in application forms
“We accommodated an additional 131 walk-in applicants on June 2-4, 2023, from within and outside the Davao Region,” said UPMin University Registrar Karen Joyce Cayamanda.
“The walk-in applicants came from the pre-UPCAT campaign we held in the remote Marilog District, Davao City, and through our publicity materials and public relations efforts,” she said.
UPMin’s Ugnayan ng Pahinungod and the Office of Extension and Community Service (OECS) assisted the OUR and the UP Office of Admissions in further widening access to UP education by delivering affirmative action in assisting applicants and facilitating applications for high school students in far-flung communities in Davao and other Mindanao regions. These efforts address the sustainable goal of quality education, leading to other sustainable development goals for Mindanao.