Admission Requirements

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Academic entrance requirements vary with the status of the prospective student, the program in which he/she desires to enrol, and the requirements of the College. The University reserves the right not to accept any applicant whose qualifications do not meet the standards and requirements of the program and of the College. Information about the specific provisions for admission to any College in the University may be obtained from the College handling the program applied for or from the University Admissions Office.

Students graduating from secondary school who want to enrol at the University of San Carlos as well as college students who want to transfer to the University may take the qualifying examination anytime.


To take the qualifying examinations, the following are required:

For Incoming First Year

  1. Graduating 4th year high school applicants are required to show their  current school ID to the Admissions staff and submit a back to back  photocopy of their school ID.

High school graduates who apply for admission are required to show their original Form 138 or high school card to the Admissions Staff.

  1. One copy of 2 x 2 ID picture (colored with white background) for walk-in applicants at USC;  3 copies of 2 x 2 ID pictures for on-site testing applicants
  1. Pencil
  2. Testing Fee :

Php 350.00 – Pharmacy

Php 300.00  – Psychology; Nursing; Chemical Engineering; courses

offered  by the Depts. of Accountancy;  Business

Administration; Math and Computer Science

Php 250.00 – all other courses

For Transferees

1.   Certificate of Good Moral Character

2.   One copy of 2 x 2 picture (colored with white background)

3.   Pencil

4.   Testing Fee (same as above)

NOTE: Transferee applicants must first secure a clearance from the Office of Student Affairs (OSA) before they can proceed with the Admission process. They  are  required to  present the  certificate of  good  moral  character  from  the  school last attended during the interview at  the OSA.

To qualify for admission to a particular college program, the following are required:

Incoming First Year

1.  Passing mark in the qualifying examinations

2.  Passing final grade in all high school subjects

3.  High School final grade of 85% Mathematics, Science, and English

(for applicants to any Engineering Program)


1. Passing mark in the qualifying examinations

Documents Required for ENROLMENT:

Incoming First Year

  1. Original Form 138 (high school card)
  2. Original copy of birth certificate (issued by NSO)
  3. Accomplished student’s Personal Data Sheet
  4. Other requirements, where applicable


  1. Certificate of Transfer Credentials
  2. Informative copy of Transcript of Records
  3. Statement of good moral character signed by the Dean or Head of School last attended (for Office of Student Affairs)
  4. Original copy of birth certificate (issued by NSO)
  5. Accomplished accreditation form
  6. Clearance from the USC Student Affairs Services Office after interview
  7. Accomplished student’s Personal Data Sheet
  8. Other requirements, where applicable
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