General Information for Freshman Admission

The DECL offers undergraduate degrees in the following areas:

Graduates of foreign and Philippine high schools accredited by the Department of Education (DepEd) may be admitted as freshmen into the University based on the following:

  • Performance in the UP College Admission Test (UPCAT); and
  • Weighted average of final grades obtained in high school.
  • A total combined score of 1,200 for the verbal and mathematics subtests in the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) will also qualify an applicant for automatic admission as freshman to the University.

The prospective student chooses their program when they apply for the UPCAT. They decide on their area of concentration upon admission to the University and the DECL.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Because of the ongoing pandemic, the University will not hold the UPCAT for freshman admission for AY 2021-2022. Instead, prospective students will have to apply via the UP College Admissions Online Application website.

For more information, you may contact the UP Office of Admissions.

UP Office of Admissions
Kalaw cor. Quirino Avenue, UP Diliman
Quezon City 1101

Telefax: (632) 9274561
UP Trunkline: (632) 8981-8500 loc. 3827/3828/3830/3831
Email: oadms@up.edu.ph
Facebook Page: http://facebook.com/UPSystemOfficeOfAdmissions


General Information for Transfer Applicants

Other UP Diliman Colleges/Units

Students from other UP Diliman Colleges/Units seeking admission to the DECL must have a GWA of 2.25, at least 30 units of credit and an average of at least 2.0 for courses in English.  The DECL also requires that the student pass a written examination.  This examination is evaluated by the Coordinator of the area of concentration to which the student is seeking admission.

From Other Universities and Colleges

Students from other Universities or Colleges seeking admission to the DECL must meet the requirements for admission set by the University, i.e., a total of at least 33 units of credit, with a GWA of 2.0 in all courses and a passing mark in a written examination.  This examination is evaluated by the Undergraduate Admissions Committee of the DECL.

For more information,  you may contact the Office of the College of Arts and Letters College Secretary through 8981-8500 local 2103. You may also email Mr. Joel San Jose (jqsanjose@up.edu.ph) or Ms. Janet Tolentino (jttolentino2@up.edu.ph).