Graduates of accredited high schools may be admitted as freshmen into the University based on the following:

  • Performance in the UP College of Admission Test (UPCAT)
  • Weighted average of high school grades obtained in the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd year

The students choose their program while applying and decide on their area of concentration upon admission.  While all majors are encouraged to stay in their chosen area of concentration, those who want to shift to another area may do so by writing to the Department Chair, signifying their intention.


From 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 Secretary (CAL 101)
1st floor, Faculty Center/Bulwagang Rizal
University of the Philippines
Diliman, Quezon City
9818500 local 2103