• What degree programs do you offer?

The Department of English and Comparative Literature (DECL) offers undergraduate and graduate programs in four distinct areas: English Studies: Language, English Studies: Literature, Comparative Literature, and Creative Writing. To check the curriculum for each program, click here.

  • Do you offer certificate courses?

No. The DECL does not offer certificate courses.

  • Do you offer short courses in grammar or creative writing workshops for non-UP students?

The Intensive English Program (IEP) assists locals and foreigners who need help with their grammar. To know more about the IEP, you may send an email to

Currently, there are no creative writing workshops open to non-UP students.



  • How do I get admitted into one of your degree programs?

If you are currently a senior high school student, admission is through the UPCAT. Click here for more information. You may also visit the website of the UP Office of Admissions here.

If you are planning to shift or transfer to the DECL from another UP Diliman college, UP unit, or university, click here. You may also send your transfer-related inquiries to Mr. Gerald Perez of the College of Arts and Letters Office of the College Secretary at

If you’re a prospective graduate student, click here. You may also send your inquiries to the College of Arts and Letters Graduate Studies Office at

  • How much is the tuition?

Currently, UP Diliman provides fully subsidized tuition to all of its undergraduate students.

If you’re a second-degree student or a graduate student, click here to get an estimate of the tuition and other fees.

  • Do you offer scholarships or other forms of financial assistance?

You may visit the UP Office of Student Financial Assistance website to know more about their Student Learning Assistance System.

If you’re a DECL undergraduate with at least second-year standing, you can also apply for the Aguilar-San Juan Scholarship Grant. The grant offers 40,000 PhP per semester, renewable until the recipient’s graduation. The applicant must have a GWA of 2.0 or better, no grade below 3.0, no INCs, and must have passed at least 15 units per semester. To apply, send Ms. Annie Ilagan of DECL an email at



  • How do I submit a request for a TCG (True Copy of Grades) or a certificate of enrollment?

If you’re an undergraduate student, download and fill out the request slip here  and then send it via email to Ms. Sharmainne Jo Arellano of the CAL Office of the College Secretary (CAL 101) at In your email, please attach a scanned copy or a screenshot of your current Form 5 and your UP ID.

If you’re a graduate student, send your requests to the CAL Graduate Studies Office (GSO) at

DECL alumni can no longer be issued a TCG and must submit a request for an OTR.

  • How do I submit a request for an OTR (Official Transcript of Records)?

OTR requests are processed by the Transcript section of the UPD Office of the University Registrar. Click here for more information.

  • How do I drop a course?

Click here to view the dropping process, effective 1st semester of AY 2020-2021..

  • How do I file for an LOA?

Click here to view the process for filing an LOA, effective 1st semester of AY 2020-2021.

  • I was unable to get a slot in Eng 13 (or another DECL course) via CRS enlistment. What do I do now?

It is still possible to get a slot in your desired course via Online Waitlisting. Visit CRS to see the mechanics.

Requests for “teacher’s prerog” must be sent to, and NOT the individual professor’s email. Please take note that graduating students are given priority, especially when it comes to Eng 13.



  • Who do I contact if I have questions not covered by the FAQ?

You may send your DECL-related inquiries via email at

For other graduate studies-related inquiries and transactions, you may contact the GSO here.

For inquiries re. return from LOA, readmission from AWOL, and other CAL 101-related transactions, you may email the CAL Office of the College Secretary at You may also download the relevant CAL 101 form/s here.