Undergraduate program - admissions

Via UPCAT

The vast majority of the B.Sc. C.S. students join the program via the University of the Philippines College Admissions Test (more details can be found here).

Entry to the program is generally very competitive, so potential examinees may want to take that into account as they indicate program choices when applying.

Note that currently, the B.Sc. C.S. program does NOT require freshmen to be graduates of the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) strand in senior high school, although the curriculum is designed for taking in STEM strand graduates. Senior high school graduates not coming from the STEM strand may be required to take up additional courses (specifically mathematics courses).


Shifting and transferring

The Department admits a limited number of shiftees (from within UP Diliman) and transferees (from outside UP Diliman) every year. The admission period is every first semester. The DCS utilizes an assessment exam for its shiftee/transferee admissions process. Certain requirements must be met by applicants before being allowed to take the assessment exam. The requirements are as follows -

S1 (Shiftees within the College)

  • Must have passed Math 22
  • Average of 2.25 or better from all of his/her Math subjects
  • Must have not obtained a grade of 5.0, unremoved 4.0 and/or unresolved INC.
  • Completed at least 30 academic units
  • True Copy of Grades (TCG) or CRS printout of grades
  • Letter to the department stating the reason for shifting and contact details

S2 (Shiftees within UP Diliman)

  • Must have passed Math 22
  • Average of 2.0 or better from all of his/her Math subjects
  • Must have not obtained a grade of 5.0, unremoved 4.0 and/or unresolved INC.
  • Completed at least 30 academic units
  • True Copy of Grades (TCG)
  • Letter to the department stating the reason for shifting and contact details

T1 ( Transferees from other UP Units)

  • Must have passed Math 22 (or equivalent, as certified by the Institute of Mathematics) *
  • Average of 2.0 or better from all of his/her Math subjects
  • Must have not obtained a grade of 5.0, unremoved 4.0 and/or unresolved INC.
  • Completed at least 30 academic units
  • True Copy of Grades (TCG)
  • Letter to the department stating the reason for shifting/transferring and contact details

T2 ( Transferees from other schools/universities) and second degree

  • General Weighted Average of 2.0 or better
  • Passed Math 22 (or equivalent as certified by the Institute of Mathematics)
  • Average of 1.75 or better from all of his/her Math subjects & must have no failing grade from all of his/her Math subjects
  • Must have not obtained a grade of 5.0, unremoved 4.0 and/or unresolved INC. (or equivalents in the grading scale of UP)
  • Completed at least 33 academic units but not more than four full semesters worth of academics units
  • Official Transcript of Records (OTR)

Again, meeting the aforementioned requirements qualifies the applicant to take the assessment exam. It does not yet qualify the applicant for admission to the program.

* - Applicants from B.Sc. C.S. programs of other UP constituent units need NOT have taken the Math 22-equivalent course before being allowed to take the assessment exam, as long as they take (and pass, with required average grades) ALL the required mathematics courses of their program's first year. They do have to take Math 22 once/if accepted to the UP Diliman B.Sc. C.S. program (if no course taken before is equivalent to Math 22)


Deadlines

For UPCAT-related deadlines - contact the UP Office of Admissions

For shifting-related deadlines - contact the Office of the College Secretary, College of Engineering

For transferring-related deadlines - contact the Office of the University Registrar

For further inquiries you may contact DCS through info@dcs.upd.edu.ph