Undergraduate Programs

Admission to the University of Manila is a privilege and not a right. As a general rule, The University of Manila is open only to students whose qualifications indicate satisfactory academic performance and who could meet other admission requirements as heretofore required. In the interest of maintaining academic standards and preserving peace and tranquility in the campus, the University reserves the right to refuse enrollment to any applicant.



The University requires students to qualify for admission on the basis of the entrance examinations and other requirements imposed by the School.

  1. Administration of the entrance examinations shall be conducted according to the guidelines set by the University Admission Office and approved by the Registrar’s Office.
  2. Submit grades received in previous academic work.
  3. Holder of Philippine Educational Placement Test (PEPT) should secure clearance from the Registrar’s Office.
  4. Accomplish the entrance examination application form and pay the corresponding fees.
  5. Applicants who fail to qualify for the first course preference may qualify for other courses on condition that their examination scores meet the cut-off scores for these courses.
  6. On the extraordinary cases of applicants who are seeking admission, the approval of the President and Chief Academic Officer is required.


                The University of Manila is open to students who meet the academic standards set by its Committee on Admission and are willing to abide by the rules and ideals of the institution. It is the Committee on Admission and Retention that sets the criteria, ensuring that the school accepts only those applicants who will benefit the most from the University’s program.


Admission Policy

Applicants for freshmen into the University of Manila maybe admitted based on the following:

  1. Performance in the entrance examination administered by the Testing Center. (Passing the entrance exam does not mean automatic admission to the University Academic Program).
  2. Performance during interviews with either the enrollee officials and/or the head of the Admission Committee.
  3. Recommendations from the officials of the school last attended.


Admission Procedures and Requirements

  1. Upon being informed of the eligibility for admission, the student must submit the following credentials:
    1. Original Form 138 (Report Card)
    2. Certificate of good moral character from the Principal and Guidance Counselor of the school last attended.
    3. Written undertaking signed by the student or his parent or guardian to abide by the rules and regulation of the University.
    4. Submitted credentials should be verified by the enrolling official to ensure authenticity and completeness. Any falsification of such documents constitutes a ground for disqualification.




The University adopts an efficient, orderly and systematic registration and enrolment procedure. A student must be officially enrolled in order to receive credits for course work.

  1. Enrolment forms are distributed and released at the Accounting Office. Enrolment forms are pre-numbered for proper control and accounting.
  2. Students should register during the designated enrolment period. No student shall be allowed to register in any subject after the close of the enrolment period.
  3. Enrolling officials are designated by the Registrar’s Office to assist students during the enrolment.
  4. Enrolment in any subject without the necessary prerequisites is not valid and shall not be credited regardless of the grade obtained. Students are not allowed to take overload subjects except in the last two semesters before the graduation, or in highly meritorious cases as determined by the Registrar’s Office.
  5. Old students should present their clearance of grades and I.D. before enrolment forms are issued.
  6. Proxies are discouraged. Student should personally work on their enrolment.
  7. Students are considered enrolled only after payment of the required fees.
  8. Only enrolled students are issued class cards and admitted to classes.
  9. Enrollment in the ROTC course is now optional for male students and the University will follow the existing regulations and guidelines on this matter.
  10. Regular students should enroll with their respective college-enrolling official: Scholars enroll with their respective committee representatives.


1.3.1 Transferees


The University accepts transferees but limits applications for transfer on exceptionally meritorious cases.

  1. A transfer applicant may be recommended to take the entrance examination, only after the clearance from the enrolling official has been secured.
  2. Should not have a failing grade in any subject/s credited in the academic program he is enrolling in the University.
  3. After passing the entrance examination an admitted applicant shall be required to present transfer credentials and be enrolled as a new student. His enrollment as a new student should be approved by the enrolling official.
  4. Transfer applicants with a failing grade or who have been refused admission by other schools for disciplinary reasons shall not be admitted.

All transfer applicants shall have to qualify for admission administered by the University Testing Center and approved by the Registrar’s Office.


1.3.3 Cross Enrollment


The University allows cross-enrollment to another school in recognition of the academic freedom of the students. In like manner, she entertains the cross-enrollment of students from other institutions.

  1. Students are not allowed to cross-enroll to another school except in meritorious cases as determined by the Registrar’s Office as follows:
  2. If general education subjects are not offered in the University;
  3. If the subjects are offered, but their schedule conflicts with the student’s other classes;
  4. The student intends to spend the school term in his home province and wishes to enroll there.
    1. Cross enrollment in another school is allowed upon the favorable endorsement of the Office of the Dean, to the Registrar’s Office.
    2. The student may enroll only the subject specified in his permit.
    3. The student should present to the Office of the Registrar the proof of this cross-enrolment and the corresponding certification of grade/s, obtained at the end of the term.
    4. Cross-enrollees from other institutions are entertained according to the schedule specified by the enrolling official. They must present to the Office of the Registrar a written permit from their school.
    5. The cross-enrollee shall be enrolled as a new student. His enrolment shall be approved by the enrolling official.


1.3.4 Summer Class Enrollment


The University of Manila offers summer classes intended for the students with the academic deficiencies or back subjects, thus, in general, no student shall be allowed to enroll in advanced subjects.

  1. Regular / maximum academic load for summer is nine (9) units.
  2. A student graduating during summer may carry a maximum load of 12 units, provided he did not take overload subjects during the 1st and 2nd semesters of his last school year.
  3. Summer courses allow six (6) hours of absences for a three (3) unit course. Hence, a student who has incurred more than 6 hours absences and has not officially dropped from the subject is given a DROPPED / FAILED mark.
  4. A student is considered absent if he enters the classroom 15 minutes late after the second bell. Two (2) cases of tardiness are counted as one absence.
  5. Summer classes are held from Monday to Saturday equivalent to 31 days. A 3-unit has one and a half hour duration per class meeting.
  6. Policies and procedures are followed as in the regular school term enrolment.




The University programs the academic load of her students to enable them to earn their degrees within the required period.

  1. A student should carry the regular load prescribed by the program.
  2. Only graduating students are entitled to carry an overload. Their request for an overload should be favorably considered.
  3. The overload of a graduating student is limited to six (6) units for the year.
  4. No student shall enroll in more than one course to earn more than one academic degree at the same time.
  5. In extreme cases, graduating student may be allowed to take 8 units of PE provided that these are the only subject requirements he lacks for the graduation.



            The University of Manila expects that a student seeking admission into any of its colleges comes with an honest purpose. For this reason, it is demanded that each student uphold not only the recognized standards of the University pertaining to morality, good conduct, and courtesy, but also the regard of his fellow students and the faculty, and the dignity of the University.


The University of Manila in order to maintain a high moral standard among its students population invokes the following:

  1. The University reserve the right to refuse admission:
    1. Of any student found to have been charged in Courts of Justice with any crime involving moral turpitude;
    2. Of students who are members of subversive organizations;
    3. Of student-transferees who obtained Failures or Incomplete grades in 50% of the academic load of the preceding semester.
    4. This refusal may applied even to students already admitted and enrolled in the University;
    5. In case of doubt as to character fitness of an applicant enrollee, the University authorities have the right to demand from the applicant, clearance from the Police, or other government entities concerned
    6. Failure of the student to present required credentials for admission and other supporting documents within the prescribed period will be sufficient cause to invalidate his admission to the University; and
    7. The University may discharge any student for immorality, drunkenness or any gross misconduct against fellow students, faculty members or administrative officials enumerated in Sec. IX, Par. 217 of the MANUAL OF INFORMATION FOR PRIVATE SCHOOLS.