Application Policies for Transferees and Shiftees (1st Sem., 2019-2020)

Shiftees are (1) students from a campus or Constituent University (CU) (e.g. UP Manila) who wish to enroll in another college (e.g., Pharmacy to Public Health) of the same campus or; (2) students from within a college who wish to get into a degree program other than that which they were originally qualified for (e.g., B.A. Philippine Arts to B.A. Political Science of the College of Arts and Sciences).
Transferees are (1) students from another Constituent University (e.g. UP Los Baños) who wish to enroll in UP Manila or; (2) students from another university who want to enroll in UP Manila.

A. Requirements
1. Students from another university must have passed at least thirty three (33) academic units
while students from other Constituent University must have passed at least thirty (30) collegiate
academic units.

2. The applicant who wants to transfer must meet not only the minimum General Weighted
Average (GWA) of the University (2.00) but shall also satisfy the other admission
requirements of the accepting degree program/College (GWA, interview, examination,
available slots, etc.)

2.1 The College of Medicine does not accept transferees nor shiftees.

2.2 College of Allied Medical Professions
BS Speech Pathology
2.2.1 Accepts transferees from other school and shiftees/transferees from UP campuses with a GWA of
1.75 or better
2.2.2 Accepts second degree applicants: non-UP graduate and UP graduate with a GWA of 1.75 or better

BS Occupational Therapy and BS Physical Therapy do not accept shiftees and transferees.

(ONLY THOSE WHO QUALIFIED IN THE INITIAL SCREENING (after ranking of the applicants) WILL BE CALLED FOR INTERVIEW. This is to emphasize that NOT ALL applicants will be interviewed)

2.3 College of Arts and Sciences:
2.3.1 Accepts shiftees from U.P. Manila and transferees from other UP campuses.
A GWA of 2.75 or better for all academic subjects/courses is required for all degree
courses, except for B.S. Biology where the GWA should be 2.00 or better.
2.3.2 For transferees, a GWA of 2.00 or better is required for all academic degree
programs except for B.S. Biology which does not accept transferees from other
2.3.3 For both shiftees and transferees, only incoming sophomores will be accepted to
the B.S. Biochemistry, B.S. Computer Science and B.S. Applied Physics programs.

2.4 College of Dentistry:
2.4.1 Accepts shiftees only before the start of the 1st Semester of every academic year during the specified application period set by the University. This is to minimize the possibility of MRR or MRR with appeals. The dentistry subjects are only offered once a year and higher level subjects have pre-requisites. Thus entry at the second semester of the schoolyear will leave them with back subjects they would need to await. It is therefore more prudent for them to enter at the First Semester, Shiftees must:
a. Have a GWA of 2.5 and CWA of 2.75 or better
b. Have attended a maximum of 4 semesters in UP
c. Present a certificate of good moral character issued by the proper authorities
d. Pass the dexterity examination

*Once accepted, shiftees must finish all pre-clinical courses and deficiencies before the fifth year level where clinics will begin. They will not be allowed to begin clinical dentistry with deficiencies in preclinical subjects.
**For foreign applicants (non-Filipino citizens), they must satisfy the qualifications stated above. In addition, foreign applicants who are from countries not using English as their first language must satisfy the TOEFL or IELTS score specified by the University. Accepted foreign students will be required to attend Filipino classes for Filipino Language Proficiency.

For shiftees wanting to leave the DDM program – Students will be allowed to shift out of Dentistry (to another program within the system) provided they comply with RSA terms and conditions.

2.5 College of Nursing
2.5.1 Accepts shiftees (UP Manila) and transferees from other UP Constituent Universities only with a GWA of 2.00 or better as incoming first year level students.
2.5.2 Qualified applicants will be ranked according to their GWA and will be interviewed by the College Admission Committee.

2.6 College of Pharmacy
2.6.1 Accepts transferees from other schools with a GWA of 1.75 or better and
shiftees/transferees from UP campuses with a GWA of 2.00 or better.
2.6.2 Accepts second degree applicants: non-UP graduate with a GWA of 2.25 or better
and UP graduate with a GWA of 2.50 or better.
2.6.3 Qualified applicants will be ranked according to the criteria (school of origin, GWA,
present course, grades in computational sciences and chemistry and reason for
transfer) set by the College and will be interviewed by the College Committee
on Admissions and Scholarships.
Only those who qualified in the initial screening (after ranking of the applicants) will be
called for interview. This is to emphasize that NOT ALL applicants will be interviewed.
*Please note that there are two courses offered at the College of Pharmacy, BS Pharmacy and BS Pharmaceutical Sciences.

2.7 College of Public Health does not accept transferees nor shiftees.

B. Procedure
1. Accomplish the Undergraduate Admission Application form (one copy per course
application only).
2. In a brown envelope, submit to the Office of the University Registrar the following documents together with the completed application form:
2.1 Official Transcript of Records (for 2nd degree applicants only) or True Copy of
Grades (for continuing students) properly authenticated/signed by the
Registrar/Dean and the grading system of the school attended. TOR or TCG must
be complete up to the last term of schooling.
2.2 Certificate of good moral character from either the Dean/College Secretary/Faculty
Member of the school currently enrolled in.
2.3 Official Receipt of Application Fee issued by the UP Manila Cashier
2.4 One (1) 2 x 2 picture

C. Return Service Agreement
The Colleges of Allied Medical Professions, Dentistry, Nursing and Pharmacy are covered by
the Return Service Agreement (RSA).

The RSA is an absolute admission requirement for the accepted applicants to the above-
mentioned colleges. The agreement states that the student shall serve in the Philippines within five
years after graduation.

June 14, 2019 (Friday)

July 26, 2019 (Friday)

Accepted applicants may register during the regular registration period on July 29, 2019 to August 2, 2019