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Standing at the threshold of the future, college must be regarded beyond being merely a step above high school education. It must be treated as a pivotal point—one which could significantly alter the entire direction of one’s life.
PLANNING AHEAD serves as a guide for incoming college students, offering pertinent data that should help them make informed decisions and well thought-out choices for their future.
It profiles eleven of Metro Manila’s most esteemed colleges and universities, containing such details as admission requirements, program offerings, tuition fee rates, scholarships, industrial and educational linkages, facilities and statistics. It also includes course descriptions and the prospective careers that one could follow and establish with each program.
This guidebook contains the relevant facts and figures that students need to make the best choices in terms of which school to enroll in and what program to pursue.
AHEAD believes that one’s success in life lies primarily in the decision that one makes. We hope that PLANNING AHEAD will enlighten those who are about to take the first big step towards a successful career and a meaningful life—a worthwhile college education.
How to Use this Book
Thank you for purchasing PLANNING AHEAD. Within the pages of this book are lists of the best colleges in the country today. At a glance you will know each school’s history, course offerings, requirements, tuition rates, campus infrastructure and location, and basic contact information. PLANNING AHEAD will also expand your options as it includes information of schools you probably should consider in your search.
This compilation of the top universities gives both the parent and the student a broad overview of the current academic landscape. There are many factors to consider in choosing your school and course, all of which we have condensed for you in this book. PLANNING AHEAD simplifies this process, with key information regarding the top learning institutions at your fingertips.
This book is a companion for the students and their parents in the journey to college life. Use it like a map as you survey the different roads and avenues in the educational terrain. Trim your options to a few universities, perhaps three, and take the time to visit these institutions. Go and see actual campus life, the students, teachers, and other people and elements that make up a university. What distinguishes it from the next? While all the schools profiled in this book are among the best, each one exhibits excellence in certain areas that distinguishes it from the others. Get to know these facts as you become more intimately aware of each school’s areas of strength, honor and distinction.
Certainly, tuition fee rates will also be a major factor to consider. Are there payment schemes? Scholarships? College education is an economic investment that will have a lifelong impact, so weigh your options carefully. Finally, take your time to decide. Ideally, you should already be shopping around in your junior year of high school. Some parents and students even do it sooner. There is great wisdom in planning ahead.
The purpose of this book will have been fulfilled once you begin the process of actually narrowing down your choices to a few universities. Then comes the challenge that eventually confronts every high school student—hurdling the various college entrance examinations.
Good luck and may you all find and gain acceptance to the school of your dreams!
Assumption College is an innovative women’s college committed to excellent education for leadership and social transformation. It was inspired by its founder, St. Marie Eugenie Milleret de Brou. The College passionately forms persons and communities of faith and action through a transformative education that nurtures faith and spirituality, pursues academic excellence for service, and instills social responsibility, thus forging character for life and life for God.
Education in the Assumption is rooted in the ideals of its Foundress, St. Marie Eugenie, who envisioned the Christian transformation of society and recognized the crucial role of women in this process. She saw education as the pivotal means through which young women can be formed so that they manifest in their lives the spirit of Jesus Christ and extend His reign as they serve as leaven in their milieu.
The primary purpose of Assumption College is to facilitate a transformative education that brings about liberation, conversation and humanization of the person and society through quality Catholic education characterized by an education that integrates faith and academic excellence with life for service; an education that is committed to the development of the Philippine society, in particular, and the world in general; and an education that is holistic in its development of the woman as an empowered and effective leader for significant change in the society, prominently through her career, and essentially as a wife and mother.
Saint Marie Eugenie Mil-leret de Brou established the Assumption Convent as a means to make Christian transformation of society through education.
The Congregation of the Religious of the Assumption was founded in Paris on the 30th of April 1839, by Saint Marie Eugenie Milleret de Brou (1817-1898).
Through education, it aims for the transformation of persons and society through gospel values and life centered on Jesus Christ.
The Religious of the Assumption first came to the Philippines in 1892. At the request of Queen Maria Cristina of Spain, they established the Superior Normal School for Women Teachers in Intramuros in 1892, which pioneered women education in the Philippines. Among its first graduates were Rosa Sevilla de Alvero, Foundress of the Instituto de Mujeres; Librada Avelino and Carmen de Luna, who founded Centro Escolar University. At the outbreak of the Revolution of 1898 the operation of the school was abruptly stopped and the Sisters returned to Europe.
Type: Private sectarian; exclusive for girls
Application Period: June to April
Application Fee: Filipino / Regular : P500.00 Filipino / Transferee : P700.00 Filipino / International School : P1,500.00 2nd Degree Course plus : P200.00 Special Exam : P250.00
Campus: San Lorenzo Village, Makati City
Office to Contact: College Admissions Office Tel. No.: (+632) 817-0757 local 2050 E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Entrance Exam: Assumption College Entrance Test (ACAT)
Examination Dates: July 19, 2008 to May 22, 2009
Exam Coverage: English and Math; Mental Ability
Tuition Fee per Unit: P1,533.00
Testing Centers: Assumption College, Makati City Assumption College, Iloilo City St. Scholastica’s Academy, Bacolod City Xavier University, Cagayan De Oro City
Admission to Assumption College is open to 4th year female high school students from different schools across the country and the Asia Pacific region. To qualify, the applicant should have strong academic preparation with an average to above average rating in the stanine scale.
- Form 138 (Report Card) with 85% general average academic performance
- Average scores in the Assumption College Entrance Test (ACAT) and Ability Test
- Positive recommendations from High School Principal and Guidance Counselors
- Average involvement in school and / or community activities 5. Good behavior and character
- 85% Grade Point Average (GPA) as attested by the transcript of grades
- Same requirements as that of freshmen
- When accepted, applicants must submit an honorable dismissal form from previous college/university. Applicant must have enrolled in only one college/university prior to Assumption College.
For Foreign Applicants:
- Student visa and two (2) photocopies thereof (Visa Processing Fee is P 2,500.00)
- Passport and two (2) photocopies of passport pages showing name, date of birth, date of most recent arrival in the Philippines, and passport expiry date
- Original Report Card
- Transcript of Grades
- Same requirements as that of freshmen
Application Procedure for all applicants:
- Pay application fee and testing fee.
- Obtain college admissions kit.
- Enter applicant’s preferred program, rank from first to third from the list of available courses.
- Duly accomplish application form.
- Recommendation forms must be accomplished by the principal and guidance counselor and sealed in enclosed Assumption College envelopes, signed, and submitted to the College Admissions Office.
- Submit four (4) identical 1”x1” colored photos with applicant’s full name at the back of the photos.
- Submit all documents in a long brown envelope.
- Obtain test permit.
DEGREE PROGRAMS Bachelor of Elementary Education: Major in Pre-School Education
Bachelor of Secondary Education: Major in Religious and Values Education Bachelor of Secondary Education: Major in English
Bachelor of Communication major in: Theatre Arts and Media Education Advertising Media Production
Bachelor of Science (BS): Management major in Corporate Business Management major in International Business Business Administration major in Human Resource Development Management Marketing Management Entrepreneurship
- Academic Scholarship This grant is given to high school valedictorians and salutatorians primarily on the basis of merit. Valedictorians are given 100% tuition fee discount while the salutatorians are granted 50% tuition fee discount. Academic scholars are required to be in the Dean’s List with an average of at least 1.5 (First Honor or Second Honor average) to be able to renew the scholarship.
- Financial Aid Scholarship This scholarship type is given to financially incapable yet academically deserving students who seek the aid of the college to be able to study in Assumption. They usually come in the form of 100% or 50% tuition fee discounts. Dormitory assistance is also given to scholars living in the provinces. The percentage of discount is given based on solid academic records and actual financial needs. Scholars under this grant are required to maintain a GPA of 2.0, with no grade lower than 2.5 in major subjects and 2.7 in general education subjects. They are required to render service hours as Student Assistants in offices and units within the college where they can be of best help.
- Athletics Scholarship This grant is offered to athletes who excel in their fields of concentration (sports) and manage to achieve good grades at the same time. They directly apply to the Athletics Department wherein the corresponding tests and exercises for qualification are administered. The Athletics Department determines the approval and distribution of these grants. Certification of scholarship, however, comes from the Scholarship desk where the recommendations are finally forwarded and evaluated.
- Certificate of employment and remuneration from employer of parents/guardians. For self-employed parents: a business description and most recent financial statement. For retired parents: a certification stating the amount of retirement/separation benefits. For unemployed parents: Certification of Non-filing of ITRE and utility bills
- Photocopy of latest Income Tax Return (ITR) of each employed/self-employed parent
- Photocopy of HS Form 138 (report card) for incoming freshman
- Two (2) recommendation letters (preferably from school authorities such as principal, guidance counselor, class adviser or teacher of previous school)
- Personal letter of both applicant and parent/s explaining the need for financial assistance
Assumption College maintains linkages with business, government and non-government organizations as well as educational institutions. In addition, the Assumption Alumnae Association is a very potent network.
H.E.D Learning Resource Center The H.E.D. Learning Resource Center supports the school’s curricular offerings with a balanced collection of print, non-print and digital format materials, and an extensive audio-visual collection. Students also enjoy unlimited access to the internet for free at the Electronic Library. Manned by professional and service-oriented staff, the Mother Rosario Learning Resource Center is the venue for a most rewarding and productive research experience. Prieto Audio-Visual Hall
It has a 91-person seating capacity. It is well lighted and adequately ventilated. The hall is equipped with a documentary camera, LCD projector, a VHS player, and an audio amplifier to meet the great demand for multimedia presentations. It boasts of a state-of-the-art, remote-controlled touch screen system. The AV Hall truly achieves its main purpose as a high-technology facility for seminars and departmental presentations, satisfying the increasing demand for projection room usage.
Mother Regina Yu Media Center The Media Center is the production center of the Communication Department. It is open during school hours. It houses the campus radio, recording studio, video editing studio, and theater studio. An extension of the Media Center is the Photo Lab.
The Cybernook The Computer Laboratory, or “Cybernook” as it is called, houses 30 units that are made accessible for students’ use.
Mother Esperanxa Cu Unjieng Plenary Hall The Plenary Hall is located at the 5th floor of the Therese Emmanuel Building. It is fully air-conditioned and has a movable stage. It is mainly used as a multi-purpose area for big assemblies and can accommodate up to 300 people.
Marie Eugenie College Chapel The College Chapel serves as a meditation area for students and the college personnel.
Focus Group Discussion Room The Focus Group Discussion Room can be used for meetings, focus group discussions, demo counsellings, or FGD facilitation. It has a respectable conference area that has a large round table with a 12-person seating capacity. It also has a one-way mirror connected to a small observation room.
Cafeteria The Food Service Unit aims to provide Assumption students, faculty, staff and external community the best food and service at reasonable prices. Its aim is to contribute to the campus life experience by providing high-quality, nutritious, attractively-presented food, and refreshments in an educational environment.
Sports Center This facility has a wide array of machines and free weights and is being manned by a highly-trained instructor. It offers a variety of free, scientific and safe programs like weight loss, weight gain, strength training, etc.
It supplements the training of all the AC varsity teams through its conditioning and strength training program. It also serves as a rehabilitation facility for people with injuries.
Clinic The College Clinic is at the ground floor of the Aquinas Hall right beside the graduate school. It is a 25-square-meter room with a 4-bed capacity, a consultation room and a dental room. The clinic has medical equipment and medicines for emergency purposes. It caters to the medical needs of the faculty, staff and students.
source: www.assumption.edu.ph College Admissions Office, Assumption College
The Ateneo de Manila in the Philippines is one of the oldest Jesuit higher learning institutions in Asia. It traces its roots to 1859 when the City of Manila entrusted the administration of the Escuela Municipal de Manila (in Intramuros) to the Jesuit Fathers. The Fathers expanded the primary school curriculum of the Escuela Municipal to include a five-year program leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree. In keeping with its new academic status, The school was renamed Ateneo Municipal de Manila.
The City of Manila withdrew its subsidy to the school in 1901, and the Ateneo officially became a private institution. With this, it changed its name to Ateneo de Manila (its current name). The spirit of excellence e mbodied by the Ateneo’s inspiring namesake, the Atheneum in ancient Rome, is reflected in its growth into an active, fully accredited, and much-esteemed University with a grade school, high school, and undergraduate and graduate programs in the arts, sciences, law, management, education, and government.
One of the largest and longest-established units in the Ateneo de Manila community is its Loyola Schools. The campus houses the undergraduate programs of the University. The Loyola schools aim to form productive citizens in both national and international contexts. This, while securely rooted in their native culture, proactive within the global culture, imbued with the scientific spirit and the values of professionalism, and strongly committed to a faith that does justice.
The Ateneo’s motto is Lux in Domino, meaning “Light in the Lord”.
The seal is defined by two semi-circular ribbons. The crown (top) ribbon contains the school motto, “Lux-in-Domino”, while the base (bottom) ribbon contains the school name, “Ateneo de Manila”. These ribbons define a circular field on which rests the shield of Oñaz-Loyola: a combination of the arms of the paternal and maternal sides of the family of St. Ignatius. It bears the letters IHS, the first three letters of the Holy Name of Jesus in Greek. Above the shield is a Basque sunburst, referring to the Basque roots and heritage of Ignatius.
The seal’s colors are blue, white, red, and gold. In traditional heraldry, white or silver (Argent) represents a commitment to peace and truth. Blue (Azure) represents fortitude and loyalty. Red (Gules) represents martyrdom, sacrifice, and strength. Gold (Or) represents nobility and generosity.
Ateneans value symbols of devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary, Maria Purissima, Queen of the Ateneo. Among them are the rosary in the pocket, the “October Medal” (the Miraculous Medal of the Immaculate Conception with a blue ribbon), and the graduation hymn, “A Song for Mary.”
Type: Private Sectarian; Co-ed
Application Period: June to August
Application period for Transferees: June to December
Application Fee: Local HS Graduates: P 500.00 Foreign Applicants: $ 50 or P 2,800.00
Campus: Loyola Heights, Quezon City
Office to Contact: Office of Admission and Aid
Entrance Exam: Ateneo College Entrance Test (ACET)
Examination Date: September
Exam Coverage: Math, English, General Intelligence
Infant Jesus Academy, Aklan St. Agnes Academy, Albay St. Bridget College, Batangas Canossa academy, Batangas Baguio City National High School, Benguet Holy Name University, Bohol St. Paul College of Bocaue, Bulacan St. Paul University Philippines, Cagayan Ateneo de Naga, Camarines Sur Sacred Heart School-Jesuit, Cebu City Ateneo de Davao, High School, Davao City Holy Spirit Academy, Laoag City St. Paul College of Ilocos Sur Ateneo de Iloilo, Iloilo City La Salle Academy, Lanao del Norte Canossa College, Laguna Holy Infant College, Leyte Notre Dame University, Maguindanao St. Mary’s University, Nueva Vizcaya Holy Trinity College, Palawan Holy Angel University, Pampanga Ednas School, Pangasinan Sacred Heart College, Quezon Hope Christian School, South Cotabato St. Paul University-Surigao del Norte Don Bosco Technical Institute, Tarlac Columban College, Zambales Ateneo de Zamboanga, Zamboanga del Sur
For Freshmen Applicants:
- Application Form
- Payment of Application Fee
- An essay about the topic indicated in the application form
- Those applying for scholarship must ask for a SCHOLARSHIP / FINANCIAL AID QUESTIONNAIRE.
- Application form for Admission
- Two (2) Recommendation Forms
- An Unofficial Transcript of college grades covering up to the last completed semester and a copy of grades of the current semester (may submit a photocopy of registration card and class cards). Bring original copies for verification.
- An essay about the topic indicated in the application form
- Those applying for scholarship must ask for a SCHOLARSHIP / FINANCIAL AID QUESTIONNAIRE. Note: Do not apply for Honorable Dismissal until decisions on applications have been released.
For Foreign Applicants:
- Application Forms
- Principal’s Recommendation Form and Secondary School Records
- Two (2) Recommendation Forms in sealed envelopes
- Exam Permit
- Personal Essay
- Acknowledgement Slip Only application forms correctly and completely filled out will be accepted and processed. Those who cannot be in the Philippines to take the Ateneo College Entrance Test (ACET) may replace it with the Scholastic Aptitude Test I (SAT I). Applicants who will take the SAT I in lieu of the ACET must submit a photocopy of the official SAT I results together with all the other requirements. SAT I must have been taken within the last two years prior to application. No financial aid is granted to foreign applicants.
SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES
Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) major in: Art Management Creative Writing Information Design Theatre Arts Bachelor of Arts (AB): Humanities Inter-Disciplinary Studies Literature-English Literature-Filipino (Filipino-Panitikan) Philosophy Philosophy: Pre-Divinity Track
SCHOOL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES
Bachelor of Arts (AB): Chinese Studies Communication Economics (Standard Program) Economics (Honors Program) Management Economics History Political Science AB-MA Political Science AB-MPM Political Science-Masters in Public Management Psychology Development Studies European Studies Bachelor of Science (BS): Psychology
SCHOOL OF SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING
Bachelor of Science (BS): Biology Chemistry Chemistry/Applied Computer Systems Chemistry/Materials and Science Engineering Computer Engineering Computer Science Electronics and Communications Engineering Environmental Science (Bachelor of Science cont.) Health Sciences Life Sciences Management Information Systems Applied Math: Mathematical Finance Mathematics Physics Applied Physics / BS Applied Computer Systems Physics/Materials Science and Engineering
JOHN GOKONGWEI SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT
Bachelor of Science (BS): Communications Technology Management Legal Management Management Management (Honors) Management Engineering Management of Applied Chemistry
ATENEO FRESHMAN MERIT SCHOLARSHIP The Ateneo Freshman Merit Scholarship is an academic distinction awarded yearly to 30 outstanding incoming freshman students who have excelled in the Ateneo College Entrance Test, who have distinguished themselves in their respective high schools, and who also show great promise for the future. In recognizing their excellence, Ateneo de Manila acknowledges their potential for even greater achievement not only in academics but also in the service of God and nation. This award includes a full tuition fee grant for any undergraduate degree.
SAN IGNACIO DE LOYOLA MERIT SCHOLARSHIP FOR PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS This award is given to the top ten (10) Loyola Schools freshman examinees coming from public or state-supported schools all over the Philippines. These students must have distinguished themselves in both their academics and extra-curricular involvement in their respective high schools. More importantly, these students must have shown the potential to become catalysts for national development and future leaders of our country. This award includes a full tuition and fees grant for any undergraduate degree.
ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIPS Depending on the availability of funds, accepted Valedictorians and Salutatorians from Jesuit and science high schools nationwide may be granted an academic scholarship upon the presentation of an official certification from the high school principal. Valedictorians are awarded a 100% tuition and fees scholarship while Salutatorians receive a 50% tuition and fees scholarship. Those from science high schools are required to pursue an undergraduate program of study under the School of Science and Engineering.
ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIPS The Athletic Scholarship is awarded to student-athletes who have the potential to excel in athletics while maintaining good academic standing. Applicants must meet the following criteria: outstanding athletic ability, recipient of awards and achievements in the sport, financially-challenged.
FACILITIES The campus features various facilities and amenities designed to give full and value-added support to the rigorous learning environment of the Ateneo. A major facility on campus is the Rizal Library that houses an array of local and foreign books, a growing CD collection which students can use for research projects, the Japanese Language Collection, American Historical Collection (AHC), Library of Women’s Writings (ALIWW), rare Filipiniana materials and Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC) microfiches, which one can browse using the electronic card catalog. There are also computer terminals, laboratory facilities in various departments, audio-visual and conference rooms, and two residence halls—Cervini Hall for male students and Eliazo Hall for female students—which are located in one of the highest points on campus. They have study halls, a cafeteria, a swimming pool, a recreation area, and a chapel. Basic services are offered by two health clinics, several cafeterias and food stalls, photocopying services, numerous phone booths, and ATMs. There is also a Social Development Complex, which houses offices and organizations dedicated to cultural and community development and service.
LINKAGES Ateneo De Manila University maintains a vast list of international linkages. The university has partnered with other prestigious institutions in the United States, Canada, Spain, Mexico, Argentina, France, Norway, Belgium, Korea, Cyprus, Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia, Australia, Honkong, China and Japan. source: www.admu.edu.ph
De La Salle University-Manila serves as a vital resource of church and nation by developing Christian achievers through a tradition of excellence in academics, forward-looking research, and involved community service. DLSU-Manila is a Catholic coeducational university established in 1911 by the Brothers of the Christian Schools, as inspired by the faith and zeal of St. John Baptist de La Salle. While it has grown through the years, its vision essentially remains the same as when it was first conceptualized more than 90 years ago.
Today, it stands as one of the leading universities in the Philippines. It is a recognized Center of Excellence in English, Chemical Engineering, Electronics and Communications Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Literature, Filipino, Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Physics by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED). It carries the distinction of being the only Center of Excellence in Chemical and Mechanical Engineering in the country. On top of these, DLSU-Manila has been named CHED Zonal Research Center to spearhead research projects in 134 other higher education institutions in the National Capital Region. It has consistently topped the national board examinations in engineering and accountancy. Moreover, its College of Computer Studies under the DLSU Professional Schools, Inc. is the country’s acknowledged leader in computer science. The synergy among its responsive academic programs, competent pool of faculty, state-of-the-art facilities, and well-rounded students has consistently ranked DLSU-Manila among the premier institutions of higher learning and academic research in Asia and the Pacific.
De La Salle University is a Catholic private university located in Taft Avenue in the district of Malate in Manila, run by the Brothers of the Christian Schools. It is the oldest campus of De La Salle Philippines, a system composed of 18 Lasallian institutions in the Philippines established in 2006 to replace the De La Salle University System. The university draws inspiration from the life and works of the institution’s founder, Saint John Baptist de La Salle.
It is the first of only two private universities in the Philippines to earn a Level IV accreditation—the highest possible level—granted by the Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges, and Universities (PAASCU).
Twelve fields have been accredited by the Commission on Higher Education as Centers of Excellence, two of which are lone awardees. Additionally, four are accredited as Centers of Development. It is selected by ASEAN along with the University of the Philippines and the Ateneo de Manila University to be part of the ASEAN University Network. The university, together with the Ateneo de Manila University, established the Asian Institute of Management.
It offers programs in undergraduate and graduate levels covering various fields in business and economics, engineering, the sciences, liberal arts, education and computer studies.
Type: Private sectarian; coed
Application Period: August to October
Application Fee: P500.00 for Filipino applicants US$50 for foreign applicants
Campus: 2401 Taft Avenue, Malate, Manila
Office to Contact: College Admissions Office Br. Andrew Gonzalez Hall, 2401 Taft Avenue, Manila, Philippines (+632) 523-4230 (direct line) or (632) 524-4611 to 19 locals 166/167
Entrance Exam: DLSU College Entrance Test
Examination Dates: To be scheduled by he Admissions Office
Exam Coverage: Math, Science, English, Abstract Reasoning
Testing Centers: De La Salle University-Manila Davao Psychological Services & Research Center De La Salle Lipa-Unified School, Batangas Don Bosco Technical Institute, Tarlac La Salle Academy, Iligan Sacred Heart School for Girls, Cebu City St. Agnes Academy, Legaspi City St. Paul University, Tuguegarao City University of St. La Salle, Bacolod City
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS For Freshmen Applicants:
- Accomplished application form
- High school grades
- Two accomplished recommendation forms from any two of the following: principal, class adviser, or guidance counselor
- Three 2 x 2 ID pictures
- Photocopy of the birth certificate
For Filipinos who graduated from Schools Abroad :
- General admission requirements
- A photocopy of diploma/certificate of graduation
- A Certificate of Eligibility from the Department of Education-National Capital Region (required for grade/level 10 applicants)
For Non-Permanent Residents:
- General admission requirements
- Student VIsa from the Philippine Foreign Service Post in their counntry of origin
- Cetificate of Eligibility and Study Permit from the Bureau of Immigration and Deportation (only for those who intend to pursue a medical course)
For Permanent Residents:
- General admission requirements
- Alien Certificate of Registration
- Immigrant Certificate of Residence (ICR) from the Bureau of Immigration and Deportation
- Accomplished application form
- Official transcript of records of all previous college work, grades (grade point average of 85% or its equivalent, no failing or incompplete grades)
- Catalog of courses taken at the Admissions Office (if accepted, a maximum of only 30 academic units of previous college work may be credited; transfer credentials will be required only after acceptance at DLSU)
Bachelor of Science (BS): Accountancy Applied Economics Applied Economics and Accountancy Applied Economics and Commerce Chemistry Math Physics with Computer Electronics Physical Education major in Sports and Recreation Management Chemical Engineering Civil Engineering with specialization in Structural Engineering, Construction Technology and Management, Hydraulics and Water Resources, or Transportation Engineering Electronics and Communications Engineering Industrial Engineering Manufacturing Engineering and Management Mechanical Engineering, with concentrations in Energy and Environmental Technology, Mechanical Design, and Mechatronics Psychology Biology Human Biology Medical Physics Mathematics with specialization in Actuarial Sciences, Business Applications or Computer Applications Bachelor of Science in Commerce (BSC) major in: Advertising Management Business Management Legal Management Marketing Management Management of Financial Institutions
BS Computer Science major in: Computer Engineering Instructional Systems Technology or Software Technology or with specialization in Information Technology or Software Technology
Bachelor of Secondary Education (BSE) major in: Guidance and Counseling,and AB major in Psychology Religious and Values Education and AB major in Psychology or Philosophy English and AB major in Literature Literature and AB major in Translation Studies History and AB major in Economics or Behavioral Science
Bachelor of Secondary Education (BSE) major in: Computer Applicatios Mathematics General Science Biology Physics-Math
Bachelor of Arts (AB) major in: Behavioral Scence major in Organizational Systems, Develoment or Social Planning and Development Communication Arts Economics Histrory Organizational Communication Philosophy Psychology Traslation Studies AB Development Studies or Political Science AB International Studies major in Amerian Studies, European Studies, or Japanese Studies
Bachelor of Arts and BS in Commerce (AB-BSC or LIA-COM Program): major in any AB field, combined with any of the following BS degrees : Accountancy Commerce, Advertising Management Commerce, Business Management Commerce, Legal Management or Management of Financial Institutions Commerce, Marketing Management
There are scholarships given by the university and by outside entities to Flipino students who meetspecific criteria for eligibility. These are the following:
- University-funded grants
- Endowed scholarships
- Annual grants by corporations, alumni and friends of the university
- Scholarships by outside entities and family tuition privilege
- Loan program
- Financial need
- Academic competence
- Interview results
Contact the Financial Assistance Office at 536-0225 to know more about the University’s scholarship offerings.
The De La Salle University system maintains academic and industrial linkages with institutions both here and the world over. Guided by its tradition, the University believes that by connecting with people from diverse backgrounds, its students will gain new knowledge and inspire them to continue their work, and aspire for noble goals. Thus, with this link to others, they help in changing the world.
FACILITIES Spacious classrooms with audio-visual equipment Seminar rooms, study halls, auditorium and theatres PE/Sports building Cybernook World-class university library Science and Technology Research Center Chapels
source: For updated information, please visit: www.dlsu.edu.ph
De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde (DLS-CSB) offers prospective students the opportunity to develop their interests and passions so that they may become professionally competent in established industries and emerging fields of specialization.
DLS-CSB, a learner-centered community, is one of the seventeen District schools that comprise De La Salle Philippines (DLSP). Guided by the Lasallian principles of Faith, Zeal in Service and Communion in Mission, DLS-CSB’s education philosophy is founded on the belief that each student is endowed by God with talents and gifts that should be understood, appreciated and nurtured.
DLS-CSB has six schools that offer hands-on training and focused degree programs in different fields under the guidance of dedicated mentors and professional industry practitioners.
An open book in the middle of the seal is enclosed in a circle that forms the body of a five-pointed star. The book represents an open mind to learning, a symbol of the multidimensionality of human intelligence and the centerpiece of the college’s learning philosophy.
The star is a variation of the Signum Fidei, the sign of faith and the symbol of the De La Salle Brothers; it also means hope. The five points, bisected into green and white areas, represent benevolence, civility, humanitarianism, service-oriented goals, and scientific pursuit. Connecting each star’s points are solid and white circular lines that alternate from point to point, forming a circular pattern around the star.
Other parts include the two fronds of laurel, the Gloria et Honor Laurel, which signifies inspiration for quality education. “1988” represents the date of the college’s autonomy from De La Salle University-Manila and its membership into the De La Salle University System. The college name in Myriad typeface serves as a border, while two small circles separate the college name from 1988. The series of curves was adopted to form a scallop which serves as an ornament of the college logo.
Type: Private Sectarian; Co-ed
Application Period: July to December (1st batch) January to February (2nd batch)
Application Fee: P500 for Filipino citizens and permanent residents with ACR US$50 (payable only in its equivalent in pesos) for non-Filipino citizens
Campus: 2544 Taft Avenue, Manila
Office to Contact: DLSU-CSB Admissions Center (+632) 5267441 to 47 Website: www.dls-csb.edu.ph Telefax: (+632) 5248233
Examination Dates: Sundays of December and March
Entrance Exam: DLS-CSB Entrance Examination
Exam Coverage: Aptitude and Achievement test components: Verbal and Quantitative; Interpersonal and Spatial Components
Tuition Fee per Unit: P 2,002.00
Testing Centers: Xavier University-Ateneo de Cagayan, Cagayan De Oro La Salle Academy-Iligan, Iligan City Davao Psychological Services and Research Center, Davao De La Salle Canlubang, Canlubang, Laguna De La Salle Lipa High School Department, Lipa, Batangas Asian Psychological Services and Assessment, Cebu City University of St. La Salle IS High School, Bacolod City
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS For Freshmen Applicants:
- Payment of application and testing fees
- Completed application form
- High school grades
- Photocopy of first year to third year report cards (or its equivalent from Grades 9 to 11 for international/foreign schools)
- Certified true copy of available fourth year grades, duly signed by either the principal, class adviser, or registrar
- Three (3) recent, identical 2”x2” pictures
- Photocopy of birth certif