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You can now enjoy the convenience of applying for the University of Santo Tomas Entrance Test (USTET) online. Please read carefully the General Guidelines before accomplishing the Application and Grades Form.

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USTET Online Application for S.Y. 2019-2020 soon.

  1. Please take note of the USTET schedules and their corresponding deadlines for the payment of the non-refundable application fee at any Metrobank and Bank of the Philppine Islands (BPI) branch and submission of documents.
  2. Payment for the USTET will only be accepted at Metrobank and BPI branches. Metrobank and BPI payment for online application applies only to Filipino applicants studying in the Philippines.

    Application fees of applicants for Senior High School/College belonging to the TOP 5 of their batch (based on their Grade 9 academic standing for Senior High School applicants or Grade 11 academic standing for College applicants) may be waived upon submitting the certification from the high school principal indicating their academic standing. This applies only to candidates coming from the public schools in the Philippines.
  3. The following are grounds for forfeiture of the enrolment slot or for debarment in the succeeding term if discovered in the current term:
    4.1. Misrepresentation of information entered in the Application and Grades Form/Information Survey
    4.2 Misrepresentation during the examinations
    4.3 Any violation of the instructions given; and
    4.4 Other acts not in conformity with the University's policy.
  4. Submitted documents become property of the UST Office for Admissions (OFAD).
  5. Please make sure that the Activity Log in your Applicant Admission Account indicates that UST OFAD has received your documents.
    FOR APPLICANTS who wish to take the USTET in the MANILA CAMPUS
      USTET Schedule Payment and Submission of Documents Deadline for Payment and Submission of Documents
    JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL  October 14, 2018    
    February 17, 2019     
    SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL   September 02, 2018 June 15 - August 24, 2018 August 24, 2018
    October 14, 2018 August 27 - October 05, 2018 October 05, 2018
    December 03, 2018 October 08 - November 16, 2018 November 16, 2018
    COLLEGE   September 23, 2018 June 15 - September 14, 2018 September 14, 2018
    October 14, 2018 September 17 - October 05, 2018 October 05, 2018
    December 02, 2018 October 08 - November 16, 2018 November 16, 2018

    FOR APPLICANTS who wish to take the USTET in the PROVINCIAL TESTING CENTERS:

    Complete set of documents should be received by the UST Office for Admissions (OFAD) one (1) week before the USTET schedule. (click here for the list of testing centers & dates)


    FOR APPLICANTS who wish to take the USTET in the MIDDLE EAST TESTING CENTERS

    Complete set of documents should be received by the UST Office for Admissions (OFAD) on or before September 14, 2018. (click here for the list of testing centers & dates)
     

  6. USTET results for Senior High School and College will be released online on January 28, 2019 at     myuste.ust.edu.ph:8888/admission/results.jsp.

    USTET results for Junior High School will be released online on March 15, 2019 at myuste.ust.edu.ph:8888/admission/results.jsp.
  7. An applicant's Priority Program is the program that the applicant is applying to be accepted to.    This is where his/her interest lies and wishes to further his/her knowledge and skills in.  In the case the applicant does not meet the criteria of his/her priority program, he/she will be considered to his/her Alternative Program subject to the criteria set by the College.  Once an applicant qualifies in his/her priority program, his/her alternative program is no longer processed. 
  8. Applicants are advised to visit the OFAD website (ofad.ust.edu.ph) and Activity Log every Friday for any announcement.
  1. Only applicants who are currently enrolled in Grade 10 may apply.
  2. The following applicants must secure clearance from the UST Office of the Registrar before paying the application fee:
    2.1. Out-of-school youth passers of the Philippine Educational Placement Test (PEPT) - present the certificate of passing
    2.2 Completers from previous school years;
    2.3 Applicants from foreign schools - present Form 137 (Transcript of Records)
    2.4. Foreigners graduating from local schools - present passport and Alien Certificate of Registration
  3. Applicants must apply online.
  4. Click Register and select the application for SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL.
  5. Select UST Senior High School.
  6. Fill out the Pre-registration  form to get your reference number.
  7. Log-in your reference number, and upload your ID picture then save.
  8. Print the Junior High School Grades Form.
  9. Request the Registrar’s Office of your school to accomplish the Junior High School Grades Form. Make sure that the school principal or registrar signs the Junior High School Grades Form.
    Afterwards, encode your grades in your application portal.
  10. Proceed to any Metrobank or BPI branch to pay, over the counter, the non-refundable application fee indicated in the USTET Application payment slip. Fill out the Metrobank or BPI payment slip with the following information: (Present to Metrobank or BPI the USTET Application payment slip with reference number for verification purposes)

    metrobank payment slip
     
    APPLICATION FEES
    UST & PROVINCIAL TESTING CENTERS:
      PhP 600.00 Filipinos studying in the Philippines
      PhP 1,000.00 Filipinos studying abroad
      PhP 1,000.00 Foreigners studying in the Philippines
      PhP 1,500.00 Foreigners studying abroad
    INTERNATIONAL TESTING CENTERS: USD 100.00
  11. Keep a photocopy of all the documents before you proceed to step 9.
  12. Submit the following documents to the OFAD through any LBC Express branch. All application documents will only be received through LBC. No personal submission of documents will be entertained by the Office for Admissions.
          12.1 Signed Application Form
          12.2 Accomplished Grades Form
          12.3 Clear photocopy of:
                          - PSA Birth certificate or passport
                          - Baptismal Certificate (for Catholic applicants only)
                          - BPI/Metrobank payment slip (do not send the original copy)
  13. Once we receive your documents, you shall receive a notification regarding the status of your application. Please visit your Activity Log to view the notification five (5) workings days after submission of the documents.
  14. Upon receiving the notification of OFAD, download and print the TEST PERMIT. Take note of your USTET schedule.
  15. NO TEST PERMIT, NO USTET.
  16. Please scroll down and click "Register" to begin your online application.
  1. Only applicants who are currently enrolled in Grade 12 may apply.
  2. The following applicants must secure clearance from the UST Office of the Registrar before paying the application fee:

    2.1 Out-of-school youth passers of the Philippine Educational Placement Test (PEPT) and Alternative Learning System Accreditation and Equivalency (ALS A & E) - present the certificate of passing
    2.2 Applicants who are graduates of previous school years - present original Form 138 (Report Card)
    2.3 Applicants from foreign schools - present Form 137 (Transcript of Records)
    2.4 Foreigners graduating from local schools - present passport and Alien Certificate of Registration
  3. Applicants must apply online.
  4. Click Register and select the application for COLLEGE.
  5. Fill out the Pre-registration  form to get your reference number.
  6. Log-in your reference number, and upload your ID picture then save.
  7. Print the Senior High School Grades Form.
  8. Request the Registrar’s Office of your school to accomplish the High School Grades Form. Make sure that the school principal or registrar signs the High School Grades Form. Afterwards, encode your grades in your application portal.
  9. Proceed to any Metrobank or BPI branch to pay, over the counter, the non-refundable application fee indicated in the USTET Application payment slip. Fill out the Metrobank or BPI payment slip with the following information: (Present to Metrobank or BPI the USTET Application payment slip with reference number for verification purposes)

    Metrobank Payment Slip

    APPLICATION FEES
    UST & PROVINCIAL TESTING CENTERS:
      PhP 600.00 Filipinos studying in the Philippines
      PhP 1,000.00 Filipinos studying abroad
      PhP 1,000.00 Foreigners studying in the Philippines
      PhP 1,500.00 Foreigners studying abroad
      PhP 3,600.00 LEAPMed applicants
    INTERNATIONAL TESTING CENTERS: USD 100.00
    THROUGH INTERNATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS: USD 50.00
  10. Keep a photocopy of all the documents before you proceed to step 9.
  11. Submit the following documents to the OFAD through any LBC Express branch. All application documents will only be received through LBC. No personal submission of documents will be entertained by the Office for Admissions.
          12.1 Signed Application Form
          12.2 Accomplished Grades Form
          12.3 Clear photocopy of:
                          - PSA Birth certificate or passport
                          - BPI/Metrobank payment slip (do not send the original copy)
  12. Once we receive your documents, you shall receive a notification regarding the status of your application. Please visit your Activity Log to view the notification five (5) working days after submission of the documents.
  13. Upon receiving the notification of OFAD, download and print the TEST PERMIT. Take note of your USTET schedule.
  14. NO TEST PERMIT, NO USTET.
  15. Please scroll down and click "Register" to begin your online application.

1. Only applicants who are currently enrolled in Grade 10 may apply.

2. The following applicants must secure clearance from the UST Office of the Registrar before paying the application fee:

    2.1 Completers from previous school year; and
    2.2 Applicants from foreign schools
  

3. Applicants must apply online.

4. Fill out the online Application Form and the Information Survey and press Submit. Should you wish to edit your    data, you may do so by clicking “Back”. Once data is successfully submitted, you can no longer edit them.

5. Download and print the accomplished Application Form, Information Survey and USTET Application Payment Slip.

6. Using the following account details, pay the non-refundable application fee of $100.00 and an additional $10.00 per transaction to cover bank charges in the Philippines:

              

Account Name:  UNIVERSITY OF SANTO TOMAS
Account Number: 0154-0068-77 (Dollar)
Name of the Bank: Bank of the Philippine Islands (España-UST Branch)
Bank Address: España corner Moret St., Sampaloc, Manila

Bank Code:

Routing Number:

BOPIPHMM

005873

 Note: Middle East applicants may pay as a group.

7. Request the Registrar’s Office of your school to accomplish the Junior High School Grades Form. Make sure that the school principal or registrar signs the Junior High School Grades Form.

8. Scan and upload the following documents to your online application page. (total file size should not exceed 2.5MB)

     8.1. Accomplished Application and Grades Form and Information Survey
     8.3. PSA or NSO Birth certificate/passport
     8.4. Baptismal Certificate(for Catholic applicants only)
     8.5. Bank deposit slip/transaction receipt (If paying as a group, indicate names of payees)

9. Once we receive your documents, you shall receive a notification regarding the status of your application. Please visit your Activity Log to view the notification one week before the scheduled USTET.

10. Upon receiving the notification from OFAD, download and print the TEST PERMIT. 

11. Please take note of your USTET schedule.

12. Please scroll down and click "Register" to begin your online application.

  1. Only applicants who are currently enrolled in Grade 12 may apply.
  2. The following applicants must secure clearance from the UST Office of the Registrar before paying the application fee:
    2.1  Graduates from previous school years - present original Form 138 (Report Card)
    2.3. Applicants from foreign schools - present Form 137 (Transcript of Records)
  3. Applicants must apply online.
  4. Fill out the online Application Form and the Information Survey and press Submit. Should you wish to edit your data, you may do so by clicking “Back”. Once data is successfully submitted, you can no longer edit them.
  5. Download and print the accomplished Application Form, Information Survey and USTET Application Payment Slip.
  6. Using the following account details, pay the non-refundable application fee of $100.00 and an additional $10.00 per transaction to cover bank charges in the Philippines:

    Account Name:  UNIVERSITY OF SANTO TOMAS
    Account Number: 0154-0068-77 (Dollar)
    Name of the Bank: Bank of the Philippine Islands (España-UST Branch)
    Bank Address: España corner Moret St., Sampaloc, Manila

    Bank Code:

    Routing Number:

    BOPIPHMM

    005873


     Note: Middle East applicants may pay as a group.
  7. Request the Registrar’s Office of your school to accomplish the Senior High School Grades Form. Make sure that the school principal or registrar signs the Senior High School Grades Form.
  8. Scan and upload the following documents to your online application page. (total file size should not exceed 2.5MB)
          8.1. Accomplished Application and Grades Form and Information Survey
          8.2. Letter of eligibility for college coming from the Principal or the Registrar
          8.3. PSA or NSO Birth certificate/passport
          8.4. Bank deposit slip/transaction receipt (If paying as a group, indicate names of payees)
  9. Once we receive your documents, you shall receive a notification regarding the status of your application. Please visit your Activity Log to view the notification one week before the scheduled USTET.
  10. Upon receiving the notification of OFAD, download and print the TEST PERMIT. 
  11. Please take note of your USTET schedule.
  12. Please scroll down and click "Register" to begin your online application.

International applicants are foreigners studying or have studied in Foreign Schools. Filipinos with dual citizenship are excluded.

  1. Applicants must apply online.
  2. Fill out the online Application Form and the Information Survey and press Submit. Should you wish to edit your data, you may do so by clicking “Back”. Once data is successfully submitted, you can no longer edit them.
  3. Download and print the accomplished Application Form, Information Survey and USTET Application Payment Slip.
  4. Using the following account details, pay the non-refundable application fee of USD 30.00.


    Account Name          :           UNIVERSITY of SANTO TOMAS

    Account Number      :           0154-0068-77 (Dollar account)

    Name of the Bank     :           Bank of the Philippine Islands (España – UST Branch)

    Bank Address           :           España, Sampaloc, Manila, Philippines

    Swift  Code                :           BOPIPHMM

  5. Submit the following documents:

          5.1. Accomplished Application and Grades Form and Information Survey
          5.3. Two (2) letters of recommendation (one from the school's guidance counselor and one from any of your teachers in Senior High School)
          5.4. Clear photocopy of:

    - five copies of the Student's Personal History Statement (PHS) duly signed by him, both in English, and his national alphabet accompanied by his personal seal, if any, and containing, among others, his left and right thumbprints and a 2x2 inch photograph on plain white background taken not more than six months prior to submission
    - notarized affidavit of support including bank statements or notarized notice of grant for institutional scholars to cover expenses for the student's accomodation and subsistence, as well as school dues and other incidental expenses
    - Scholastic Records duly authenticated by the Philippine Foreign Service Post located in the student applicant's country of origin or legal residences
    - data page of the student's passport showing date and place of birth duly authenticated by the Philippine Foreign Service Post
    - birth certificate or its equivalent duly authenticated by the Philppine Foreign Service Post
    - TOEFL or IELTS results for applicants coming from Non-English speaking countries
    - SAT or GRE results
    - bank deposit slip/transaction receipt                  

    Mail the above documents to:
                          OFFICE FOR ADMISSIONS (OFAD)
                          Room 104, Tan Yan Kee Student Center
                          UNIVERSITY OF SANTO TOMAS
                          España Boulevard, Sampaloc, Manila 1015 Philippines
                          Telephone numbers: (632) 406-1611 local 8276, (632) 310-7211, (632) 310-7214

  6. Once we receive your documents, you shall receive a notification regarding the status of your application. Please visit your Activity Log to view the notification five (5) working days after submission of the documents.
  7. Submission of Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) and Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) does not mean automatic admission.
  8. Please scroll down and click “Register” to begin your online application.

Applicants with special needs are requested to get in touch with the Office for Admissions (OFAD) through email (ofad@ust.edu.ph) to discuss possible testing accommodations. Indicate "Applicant with Special Needs" in the email subject line for this purpose.

Attention: All UST Grade 12 students taking the USTET for College.

Please be informed that your USTET is scheduled on November 20, 2017. Please accomplish the online registration form and pay the application fee at any Metrobank branches and coordinate with your Guidance Couselors for the submission of your printed application form and photocopy of payment slip.

Please be guided accordingly.

Thank you.


 INSTRUCTIONS:

    1. Applicants must apply online.
    2. Fill out the online Application Form and the Information Survey and press Submit. Should you wish to edit your data, you may do so by clicking “Back”. Once data is successfully submitted, you can no longer edit them.
    3. Download and print the accomplished Application Form, Information Survey and USTET Application Payment Slip.
    4. Proceed to any Metrobank branch to pay, over the counter, the non-refundable application fee indicated in the USTET Application payment slip. Fill out the Metrobank payment slip with the following information: (Present to Metrobank the USTET Application payment slip with reference number for verification purposes)

      Metrobank Payment Slip

      Application Fees:  
      Filipinos: PhP 600.00
      Foreigners: PhP 1,000.00
    5. No need to request the Registrar’s Office to accomplish the High School Grades Form. 
    6. Keep a photocopy of all the documents before you proceed to step 7.
    7. Submit the following documents to your Guidance Counselor. 

            7.1 Application Form together with the Information Survey
            7.2 Metrobank payment slip (do not send the original copy)

    8. Once we receive your documents, you shall receive a notification regarding the status of your application. 
    9. Upon receiving the notification of OFAD, download and print the TEST PERMIT. Take note of your USTET schedule.
    10. Please scroll down and click "Register" to begin your online application.

How do I apply for the USTET for A.Y. 2018-2019?

Please read and follow the instructions indicated in this website: http://onlineapplication.ust.edu.ph.

 

Can I ask for my reference number?

Your reference number is automatically sent to your email address after the initial registration in the online application. In case you were not able to receive the message, kindly email your complete name, address and birthday via ofad@ust.edu.ph to get a copy of the reference number.

 

What will I do if there is incorrect or change in the information in my online application?

  • Name, Gender, Birthday, Permanent Mailing Address, and Contact Information

Write a request letter to OFAD requesting for change in the information encoded. This letter should be submitted together with the complete requirements.

  • Citizenship

Write a request letter to OFAD requesting for change in the information encoded. This letter should be submitted before the submission of documents.

This is subject for deletion of record and so, the applicant will have to register again after the OFAD has deleted the previous record.

  • Strand or Program

Write a letter to OFAD requesting for change in Strand for Senior High School or Program for College. This letter should be submitted together with the complete requirements.

  • Testing Center

Write a request letter to OFAD requesting for a change in testing center. This letter should be submitted together with the complete requirements.

 

What if my school is not listed?

Email your school ID or card reflecting the complete name and address of your school via ofad@ust.edu.ph.

 

Can I apply for a program not related in my Senior High School Strand?

Applicants may apply in any college program offered in the university.

 

I graduated from the old curriculum of high school. Can I apply for college?

Yes, provided that you have secured clearance from the UST Office of the Registrar before paying the application fee.

 

I am an applicant for College. What grades do I need to ask from my Senior High School?

Average of all interrelated Grade 11 subjects for English, Math and Science taken during the first and second semesters / terms.

 

What if I do not have any grade/s in one or more of the subjects required during my Grade 11?

For those who do not have grades in the USTET required subjects in Grade 11, please attach a certified true copy of Form 137 reflecting the grades from Grade 7 to 10.

 

Where can I pay my application fee?

Applicants who will be taking the USTET in the Philippines should pay their application fees at any Metrobank branch.

 

How much is the fee for application?

Application fees are as follows:

Filipinos studying in the Philippines   PhP 600.00

Filipinos studying abroad

  PhP 1,000.00
Foreigners studying in the Philippines   PhP 1,000.00
Foreigners studying in Foreign Schools   PhP 1,500.00
Students studying in the Middle East   USD 100.00
International applicants with SAT/GRE   USD 30.00

      

How can I submit my requirements?

You may submit the documents to the OFAD personally. The OFAD is located at the 1st floor of the UST Tan Yan Kee Student Center. For your convenience, you are highly encouraged to send the documents through any courier service (e.g. UPS, FedEx, DHL, 2go, LBC, etc.)

Examinees for the Middle East testing centers are required to upload their requirements at the Activity Log of their online application.

 

Can I choose for my exam schedule?

Kindly refer to the General Guidelines of the deadline of payment and submission of documents. We will be designating the nearest testing date available upon submission of the complete requirements.

 

Can I choose the time of my USTET?

No. The OFAD will be giving the exam time available. Check your test permit five working days after submission of the complete requirements in OFAD.

 

What will I do if I lost my Metrobank payment slip?

You may request for a second copy of the payment slip from Metrobank. In case it is not retrieved, you must submit a notarized affidavit of loss.

 

I am studying abroad and cannot take the USTET on the schedules given. May I request for a special exam schedule?

Please refer to our international testing centers nearest you. If we do not have a testing center in your country, you may send us a request letter for a special exam schedule. This schedule should be between September 24 and December 3, 2017.

 

Can I submit my SAT/GRE results in lieu of the USTET?

Only foreigners studying or have studied abroad may submit their Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) and Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) results for evaluation in lieu of the USTET.

Submission of the SAT/GRE does not mean automatic admission.

 

What is the approximate tuition fee?

  • Junior High School

The tuition fee is approximately PhP 100,000 per year.

  • Education High School

The tuition fee is approximately PhP 30,000 per year.

  • Senior High School

The tuition fee is approximately PhP 55,000 per semester or Php 110,000 per year.

  • College

The tuition fee ranges from PhP 50,000 to 60,000 per semester.

 

When do I apply for scholarships?

​Kindly inquire from the Office for Student Affairs after the results of the USTET are released.

 

For batch application, how can we pay the application fee and submit documents of our students?

Representatives of schools may process the batch application of their students. There are two options in the payment of application fees:

  1. Applicants will pay at Metrobank individually and the school representative will submit their complete requirements to the OFAD.
  2. The school representative will collect the application fees of their students. Then, the representative pays in cash or check payable to the University of Santo Tomas at the OFAD and submits the application requirements.

Test permits can be printed in the Activity Log of the applicants after 10 working days.

Schedule of Application

Junior High School
July 1, 2017 - February 13, 2018

Education High School
October 3, 2017 - February 13, 2018

Senior High School and College
July 1 - November 15, 2017

Mondays to Fridays
8:00 - 11:30 AM; 1:00 - 4:30 PM
Office for Admissions (OFAD)
Rm 104 Tan Yan Kee Student Center

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OFFICE FOR ADMISSIONS (OFAD)
Rm 104,Ground Floor,UST-Tan Yan Kee Student Center
University Santo Tomas España, Manila 1015
+632 406.1611 loc. 8276  / +632 310.7211 / +63 905.352.1252
+632 310.7214
ofad@ust.edu.ph
http://ofad.ust.edu.ph/
           

ABOUT OFAD

The Office for Admissions assumes as its mission statement the task of providing the various colleges and faculties with catholic men and women who are intellectually and emotionally competent by marketing its various programs to prospective applicants.