(Updated: 22 March 2019)

Requirements for Regular Admission

Freshman students are admitted directly to the School through the U.P. College Admissions Test.

Students from other units of UP may be admitted subject to the following conditions:

  1. The applicant must have a weighted average of 2.25 or better in all academic courses taken in the University. Additionally, when an applicant has already taken one or more economics courses, he must have a weighted average of 2.25 or better in economics.
  2. Incoming sophomores must have a passing grade in Math 20, and a numerical grades in Math 21 and Econ 11. Incoming juniors must have a passing grade in Math 20, numeric grades in Math 17 as equivalent course to Math 20, Math 21 (or Math 100 as equivalent course), Math 30 (or Math 102 as equivalent course), Econ 11, Econ 101, Econ 102, BA 99.1 and BA 99.2 (or Acctng 1 as equivalent course).
  3. Admission is subject to the quota conditions of the School.
  4. Applications for admission, which are considered only at the beginning of the school year, must be submitted to the Secretary’s Office not later than 30 calendar days after the last day of classes of the second semester of the preceding school year.

In exceptional cases the revised rules on admission may be waived by the Dean upon the recommendation of the Committee on Undergraduate Admissions and Performance. These revised rules are applicable beginning with the incoming freshman students for academic year 2018-2019.

Additional Requirements for Shifting/Transferring

  1. The applicants must have completed the following minimum units for Pre-Econ courses:
    • 30 units — Sophomore applicants
    • 60 units — Junior applicants
    • Pre-econ courses include general education courses in the relevant SE curricula (i.e., BS-Economics and BS Business Economics). Courses taken under the applicant’s old curriculum that qualify as free electives will be credited if and when the applicant is accepted and will also be considered for evaluation purposes.
  2. General weighted average requirements for sophomore and junior applicants, currently enrolled is 2.25.
  3. The applicants must have not been found guilty of any offense.
  4. The applicants must attach a recent 2×2 passport size photo on the application form.
  5. The applicant must submit an original “TRUE COPY OF GRADES” with dry seal or a copy certified by the college with dry seal for all courses taken.
  6. The applicant must submit a certification signed by the Secretary of the College where he is primarily enrolled that he is not under contract to finish the degree in said college.
  7. If the applicant wishes to substitute any course for the pre-econ courses, he must submit a duly accomplished substitution form from the college where he is presently enrolled.
  8. Upon notice of admission to the College, the applicant must be ready to submit the following:
    • PERMIT TO TRANSFER certificate issue by the Secretary of the College where he is primarily enrolled.
    • PROPERTY CLEARANCE (S) from the college where subjects were taken.
    • OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT OF RECORDS with dry seal for admitted applicants from other UP Units, to be submitted to the Office of the University Registrar copy furnished SE 101.


  1. The applicant must ensure that he or she has complied with all requirements since only applications with complete requirements will be processed. Those who fail to meet any of the requirements need not apply.
  2. Since application slots are limited, applicants will be ranked. Thus, compliance with the minimum requirements does not guarantee acceptance.

Download the application form for shifting here.

Deadline for submission of the application form, including other requirements which are listed in the attachment to the application form, is 14 June 2019.

For those taking summer courses, summer course grades can follow but must be submitted no later than 26 July 2019

Applications with pending summer grades in required courses shall not be eligible for consideration after this date.


Inquiries may be directed to:

Office of the College Secretary
School of Economics, University of the Philippines
Quezon City, Philippines 1101
Tel. (632) 9205482 and 9818500 local 3477

c/o Ms. Joyce M. Evangelista
Fax (632) 9205482 and 9818500 local 3477