Freshman Application Procedures - De La Salle University (2023)

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UNDERGRADUATE ADMISSION for Academic Year
2023-2024

International Testing Centers (Middle East)

Please read and understand all the policies and procedures stated below:

GENERAL GUIDELINES

De La Salle University will administer the DLSU College Admission Test (DCAT) for AY 2023-2024 First-Year College Applicants.

For the AY 2023-2024 freshman intake, admission to the University and the chosen degree program will be based on an applicant’s DLSU College Admission Test (DCAT) results and high school academic records.

The application will be done online via the Online Admissions Facility (OAF).

Applicants who wish to submit international credentials such as SAT, IB Diploma, and AP may do so for both admission to a degree program and for crediting purposes. The complete information on admission using international credentials is accessible here.

For concerns or inquiries regarding the admissions procedure, please submit a ticket via The CONCiERGE.


Still undecided about your degree program choices? Visit the offered degree programs HERE.

Important Dates

PROCESSDATES
Application Period07 January – 15 February 2023
Release of Application Results4th week of March 2023

DCAT Testing Details for Special DCAT in the Middle East

Applicants must choose a testing venue via the Online Admissions Facility (OAF). The date and time will be system generated and applicants may only choose the testing venue in the OAF.

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
International Philippine School in Al-Khobar

United Arab Emirates
The Philippine School Dubai

Testing date: 26 February 2023Testing date: 01 March 2023

Eligibility

An applicant must be any of the following:

  • Grade 12 students who are expected to graduate at the end of Academic Year 2022-2023;
  • Students who graduated from Grade 12 (local or abroad) in AY 2021-2022 or earlier and have not taken any college course from any university;
  • Passer of the Philippine Educational Placement Test (PEPT), Alternative Learning System (ALS) or Non-Formal Education Accreditation and Equivalency (NFEA&E) Program following DepEd regulations and therefore certified eligible for admission to college/tertiary level;
  • Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) result holder, AP result holder, IB Diploma/IB Certificate holder, or A Level certificate holder who has met the DLSU criteria. All results and certificates will be subject to evaluation.

Applicants who were already issued a test permit with DLSU Manila Campus as testing venue who want to take the DCAT in Al Khobar or Dubai are required to send an official request through [emailprotected] on or before February 10, 2023. Payment of Php 6, 200.00 application fee and Php 200.00 rescheduling fee is required before the revised test permit is issued.

Payments can be made via OTC Bills Payment Slip at any Metrobank Branch. Send us proof through [emailprotected] with subj heading: DCAT Middle East – Rescheduling Fee

Application Journey

STEP 1: ACCOMPLISH the application form

Create your account and accomplish the application form

via the Online Admissions Facility (OAF).

STEP 2: UPLOAD your requirements in the facility.

Please refer to the requirements below:

PHOTOGRAPH

  1. Copy of Grade 11 or 12 ID card
  2. Recent 2×2 or Passport-size Photo (in white background, with neutral facial expression, must not be wearing eyeglasses or color contact lenses, and with ears exposed if religious customs do not prohibit)

ACADEMIC RECORDS

A. Grade 12 students who are expected to graduate at the end of Academic Year 2022-2023

  1. Secondary Scholastic Record (in DLSU Format, signed by SCHOOL REGISTRAR or PRINCIPAL). Download the form here.
  2. Grade 11 Report Card or Transcript of Records/Form 137 (High school applicants with 1st and 2nd-semester report cards must ensure that both Report Cards are signed by the designated signatories)
  3. Certificate of Non-Issuance of Numerical Grades IF you are an applicant from a school with non-numerical (Pass/Fail) grades
  4. Transcript of Records IF you are an applicant from Non-Philippine Department of Education (DepEd) recognized schools

B. Students who graduated from Grade 12 (local or abroad) in AY 2021-2022 or earlier and have not taken any college course from any university

  1. Declaration as a New Student Form. Download the form here.
  2. Secondary Scholastic Record (in DLSU Format, signed by SCHOOL REGISTRAR or PRINCIPAL). Download the form here.
  3. Grade 12 Report Card IF you are an applicant from a Philippine Department of Education (DepEd) recognized school (High school graduates with 1st and 2nd-semester report cards must ensure that both Report Cards are signed by the designated signatories)
  4. Transcript of Records IF you are an applicant from Non-Philippine Department of Education (DepEd) recognized schools

C. Passers of PEPT, ALS or NFE A&E Programs (certified eligible for admission to college/tertiary level by the Philippine Department of Education)

  1. Secondary Scholastic Record (in DLSU Format, signed by SCHOOL REGISTRAR or PRINCIPAL). Download the form here.
  2. Any of the following that applies to the applicant:
    • Certificate of Rating for Passer of the Philippine Educational Placement Test (PEPT)
    • Alternative Learning System (ALS) Certificate of Completion
    • Non-Formal Education Accreditation and Equivalency (NFE A&E) Program Results

D. Other applicants who opt to use other documents as a basis for admission to the university

  1. Secondary Scholastic Record (in DLSU Format, signed by SCHOOL REGISTRAR or PRINCIPAL). Download the form here.
  2. Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) results/IB Diploma/A level certificate

PROOF OF CITIZENSHIP

CitizenshipRequired Documents
FilipinoPSA issued Birth Certificate
Filipinos with Dual Citizenships
-Born in the PhilippinesPSA issued Birth Certificate
-Born AbroadBirth Certificate and Valid, Unexpired Passport, Documentation for Acquisition/Reacquisition/Retention of Filipino Citizenship
Non-Filipinos
-Born in the PhilippinesValid Foreign Passport and Alien Certificate of Registration Identity (ACR I) Card
-Born AbroadValid, Unexpired Passport

CONSENT FORM

  1. Download the short version of the Consent Form (Form No. UG-28.1) here
  2. Fill out all the information in the consent form
  3. Affix signature on the Consent Form (Parent/Legal Guardian must affix signature if the applicant is not of legal age)
  4. Scan the Consent Form (must be in jpeg/PDF format and less than 4MB in size)
  5. Upload the Consent Form in the OAF

STEP 3: PROCESS your two (2) Recommendation Letters (in DLSU Format).

The recommendation letters must be accomplished by the following (one from each):

  1. Guidance Counselor from Grade 11 or 12
  2. High School Principal or Subject Teacher from Grade 11 or 12

Fill out this Google Forms to inform your recommenders that you have selected them to submit a recommendation form for your application. The recommendation letters will be directly submitted by the recommender through the link provided to them in the email notification.

STEP 4: PAY the application fee.

Pay the non-refundable Admission Processing Fee

Pay the non-refundable Admission Processing Fee of Php 6, 200.00

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The modes of payment include

Online Payment – Debit Card/Credit Card (Mastercard or Visa)

Dragonpay – You have a variety of options through Dragonpay:

  1. Via online banking;
  2. Over-the-counter payment with their partner banks; or
  3. Through collection agencies such as Bayad Center or SM Department Store/Supermarket bills payment

Dragonpay charges a minimal fee of 20.00. Access the guide for Dragonpay Payment via the Online Application Facility here.

  • The application fee is WAIVED for applicants from DepEd-recognized Philippine public/science high schools and DLSU Manila SHS, DLSU Laguna Integrated School, LSGH Night School, and BRAFENHS.
  • Applicants who requested rescheduling of DCAT to Middle East Testing Centers can pay through any Metrobank Branch via OTC Bills Payment Slip. Send us proof through [emailprotected] with subject heading: DCAT Middle East – Rescheduling Fee

STEP 5: SUBMIT the application form.

Confirmation Email

The Office for Admissions and Scholarships will send a confirmation email that your application has been received and will be reviewed for verification.

STEP 6: VIEW your application status.

The application status can be viewed via (OAF)

The application status can be viewed via the Online Admissions Facility (OAF) after ten (10) working days.

STEP 7: ACCESS your DCAT Test Permit.

Download DCAT Permit

The DCAT Test Permit can be downloaded from the OAF by logging into your account.

STEP 8: TAKE the DCAT.

Examination Details

The examination details indicated in the test permit are SYSTEM GENERATED.

STEP 9: ACCESS the results via the DCAT portal.

Result Availability

The results will be available within the 4th week of March 2023. Updates and announcements will be posted on the DLSU website, DLSU Facebook, Instagram, and other official social media pages.

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Reminders

  1. Allot reasonable lead time to secure the requirements/documents. Prepare a clear scanned copy of each in JPEG or PDF.
  2. Applications with incomplete requirements will be marked as VERIFIED – INCOMPLETE. Applicants with incomplete applications will be required to comply on a specific date. Failure to submit the missing requirements will render the application void. It will not be processed for the test permit generation.
  3. Complete the application process early to avoid unnecessary inconveniences. Late submission of applications will not be considered.
  4. Applicants with non-numerical (pass/fail) grades on their Grade 11 Report Cards in all terms/semesters/quarters will be required to submit a Certificate from the School Registrar that no numerical grades were given to students during Grade 11. These documents shall be included in the uploaded documents under Academic Records in the online application form.
  5. Keep all original hard copies of the documentary requirements. These must be submitted during the confirmation of enrollment.
  6. Any false information given and/or fraudulent document uploaded into the online admission facility will automatically nullify the application and permanently disbar the applicant from pursuing any level of study at DLSU.
  7. The Archer Achievers scholarship offer letter will be emailed to the qualified applicants after the release of admission results. Applicants who did not receive an offer letter for the Archer Achiever are not allowed to apply for the scholarship.
  8. The St. La Salle Financial Assistance Grant scholarship application will open once the admission results are released.
  9. For information on scholarships, visit dlsu.edu.ph/scholarships.
  10. For concerns or inquiries regarding the admissions procedure, please submit a ticket via The CONCiERGE.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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On the Online Admissions Facility (OAF)

Where can I get my application number?

Your application number is displayed in the online form’s upper right-hand corner.

How long will I be allowed to stay online to create an application?

The system will allow you to stay online as long as it takes for you to complete your application. However, the system will automatically log you out when your application remains IDLE for 30 minutes. You will be asked to log in again and continue your application if this happens.

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My internet/computer crashed while I filled out my application form; what happens next? I accidentally closed my web browser; what happens next?

Information is automatically saved as you go through the application form. Simply restart your computer or browser, ensure it’s connected to the internet, and re-log into the DLSU Online Admission Facility.

What if I want to change my personal details but have already submitted the application? What if I made an error in my personal details but already submitted the application?

Please submit a ticket to The CONCiERGE to forward your concern to the Office for Admissions and Scholarships. Include all pertinent information that will assist OAS in resolving your issue as quickly as possible.

What file type should my documents be in?

The passport-size photograph and valid ID with photo must be in JPEG format. Other documents can either be in JPEG or PDF format.

I have dual citizenship. Do I need to submit both my birth certificate and passport?

Yes, you need to submit a scanned copy of both your birth certificate and the bio page of a valid passport.

I don’t have my birth certificate. What should I do? Can I still apply?

You may still proceed with your application by uploading your passport in place of your birth certificate. However, if you were accepted into the University and have confirmed your slot for the degree program, the birth certificate will be part of the requirements to be submitted. Please ensure that you can acquire this document afterward.

What if I missed attaching a document in my application but already submitted it?

Please submit a ticket to The CONCiERGE to forward your concern to the Office for Admissions and Scholarships. Include all pertinent information that will assist OAS in resolving your issue as quickly as possible.

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Can I still change my entries in my online application form?

You will not be allowed to change the information in your online application form AFTER you have submitted it.

Will my religion or citizenship affect my application?

No, your religion or citizenship will not affect your application. DLSU accepts students from all religions, ethnic backgrounds, classes, and citizenship.

On Payment Concerns

Can I pay via Paypal?

No, the only listed payment channels are online payments via Mastercard/Visa credit cards, debit cards, or DragonPay.

While using a credit card, I clicked submit twice on the payment page. Does that mean I was charged twice? / I got an error after I clicked submit on the payment page. What should I do?

Please submit a ticket to The CONCiERGE to forward your concern to the Office for Admissions and Scholarships. Include all pertinent information that will assist OAS in resolving your issue as quickly as possible.

How will I know that the transaction was completed if I pay using a credit card?

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A message will be displayed once the payment process has been completed. You will also receive an email notification confirming your payment.

On Education and Program Choices

What if my High School is not listed in your database?

You may type your High School in the box provided. Please ensure you type the complete school name to avoid complications in your record.

How many Academic Degree Programs am I required to apply to?

You should specify your first, second, and third preferences for academic degree programs. The ranking of your degree program choices will be the basis for your admission decision to the University.

What if I want to change my academic degree program choices but have already submitted the application?

You will not be allowed to change the information in your online application form AFTER you have submitted it.

I chose a double degree program. Does that mean that I will have two degrees, and will my tuition and fees be doubled?

De La Salle University offers double degree programs, which are housed under the College of Liberal Arts (ex. AB major in Communication Arts and BS in Applied Corporate Management) and School of Economics (ex. AB major in Economics and BS in Accountancy). These programs are completed within the recommended five years and students will get two degree programs when they graduate. The tuition and fees for double degree programs will cover the fees for BOTH degrees.

Office of Admissions and Scholarships

Second Floor, Henry Sy, Sr. Hall
De La Salle University
2401 Taft Avenue
1004 Manila, Philippines

Operating Hours:

Mondays to Fridays
08:00 – 17:00 (with 12:00 – 13:30 lunch break)

Saturdays
08:00 – 12:00

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Contact Numbers:
Tel: (632) 8523-4230 (Direct) or 8524-4611 to 19 local 166 or 167

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