Transfer Admission

Former students who have attended another institution since attending the University of the Philippines must qualify on the same basis as new transfer students.

Applicants seeking transfer admission into the University have to satisfy the requirements of the University as well as those of the college/ degree program to which they seek to transfer. The following students are disqualified (1158th BOR Meeting 31 January 2002):

  1. students who have been permanently disqualified from the University. A student, however, who had been previously permanently disqualified from UP may apply for admission to a second bachelor’s degree or to a graduate program after completing a bachelor’s degree outside the University;
  2. students who have been dismissed for cause;
  3. students whose admission was withdrawn due to submission of fake/ falsified entrance credentials/ documents;
  4. students found guilty of dishonesty or any form of misconduct.

Students from another UP Constituent University who have completed at least 30 collegiate academic units may be admitted as transfer students subject to the rules of the admitting college. Subjects previously cross-enrolled in UP Diliman, if any, will not be considered for the purpose of meeting the 30-unit requirement.

Students with previous college work from another university who want to transfer to UP Diliman shall satisfy all admission requirements of the University and that of the accepting unit/college. Applicants for transfer shall be considered for admission to the University only during the first semester of each academic year.

In general, a transfer applicant may be evaluated for admission provided that:

  1. S/he presents grades for all collegiate academic subjects taken outside UP for evaluation;
  2. S/he shall have completed, outside the University, at least 33 academic units equivalent to UP courses;
  3. S/he meets the general weighted average (GWA) requirement of the program applied for. Depending on the degree program, the GWA requirement can be at least 1.5 or 1.75 or 2.00 for all the collegiate academic units taken outside of UP; University rules prescribe a minimum GWA of 2.00 for transfer admission into any degree program in the University.
  4. S/he satisfies other admission requirements of the admitting college/unit prescribed for each degree program such as interview, talent test or written or oral examination;
  5. S/he falls within the quota of the program at the time of application. Applicants shall be ranked according to the criteria set by the admitting program and the cut-off shall be determined by the college/unit based on their quota; and
  6. S/he will have to complete in the University not less than 50% of the units required in the program which should include all upper division courses;

To graduate with honors, he/she will have to complete 75% of the required number of units and must be in residence for 2 years immediately prior to graduation.


Transfer applicant should submit the following:

  1. certified true copy of grades (TCG) with original signature of the school registrar or his/her authorized representative, from each college attended for evaluation (if the applicant attended more than one college/university), regardless of his/her intentions to validate his/her advance credits (class cards are not accepted).
    Note: Second degrees and graduate of diploma/associate degrees, must present TOR or TCG with Certificate of Graduation.
    Do not apply for an Honorable Dismissal/Transfer Credential unless you have been accepted into a program.
  2. accomplished application form (UP Form 3). You are allowed to apply in not more than three (3) degree programs.
  3. recent 2”x2” photographs; and
  4. a non-refundable fee of PhP100 (for second degree applicants only). Instructions on how to pay will be provided upon submission of the required documents.


The results of the initial evaluation that will be done by OUR, will be released around the second week of July. Applicants who will satisfy the minimum requirements will be referred to the respective colleges for final decision. You may inquire about the final status of your application at the college offering the degree that you applied for. Please make alternative plans in case you are not admitted.

Submission of Entrance Credentials

All qualified applicants whose applications have been processed by the OUR and evaluated by the concerned units must submit the following requirements before they are finally accepted and issued a University Admission Slip (UAS).

  1. College Admission Slip
  2. Student Directory
  3. Original Certificate of Honorable Dismissal (HD)/Transfer Credential
  4. UPHS Medical Certificate
  5. Original copy of PSA Birth Certificate
  6. Official Transcript of Records (with remarks “Copy for UP Diliman”)
UP Diliman Office of the University Registrar

T.M. Kalaw St. cor. Quirino St., University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City (local applicants) (foreign applicants and Filipinos studying abroad)
(632) 8981-8500
local 4556 (local applicants)
4557 (foreign applicants and Filipinos studying abroad)

Office hours:
Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (except holidays)

Last Updated: 05 May 2024