UST entrance exam now held in other campuses

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DON’T come to us; we’ll come to you.

This is the new strategy being employed by the Office for Student Admissions in its bid to increase the number of applicants taking the UST Entrance Test. In addition to regional testing centers, the entrance exam can now be administered in schools that can muster enough Thomasian-wannabes.

“Instead of students coming to our school to take the exam, we (go) to their school to give them the test so that students who find it difficult to come to UST will still be able to take the exam,” Lucila Banse, admissions office director, said.

On-site testing was pre-arranged for schools with 100 or more examinees. During the exam, the school guidance counselor and two examiners from the University would be present to supervise the examinees.

The test has been administered in twelve schools, namely: La Immaculada Conception in Pasig; St. Jude College, San Lorenzo Ruiz Academy, and Hope Christian High School in Manila; Holy Spirit Academy in Malolos; Manresa School in Parañaque; School of the Holy Spirit and Claret School in Quezon City; Assumption College in Antipolo; Infant Jesus Academy in Marikina; Notre Dame of Greater Manila in Caloocan; and Paref Southridge School in Muntinlupa.

“The on-site testing was requested last year by some of the schools but it was still unavailable. As soon as we had it implemented, we informed the guidance counselors of the different institutions and they were very eager about it,” Banse said.

The on-site testing scheme complements UST’s 24 testing centers nationwide. Liceo de San Pablo in San Pablo City and Sacred Heart College in Lucena City have recently been added to the list of provincial testing arms of the University.

Four vignettes of compromise and contentment

Banse also bared an increase in the number of international applicants. From last year’s 345 examinees, the figure climbed to 450 this year. The applicants came from Middle Eastern countries such as Bahrain, Qatar, Dubai, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates.

Some 40,000 hopefuls take the annual entrance exam to UST, with only about a fifth making it to Asia’s oldest university every year.


  1. I’m a student of USL Tuguegarao po. I’m interested of taking the entrance exam for freshmen. Where and When can we take the entrance exam?

  2. I am a student of Aurora National Science High School. Where and when can I take the entrance exam for freshmen? What are your requirements?

  3. Is there any possibility that I can take my UST college entrance exam on the schools mentioned on your website since I’m from an unmentioned school?

  4. Do I still have the chance to enter UST even with a low grade from high school? I want to be a Thomasian, but I’m afraid my past grade will haunt me. I’ll appreciate your replies 🙂

    • there are no grade requirements. just pass the necessary requirements like nso,form 137,good moral,etc. i’m not sure if may nadagdag or something. and there’s a list of requirements naman sa website. goodluck 🙂

  5. gud pm po…. 4th yr student po ako dito sa taguig.. ask ko lang po if nagclose na po yung entrance exam for freshmen… kung d pa po anu po yung mga requirements… thanks po…

    • im 4th year student, i’m from Isabela.i just want to ask if what are the needs in taking the entrance exam in UST . What are the requirements ?

  6. all of you will pass the entrance exam of ust im sure. just use this as practice for the exams of san beda, ateneo or la salle.

    • san beda? i didnt know that san beda has an entrance exam.what they have is a classifying exam for puposes of filling up the freshmen class.

    • Bakit naman San Beda?!!! Ganun na ba kababa ang standard ng UST to be compared to san beda lang? I just hope you’re not really from San Beda because if you are, then i want to inform you that i never had the slightest idea of taking your school’s entrance exam. Yikes!

      Hmmm… and i really find it intriguing that somebody visits this site just to make an unwanted comment. Di ka nakapasa noh? or naiinggit lang? :)))

  7. It’s incredible that even in such seemingly innocous article like USTET, thre is this guy who suggests badly about our university’s entrance exam. I really can’t get it at times how anyone can be so bitter about UST. I wonder where this bitterness is coming from-jealousy perhaps? Really absurd.

  8. ask ko lang po.. kung cnu n po ngtake ng entrance exam nung august.. kasi i will take my entrance exam this oct0ber 24, ask ko lang po sna kung mhirap po b ung exam?

    • mahirap kung hindi ka nag-aaral o nakikinig sa mga guro mo.

      Ano ba ang kurso na gusto mong kuhanin? Depende rin yan sa kung gaano kadami ang aplikante. Sabihin nating pumasa ka nga pero mas maraming mataas ang grado sayo, eh wala rin.

      Payo ko lang sayo, wag kang kabahan at makinig lang ng mabuti.

  9. Hi 🙂 i wanna ask if you guys think i have a chance at UST 🙂 cause i have low grades at Highschool and i really wanna be at UST please help? 🙂 do they have a grade requirment or anything?

  10. hi good evening,,pwede ko po bang mlaman kung anung grade ang kaiangn para po mkakuha ng exam dpt po ba anung grade koh,,thx po..

  11. ahmm… meron pa rin po bang USTET this summer? kasi I wasn’t able to submit my application form nung October eh kaya hindi ako nakapagtake ng exam..

    I need ur response…

  12. ahmm… meron pa rin po bang USTET this summer? kasi I wasn’t able to submit my application form nung October eh kaya hindi ako nakapagtake ng exam..

    I need ur response…

  13. Hi. I’m from Zamboanga City and balak ko po sanang mag-aral sa UST pero the only problem is yung Entrance Exam. I don’t have any idea po kase kung pano or kelan ako pwdeng mag take ng exam.

  14. Paano naman po makakapagaral sa UST yung mga students from visayas and mindanao kung di na po pwdeng kumaha ng entrance exam this summer?

  15. hi..4th yr po ako dis june..pwede po malam ang requirement grade para sa ust?ahmp…gusto q sana po pumasok sa from quezon province….

  16. USTET 2011 will start giving application starting July 4, 2011

    Annually, USTET is usually held on mid-August, mid-October and mid-December.

    Office for Admissions is located at the UST Tan Yan Kee Student Center. Just asks the friendly security guards.

    • Hi, I’m a Senior High & I really love to study in UST, kelan po ba ung passahan ng application form, tska po paano at kailan po ako makakakuha ng entrance exam.. Please Response. Thank you 🙂

    • im a 4th year High School Student at La Salette of San Mateo(the only PAASCU accredited school in San Mateo, Isabela) and i was thinking of learning my college course at UST, but i have a problem, i dont know where to get a form, and do i have to take any other exams first(except the entrance exam) before i can enroll at UST?…

      please contact me by replying here, or by sending me an e-mail at:


  17. USTET can only be taken in 3 batch choices, in the mid-aug,mid-oct or mid-dec . only those who are graduating (4th yr) students are allowed to take the exam. you can get the ustet app form online. just visit the UST official website, commonly it is being open mid-july.

    you can pass your application together with the other requirements through mailing/going directly to UST Tan Yan Kee bldg. 1st floor (left side)

    (by the way, I’m a sophomore engineering student)


  18. I’m a graduating student at The National Teacher’s College (NTC). I just wanna ask lang po if what are the qualifications in studying at the University Of Santo Thomas (UST). Thanks.

  19. first year college na po ako ngayon, pero gusto ko po mag-aral sa ust,nga lang di ako nakapasa sa entrance. may possibility pa po ba na makapagtransfer ako sa ust? pwd pa po ba magpareconsider for next school year or sem?

  20. Hi good afternoon Sir/Madam . . .

    I woiuld like to inquire on entrance entrance exam requirements & schedules for Highschool & College. Both my daughters is graduating for school year 2011 to 2012 (4th Year highschool & Grade VI). How much is it for highschool & college.

    Thank you and hope to recieved your immediate feedback

    Mama here

  21. good day,gusto ko po sanang mging thomasian,im a grade six student of saint anne de beaupre q.c, gusto ko po snang mag high school sa ust,totoo po bang my public na high school sa ust,mahirap lng po ksi kmi,my entrance exam po at kung magkano po sana ang mag high school jan,thanks po and more power sa mga thomasian!!!NEED KO PO NG REPLY!!

  22. good day, gusto ko po sanang maging thomasian, i am in grade six right now in immaculate mother school in q.c. gusto ko po sanang mag high school dyan sa ust. magkano po ba ang entrance exam at ung mga babayaran po dyan kasama na po ung tuition fee at iba pa po. sana po mag reply po kau as soon as possible pakibigay rin po ung contact number nyo………………….” I NEED A REPLY ” Tnx po. paki reply na lang po sa e-mail ko…………………..:))

  23. pwede po ba mag-take ng exam nio khit may line of 7 sa card ?tska meron po bang grade requirements para sa tourism or psychology ? thank you . . . paki answer nman . . .

  24. gud afternoon po.,i’m 4th year student of CSLRM HIGH SCHOOL, I’ LIVE N CATARMAN N.SAMAR.,I’m interested of taking the entrance exam for TUORISM.ano po ba ang mga requrments?,pwdi pa bang magexam this coming dec.?

  25. This is definitely a topic that’s close to me so Im happy that you wrote about it. I’m also happy that you did the subject some justice. Not only do you know a great deal about it, you know how to present in a way that people will want to read more. Im so happy to know someone like you exists on the web.

  26. kailan po ba nag entrance exam? gusto ko po talaga kumuha e….. di naman po ako mahilig mag internet kaya di ko po alam… please reply… TYP!!

  27. im jmayd villareal student of batasan national high school, quezon city. i want to take entrance exam in ust when and where can i take it…pls do reply


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