ADMISSIONS

Monday, July 20, 2009

OFFICE OF THE COLLEGE SECRETARY: (+632) 302-6360

TRISTAN NATHANIEL C. RAMOS, DDM

STAFF:

  • Amelia De Castro
  • Ana Bangcaya

UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM



DOCTOR OF DENTAL MEDICINE

The Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) program of the College aims to provide quality education to prepare dental students for the general practice of dentistry as a health service profession and to develop in them awareness of the profession's fundamental, ethical and legal responsibility to the health of the community and the nation, as a whole.

Dentistry is a six-year program encompassing two years of pre-dentistry and four years of dental proper. This is embodied in Republic Act No. 4419, otherwise known as the Philippine Dental Act of 1965.


ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Pre-dentistry (4 semesters)

1. The UP College of Dentistry follows the admission requirements set by the University for beginning freshmen.
2. Regarding transferring or shifting to the Pre-dental course, the following rules apply:

  • a. The UP College of Dentistry will only entertain students coming from other UP units for transfer or shifting to the pre-dental course.
  • b. UP College of Dentistry will only admit transferees or shiftees to the pre-dental course during the first semester of every academic calendar year.
  • c. The student applying for transfer or shifting to the pre-dental course must have a general weighted average of 2.5 or better.
  • d. Admission of shiftees to the pre-dental course will depend on the availability of slots.
  • e. Admission to the pre-dental course is not a guarantee for acceptance to dental proper.


Dentistry Proper (8 semesters)

1. Application for dentistry proper starts on the first week of January and ends on the second Friday of April. Entering freshmen for dentistry proper are accepted only during the first semester of every academic calendar year.

2. The following are qualified to apply to Dentistry Proper:

  • a. Pre-dental students from UP who have completed their pre-dental course.
  • b. Pre-dental students from UP who are expecting to finish their pre-dental course within the second semester or the summer of the same academic calendar year.
  • c. BS degree holders from UP who have completed their pre-dental course.
  • d. Pre-dental students and BS degree holders from other schools who have completed their pre-dental course.

3. Criteria for Admission

For UP Pre-dental students and BS degree holders

UP pre-dental students are directly accepted into dentistry proper provided they reach the cut-off general weighted average. UP BS degree holders may have to undergo an interview prior to acceptance.

For Non-UP Pre-dental students and BS degree holders

  1. General Weighted Average for all subjects taken in their respective universities.
  2. Interview grades based on:
  • 1. communication skills
  • 2. general knowledge
  • 3. Personality
  • Dexterity Examination-Exercises are given to the applicant to evaluate his/her
  • 1. manual dexterity
  • 2. ability to follow instructions


4. Equivalent percentages for each criteria are:

  • a. GWA- maximum admission grade-60%
  • b. Interview-30%
  • c. Dexterity examination will be 10% of total admission grade


5. Guidelines for Admission:

  • a. A maximum of 50-60 students are accepted every academic calendar year.
  • b. If there are foreign student applicants, a maximum of two (2) will be accepted. However, Filipino applicants with foreign citizenship are given priority.
  • c. Students from schools other than UP may be accepted if qualified and slots are available.
  • d. Cut off grades to be a qualified applicant: (highest = 1; lowest = 5)
    • 2.50 - UP pre-dental and BS degree holders
    • 1.75 - Non-UP pre-dental and BS degree holders
  • e. Students who were accepted for the academic year they applied for, but who failed to finish their pre-dental course up to the summer immediately before enrollment for the first semester, will automatically have their acceptance cancelled. They may re-apply for the next academic calendar year, provided they undergo the same application and screening process.
  • c. Students who were not accepted for the academic calendar year they applied for, cannot or will not be allowed to apply again.


SCHOLASTIC DELINQUENCY RULES

The College of Dentistry follows existing scholastic delinquency rules set by the University.

**For further Inquiries about our Undergraduate Program, please contact the College Secretary's Office at (632) 302-6360

*** FOREIGN STUDENTS: Please direct your inquiries to the University registrar's office regarding admission requirements for foreign students:

Office of the University Registrar
UP Manila
Padre Faura
Tel (+632) 5240534