SCHOOLGUIDE eBook to be distributed FREE to Grade 12 students and parents

Some students who wish to pursue higher education may not know where to study a college program. While there are more than 2,000 colleges and universities in the Philippines to choose from, they must know if they CAN study in any of these institutions. CAN is the operative word in the previous sentence as students can be limited by various qualifications that hinder the pursuit of a bachelor’s or associate program in some schools. 


CAN study the program. 

SHS graduates have preferred college programs to pursue. However, will they qualify for admissions into their preferred programs? There are college programs with strict requirements for students to qualify. Some programs can only admit limited number of students especially in state and local colleges and universities. Can they settle for another program being offered by the school? 


CAN pass the admissions test. 

While there are colleges and universities that do not administer admissions tests, still, many colleges and universities make this a requirement. One of them is the University of the Philippines. The UPCAT or the University of the Philippines College Admissions Test being administered by the Philippines’ national university is said to be one of the tougher admissions exams among Philippine higher education institutions (HEIs). Will the student pass this test? Other state, local, and prestigious private colleges/universities also administer admissions test. 


CAN make the grade. 

Aside from the admissions test, some HEIs also require students to submit grades in junior and senior high school such as the University of the Philippines (UP), which requires students to submit their final grades in Grades 9, 10, and 11 to compute for the University Predicted Grade or UPG. Although there are other factors that UP will use in accepting applicants, the result of the UPG is a good indicator whether an applicant will be accepted. University of Santo Tomas, Ateneo de Manila University, and De La Salle University may also ask for the students’ grades from Grade 7 to 11. 


CAN pay the tuition. 

While this may not be a concern of students studying in government HEIs, some college programs are exclusively offered only in some private HEIs. Can the student’s family afford the tuition? 


CAN catch up with enrollment. 

Having followed a Facebook page about college admissions, we have found out that many students have not enrolled in any HEI a few weeks before classes resume. Schoolguide eBook will devote pages for this purpose where students will be able to identify which other colleges and universities are still open for admissions. 


CAN attend class schedules. 

Some SHS graduates who work while studying can be particular about class schedules. They may want to know if some HEIs hold classes that can fit into their work schedule. This item of information is also included in Schoolguide eBook. 


Schooguide eBook will be distributed FREE to Grade 12 students and their parents only to those school that will partner with GuidanceNGO. Grade 12 students and their parents have to check with their guidance offices if their schools have partnered with GuidanceNGO. Grade 12 students and parents from high schools that have not partnered with GuidanceNGO may get a copy of Schoolguide eBook at P120 per copy.


 Colleges and Universities that would like to be featured in Schoolguide eBook may get in touch with GuidanceNGO through the contact details published on this site.