Application Policies for Transferees and Shiftees (1st Sem., 2014-2015)

Shiftees are (1) students from a campus or Constituent University (CU) (e.g. UP Manila) who wish to enroll in another college (e.g., Pharmacy to Public Health) of the same campus or; (2) students from within a college who wish to get into a degree program other than that which they were originally qualified for (e.g., B.A. Philippine Arts to B.A. Political Science of the College of Arts and Sciences).

Transferees are (1) students from another Constituent University (e.g. UP Los Baños) who wish to enroll in UP Manila or; (2) students from another university who want to enroll in UP Manila.

  1. Requirements

    1. Students from another university must have passed at least thirty three (33) academic units while students from other Constituent University must have passed at least thirty (30) collegiate academic units. A student who has already earned more than 90 units, or is affected by the Maximum Residency Rule (MRR) of the University, shall no longer be eligible for shifting or transferring.

    2. The applicant who wants to transfer must meet not only the minimum General Weighted Average (GWA) of the University (2.00) but shall also satisfy the other admission requirements of the accepting degree program/College (GWA, interview, examination, available slots, etc.)

      1. College of Medicine and College of Allied Medical Professions do not accept transferees nor shiftees.

      2. College of Arts and Sciences:

        1. Accepts shiftees from U.P. Manila and transferees from other UP campuses. A GWA of 2.75 or better for all academic subjects/courses is required for all degree courses, except for B.S. Biology where the GWA should be 2.00 or better.

        2. For transferees, a GWA of 2.00 or better is required for all academic degree programs except for B.S. Biology which does not accept transferees from other universities.

        3. For both shiftees and transferees, only incoming sophomores will be accepted to the B.S. Biochemistry, B.S. Computer Science and B.S. Applied Physics programs.

      3. College of Dentistry:

        1. Accepts only shiftees from U.P. Manila and transferees from other UP campuses during the first two years of Pre-Dentistry with a GWA of 2.5 or better.

        2. Shiftees from U.P. Manila and transferees from other UP campuses may apply for the third year level (1st year Dentistry Proper) provided that they have completed the required Pre-Dentistry courses with a GWA of 2.0 or better.

        3. Transferees from other colleges/universities may apply for the third year level provided that they have a Certificate of Pre-Dentistry Completion issued by their respective colleges/universities with a GWA of 1.75 or better.

        4. Transferees who have obtained a B.S. degree in a health related course (e.g. B.S. Biology) may apply for the third year level with a GWA of 2.00 or better.

      4. College of Nursing:

        The available slots per year are dependent on the corresponding number of students who transfer and/or leave UPCN in the succeeding semester.

        1. Accepts shiftees (UP Manila) and transferees from other UP constituent universities only (UP Diliman, UP Baguio, UP Los Baños, UP Visayas and UP Mindanao) with a GWA of 2.00 or better for the first year level only.

        2. Qualified applicants will be ranked according to their GWA and will be interviewed by the College Admission Committee.

    3. College of Pharmacy

      1. Accepts transferees from other schools with a GWA of 1.75 or better and shiftees/transferees from UP campuses with a GWA of 2.00 or better.

      2. Accepts second degree applicants: non-UP graduate with a GWA of 2.25 or better and UP graduate with a GWA of 2.50 or better.

      3. Qualified applicants will be ranked according to the criteria (school of origin, GWA, present course, grades in computational sciences and chemistry and reason for transfer) set by the College and will be interviewed by the College Committee on Admissions and Scholarships.

    4. College of Public Health

      1. For UP Shiftees; a GWA of 1.75 or better. Priority is given to applicants within UP System.

      2. If there are available slots, then applicants from outside UP System will be considered. A GWA of 1.5 or better, is given priority.

      3. To be admissible to the second year level, a student should have finished at least 34 units, including the required courses.

      4. For the third year level, a maximum of 66 units should have been completed including all the first and second year required subjects.

  • Procedure

    1. Accomplish the Undergraduate Admission Application form (one copy per course application only).

    2. In a brown envelope, submit to the Office of the University Registrar the following documents together with the completed application form:

      1. Official Transcript of Records (for 2nd degree applicants only) or True Copy of Grades (for continuing students) properly authenticated/signed by the Registrar/Dean and the grading system of the school attended. TOR or TCG must be complete up to the last term of schooling.

      2. Certificate of good moral character from either the Dean/College Secretary/Faculty Member of the school currently enrolled in.

      3. Official Receipt of Application Fee issued by the UP Manila Cashier

      4. One (1) 2 x 2 picture

  • Return Service Agreement
    The Colleges of Dentistry, Nursing, Pharmacy and Public Health are covered by the Return Service Agreement (RSA)

    The RSA is an absolute admission requirement for the accepted applicants to the above-mentioned colleges. The agreement states that the student shall serve in the Philippines within five years after graduation.

NOTICE: The OUR will release an updated list of requirements for Transferees in the last week of May 2015. We will keep students posted via this website, the OUR's site (, and the University's social media (Facebook: UPMANILAOFFICIAL; Twitter: @upmanilaonline). Thank you.