What is AUFCAT?
All students seeking admission to the University are required to take the AUF College Admission Test (AUFCAT).
The AUFCAT is an instrument aimed at measuring the student's potential for college performance. It consists of three-subject proficiency subtests and one mental ability subtest. The subject proficiency subtests are in English, math and science. The mental ability subtest, meanwhile, is in inductive reasoning.
All students who take the AUFCAT are ranked according to their general weighted average (GWA). The GWA results from combining the performance rating in the AUFCAT, the weighted average of high school grades from first year to third year, plus other requirements imposed by the home college.
It is important for every applicant to do very well in the AUFCAT and aim for a high GWA. The higher the GWA, the greater your chance of being admitted into the college of your choice.
Applicants who do not make it to the quota set by the college fall on the wait-list. They may be admitted if there are slots vacated by more qualified applicants.
Any high school graduate or high school senior expected to graduate at the end of the school year may be admitted as a college freshmen based on the following:
- Performance in the AUFCAT
- Weighted average of high school grades from first year to third year
A student applicant previously enrolled in another school is considered a TRANSFEREE and will, therefore, be subject to rules governing student transferees.
Foreign students who wish to apply are required to take the AUFCAT, provided they meet other specific requirements imposed by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Philippine laws. For more details, please visit the Office of the University Registrar.
- High school grades from First Year to Third Year.
- Two (2) Letters of Recommendation from the Guidance Counselor and Class Adviser.
- Two identical copies of 1" x 1" pictures.
4. Testing and application fee
Admission Requirements for Foreign Students
1. Notice of Acceptance issued by AUF
2.Satisfactory performance in the AUF College Admission Test
3. Satisfactory performance in the AUF English Proficiency Test for foreign
students, where necessary
4. Favorable psychological test results
- Favorable physical and medical examination results
- Good scholastic standing
- Favorable interview result with the College Admissions Committee
- Valid Visa for study and ACR/CRTS/ICR
Other requirements as may be prescribed by the College
Any student applicant who has previously enrolled in another school prior to AUF is considered to be a transferee and his application will be subject to the rules and policies on admissions for transferees.
Admission Requirements for Transfer Student-Applicants
1. Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with an acceptable score
of 500 or better. The applicant should arrange to take the TOEFL and
request TOEFL Educational Testing Service to send a copy of his / her
score to the Office of the University Registrar.
2. Certification that English is the medium of instruction in the school last
attended, where necessary.
3. Certificate of good moral character from last school/college attended
4. Letters of recommendation from two (2) professors.
5. Proof of sufficient financial support
* In addition to the documents submitted to the DFA, the foreign student-applicant submits the following requirements the Consular Office of the Philippine Foreign Service Establishment upon notice of interview.
- Original copy of the Notice of Acceptance 9NOA issued by the University.
- Police Clearance Certificate issued by the National Police Authority in the country of origin or residence duly authenticated by the Philippine Foreign Service Post having consular jurisdiction over the place.
- Medical Health Certificate issued by an authorized medical practitioner including standard size chest X-ray.
When & Where to Apply
Filing of applications starts in September of each year. Application forms are available at the Office of Admissions.
How to Apply
- Visit the Office of Admissions to obtain information and other details.
- Pay the testing and application fee at the AUF Accounting Office. The AUFCAT fee is non-refundable.
- Present the official receipt to the Office of Admissions and get your AUFCAT Kit.
- Accomplish properly application forms and complete other requirements, then submit them to the Office of Admissions and get your AUFCAT Test Permit.
- Take AUFCAT on scheduled date.
- Report for interview on given date, time and place.
- Wait for results which are mailed not later than March of each year.