10 January 2011
This news makes me nostalgic when I took the UPCAT a long time ago. Although I prepared well for the exam, whatever skill and/or grade I had then just wouldn't cut the mustard.
But all the reasons in my head were telling me I should take my college in UP. It simply was just the right thing to do. I wasn't ready to give up just yet. I still had my last card. The plan was to take my first year in another school, get the highest grade I can acquire, and pray that UP will accept me as a transferee for the next school year. This was the back door to UP.
The next year, armed with a decent General Weighted Average, I was fortunate enough to get the last slot for a transferee. It was not easy. Looking back - it was a miracle I got in.
Dean J.A.P. toured me around and explained how the transferring process works. I am forever indebted for his kindness. He believed in me when no one would. Thank you so much sir.
Being a scholar, of course, has its consequence. You have to give back to our country. After all, it was the people's money that paid for your education.
Congratulations to the UPCAT passers and to the successful transferees.
Mabuhay ang pagasa ng bayan.