10 January 2011

On UPCAT

Yes it's out. The UP College Admission Test was released last Monday night. The exam is one of the largest entrance examination in the country. In 2009, more than 67,000 students took the exam in testing centers nationwide.

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.

9 comments:

JasonPaul said...

astig. UP or nothing ka pala non.

pmm012 said...

it would be even more rewarding if the passers could enjoy he previous tuition fee rates! it was 300 per unit during my time.. i think the amount today is almost taht of UST..

krn said...

mabuhay ang mga bagong iskolar ng bayan.

NoBenta said...

sadly, i didn't take UPCAT. sa uste lang ako nag-try dahil yun lang ang only choice ko. :)

Rah said...

@jp, hindi naman or nothing, gusto ko lang subukan ang swerte ko :)

@pmm0 hindi ko nga maintindihan yung budget cut na yan eh, hindi na nga nakakatulong, nakakaperwisyo pa.

@krn dapat magaral sila mabuti, binabayaran natin ang iskooling nila.

@nobenta, USTE ang second choice ko, mura lang kasi sa UP kaya, naisip ko don. :) Kung hindi ako natanggap sa UP malamang siguro naging magkaklase tayo.

gillboard said...

that's nice. hard work pays off talaga.

congratulations to the new skolar ng bayan!!!

sterndal said...

wow Rah! ang talino mo pala! kaya pala ang husay mo mag-english eh

hindi ko na-try mag exam sa UP

sayang naman

pero kung 300 pesos per unit pala dun eh mabuti nga na hindi na lang toinks!

kasi libre naman sa PLM eh hahaha wala ako binayaran except dun sa 50 na library card at school paper.

pero astig talaga mga taga UP!

hay ...

dapat talaga jan ako kumuha ng creative writing

para magkalaman naman yung utak ko

tsaka para isipin nila na magaling akong writer maski hindi LOL

congrats!

sana huwag ka na sumali sa frat

mga kabataan ngayon mahilig sa brotherhood

mas maganda livelihood

yung mga pwede pagkakitaan

toinks

mag-sermon ba?

ah basta! ang galing mo :-)

btw. pwede sagutin yung katanungan mo sa header?

wala lang ... epal ako eh

roses have thorns to remind you that whoever said that life is fair is a liar.

nagmaganda lang ako kasi 5:02AM na hindi pa ako nakakatulog :-)

pusang kalye said...

So---you eventually made it to UP din pala as a transferee. congrats. Frustrateion ko lang yan. but minde was different. I simply gave up while you put up the fight.for that, you have my admiration

Chiz said...

Backreading... OO nga 300/unit lang dati, sinu-swerte pa tayo :)