by ZOE AIRABELLE AGUINALDO, KATHERINE CHAN, and SHAYNE LEE MACARAEG
AROUND 43,000 junior high school, senior high school, and college applicants took the UST Entrance Test (USTET) for the academic year 2023 to 2024, the Office for Admissions (OFAD) said.
OFAD Director Assoc. Prof. Imelda Dakis said about 21,700 students had taken the USTET, while 21,300 more applicants were scheduled for the last batch of exam on Jan. 22.
She said this number is “way higher” than the University’s expected applicants for the upcoming academic year.
“This is because of our very hardworking and dedicated marketing team who tirelessly market and promote the different programs of the University,” Dakis told The Flame in an email message.
The first in-person USTET in two years began last Oct. 23, 2022, wherein around 2,800 examinees were accommodated.
Aside from the Manila campus, provincial and international testing centers were set up since Oct. 8, 2022 to accommodate examinees from different regions.
However, only the international testing centers in Manama, Doha, and Dubai will be open until Jan. 31, while the Manila campus will have its last batch of USTET takers on May 7.
The USTET results will be released in the second quarter of this year. F