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ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

For successful admission at SOLAS, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Students have graduated with an undergraduate degree from a government-recognized or accredited higher education institution (HEI). (Students may be asked to submit college catalogues, syllabi, or other documents in order to indicate the academic level of undergraduate work.)
  • Admission to any master’s program requires students to have a college academic average grade of at least 80.
  • Admission to any doctoral program requires students to have a relevant master’s degree from accredited HEIs and whose general average is at least 85. For non-verticalized degree programs (e.g. from MPA to PhD BA), applicants will be required to take a bridging program composed of 9 units toward the doctoral specialization (including 3 units of research).
  • By way of exception, any student with a lower general average may initially be admitted on a probationary basis for one semester. After demonstrating the capacity to undertake graduate or post-graduate studies, he/she may be formally admitted to the program.
  • Enrollment in any research doctoral program requires a successfully passed master’s thesis. For graduates of non-thesis programs, they shall be required to finish 6 units of research courses before admission, and submit a research paper that will be used to gauge if the applicant has the skills to pursue a doctoral research degree.
  • Applicants who do not aim to pursue any degree programs but intend to attain knowledge enhancement and personal development may be admitted to non-degree status. However, they should undergo the required admission procedures. In the event that these students decide to pursue a particular degree program, the same policies and requirements observed by the degree shall apply to them.
  • Provisional admission may be given to students falling short of full admission requirements. Provisional admissions are valid for one semester only. Failure to comply to the requirements of admission after one semester will entail being dropped from the program.

ADMISSION PROCEDURES

For successful admission at SOLAS:

  • An application form will have been carefully filled out by the applicant. The form can be obtained from the SOLAS Office upon request and is available here. The application form requires that the student supply a small recent 2×2 picture.
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate schools attended by the student will have been submitted to the SOLAS Office. The transcripts should have the remark “Copy for WU-P.”
  • Students who are transferring credits from other HEIs must submit a statement of honorable dismissal and a recommendation for admission. An original Transcript of Records is also required.
  • Students desiring financial assistance must communicate with the Office of Student Affairs for the Form and process of scholarship application.

FEES

TUITION FEE (PhP) MISC FEES (PhP)
Master’s Degrees 800.00 +/- 5,000.00
Doctoral Degrees 1,301.00 +/- 6,000.00

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