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FAQs about COLLEGE ADMISSIONS & SCHOLARSHIPS

1. What is the difference between admissions and enrolment?

To begin your studies in Xavier Ateneo, you must first apply for admissions to an undergraduate program before you can enroll in subjects inside this program. Only when your admissions application is approved can you enroll into subjects. The Admissions and Aid Office (AAO) administers the admissions process while the Registrar’s Office (RO) administers the enrolment.

You need to apply for admissions if you are:

  • a freshman (a senior high school graduate who has not enrolled in another college or university)
  • a transferee (previously enrolled and taken units in another college or university)
  • a returnee (an admitted student in Xavier Ateneo who intends to enroll for a particular semester but was not enrolled during the previous semester/s)
  • a 2nd courser (completed an undergraduate program and enrolling in another program)

You apply for admissions only once while enrolment needs to done every semester until program completion.

2. I am a freshman/transferee applicant, how do I apply for admissions?

  • If you are applying to a program with an entrance exam requirement, kindly head on here for the application details.
  • If you are applying to a program under waived entrance exam, kindly head on here for the application details.

3. Are there exam cutoff scores for board programs?

  • Presently, only the Accountancy, Nursing, Engineering (except BS Industrial Engineering), AB/BS Psychology, and Education programs require an entrance examination for admissions. The cutoff scores are announced during every orientation given by the University Testing Center to test takers. Note: Accountancy and Nursing program applicants may also be required to undergo interview and/or submit additional documents for further evaluation.

4. What are waived entrance exam programs?

  • These are undergraduate programs that do not have an entrance examination requirement for admissions. Kindly visit this page to view the full list of programs under waived entrance exam.

5. I am transferee from another school, what documents should I prepare?

  • You need to secure the following documents from your previous school: 
  1. Transcript of Records,
  2. Transfer Credentials (formerly called Honorable Dismissal), and
  3. Good Moral Certificate.

You will submit these documents to the University Registrar during enrolment.

6. I did not enroll during the previous semester/s and I intend to re-enroll for a particular semester, what should I do?

  • You are a RETURNEE applicant. You need to undergo a re-admissions evaluation and get approval from your previous school/college. Kindly visit this page for details about the online admissions and enrolment process for returnees.

7. I intend to pursue a 2ndundergraduate degree in Xavier Ateneo, what should I do?

  • You are a 2nd Courser applicant. Kindly visit this page for details about the online admissions and enrolment process for returnees.

8. I already finished my undergraduate studies and I intend to enroll in the Professional Education course. What should I do?

  • Kindly see here details about the online admissions and enrolment process for Professional Education applicants.

9. I lost my Test Registration ID number, what should I do?

  • Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the subject: LOST REGISTRATION ID and request for your test registration ID number.

10. I took the online college entrance exam and, while waiting for my test score results, I also applied to a program under waived entrance examination. How do I proceed with the admissions?

  • This is a case of duplicate admissions applications and is strongly discouraged. To proceed with creating your account in the admissions portal, use the registration ID number issued by the University Testing Center when you took and passed the Online College Entrance Exam (OCEE).

11. If I apply to a program included in the list of courses under Waived Entrance Exam Admissions, will I be accepted regardless of my academic performance in my previous school?

  • Each program has a unique set of evaluation criteria for acceptance. Common to each program is the requirement that an applicant must have at least SATISFACTORY grades from their previous school.

12. I applied to a program under WAIVED ENTRANCE EXAMINATION and did not receive my login credentials for the admissions portal, what should I do?

  • The school/college may still be reviewing your application. If approved, you will be emailed your LOGIN CREDENTIALS to be used for creating an account in the admissions portal found here. Create and activate your account, then log-in to the portal to accomplish the application forms. After filling out the forms, submit your application. Please allow 3-4 working days for the processing of your application, after which you will be emailed the results. If you do not see the email by then, check your “junk mail” folder or “spam” folder.   

All successfully processed applicants will be emailed an ADMISSIONS CLEARANCE. This document will be used to proceed with the Online Enrolment Registration.  

Incomplete/pending submission of required documents during pre-registration for waived entrance examination admissions may cause delay, if not rejection of your application. Please contact the school/college you are applying to for a follow-up on the status of your application.

13. I already have my REGISTRATION ID NUMBER but I cannot access the admissions portal, what should I do?

  • You can only access the admissions portal when the test results are out. For regular entrance exam takers, results will be available after ten working days from the exam date. For scholarship exam takers, it may take up to at least a month from the exam date for the results to be released. Until then, you cannot yet access, create and activate your account in the admissions portal.

14. I still have not received my ADMISSIONS CLEARANCE, what should I do?

Delay in the release of the admissions clearance may be due to any of the following:

  • You were given the LOGIN CREDENTIALS for creating an account in the admissions portal, but you did not create and activate your account.
  • You were able to create and activate your account, but you did not accomplish or completely fill out the application forms. Incomplete applications are PENDING until all required information and/or documents are submitted.
  • Your application is still being processed. Please allow 3-4 working days for the processing of your application, after which you will be emailed the results. If you do not see the email by then, check your “junk mail” folder or “spam” folder.   
  • You are put on CROSSOVER status because you do not meet the SHS strand requirement of the board program you are applying to. You have to inquire with the school/college on the status of your application.
  • You are put on CONDITIONAL status because you do not meet the entrance exam cutoff score requirement of the board program you are applying to. You have to inquire with the school/college on the status of your application.

15. I took the January-February 2022 online college scholarship exam. My score is not eligible for a scholarship but qualifies me for admissions. If I wish to apply to a program under waived entrance examination, should I still undergo the pre-screening registration?

  • If your score is 70 or higher, then you do not need to undergo the pre-screening registration for programs under waived entrance examination. You will be emailed your LOGIN CREDENTIALS to be used for creating an account in the admissions portal found here. Create and activate your account, then log-in to the portal to accomplish the application forms. After filling out the forms, submit your application. Please allow 3-4 working days for the processing of your application, after which you will be emailed the results. If you do not see the email by then, check your “junk mail” folder or “spam” folder.   

All successfully processed applicants will be emailed an ADMISSIONS CLEARANCE. This document will be used to proceed with the Online Enrolment Registration.  

16. I took the January-February 2022 online college scholarship exam. My score is not eligible for a scholarship but qualifies me for admissions. Am I eligible to apply to a board program?

  • Your score must meet the cutoff score for the board program you are applying to. Otherwise, you can only apply to a program with a general cutoff of 70.

Cutoff scores are announced during every orientation given by the University Testing Center to test takers. Note: Accountancy and Nursing program applicants may also be required to undergo interview and/or submit additional documents for further evaluation.  

17. Can I retake the Online College Entrance Exam (OCEE) for the chance of getting a higher score and, consequently, qualify for admissions to a board program?

  • Under University Testing Center rules, you cannot retake an exam to aim for a higher score.

18. I took the Online College Entrance Exam (OCEE) and my score does not meet the general cutoff for admissions to ANY of the programs in Xavier Ateneo, what should I do?

  • You must undergo the pre-screening registration for the school/college you are applying to. To learn more about the online admissions and enrolment process for programs under waived entrance exam, kindly visit here.

19. How do I apply for scholarships in Xavier Ateneo?

  • Kindly visit this page to learn about the Xavier Ateneo scholarship offerings, application processes, and guidelines.

20. How do I know if I qualified for a scholarship?

  • Upon viewing your entrance exam results on this page, you will be informed if you qualified for any of the Xavier Ateneo scholarships. Qualifiers can also expect an email which contains information about the scholarship they qualified for, the application instructions, and other details.

21. How do I know if I have been awarded a scholarship?

  • Scholarship awardees are emailed a Notice of Scholarship Award (NSA). It contains information about the scholarship, the grant coverage and requirements for maintaining the award. The NSA can be submitted in lieu of the validated down payment slip requirement during enrollment.

For more information, you can explore the tabs found on this page. You can also email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (088) 853-9800 loc 9151/9157/9158/9836 for your admissions and scholarships related queries.