Admission Requirements for the First Year Level and Transferees
A. WHO MAY APPLY
Anyone seeking admission to the College of Law must be a graduate of Bachelor’s Degree in Arts or Science, or a higher academic degree, from an authorized and recognized university or college. Furthermore, the applicant must have earned:
a. three (3) units of Rizal course;
b. eighteen (18) units of Social Sciences subjects;
c. six (6) units in Mathematics; and
d. eighteen (18) units in English.
Due to the COVID 19 situation, there will be no entrance examination this school year, as a measure to avoid the risk of contamination in the administering of an onsite examination, and in the absence of reliable web-based mechanisms to conduct it online. Instead, admission to the College of Law will be based on the applicant’s grades, ability to express and communicate in English orally and in writing, and the assessment of the applicant’s abilities and character through the personal essay, letters of recommendations, and online interview(s).
Please take note that pursuant to public health and safety protocols, XU Law classes and examinations are primarily conducted online in real-time using videoconferencing applications with scheduled meeting days and times as published in the class schedule. Student attendance is required for these synchronous sessions. This learning modality in the College of Law will remain for as long as the pandemic is ongoing and/or mass vaccination has not been achieved. XU Law applicants must therefore have the necessary information & communications technology (ICT) device and internet connection to support video conferencing for at least 4 hours a day.
B. HOW TO APPLY
Read the instructions carefully and follow the same. Your ability to comply will be part of the assessment.
1. ACCOMPLISH AND/OR SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS ONLINE.
1.1 Application form
Click on the link above and fill this up. This uses Google Forms, so you will need a gmail address for access.
Note: please copy and save the link for the recommendation forms [within the application form] as you will need this link for your letters of recommendation.
1.2 Three (3) Letters of Recommendation
None of the recommenders must be a relative within the 4th degree of consanguinity or affinity
The applicant should (i) identify the three persons who will make the recommendation based on the criteria below; (ii) get their consent and email addresses, and (iii) send the link of the recommendation form (previously saved from the online application form) to their recommenders to accomplish.
a. Two (2) of the following who know the applicant’s abilities well:
i. Dean of the applicant’s school
ii. former professor(s)
iii. immediate supervisor(s)
b. One (1) person who knows the applicant well enough to provide a true character reference.
1.3 Personal Essay
The essay must be at least 1,500 words, in word format, where the applicant introduces himself/herself, and explains:
1) his/her personal philosophy in life;
2) the reason(s) for applying to XU Law;
3) why he/she has what it takes to finish the course; and
4) why he/she will make a good lawyer.
Please take time to write and review your essay well for content and grammar. This will be used, among others, to gauge your proficiency in the English language.
Applicants are expected to write their own essays. Essays will be subjected to a plagiarism checker and word count. A plagiarized essay will lead to the denial of the application.
You can upload the personal essay here.
1.4 Scanned photos of the following documents:
You are only allowed to upload the scanned documents in one sitting. Make sure you have all the required documents before you decide to upload them, at this link for freshmen applicants, and this link for transferees.
a. 2”x2” ID Picture with white background (not more than 6 months old)
b. Birth certificate from PSA
c. Marriage Contract (for married women only)
d. Transcript of Records (if graduation is not yet reflected in the transcript, a true copy of grades and a certification of candidacy for Graduation). Upload Transcript of Records in one file.
For XU graduates: requests for TOR takes 5-14 working days.
For Non-XU graduates and transferees: Transfer Credential or Honorable
Dismissal is needed upon enrollment.
Additional Requirements for Transferees:
e. Transfer Credential or Honorable Dismissal (for non-XU graduates and transferees)
f. Recommendation Letter from the Director of Student Affairs from last school attended
g. Certificate of Preliminary Law Course (C-1)
2. PAYMENT OF PhP800 PROCESSING FEE
The processing fee is non-refundable, but is not a guarantee that you will be admitted. Please think carefully before you make the payment.
3. INTERVIEW BY VIDEO CALLS
Only applicants who have completed and submitted all requirements and payments will be interviewed.
Once the payment has been verified (within 2-3 working days after payment), the applicant will receive an email of his/her interview schedule and instructions.
Please note that interviews will be conducted online on assigned dates within the interview period, via Google Meet, Zoom, or FaceTime, etc. Each applicant is responsible for ensuring that he/she is available for the interview as scheduled, and has the necessary internet access and information & communications technology (ICT) device for the online interview. Applicant must also be in business attire during the video call.
Interviewed applicants will receive an email on the results of their application. Successful applicants will receive an email confirming eligibility for enrollment, and instructions on how to enroll.
First Year classes will begin 1 or 2 weeks ahead of regular classes.
DATES TO REMEMBER
Submission of application and admission requirements: March 1 - June 11, 2021
Deadline for submission of application and admission requirements: June 11, 2021
Interview Period: April 1 - June 30, 2021
Enrollment Period for First Years: July 15 - 20, 2021
Delayed Enrollment for First Years: July 21 - 23 2021
Introduction to Law & Orientation (mandatory for all First Year students): July 26 - 30, 2021
Start of Regular Classes: August 2, 2021