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Admission Requirements for the First Year Level and Transferees

 

A. WHO MAY APPLY

      Anyone seeking admission to the Xavier Ateneo Law must be a graduate of a Bachelor’s Degree in Arts or Science, or a higher academic degree, from an authorized and recognized university or college.

      All applicants must have earned eighteen (18) units of English subject. Applicants who have deficiency for this requirement may still apply and be eligible for admission, but admission will be conditioned on their completion of the deficiency and before they cangraduate from law school.

      All transferees (Law students from another Law school applying to transfer to Xavier Ateneo Law) will be required to go through two (2) years residency at Xavier Ateneo Law.

      AAdmission to Xavier Ateneo Law will be based on the applicant’s abilities and possession of good moral character, and will be determined based on the results in the Law Entrance Exam, academic grades, ability to express and communicate in English orally and in writing, letters of recommendations, and online or in-person interview(s).

      Please take note that for the AY2024-2025, and barring any public health mandate to the contrary, Xavier Ateneo Law classes and examinations will be conducted ONLY in-person.

      Classes may begin early afternoon for full-time students. But generally, classes start Classes may begin early afternoon for full-time students. But generally, classes start at 5.30 PM and end by 9.30 PM at the latest for weekdays; and 9am to 5pm at the latest for Saturdays. Attendance in classes will be checked, and, pursuant to LEB rules, students who incur absences of more than 20% of the total class hours will receive a failing mark due to absences.

      Moreover, midterm and final examinations will be given in-person at Xavier Ateneo Law premises, but using ExamSoft — the same platform used by the Supreme Court in the conduct of the Philippine Bar Examinations. Thus, all Xavier Ateneo Law students will be required to bring a suitable laptop for ExamSoft during examinations. The laptop need not be brand new, may be Windows-based or using Mac-OS, but must comply with the minimum system requirements for the software to run. You may check this link to know more about theminimum systems requirement.

 

B. HOW TO APPLY 

Read and follow the instructions carefully. Your ability to comply will be part of the assessment.


1. TAKE THE LAW ENTRANCE EXAM.  REGISTER & PAY FOR THE ENTRANCE EXAM NO LATER THAN 11 MAY 2024.

      There are only four (4) scheduled Law entrance exams. Testing fee is PhP 930.00 (non-refundable). Please take note of the dates carefully. There will be no other schedule:

DATE TYPE Maximum Slots DEADLINE TO PAY AND REGISTER
20 April 2024 In-person 90 13 April 2024
27 April 2024 In-person 90 20 April 2024
4 May 2024 In-person 90 27 April 2024
18 May 2024 In-person 150 11 May 2024 (at 5 PM)

 

      Registration and payment for the Law entrance exam must be done at least one week before the chosen scheduled exam date. 

      Take note of the slots per test date. It will be on a first-come first-served basis. Registration per test date will close once slots are full. Those who registered first will be prioritized.  Please make sure that the testing requirements are complete in order to secure a slot on a particular test date. The Law entrance exam fee of PhP 930.00 is entirely separate and distinct from the application processing fee.

      Applicants who take the Law Entrance Exam may defer their application for one year. But the results of the Law Entrance Exam are only valid for two years. Those with valid Law Entrance Exam results are requested to contact the Testing Center either by visiting in person or by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if they decide to apply for Law admissions in a subsequent school year. This is necessary to proceed with the admissions process.

 

Registration Process: 

  1. Fill out the registration form through this link: https://xu-apply.mastersofterp.com/ApplicationLandingPage/Index/XU
  1. Prepare the following:

a) 1x1 recent ID picture (with white background)
b) Birth Certificate (NSO or PSA copy)

  1. Pay the amount of 930 PhP as testing fee via payment centers embedded in the application portal.The testing fee is NON-REFUNDABLE. 
  1. Once your registration application has been approved, wait for an email from the Testing Office containing your Permit-to-Exam (processing may take 7 working days, excluding weekends and holidays).

Further details about the exam will be indicated in the Permit-to-Exam.

 

2. SUBMIT ALL APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS through this link https://xu-apply.mastersofterp.com/ApplicationLandingPage/Index/XU NO LATER THAN 7 JUNE 2024.

 

1.1 Application form (to be accomplished NO LATER THAN 7 JUNE 2024) 

      Ensure you answer all required personal information questions at the admissions portal.

 

1.2 Three (3) Letters of Recommendation (to be submitted NO LATER THAN 7 JUNE 2024)

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.

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.

      At the admissions portal, the applicant must provide the correct email addresses of their chosen recommenders and ensure that all three email addresses are filled out accurately.

Note: It is the applicant's responsibility to check that the online recommendation form is accomplished by each recommender.

 

1.3 Personal Essay (to be submitted NO LATER THAN 7 JUNE 2024)

      The essay must be at least 300 words, in word format, where the applicant introduces himself/herself, and shares the circumstances that led to his/her application to Xavier Ateneo Law.

      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 perpetual denial of the application.

      Upload your essay (in Word format) at the admissions portal.

Note: If you want to have your essay checked, you can submit it preliminarily to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. three (3) weeks before the deadline, on or before May 17, 2024. The plagiarism/ similarity rate should not score beyond 10% to be considered for admission.

 

1.4 Scanned photos of the following documents (to be submitted NO LATER THAN 7 JUNE 2024):

a. 2”x2” ID Picture with white background (not more than 6 months old)
b. Birth certificate from PSA
c. Marriage Contract from PSA (for married women only)
d. Transcript of Records (if graduation is not yet reflected in the transcript, submit a true copy of grades and a certification of candidacy for Graduation). Upload Transcript of Records in one file or upload true copy of grades and certificate of candidacy for graduation in one file.

Please be reminded that the true copy of grades and the certificate of candidacy for graduation are for evaluation purposes only and serve as a substitute for the OFFICIAL TOR requirement. The official TOR where the graduation date is reflected should be submitted to the Law Admin Office once available.

For XU graduates: request for TOR takes 5 -14 working days

Additional Requirements:

e. Transfer Credentials or Honorable Dismissal (for non-XU graduates, or if last school attended is not XU, or transferees). This is the document you need to request from your previous school certifying that you are eligible for transfer to another educational institution. Upload Transcript of Records and Transfer Credentials or Honorable Dismissal in one file.
f. Recommendation Letter from the Director of Student Affairs from last school attended (for transferees only)

Please take note that (for non-XU graduates, or if last school attended is not XU, or transferees), the submission of Transfer Credentials or Honorable Dismissal is needed to proceed with the enrollment.

Here is a guide on how to merge files.

Upload all required documents at the admissions portal.

 

3. PAYMENT OF PhP900 PROCESSING FEE.

      Please pay the Processing fee of PhP900.00.

     The processing fee is non-refundable, but is not a guarantee that you will be admitted. Please think carefully before you make the payment.

      Upload the confirmation of processing fee payment at the admissions portal.

Accomplish all fields of the online form correctly and upload all documentary requirements, then click SAVE for confirmation. This step is essential to ensure your application is properly processed.

 

4. INTERVIEW: PERSONAL, OR  BY VIDEO CALL.

      Only applicants who have taken the entrance exam, and completed and submitted all requirements and payments will be interviewed.

      The applicant will receive an email of his/her interview schedule and instructions. Interviews may be waived for applicants who have demonstrated in their submissions the abilities, skills and aptitude necessary for the study of law. 

      Please note that interviews will be conducted either in-person or online on assigned dates within the interview period.  Online interviews will be conducted via Google Meet or through Zoom. 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. The applicant must also be in business attire during the interview, whether it be in-person or through 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. 

      All first-year students are required to attend the orientation and introductory class on 15-20 July 2024.

      Regular classes for Academic Year 2024-2025 begin on 22 July 2024.

 

DATES TO REMEMBER

Last day to pay for entrance exam: 11 May (for exam scheduled on 18 May 2024)

Entrance Exam dates: 20 April, 27 April, 4 May and 18 May 2024

Submission of application and admission requirements:  February – 7 June 2024

Deadline for submission of application and admission requirements:  7 June 2024

Interview Period: 27 May – 30 June 2024

Enrollment Period for First Years: 1 – 4 July 2024

Delayed Enrollment for First Years: 5 – 6 July 2024

 

Freshmen Orientation, Introduction to Law & Intro to Law Exam (mandatory for all First Year students)

Freshmen Orientation: 15 – 16 July 2024

Introduction to Law:  17 – 18 July 2024

Intro to Law Exam: 20 July 2024

Class Sessions: 22 July – 26 November 2024

 

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