Freshman Undergraduate Application

Your DLSU story begins here.
Welcome to the DLSU Online Admission Facility for Undergraduate Freshman
1 Eligibility

An applicant must be any of the following:

  • Grade 12 students who are expected to graduate at the end of Academic Year 2022-2023
  • Grade 12 student who graduated from a school (local or abroad) before AY 2022-2023 and who has not taken any college course (required to upload the Declaration as a New Student Form on his/her online application
  • Passer of the Philippine Educational Placement Test (PEPT), Alternative Learning System (ALS) or Non-Formal Education Accreditation and Equivalency (NFEA&E) Program following DepEd regulations and therefore certified eligible for admission to college/tertiary level
  • Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) result holder, AP result holder, IB Diploma/IB Certificate holder, or A Level certificate holder who has met the DLSU criteria. All results and certificates will be subject to evaluation
2 Application Period
Application period for the Incoming Freshman for Academic Year 2023-2024 is from 12 September 2022 to 15 December 2022.
3 Registration
You will need to create an account to access the Online Admission Facility (OAF).
You may log in and log out of your account anytime during the application period to complete all the information required. Please do not forget your username and password as you will need these to use your account again when you continue with your application.
Please ensure that you are using an active and working email address (preferably a personal email address and not an email address issued by your high school, which may be deactivated after you graduate).
4 Application Requirements
Supply all information required. Allot 30-45 minutes for the completion of the application form. Be ready to scan and upload the following:

Personal Documents

  • Copy of Grade 11 or 12 school ID
  • Recent 2x2 or Passport-size Photo (in white background, with neutral facial expression, must not be wearing eyeglasses or color contact lenses, and with ears exposed if religious customs do not prohibit)
  • Proof of Citizenship (For Filipino citizens: PSA issued birth certificate, valid Philippine passport, or Certificate of Retention or Reacquisition of Filipino Citizenship)

Academic and Student Records

  1. Grade 12 studends who are expected to graduate at the end of Academic Year 2022-2023
    1. Secondary Scholastic Record (in DLSU Format, signed by SCHOOL REGISTRAR or PRINCIPAL). Download the form here
    2. Grade 11 Report Card or Transcript of Records/Form 137
      NOTE: High School applicants with 1st and 2nd Semester Report Cards must ensure that both Report Cards are signed by the designated signatories
    3. Certificate of Non-Issuance of Numerical Grades IF you are an applicant from a school with non-numerical (Pass/Fail) grades
    4. Transcript of Records IF you are an applicant from Non-Philippine Department of Education (DepEd) recognized schools
  2. Grade 12 student who graduated from a school (local or abroad) prior to Academic Year 2022-2023 and who has not taken any college course
    1. Declaration as a New Student Form. Download the form here.
    2. Secondary Scholastic Record (in DLSU Format, signed by SCHOOL REGISTRAR or PRINCIPAL). Download the form here
    3. Grade 12 Report Card IF you are an applicant from a Philippine Department of Education (DepEd) recognized school
      NOTE: High School Graduates with 1st and 2nd Semester Report Cards must ensure that both Report Cards are signed by the designated signatories
    4. Transcript of Records IF you are an applicant from Non-Philippine Department of Education (DepEd) recognized schools
  3. Passers of PEPT, ALS or NFE A&E Programs (certified eligible for admission to college/tertiary level by the Philippine Department of Education)
    1. Secondary Scholastic Record (in DLSU Format, signed by SCHOOL REGISTRAR or PRINCIPAL). Download the form here
    2. Any of the following that applies to the applicant
      • Certificate of Rating for Passer of the Philippine Educational Placement Test (PEPT)
      • Alternative Learning System (ALS) Certificate of Completion
      • Non-Formal Education Accreditation and Equivalency (NFE A&E) Program Results
  4. For other applicants who opt to use other documents as a basis for admission to the university
    1. Secondary Scholastic Record (in DLSU Format, signed by SCHOOL REGISTRAR or PRINCIPAL). Download the form here
    2. Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) results/IB Diploma/A level certificate

Recommendation Letters


The recommendation letters must be accomplished by the following (one of each):
  • High School Principal or Subject Teacher from Grade 11 or 12
  • Guidance Counselor from Grade 11 or 12

Fill out this Google Forms to inform your recommenders that you have selected them to submit a recommendation form for your application. The recommendation letters will be directly submitted by the recommender through the link provided to them in the email notification.


5 DCAT Test Dates and Venues

DLSU Venues (for all applicants)

  • MANILA campus - January 2023*(3 schedules on a Sunday, AM and PM)
  • LAGUNA campus - February 2023 (1 schedule on a Saturday, AM and PM)

    NOTE: Testing dates for the Manila campus will be scheduled on a Sunday (AM and PM). The testing dates may change depending on government restrictions on COVID-19.

External Testing Centers (for applicants in the province)


All applicants will submit their applications online. There will be no manual filing of applications for incoming freshmen.
We encourage our applicants from the provinces to take their DCAT at our partner External Testing Centers. However, students from the province may still opt to take their DCAT in either Manila or Laguna campus if preferred.

6 Admission Results
Admission results will be released on the 4th week of March 2023.