The Makati city-owned University of Makati (UMAK) is now accepting incoming freshmen for academic year 2012-2013.

University president Tomas Lopez said the registration period will run until April. Applicants are advised to proceed to the Testing and Admission Center located at the Goundfloor, Building III of UMAK.

Lopez also said the schedule for the Umak Admission Test (UMAT), which will determine the courses appropriate to the abilities and preferences of individual students, will be given upon registration.

According to Prof. Lucia Dela Cruz, head of Testing and Admission Center, freshmen applicants need to bring the following: Form 137/138; Certificate of good moral character; Birth Certificate from NSO; two 1 1/2x 1 1/2 ID pictures; Voter’s ID/Certificate. Incomplete requirements will not be processed.

Dela Cruz also gave important reminders to applicants especially for non-Makati residents who must have a high school average of 85 per cent to qualify for the admission test. As for students who did not immediately enroll after graduation from high school, he or she must present a certification that the Form 137-A has not yet been sent to any college/university.

Makati resident applicants, on the other hand, are required to submit photocopy of their parent’s voter’s ID/certificate or, if they are 18 years old and above, they should present their own voter’s ID/certificate.

For transferees and second coursers, the following requirements are needed: General Weighted Average of 85 percent with no failing grades, Transcript of Records, Honorable Dismissal, Birth Certificate, Two 1 ½ x 1 ½ ID pictures, and voter’s ID/Certificate for Makati residents.

Applicants will be charged a registration fee of P20 and P30 as testing fee. For the nursing course program, the fee is P350.

For interested applicants, admission is ongoing from 8am to 5pm, Monday to Saturday, and inquiries can be made through telephone numbers 881-1571 (direct line) or 883-1860 local 240. Applicants are advised to proceed to Building II, Room 303 or 305 for registration and entrance exam schedule.

Meanwhile, the university’s College of Nursing opened last school year its new 4-year program - Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Technology also known as RadTech.

According to Lopez, UMAK is one of the few universities in the country offering RadTech as a bachelor degree and at present the opportunities of RadTech are immense not only in the USA and Europe but also in Middle Eastern countries where Filipinos are highly regarded.

Randy Concepcion, dean of the College of Nursing, said they also offer full scholarship program for RadTech as the healthcare industry is in need of professionals who are not only engaged in nursing and medical work but also in diagnostics and imaging.

The UMAK College of Nursing is a joint venture of the city-owned university and the Systems Technology Institute (STI) Education Services Group.

Lopez said except for the College of Nursing, students who are bonafide Makati residents will pay a tuition fee of only P1,000 per semester aside from other miscellaneous fees. Non-Makati residents are charged P3,000 as tuition.

The university holds the distinction of being the first city-owned university to implement a dual training system. The system allow students hands-on training in the industry partnered by UMAK.




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