Everything You Need to Know Before Applying to University of the Cordilleras

by Jonnie Anne Ngo   |  Nov 24, 2022
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The University of the Cordilleras has received many acknowledgments for providing quality educational services since its establishment. It was ISO Certified in 2019 and granted Autonomous University Status by the Commission on Higher Education. If you plan on taking law, add this university to your list of options as it's one of the top law schools in the Philippines.

History of the University of the Cordilleras

During the destruction of Baguio City following the Second World War, Atty. Benjamin R. Salvosa established a tertiary education in the mountain highlands of the Cordillera region. He founded the University of Cordilleras, previously called Baguio Colleges, as he visualized Baguio City as a university town. 

Initially, the college offered courses in teacher training and liberal arts in 1946, with 156 student enrollees during its opening. At first, they had their classes in rented spaces at the Antipolo building until it expanded to the Lopez and Lamping buildings. In 1966, the college turned into an educational foundation.

After its expansion, it offered additional courses due to the increasing number of student enrollees. They continued to flourish, as proven by their commendable performance in several fields of discipline–with graduates continuously excelling in the national licensure examination and successful graduates. The programs proposed are aligned from Basic Education to Graduate Studies. Out of all the HEIs in Baguio, UC has the highest percentage of international students. 

Top Courses University of the Cordilleras is Known For

The Commission on Higher Education recognized the College of Engineering, Criminology, Information and Computer Science, and Teacher Education as the three Centers of Excellence at UC. These three areas of expertise were also considered one of the top colleges in the region and country. In addition, they also have Bar top-notchers from the College of Law and remarkable potential during their first nursing board exam despite the College of Nursing being newly-opened. 


How to Apply to the University of the Cordilleras

The most challenging part of submitting applications is the claiming of previous documents. To guide you with your application process, here are the requirements you’ll need to take note of for the admission requirements:

For Incoming Freshmen

  • Form 138 (Grade 12 Report Card/School Form 9)/Alternative Learning System (ALS) Certificate of Rating
  • Copy of Birth Certificate (NSO/PSA)

For Transferees

  • Certificate of Honorable Dismissal or Transfer Credentials
  • A true copy of grades
  • Copy of birth certificate (NSO/PSA)

For Cross-enrollees

  • Submit an Original copy of the Cross-Enrolment Permit from the school of origin

Incoming college students can reserve slots for their desired degree program. Here are the steps for a reservation:

1. Fill out the Enrollment reservation form at Enrollment Reservation Form, SY 2022-2023, Incoming College Freshmen. You will receive a temporary ID number from the mobile number you submitted.

2. Pay the P 2,000.00 reservation fee through their payment options.

3. Email the receipt of your payment with the student’s complete name (Last Name, First Name, Middle Initial) to hei.payments@uc-bcf.edu.ph.

4. Wait for an email confirmation

Take note: the reservation fee is non-refundable and deducted from the enrollment fee.

You may review the full procedure here.

How Much Tuition and Other Fees Cost at University of the Cordilleras

There is a non-refundable payment of P2,000 for the enrollment reservation fee. If you intend to enroll at the University of the Cordilleras, prepare an amount of P16,000 up to P40,000 per trimester.

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Famous Alumni at University of the Cordilleras

Aside from student achievers and top-notchers who represented the university with pride, many UC graduates are the nation’s pride. Most of their former students have presented their alma mater through mixed martial arts, such as Jean Claude Saclaag, who just earned a gold medal in kickboxing at the SEA Games. Other graduates who represented martial arts were Daniel Parantac, Mark Sangiao, Kevin Belingon, Joshua Pacio, and Eduard Foloyang. Another alumnus who honored her alma mater by going into a career route where she displayed her intelligence and attractiveness is Parul Shah, the third runner-up of the Miss Grand International in 2015. The former mayor of Baguio, Mauricio Domogan, is also an alumnus who served as the mayor for nine years.


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