Frequently Asked Questions

When is the LAW APTITUDE EXAMINATION (LAE) for Academic Year 2017-2018?

For Academic Year (AY) 2017-2018, the LAE will be administered on Sunday, 19 February 2017, in U.P. Diliman, U.P. Cebu and U.P. Davao.

Who may take the examination?

Anyone who has finished or is finishing a 4-year bachelor’s degree in the arts or sciences from a Commission on Higher Education (CHED) recognized college or university, is qualified to take the examination upon prior application, proper identification and registration.

What are the documentary requirements for LAE registration?

  1. Proof of payment of TESTING FEE (Official Receipt). Applicants with annual gross family income of P130,000.00 or less are exempted from payment of the testing fee (submit latest original or duly certified Income Tax Return or a BIR certification that the taxpayer is exempted from filing a Return).

  2. Proof of graduation or senior standing. For a holder of a bachelor’s degree, he or she must submit an OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT OF RECORDS (OTR) AND his/her GENERAL WEIGHTED AVERAGE as computed and certified by his/her school’s registrar. For a candidate for graduation of a bachelor’s degree, he or she must submit a CERTIFICATION from the Registrar of the school where the applicant is enrolled that he/she is a candidate for graduation for the current school year together with a certified current/up to date OTR AND GENERAL WEIGHTED AVERAGE and a copy of the CURRICULUM of the course he/she is graduating in. (N.B. For enrollment in the U.P. College of Law, a successful applicant must already be a baccalaureate degree holder.)

  3. For applicants who are currently enrolled in another law school, a CERTIFICATION OF GOOD STANDING and OTR. The said certification must include the fact that the applicant is not disqualified by any reason to re-enroll in the said school the next school year.

  4. Passport size recent photo (White Background).

When is the deadline for filing LAE?

An applicant seeking to register for the LAE must complete their application online not later than 10 February 2017 (without fine) or 17 February 2017 (with fine).

How much is the testing fee for LAE registration?

For early registrants, the testing fee is P1,500.00 (without fine); for late registrants, P2,000.00 (with fine). The testing fee is non-refundable.

What does the LAE consists of?

The LAE consists of objective tests designed to measure certain abilities and skills necessary for the study of law at the U.P. College of Law. The test subjects include Communication Skills, Reading Comprehension and Vocabulary, Critical Thinking, and Verbal and Quantitative Reasoning.

What are the grounds for disqualification?

The following are grounds for disqualification/disapproval of an application for admission:

(a) Concealment, misinterpretation or falsification of any material fact throughout the application process;

(b) Serious misconduct resulting in disciplinary action (suspension/expulsion and at anytime of the proceeding) in any of the schools attended;

(c) Disqualification for academic reasons in this or in another law school, including probation status;

(d) Conviction of an offense involving moral turpitude.

Can a qualified applicant for admission be allowed to defer admission to another year?

An applicant who qualifies for admission must enroll for the Academic Year 2017-2018, and will not be allowed to defer admission to another year, or to file an application for a leave of absence in the first year of the AY 2017-2018.

What File should I upload for the Proof of Graduation?

If you're already a Bachelor's Degree Graduate, you may upload a Certification which indicates the Date of Graduation and General Weighted Average / Quality Point Index. (Please see sample pictures)

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For Graduating applicants, please upload a Certification indicating your date of expected graduation with most recent GWA or Certificate of Senior Standing

What if my GWA is already included on my Official Transcript / Proof of Graduation?

You may upload the page of your Transcript where your GWA is indicated as Proof of Graduation and or Certificate of GWA to continue with the application.