Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions – LAE

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.

Passing the LAE or its equivalent admission process is a requirement for admission to the U.P. College of Law. Applicants will be assessed for admissions on the basis of both the LAE results and their academic results.

WHEN IS THE LAW APTITUDE EXAM FOR ACADEMIC YEAR 2022-2023?

LAE will be administered online on Sunday, 6 March 2022.

LAE registration will open on 15 December 2021.

The deadline for applications is on 11 February 2022, Friday.

WHEN CAN I REGISTER FOR LAE?

LAE registration website http://lae.law.upd.edu.ph/ will be open on 15 December 2021.

WHEN IS THE DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION FOR LAE?

The deadline for applications is on 11 February 2022, Friday.

WHO CAN TAKE THE LAE?

Applicants are required to have 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 with any of the following subjects as major or field of concentration:

   Political Science

   Philosophy

   English

   Economics

   History

A bachelor’s degree holder in a field other than those mentioned above must have earned the following minimum number of units:

English    12 units

History or Economics    9 units

Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, or Sociology    9 units

Rizal Course    3 units

WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS TO REGISTER FOR LAE?
  1. Applicants must register and complete the application online at http://lae.law.upd.edu.ph/

  2. Proof of graduation or senior standing in a Bachelor's Degree:

    a. FOR HOLDERS OF A BACHELOR’S DEGREE:

    • Official Transcript of Records (OTR)
    • General Weighted Average (GWA) as computed and certified by the school registrar

    b. FOR CANDIDATES FOR GRADUATION OF A BACHELOR’S DEGREE:

    • Certification from the school registrar that the applicant is a candidate for graduation for the current school year
    • Latest Official Transcript of Records (OTR)
    • General Weighted Average (GWA) as computed and certified by the school registrar
    • Copy of the curriculum of the course the applicant is graduating in. 

    The LAE registration website will transcode your GWA from your school's grading system into a score that conforms with the University of the Philippines standard. If the LAE registration website does not recognize your school's grading system, please ensure that either 1) the Official Transcript of Records already contains the grading system used by the school; or 2) a Certificate of grading system used is included in the Official Transcript of Records that you upload.

    (N.B. For enrollment in the U.P. College of Law, a successful applicant must already be a baccalaureate degree holder.)

    c. FOR APPLICANTS WHO WERE PREVIOUSLY OR ARE CURRENTLY ENROLLED IN ANOTHER LAW SCHOOL:

    • Certified True Copy of Grades from the law school
    • Certification of good standing - The 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.
    • Official Transcript of Records (OTR)
    • General Weighted Average (GWA) for the bachelor's degree as computed and certified by the school registrar, if not included in the OTR
  3. ID picture (2”x2”) with white background. Accepted image formats are .jpg, .jpeg and .png

  4. Proof of payment of testing fee, which will be made ONLY UPON RECEIPT OF THE ORDER OF PAYMENT; this will be needed to complete your registration:

    • Landbank validated deposit slip with applicant's name; or

    • Proof of online bank transfer

      Please note that the testing fee is non-refundable.

    • For applicants who want to seek exemption from payment of the testing fee, the latest original or duly certified Income Tax Return or a Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) certification that the taxpayer is exempted from filing a tax return

    The U.P. College of Law extends financial assistance based on need. We can waive the payment of the testing fee and provide scholarships to deserving students.

  5. Other requirements as may be imposed by the Admissions Committee.

HOW MUCH IS THE TESTING FEE FOR LAE REGISTRATION?

The test fee is currently being reviewed. Please wait for further advice on the fees. For guidance, previous fees have ranged from Php1,500.00 to Php2,000.00.

WHERE CAN I PAY THE TEST FEE?

The College does not accept onsite payment of the testing fee at this time. After receipt of the ORDER OF PAYMENT, the applicant may pay the test fee through over-the-counter deposit in any Landbank branch or through online bank transfer.

  • Landbank account details:Account name: UPD Revolving Fund Account number: (see order of payment)

Proof of payment should be uploaded to the LAE website to complete the registration.

The following are the accepted proofs of payment:

  • Landbank validated deposit slip with applicant’s name (write the name on the deposit slip)
  • Photo of online bank transfer with the following details:
    • Applicant's name
    • Date paid
    • Amount
    • UPD Revolving Fund Account No.
    • Reference No.
WHAT DO I NEED TO TAKE THE ONLINE LAE?

You will need a device and stable internet connection to take the Mock LAE and online LAE.

The minimum system requirements may be found here:

https://help.examsoft.com/s/article/Minimum-System-Requirements

WHAT ARE THE TESTS IN LAE?

The test subjects in LAE include Communication Skills, Reading Comprehension and Vocabulary, Critical Thinking, and Verbal and Quantitative Reasoning.

WHAT FILE/S SHOULD I UPLOAD AS PROOF OF GRADUATION?

FOR HOLDERS OF A BACHELOR’S DEGREE

  • Official Transcript of Records (OTR)

  • General Weighted Average (GWA) as computed and certified by the school registrar

FOR CANDIDATES FOR GRADUATION OF A BACHELOR’S DEGREE

  • Certification from the school registrar that the applicant is a candidate for graduation for the current school year

  • Latest Official Transcript of Records (OTR)

  • General Weighted Average (GWA) as computed and certified by the school registrar

  • Copy of the curriculum of the course the applicant is graduating in.

    (N.B. For enrollment in the U.P. College of Law, a successful applicant must already be a baccalaureate degree holder.)

FOR APPLICANTS WHO ARE CURRENTLY ENROLLED IN ANOTHER LAW SCHOOL

  • Certification of good standing

    The 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.

  • Official Transcript of Records (OTR)

WHAT DO I SUBMIT IF MY GWA IS ALREADY INCLUDED ON MY OTR / PROOF OF GRADUATION

You may upload the page of your Transcript of Records where your GWA is indicated as Proof of Graduation and/or Certificate of GWA to comply with the requirements in online registration. Otherwise, you need to submit a Certificate of GWA.

CAN A QUALIFIED APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION BE ALLOWED TO DEFER ADMISSION TO ANOTHER YEAR?

An applicant who qualifies for admission must enroll for the Academic Year 2022-2023, 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 AY 2022-2023.

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) Intentional submission of incorrect documents, falsified documents, or non-submission of the required documents;

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

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

(e) Conviction of an offense involving moral turpitude.

Data Privacy

Please read the LAE Data Privacy Notice for your guidance.

Contact Information

College Secretary, UP College of Law

Phone: (+632) 8 920 5514 loc 103

Email: uplae@up.edu.ph