Frequently Asked Questions

WHEN IS THE LAW APTITUDE EXAM FOR ACADEMIC YEAR 2020-2021?

LAE will be administered on Sunday, 23 February 2020.

For AY 2020-2021, LAE will be administered in 8 cities namely:

UP Diliman, Quezon City

UP Baguio, Baguio City

UP Cebu, Cebu City

Capitol University, Cagayan de Oro City

UP Mindanao, Davao City

UP Visayas, Iloilo City

Bicol State College of Applied Science & Technology, Naga City

West Mindanao State University, Zamboanga City

LAE registration will open on by the end of November 2019.

The deadline for applications is on 07 February 2020, Friday. Late applications will be accepted until 6:00pm, on 14 February 2020, Friday, with corresponding fines.

WHEN CAN I REGISTER FOR LAE?

LAE registration website http://lae.law.upd.edu.ph/ will open by the end of November 2019.

WHEN IS THE DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION FOR LAE?

The deadline for applications is on 07 February, 2020, Friday.

Late applications will be accepted until 6:00pm on 14 February 2020, Friday, with corresponding fines.

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 holder 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
    • 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.)

    c. For applicants who were previously or are currently enrolled in another law school:

    • Certification of good standing

      The certification must include the fact that the applicant was or is not disqualified by any reason to re-enroll in the said school the next school year.

    • Official Transcript of Records (OTR)

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.

WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS TO REGISTER FOR LAE? (cont.)
  1. ID picture (2”x2”) with white background. Accepted image formats are .jpg, .jpeg and .png

  2. Proof of payment of testing fee, which will be made upon receipt of the Order of Payment and which will be needed to complete your registration:

    a. Landbank validated deposit slip with applicant's name

    b. Official receipt from University of the Philippines with applicant’s name (Collecting and Disbursement Section)

    Payments are accepted from Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm at the UP College of Law Collecting and Disbursing Section, Room 113 Bocobo Hall, UP Diliman, Quezon City.

      * Please note that personal or company cheques are not accepted for test fee payments. The testing fee is non-refundable.

    c. 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.

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

HOW MUCH IS THE TESTING FEE FOR LAE REGISTRATION?

The test fee is Php1,500 for registration received until 07 February 2020.

Late registrants must pay the test fee plus fine amounting to Php2,000 for registration received from 08 February 2020 to 14 February 2020.

WHERE CAN I PAY THE TEST FEE?

The test fee can be paid in any Landbank branch or at the UP College of Law.

  • Landbank account details:

    Account name: UPD Revolving Fund

    Account number: 3072-1006-96

  • UP College of Law Collecting and Disbursing Section, Room 113 Bocobo Hall, UP Diliman, Quezon City. The office is open from Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm.

Proof of payment should be uploaded to the LAE website to complete the registration. The following are the accepted proof of payments:

  • Landbank validated deposit slip with applicant’s name (write the name on the deposit slip)

  • Official receipt from University of the Philippines with applicant’s name

WHAT ARE THE TESTS IN LAE?

The test subjects in LAE include:

1) LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY (English)

2) VERBAL REASONING (English)

3) NON-VERBAL REASONING

4) QUANTITATIVE REASONING (Math)

5) CRITICAL THINKING (Logic)

6) READING COMPREHENSION (English)

7) GENERAL INFORMATION

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)

If your GWA is already included in your Official Transcript of Records, you may upload the page of your Official Transcript of Records where your GWA is indicated as Proof of Graduation and/or Certificate of GWA to comply with the requirements in the online registration.

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.

WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS ON THE TEST DAY?
  1. Test Permit - generated online after successful application and verification

  2. Two (2) lead pencils

  3. Valid Identification card (Photo bearing school ID, Employee’s Photo ID, Driver’s License, Passport or photo bearing certification from school registrar or employer)

IS PHILSAT REQUIRED FOR ADMISSIONS TO UP COLLEGE OF LAW?

The requirement of the Legal Education Board (LEB) for law school applicants to take the Philippine Law Schools Admission Test (PHILSAT) does not apply to applicants to the UP College of Law.

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 2020-2021, 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 2020-2021.

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.