Frequently Asked Questions

WHEN IS THE LAW APTITUDE EXAM FOR ACADEMIC YEAR 2019-2020?

LAE will be administered on Sunday, 17 February 2019.

For AY 2019-2020, LAE will be administered in 7 cities namely:

Quezon City

Baguio City

Cagayan de Oro City

Cebu City

Davao City

Iloilo City

Naga City.

LAE registration will open on 29 November 2018, Thursday.

The deadline for applications is on 01 February, 2019, Friday. Late applications will be accepted until 08 February 2019, Friday, with corresponding fines.

WHEN CAN I REGISTER FOR LAE?

LAE registration website http://lae.law.upd.edu.ph/ will open on 29 November 2018, Thursday.

WHEN IS THE DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION FOR LAE?

The deadline for applications is on 01 February, 2019, Friday.

Late applications will be accepted until 08 February 2019, 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

  3. ID picture (1”x1”) with white background. Accepted image formats are .jpg, .jpeg and .png

  4. Testing fee proof of payment. The test fee is Php1,500 for early registrants. Late registrants must pay the test fee plus fine amounting to Php2,000.

    Landbank validated deposit slip with applicant’s name

    • Landbank account details:
      • Account name: UPD Revolving Fund
      • Account number: 3072-1006-96

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

    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.

  5. 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 for those that seek financial assistance or exemption to pay the test fee.

  6. 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 01 February 2019.

Late registrants must pay the test fee plus fine amounting to Php2,000 for registration received from 02 February 2019 to 08 February 2019.

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 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 OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT OF RECORDS/PROOF OF GRADUAT

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. Admission Ticket - 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 2019-2020, 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 2019-2020.

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.