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Introducing BUCET 2022-2023

Bicol University College Entrance Test

Incoming freshmen are required to take the BUCET. It is a three-hour examination consisting of sub-tests in Language proficiency in English, Mathematics, Science and Reading Comprehension. Admission will be based on the applicant's Bicol University College Entrance Test (BUCET) Composite Rating consisting of the BUCET score and his/her general weighted average (GWA) in the grade 9 to grade 11.

APPLICATION PROCESS


I. GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

  1. Students of DepEd-recognized high schools that are high school seniors expecting to graduate at the end of the school year; OR
  2. Senior high school graduates who have not taken and/ are not taking any college subjects/s.


II. GENERAL GUIDELINES

  1. Please read and be guided by the said issuances pertinent to the modality that Bicol University shall adopt in regard to this year’s student recruitment. Read AO 677 here: https://bit.ly/31dV0l3


III. SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS

  1. Correctly and completely accomplished BUCET Application Form;
  2. One (1) copy of 2”x2” recent photograph of the applicant in white background with name tag;
  3. Grade 9 to Grade 11 High School academic ratings affixed at the reverse side of the BUCET Application Form and duly signed by the School Principal and has a school dry seal;
  4. Authenticated Photocopies of Form 137 (Grade 9-11) and Form 138 (Grade 12) FOR SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES who have not taken any college subject. DO NOT SUBMIT ORIGINAL COPIES OF FORM 137 AND 138. (Original copies may be presented for authentication if required by the office). ;
  5. One long-sized windowed mailing envelope with Php 50.00 worth of mailing stamps attached on the upper right-hand corner for mailing of results;



  6. One (1) Long Brown Envelope with name, active contact numbers and working e-mail addresses of applicant and parent/guardian/adviser indicated on the upper left-hand corner.




IV. BUCET APPLICATION PROPER

  1. The Online BUCET Application Form can be accessed through the BUAO website: buao.bicol-u.edu.ph . Make sure to have a stable internet connection. Whatever input that will be submitted by the applicant is final and cannot be changed. Any problem encountered in filling up the forms, please email: buao.bucet@gmail.com;
  2. Fill out the Online BUCET Application Form honestly and completely. For your course choice, refer to the code in the COURSE OFFERINGS list;
  3. Print out the PDF copy of your BUCET Application Form. Use legal size (8.5”x13”) bond paper for printing the form
  4. Give the BUCET Application Form to your high school Registrar/Principal/School Head to fill out the SECONDARY RECORD FORM at the back page of your BUCET Application Form. Make sure your School Principal/School Head has signed the BUCET Application Form and has a dry seal of your school;
  5. The fee of Php 250.00 is free for Filipino freshmen applicants pursuant to R.A. 10931;
  6. Submit your complete application documents through mail or any courier services or drop boxes located at the BU Admissions Office Lobby or at designated guardhouses in the different BU campuses.Please follow standard health protocols (wearing of face mask and face shield are strictly observed);
  7. Assigned BUAO personnel will check and validate your requirements;
  8. Wait for the confirmation and test permit reply via email. Make sure to submit two (2) working email addresses and two (2) active contact numbers.
  9. Print your Test Permit and attach one (1) pc. 2x2 picture on it.
  10. Bring your Test Permit and Vaccination Card during your scheduled examination. For applicants who are not yet vaccinated kindly present an Anti-gen test result conducted a day before your scheduled examination.
      Only fully-vaccinated students shall be allowed to take the examination. Unvaccinated students shall be required to present a valid RT- PCR or Antigen test taken a day before the examination date for them to be allowed to take the BUCET. An examinee who feels sick or indisposed, complains of COVID-like symptoms or registers body temperature above the normal range during examination day shall be re-scheduled.
  11. In all test venues, parents or companions shall not be allowed to wait or congregate inside the school premises before, during and after the examination. Only the BUCET examinees shall be allowed to enter the main gate/s to avoid overcrowding.


V. BUCET TEST ADMINISTRATION

  1. Go to your designated Test Center on the date specified in your Test Permit. Be at the Test Center 30 minutes before the scheduled test;
  2. Bring the following during examination:
      Test permit with 2x2 picture
      Vaccination Card/Anti-gen Test Result taken a day before the examination
      Two (2)pcs. #2 pencils
      Light Snacks
      Alcohol
      Extra face masks


VI. BUCET LIST OF TEST CENTERS

  1. TC-01 | BU Admissions Office
  2. Schedule: January 10, 2022 | January 11, 2022 | January 12, 2022 | January 13, 2022 | January 17, 2022 | January 18, 2022 | January 19, 2022 | January 20, 2022 | January 29, 2022 | January 15, 2022 | January 16, 2022 | January 22, 2022 | January 23, 2022 |

      Venue: Legazpi City, Albay
      Deadline of Online Application: January 09, 2022
      Deadline for Submission of Application Requirements : January 16, 2022

Result
VII. BUCET RESULTS

Online Viewing of BUCET Results will be released in July 2022. You can view the results in the official BU website: buao.bicol-u.edu.ph. The List of Qualified and Waitlisted will be posted at the BU Facebook page.

- Applicants whose rating falls within the quota or required number of students for the different courses are considered Qualified (Q). Otherwise, they are classified as Waitlisted (W), and Deferred (D).

- Notices of Admission or Non-Admission will be mailed to the applicants. Pertinent information and instructions accompany the Notice of Results. If no letter is received, applicants are advised to contact the Admissions Office not later than July 2022.

- Some colleges require an interview and/or qualifying examination prior to admission to fill-in vacant slots left open by Qualified (Q) and Waitlisted (W) applicants. In such cases, Deferred (D) applicants may be admitted provided they satisfy other requirements required by the degree program.

- The list of Open Courses will be posted or disseminated by the BUAO to inform interested Deferred (D) applicants of other possible courses they can consider to be admitted in the Bicol University.

Courses Offered

College of Social Science and Philosophy (CSSP)

A-01 AB Peace Studies
A-02 AB Philosophy
A-03 AB Political Science
A-04 AB Sociology
A-05 BS Psychology
A-06 BS Social Work

BU Tabaco Campus (TC)

A-121 B Secondary Education (Science & Math)
A-122 BS Entrepreneurship
A-123 BS Fisheries
A-124 BS Food Technology
A-125 BS Nursing
A-126 BS Social Work

College of Science (CS)

A-51 BS Biology
A-52 BS Chemistry
A-53 BS Computer Science
A-54 BS Information Technology
A-55 BS Meteorology

College of Education (CE)

A-21 B Early Childhood Education
A-22 B Elementary Education
A-23 B Secondary Education
A-24 Bachelor of Culture and Arts Education

BU Gubat Campus (GC)

A-131 B Elementary Education
A-132 B Secondary Education (Filipino & Social Studies)
A-133 BS Agricultural Technology (Ladderized)
A-134 BS Entrepreneurship
A-135 BSBA Major in Microfinance

College of Arts and Letters (CAL)

A-31 AB Broadcasting
A-32 AB Communication
A-33 AB English Language
A-34 AB Journalism
A-35 AB Performing Arts (BPeA) Theater
A-36 Bachelor of Arts in Literature

Institute of Design and Architecture (IDeA)

A-81 BS Architecture

College of Nursing (CN)

A-41 BS Nursing

Jesse M. Robredo Institute of Governance and Developments (JMRIGD)

A-07 B Public Administration

Institute of Physical Education, Sports and Recreation (IPESR)

A-61 BS in Exercise & Sports Sciences
A-62 Bachelor of Physical Education

College of Business, Economics and Management (CBEM)

A-11 BS Accountancy
A-12 BS Economics
A-13 BS Entrepreneurship
A-14 BSBA Major in Financial Management
A-15 BSBA Major in Human Resource Management
A-16 BS Management
A-17 BSBA Major in Marketing Management
A-18 BSBA Microfinance
A-19 BSBA Major in Operations Management



College of Industrial Technology (CIT)

A-91 BS Automotive Technology
A-92 BS Civil Technology
A-93 BS Electrical Technology
A-94 BS Electronics Technology
A-95 BS MechanicalTechnology
A-96 BS Food Technology
A-97 B Industrial Design
A-98 B Technical - Vocational Teacher Educ. Major in Drafting Technology
A-99 B Technical - Vocational Teacher Educ. Major in Electrical Technology
A-100 B Technical - Vocational Teacher Educ. Major in Food Service Management
A-101 B Technical - Vocational Teacher Educ. Major in Garments Fashion and Design

College of Engineering (CENG)

A-71 BS Chemical Engineering
A-72 BS Civil Engineering
A-73 BS Electrical Engineering
A-74 BS Geodetic Engineering
A-75 BS Mechanical Engineering
A-76 BS Mining Engineering





College of Agriculture and Forestry (CAF)

A-111 B Agricultural Technology
A-112 BS Agribusiness
A-113 BS Agricultural & Biosystems Engineering
A-114 BS Agriculture
A-115 BS Forestry
A-116 B Technical - Vocational Teacher Educ. Major in Animal Production
A-117 B Technical - Vocational Teacher Educ. Major in Agricultural Crop Production
A-118 Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

BU Polangui Campus (PC)

A-141 B Elementary Education
A-142-1 B Secondary Education Major in English
A-142-2 B Secondary Education Major in Math
A-143 BS Automotive Technology
A-144 BS Computer Engineering
A-145 BS Computer Science
A-147 BS Electronics Engineering
A-148 BS Electronics Technology
A-149 BS Entrepreneurship
A-150 BS Food Technology
A-151 BS Information System
A-152 BS Information Technology
A-153 BS Information Technology (Animation)
A-155 BS Nursing
A-156 B Technology and Livelihood Education (BTLed)

College of Medicine (CM)

A-161 Doctor of Dental Medicine
















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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  1. What does AUTHENTICATED documents mean?
    Authenticated documents are photocopied/scanned documents signed by your principal and/or has a dry seal of your school.

  2. WHERE ARE THE DROP BOXES LOCATED?
    The drop boxes are located at BU Admissions Office, BU College of Agriculture and Forestry (Guinobatan), BU Gubat Campus, BU Polangui Campus and BU Tabaco Campus.

  3. CAN I APPLY USING MOBILE PHONE?
    Yes you can but we advise you to use PC or Laptop in applying for a much convenient view of the website and easier access on your downloadable files.

  4. HOW CAN I RETRIEVE MY BUCET APPLICATION FORM?
    Please go to this link buao.bicol-u.edu.ph/bucet_online/retrieve.php

  5. IS IT OKAY IF OUR MAILING STAMP IS MORE THAN PHP 50.00?
    YES. The Mailing stamp can be more than Php. 50.00 but not less than Php 50.00.

  6. HOW CAN I KNOW IF MY APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS ARE RECEIVED BY THE BUAO?
    You will receive an email confirmation that we received and verified the completeness of your application requirements. For applicants who mailed/dropped their requirements through dropboxes at the satellite campuses or courier, please expect a delay in receiving an email. We will also send your Test Permit via email so make sure to provide us with your WORKING EMAIL.

  7. WHAT IS THE MAILING ADDRESS OF BU ADMISSIONS OFFICE?
    Bicol University-Main Campus
    Admissions Office
    Legazpi City, Albay, 4500



BUCET PROCEDURES FOR ONLINE APPLICATION

APPLY HERE!

KINDLY READ FIRST THE APPLICATION PROCESS BEFORE CLICKING APPLY

  1. Students who have taken college courses are not allowed to apply.
  2. The submission of BUCET Requirements .
  3. Submit your complete application documents through mail or any courier services or drop boxes located at the BU Admissions Office Lobby or at designated guardhouses in the different BU campuses. Please follow standard health protocols (wearing of face mask and face shield are strictly observed).
  4. ALLOW SOME MARGIN OF WORK!
  5. Applying online doesn't guarantee you a seat. You still need to complete your High School Records, get a Long Windowed Envelope and Mailing Stamps and many more.
Therefore, you must apply online at least a month before to ensure that you completed your requirements for your BUCET application.

Note: It is advisable to use a Computer or Laptop upon online registration.

If you are already registered and forgot to download your Application Form, please visit this link: buao.bicol-u.edu.ph/bucet_online/retrieve.php