BSU eyes to permanently remove entrance exams
Entrance examination for incoming students of Benguet State University might be scrapped if the Board of Regents approves the plan of the management.
“We are still looking into the requirements of admission to maintain quality and to be conscious of the limitation in terms of resources to deliver quality service,” Executive Asst. to the President Andres Arnold Lampacan said.
In 2020, BSU, with approval of the Board of Regents, suspended the entrance examinations due to the pandemic. The suspension was carried over for academic year 2022-2023 due to the prolonged pandemic.
Lampacan said BSU officials will impose a quota on incoming students in every college, while each department would have their own screening process.
“What we do is, President Felipe Comila will give the advice and we are banking on the colleges in terms of how to put forward the decision of management,” he said.
The BSU La Trinidad, Bokod, and Buguias campuses are currently implementing a modified admission process for academic year 2022-2023.
Applicants are screened based on general weighted average (GWA) of 80 percent for currently enrolled in grade 12 (grade 11 GWA) and senior high school graduates (grade 12 GWA); high school grades on specific subject areas as implemented by the colleges shall still apply for degree programs with licensure exams; and interviews of qualifiers based on the criteria by department chairpersons. – Ofelia C. Empian