Admission Requirements for Graduate Programs

  1. Duly accomplished application form for admission and three (3) copies of passport size pictures;
  2. Original or authenticated official transcript of records bearing the official seal(s) of the school(s) attended;
  3. Two (2) sealed letters of recommendation from former professor/s and/or immediate supervisor/s which may be personally delivered and/or mailed to the GS-OLC;
  4. Non-refundable application fee of Php150.00 for Filipino citizens or US$50.00 for foreign nationals (figures may be changed without prior notice);
  5. Approved permit to study (for public school teachers);
  6. Photocopy of student’s visa and passport (for foreign nationals only); and
  7. Certificate of English Proficiency from the Department of Languages and Mass Communication (DLMC), College of Arts and Sciences (CAS). In addition, a student coming from countries where English is not a medium of instruction shall have a passing score of 500 in the TOEFL.

An applicant must be a holder of a master’s degree (doctorate program) or bachelor’s degree (master’s program) from a reputable educational institution and with a grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.5 (master’s program) or 2.0 (doctorate program). An applicant with previous field of specialization different from this graduate program shall be required by the Screening Committee to take the recommended preparatory courses.

Delivery Mode for Graduate Programs

The degree programs in the Open Learning College (OLC) shall be delivered through online, and distance education, and Expanded Tertiary Education Equivalency and Accreditation Program (ETEEAP) that will utilize the following modes:

  1. Online courses delivered through Learning Content Management Systems incorporating varieties of multimedia;
  2. Bimodal programs inclusive of both online and conventional teaching methodologies;
  3. Digital material (CD) or hardcopy to facilitate the teaching and learning of those students who have no access to internet facilities; and
  4. Self-directed learning mode with learning modules, study assignment sheets and practical exercises.

Delivery Mode for ETEEAP (under moratorium)

  1. Formal learning—transferability of credits
  2. Non-formal education (sponsored trainings, workshops, etc.) through case to case evaluation of training design and evaluation — credit recommendations for each validated training program
  3. Informal learning/knowledge obtained through self-study—an assessment process which may include any of the following: written and oral examinations, product presentation, skill demonstration and portfolio assessment