First Year Applicants

For School Year 2020-2021 enrollment is done online.


Note: Students who have previously enrolled at Silliman University (Early Childhood School, Elementary School, Junior High School, and Senior High School), and wish to enroll as incoming first year please fill out this form: https://forms.gle/yTpoFysw9CCpnqwQ7


Silliman University adopts an “open admission” policy. In effect, the Silliman University Admission and Placement Examination (SUAPE) is no longer in place.

Admission of first year applicants is based on four (4) criteria:

  • Academic Performance
  • Quality of the School the applicant comes from
  • Interview Results
  • (For Nursing, Medical Technology and Physical Therapy Applicants) Scores in the Qualifying Exams

Applicants must be graduates of Senior High School in a public or private school or its equivalent.


Admission Procedures and Requirements

1. The following documents have to be submitted in both soft and hard formats. The online enrollment system will require most of these documents to be uploaded online (read guidelines: http://su.edu.ph/enrollment). However, for SY 2020-2021, your Senior High School report card is essentially required and the rest of the documents may be accomplished within the semester and strictly following the protocols set by the COVID-19 Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases Resolutions.

2. The University requires the following original documents to be mailed or submitted to the Registrar’s Office within the semester for SY 2020-21: Please upload, fill-out and submit the Waiver Form for documents that you will waive during enrollment and accomplish within the semester: shorturl.at/klBJ1

    • Form 138 (First & Second Semester Senior High School report card) indicating a general average of at least 80%. Applicants to the Nursing and Physical Therapy Programs are required a general average of at least 85%.
    • (For applicants to the Nursing, Medical Technology, and Physical Therapy Programs) Results of the Qualifying Exam
    • Two statements of good moral character:  (a) one from the previous school attended, and (b) one from a prominent member of the community
    • One recent passport size or 2″ x 2″ picture
    • An official copy of the birth certificate issued by the National Statistics Office (NSO)/Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA)
    • Physical examination certification issued by a registered physician attesting to the student’s fitness for school. The following tests must be done at the Silliman University Medical Center: chest X-ray, dental, CBC (complete blood count), and urinalysis.

FOR SY 2020-2021

The physical examination will still be required as an admission requirement; however, students may accomplish this within the 1st Semester for SY 2020-21. For those students who are not from Negros Oriental, they may get their medical tests in their own localities and submit it to the University Clinic.
Students who are in Negros Oriental may proceed for Physical Examinations with utmost precautions and considerations from IATF and DOH guidelines (i.e. wearing of face mask, physical distancing)

3. Pay the down payment of Php5,000 (except for Medical School). Payment can be done at any of the branches of our partner banks (click the link to view a list of partner banks http://su.edu.ph/costs/payment/). These banks will require the ID number of the student to ensure a quick posting in our system. This enables our system to credit the amount against the account of the student. For payments made without the ID number, we request that the validated slip be scanned and sent to us, along with a note on (a) name of the student and (b) purpose and/or breakdown of payment, to the Student Accounts Officer at [email protected], cc [email protected].

4. Applicants are to complete the registration process online: http://su.edu.ph/enrollment


The following have additional requirements on top of the University requirements.

(Please click on the specific College, School, or Institute to access the list of additional requirements.)

College of Agriculture
College of Arts and Sciences

College of Computer Studies
Divinity School
College of Engineering and Design
College of Law
College of Mass Communication
Medical School
College of Nursing
College of Performing and Visual Arts
Institute of Clinical Laboratory Sciences
Institute of Environmental and Marine Sciences
Institute of Rehabilitative Sciences
Graduate Program

Transfer Applicants

Transfer students are those who have done college work elsewhere and are seeking admission to Silliman University for the first time.  They include those who started college work at Silliman, transferred to other schools and are now seeking re-admission.  This category also covers applicants to the College of Law, Medical School and the Graduate Programs.

For SY 2020-21, an informative copy of your transcript of record is essentially required and the rest of the documents may be accomplished within the semester and strictly following the protocols set by the COVID-19 Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases Resolutions. Please upload, fill-out and submit the Waiver Form for documents that you will waive during enrollment and accomplish within the semester: shorturl.at/klBJ1

Admission Requirements

  1. Transfer credentials (honorable dismissal)
  2. Informative copy of academic records signed by the Registrar of the previous school
  3. Two statements of good moral character: one from the previous school and one from a prominent member of the community
  4. One passport size or 2″ x 2″ copy of latest picture
  5. PhilSAT Certificate of Eligibility( for College of Law applicants)
  6. Certificate of Eligibility(approved CHED Form C-1) for admission in the College of Law
  7. Official copy of birth certificate issued by the National Statistics Office (NSO) / Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA)
  8. (For applicants to the College of Law, Medical School and Graduate Programs) Additional requirements from these colleges are to be accomplished separately.
  9. Physical examination certification issued by a registered physician attesting to the student’s fitness for school. The following tests must be done at the Silliman University Medical Center: chest X-ray, dental, CBC (complete blood count), and urinalysis. Those who are unable to undergo these tests during the enrollment period may undertake them within the semester and strictly following the protocols set by the COVID-19 Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases Resolutions.


    FOR SY 2020-2021

    The physical examination will still be required as an admission requirement; however, students may accomplish this within the 1st Semester for SY 2020-21. For those students who are not from Negros Oriental, they may get their medical tests in their own localities and submit it to the University Clinic.
    Students who are in Negros Oriental may proceed for Physical Examinations with utmost precautions and considerations from IATF and DOH guidelines (i.e. wearing of face mask, physical distancing)

  10. Accomplished online registration form (read online enrollment guidelines: http://my.su.edu.ph/enrollment)

Generally, credits for work done from accredited institutions are accepted, provided the student obtained the minimum average grade required for the program.  In some cases, advanced credits will be accepted only on passing a validating examination that usually covers English, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics and Logic.

Returning Applicants

 

Returning students are those who started college work at Silliman University and did not continue to enroll in the following semesters or years but did not enroll in other schools/universities and are now seeking re-admission. They include those who graduated at Silliman University but did not enroll in other schools/universities and are now seeking re-admission for another course.

As students who have previously enrolled at Silliman University, please fill out this form and upload the required documents listed below: https://forms.gle/yTpoFysw9CCpnqwQ7

  1. One latest 2” x 2” or passport size picture.
  2. Good moral certification from the community.
  3. Physical examination certification issued by a registered physician attesting to the student’s fitness for school. The following tests must be done at the Silliman University Medical Center: chest X-ray, dental, CBC (complete blood count), and urinalysis. Those who are unable to undergo these tests during the enrollment period may undertake them within the semester and strictly following the protocols set by the COVID-19 Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases Resolutions.

For SY 2020-21, documents may be accomplished within the semester and strictly following the protocols set by the COVID-19 Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases Resolutions. Please upload, fill-out and submit the Waiver Form for documents that you will waive during enrollment and accomplish within the semester: shorturl.at/klBJ1

Special Program Applicants

Special Program students are those who are seeking admission to Silliman University under a non-credit course/program.

  1. Photocopy of High School Diploma or Certification of Graduation.
  2. Official copy of birth certificate issued by the National Statistics Office (NSO)/ Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA).
  3. One latest 2” x 2” or passport size picture.
  4. Physical examination certification issued by a registered physician attesting to the student’s fitness for school. The following tests must be done at the Silliman University Medical Center: chest X-ray, dental, CBC (complete blood count), and urinalysis. Those who are unable to undergo these tests during the enrollment period may undertake them within the semester and strictly following the protocols set by the COVID-19 Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases Resolutions.

For SY 2020-21, an informative copy of your transcript of record is essentially required and the rest of the documents may be accomplished within the semester and strictly following the protocols set by the COVID-19 Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases Resolutions. Please upload, fill-out and submit the Waiver Form for documents that you will waive during enrollment and accomplish within the semester: shorturl.at/klBJ1

International Applicants

The Office of the Registrar and Admissions evaluates the course credits and eligibility of students who have completed their secondary course or its equivalent in high school, or have earned credits from colleges outside the Philippines.

A transferring foreign student who desires to earn a degree from Silliman University should submit to the Office of the Registrar and Admissions an original copy of his/her complete academic records, together with detailed description of courses taken and credits earned.  A translation in English must accompany the original transcript of records.  The records should be authenticated by the Philippine Foreign Service Post (PFSP) of the applicant’s country of residence.

Those coming from non-English speaking countries and are deficient in the English language are required to take an Intensive Program in English (IPE) equivalent to 18 units in their first semester on campus.

A foreign student (non-immigrant) who is at least eighteen (18) years old applies to the PFSP of his country of residence for a student visa through Silliman University which issues the letter of acceptance.

The application should include:

  • Accomplished online registration form (read online enrollment guidelines: http://my.su.edu.ph/enrollment)
    Note: There are documents listed below that the online enrollment system does not require to be uploaded as part of an international applicant’s application. These documents must be mailed to the Office of the Registrar and Admissions, along with the rest of which original copies are required.  
  • An original and a duplicate copy of your Transcript of Records authenticated by the PFSP of the applicant’s country of residence.  The authenticated copies must bear the diplomatic red ribbon or Apostille, original signature and seal of the PFSP abroad.
  • A notarized Affidavit of Support with proof of adequate financial support (bank statement) and Letter of Guarantee from sponsoring company/organization from abroad,
  • Birth certificate and photocopy of passport pages showing the name, picture, birth date and birthplace of the applicant
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation from:
    • School last attended
    • Police Department from the applicant’s country of residence
  • Admission fee of US $100.00 in money order payable to Silliman University (non-refundable)

Overseas students must also present their immigration papers as well as a certificate attesting to their competence to do college work.

For SY 2020-21, copies of their academic records are essentially required and the rest of the documents may be accomplished within the semester and strictly following the protocols set by the COVID-19 Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases Resolutions. Please upload, fill-out and submit the Waiver Form for documents that you will waive during enrollment and accomplish within the semester: shorturl.at/klBJ1

We strongly encourage our International Student Applicants to email the International Students Office for guidance and assistance: [email protected]

Graduate Program Applicants

Application Requirements of the University Graduate Programs (in addition to the University Admission Requirements):

  1. Accomplished Graduate Programs Application Form
  2. Accomplished Reference Form
  3. Thesis / Dissertation Concept (Essay)
  4. Payment Receipt from the University Business and Finance Office
  5. Transcript of Records

For applicants who graduated from Silliman University but did not enroll in other schools/universities, and wish to enroll in the graduate programs. Please fill out this form (https://forms.gle/yTpoFysw9CCpnqwQ7) and upload the required documents listed below:

  1. One latest 2” x 2” or passport size picture.
  2. One latest 2” x 2” or passport size picture.
  3. Good moral certification from the community.
  4. Physical examination certification issued by a registered physician attesting to the student’s fitness for school. The following tests must be done at the Silliman University Medical Center: chest X-ray, dental, CBC (complete blood count), and urinalysis. Those who are unable to undergo these tests during the enrollment period may undertake them within the semester and strictly following the protocols set by the COVID-19 Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases Resolutions.

Transfer applicants who have done college work or graduate programs elsewhere and are seeking admission to Silliman University for the first time. They include those who started college work at Silliman University, transferred to other schools, and are now seeking re-admission.

  1. Transfer credentials (honorable dismissal)
  2. Informative copy of academic records signed by the Registrar of the previous school
  3. Two statements of good moral character: one from the previous school and one from a prominent member of the community
  4. One passport size or 2″ x 2″ copy of the latest picture
  5. Official copy of birth certificate issued by the National Statistics Office (NSO) / Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA)
  6. (For applicants to the College of Law, Medical School and Graduate Programs) Additional requirements from these colleges are to be accomplished separately.
  7. Physical examination certification issued by a registered physician attesting to the student’s fitness for school. The following tests must be done at the Silliman University Medical Center: chest X-ray, dental, CBC (complete blood count), and urinalysis. Those who are unable to undergo these tests during the enrollment period may undertake them within the semester and strictly following the protocols set by the COVID-19 Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases Resolutions.
  8. Read online enrollment guidelines and accomplished online registration form: http://my.su.edu.ph/enrollment

For SY 2020-21, an informative copy of your transcript of record is essentially required and the rest of the documents may be accomplished within the semester and strictly following the protocols set by the COVID-19 Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases Resolutions. Please upload, fill-out and submit the Waiver Form for documents that you will waive during enrollment and accomplish within the semester: shorturl.at/klBJ1