Admission Procedures


Enrollment for SY 2014-2015 is done online. All admission-related processes are administered online to minimize travel costs; students may come to the campus only on the first day of class. Instructions for the new online enrollment system will be available here soon. 

NOTE: The system requires the same documents listed below to be uploaded to the system. We encourage new students and transferees to scan and convert them to PDF to facilitate smoother uploading. Once successful, applicants are required to mail original copies of the same documents to the Office of the Registrar and Admissions. Only after these documents are received in their original form can an applicant be able to print his or her class schedule, and be considered officially enrolled.

For continuing students, click:

CLICK HERE to view the Admission Guidelines for the School of Basic Education. 
CLICK HERE for Early Childhood Application for Admission Form
CLICK HERE for Elementary School Application for Admission Form
CLICK HERE for Elementary School Recommendation Form
CLICK HERE for Early Childhood Application for Admission Form 



The following programs have additional requirements, on top of the University requirements. (Click on course to access list of additional requirements.)

BS Physical Therapy
BS Medical Technology
BS Nursing
Doctor of Medicine
Juris Doctor

Those enrolling in Nursing, Physical Therapy and Law are required to take their respective "Admission Tests" on the following dates: April 21-25, 28-30; May 5-9, 12-16, 19-23, 26-30; June 2-6. Venue: Testing Center, Student Center, Oriental Hall, Silliman University, Dumaguete City.

First Year Applicants | Transfer Applicants | International Applicants | Graduate Program Applicants


Silliman University adopts an "open admission" policy. In effect, the Silliman University Admission and Placement Examination (SUAPE) is no longer a requirement for admission. 

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 and Physical Therapy Applicants) Scores in the Qualifying Exams 

Applicants must be graduates of a four-year secondary course in a public or private high school or its equivalent.  Applications for admission should be submitted to the Office of the Registrar and Admissions (ORA).

If on-campus accommodation (board and lodging) is desired, application must be sent earlier than the scheduled enrollment.

An applicant will be given an interview schedule after successful evaluation of the requirements submitted. Prospective students will be interviewed by the Admissions Officer and the College Dean or his/her representative.  

Admission Procedures (Simplified) 

  1. Accomplish the "Application for Admission" form
  2. Prepare the following: 
    • Form 138 (fourth year 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 and Physical Therapy Programs) Results of the Qualifying Exams. 
    • Two statements of good moral character:  one from the school and one from a prominent member of the community. 
    • One passport size (2x2) copy of latest picture.
    • Official copy of birth certificate issued by the National Statistics Office (NSO).
    • 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 and CBC (complete blood count). 
  3. Pay the down payment of P6,500 at the Utzurrum Business and Finance Center. (If paying off-campus through our partner banks, secure the validated deposit slip and submit along with other requirements as indicated in Step No. 4. The Office of the Registrar and Admissions will facilitate issuance of the official receipt from the University.) 
  4. Submit the following: (a) accomplished "Application for Admission" form, (b) requirements in No. 2, and (c) validated deposit slip [see No. 3] to: 

Office of the Registrar and Admissions
Ground Floor, Hibbard Hall
Silliman University
Dumaguete City 6200


5. Check your mails regularly. The Office of the Registrar and Admissions will notify successful applicants that they are considered for admission into the University. The same notice may include information on an interview schedule. 

Note on Pre-Registration: 

Students seeking pre-registration (ahead of the enrollment schedule) are advised to undertake the following:

    • Submit all requirements by the first week of May. 
    • Once pre-registered, students may complete the enrollment process two days before classes start in June. 
    • At least two days before classes start, proceed to the Office of the Registrar and Admissions to claim a print-out of the class schedule. 


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. 

Application should include:

  • Accomplished general "Application for Admission" form
  • Transfer credentials (honorable dismissal)
  • Informative copy of academic records signed by the Registrar of the previous school
  • Two letters of recommendation: one from the previous school and one from a prominent member of the community
  • One passport size (2x2) copy of latest picture
  • Certified photocopy of birth certificate issued by the Local Civil Registrar or NSO  
  • (For applicants to the College of Law, Medical School and Graduate Programs) Additional requirements from these colleges are to be accomplished separately. 

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.


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. 

Application should include: 

  • Application letter addressed to Silliman University
  • Accomplished "Application for Admission" form
  • Six (6) copies of Personal History Statement (PHS) forms.
  • An original and a duplicate copy of transcript of records authenticated by the PFSP of the applicant's country of residence.  The authenticated copies must bear the diplomatic red ribbon, 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, birthdate and birthplace of the applicant
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation from:        
    • School last attended        
    • Prominent person of the community  
  • Admission fee of US $100.00 in money order payable to Silliman University

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


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. Application Fee Payment Reciept from the University Business and Finance Office
  5. Transcript of Records

Final Registration

All applicants are expected to complete enrollment in the final registration week at the beginning of each semester.  Procedures are outlined in the registration materials furnished each registrant.  Only the courses listed on the print-out schedule as viewed online will be considered for credits. Enrollment in absentia is not permitted. 

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