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CHANGE IN DEGREE PROGRAM / MAJOR

A student who wishes to shift from one program to another program, or from one major area to another must complete the Student Request to Change Program/Major Form, duly approved by the academic department head and the dean and submit the request to the Registrar’s Office one (1) month before the end of the current semester. Changing program or major must also be approved by the dean of the college the student intends to shift to.

Application of Tuition Fee Rates. Tuition fee rate per unit in the college level applied to students upon entrance to the university will be maintained until the student graduates from his or her course within a maximum of five (5) continuous school years. In case the student returns to enroll after five (5) years to complete his or her course, he or she will be assessed based on the current tuition fee rate per unit as he or she will be considered as a new student. (Sec. 26, Re-admitted Students.)

Exceptions require the approval of the VPAA upon the recommendation of the Registrar

Enrollment fees inclusive of tuition, matriculation and other miscellaneous fees, having period applicability boundary limit, are considered payment for the “hours attempted” by the student to obtain “credit hours” during a specific term, and therefore, can no longer be applied as payment for the same subject in a subsequent term, in the same manner as grades or marks are to be given at the end of a term and cannot be deferred into another term.

Discounts on Payments. Discounts may be applied on tuition and miscellaneous fees if the total fees assessed during the enrollment period for summer and school year terms are paid in full. The discount scheme is as follows:

Table of Discount Rate

Term Covered

Payment PeriodTuition FeeMisc. Fees

Summer

June-July

10%

None

1st Semester

August

10%

5%

5%

5%

5%

None

2nd SemesterJanuary

10%

5%

5%

5%

5%

None

Students’ Accounts Payable

  1.  Old students should settle their accounts in full including penalty before re-enrolling for the coming semester of each school year.
  2.  Waiver of penalty, if any, will be subject to the approval of the President or the VPAA based on the recommendation of the Treasury Office.
  3.  Down payment should be paid in cash. Partial down payment can be accepted, but the Student Accounts Clerk will not assess the student’s fees unless the down payment is full paid.
  4.  Students with academic scholarships, discounts and those under educational plans will be required to pay 50% of the assessed Miscellaneous and Other Fees upon enrollment. Their old  balances should be fully settled before re-enrollment.
  5.  Cash discounts will be applied only to those who will meet the following requirements: a) the student has no outstanding account balance. b) full settlement of the assessed fees for the school year (High school, Elementary and Kiddie Kollege) and during the semester/trimester for college and post-graduate students.
  6. The penalty of 1% per month should be consistently applied on a) unpaid accounts after March 31, b) unpaid accounts due for the examination period computed from the date due up to the date of settlement of accounts, c) old balances which are more than the period of one school year.
  7. Examination permit will only be released after the settlement of accounts during the examination period.
  8. Returning students in all levels will be classified as a new student.

TUTORIALS AND UNDERSIZED CLASSES

The minimum number of students required for regular classes are as follows:

  • Doctoral classes – 10 students
  • Law classes – 12 students
  • Master’s classes – 15 students
  • Major (undergraduate) – 20 students
  • Other undergraduate subjects – 30 students

Classes are considered tutorial when the number of students is less than 50% of the minimum number required for a regular class.

Classes are considered undersized when the number of students in the class is at most 50% of the minimum number required for a regular class.

PAYMENT ARRANGEMENT AND OTHER FEES

For guidelines on payments and other fees, the controlling policies are those contained in the document, “Policies and Guidelines on Tutorial and Undersized Classes” approved by the University President and endorsed by the Council of Deans for implementation effective SY 2003-2004.

A tutorial fee is charged per subject over and above the regular tuition. The students divide the payment of the tutorial fee equally among themselves.

If all of the students enrolled in our tutorial, the student is also charged the required matriculation fee.

The students in undersized classes divide equally among themselves the tuition fees for the number of students needed to make the class regular.

Tuition and other fees for the tutorial and undersized classes are paid in full upon enrollment.

GENERAL POLICY: TUTORIAL AND UNDERSIZED CLASSES

Filing and approval of a request for tutorial classes should be within two (2) weeks after the start of classes. No “after the fact” approval of tutorial request will be entertained.

Requesting students shall fill out the “Request for Tutorial/Undersized Class Form” at the Registrar’s Office for the approval of the department head, registrar, dean, treasurer, and the VPAA.

The dean of the concerned college will assign the instructor or professor by letter of appointment (LOA).

Dropping or withdrawal will be processed approved on a case by case basis. No collusive group dropping or withdrawal is allowed under any circumstances. Violation of this policy will be dealt with the penalty of “zero hours and credit earned,” assignment of a grade of “5,” full payment for the entire term enrolled in and may be used as a ground for disenrollment.

Tutorial and undersized classes are subject to University Loading and Scheduling Policies, CHED-approved Academic calendar and must be held at or within the campus of PCU.

Eligibility. Tutorial classes are allowed on the following conditions:

  1.  Graduating students: the subject is needed for graduation during that particular semester, or third-year students: the subject is a prerequisite of a subject needed the next semester.
  2.  The subject is not offered during that semester.
  3.  A graduating student may request a maximum of six (6) units of tutorial classes.

Undersized classes are allowed if the need for the subject is justifiable.

Tutorial and undersized classes are approved by the VPAA upon endorsement of the deans concerned. A list of students with approved tutorial/undersized classes should be submitted to the Accounting Office before the preliminary examination together with an approved tutorial request form.

Tutorial / undersized classes must follow or conform to the approved academic calendar.

Tutorial / undersized classes are subject to the regular policies on schedules of examination and submission of grades.

Compensation of Teachers

The compensation of teachers handling tutorial classes is equivalent to 2/3 of the tutorial fee paid by the students. This is given at the end of the semester upon submission of all requirements for the class (grades, class cards, etc.)

Undersized classes are considered part of the regular load and are paid accordingly.