School Type Local
Programs6 Courses
Tuition Fees PHP 10,000 to PHP 14,000per Semestral
Academic CalendarSemestral
Return on investment22 Years Return, 1M Savings in 25 Years






Freshmen applicants are required to pass the Bicol University College Entrance Test.

Selection Procedure
Applicants for Freshmen admission are classified according to their course choices and or campuses. Once applicants' course choices/campuses have been sorted and classified, ranking of applicants is determined. The basis of the computation for the Composite BUCET Rating (CBR) is 20% of the 1st to 3rd year high school average and 80% of their weighted BUCET rating. The following are the criteria to be considered as a qualified applicant in the BUCET.
  1. Applicants' CBR should fall within the university cut off/mean rating.
  2. Applicants CBR should fall with the quota requested by the College Dean/Director.
In case where an applicant meets criterion one but fails to meet criterion two, s/he is assigned to the qualified but below quota (QBQ) category who are eligible to vie for placement in the desired course, if slots are available.

Admission of Applicant
The BUCET Notice of Result is issued by mail to applicants who took the BUCET. Qualified and QBQ applicants receive pertinent information and instructions for registration or enrolment in the college/unit they applied for.

Students seeking transfer to the Bicol University are classified as new students. They should submit, one month prior to the scheduled registration, a certification of grades duly signed by the School Registrar, an official transcript of records from each school/college attended and a certificate of honorable dismissal.

A transfer undergraduate student is not required to take the BUCET, instead he may be admitted provided that he has obtained a general weighted average (GWA) of 2.0 or 89 percent or its equivalent, or better for all the collegiate academic units he has earned outside the Bicol University which should not be less than twenty-five and not more than fifty percent of the units required for the course.

Students who seek transfer to the BU College of Nursing are required to take the Nursing Aptitude Test (NAT) administered by the BU Admissions Office before they are admitted as transferees.

A transfer student with credits for college courses should meet the University requirements for transfer students. He may be given advanced credit(s) upon validation of his course/courses.

Internal Transferees
Internal transferees or shifters from one course program to another within the University shall be allowed subject to availability of place/slot in the college/unit they are seeking transfer to. They shall vie for the places/slots along with transferees from outside the University, hence will be required to submit the following documents:
  1. Letter of intent to transfer specifying, among others, the reason for request for transfer;
  2. Certification from the Dean/Director of the availability of slot;
  3. Certification of grades duly signed by the College/Unit Registrar.
When and if needed, the prospective shifter may have to be referred to the University Guidance Office.
Conditions required of transferees from outside the University shall apply to the shifters including the payment of processing fee of PHP 100.00.

Transfer Credits
Only course units earned from colleges/universities with the same program accreditation level as Bicol University's or higher will be credited. Transfer credits, however, shall not exceed twenty-five percent (25%) of the total number of units required for the course. Moreover, the following must be taken into consideration in awarding transfer credits:
  1. At the discretion of the college dean, a validation examination may be required for subjects with ratings below 2.5 or its equivalent before credits are granted.
  2. The courses or subjects for which the credits are claimed are in the opinion of the College Dean equivalent to the content coverage, or has the same curriculum offered in the college.
  3. The number of units is the same as the units of the equivalent subject in the Bicol University.
  4. The rules on sequences of subjects (prerequisites) in the curriculum are observed. The student will not be allowed to enroll in a subject the prerequisites of which, taken elsewhere, have not been validated or repeated.
All transferees shall be admitted on probation for one semester, within which period, specific conditions set by the college shall be met in addition to the conditions imposed by the University. Special admission or readmission of students shall be approved by the President following a thorough evaluation by relevant committees at the college level and the university level.

Tuitions / Fees

PHP 10,000

PHP 14,000

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Bicol University - Tabaco Campus (BUTC) is a public educational institution in Tabaco City, Albay and one of the campuses of Bicol University (BU). It was founded in 1949 as Bicol School of Fisheries (BSF) through Republic Act No. 412 and initially offered Fishery Education. The school officially became part of the university in 1994 by virtue of the Board of Regents Resolution No. 28, series of 1994. Currently, BUTC offers Bachelor of Science in Fisheries degree as well as undergraduate programs in Secondary Education, Entrepreneurship, Nursing, Social Work, Food Technology and is duly recognized by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED).


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Bicol University - Tabaco Campus

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