Yes. But these two additional years will equip you with skills that will better prepare you for the future, whether it be; Kolehiyo, Trabaho or Negosyo!
PLM receives thousands of applications from all over the Philippines every year. Qualified residents of Manila, who are graduates or senior students of any DepEd-recognized public and private high school in the Philippines, may be admitted as freshmen based on the ff.:
• General Weighted Average (GWA) of 85%, at the minimum, obtained in the Third Year level in high school
• Performance in the PLM Admission Test (PLMAT)
Who are qualified to apply for the PLM Admission Test?
MANILA RESIDENTS from public and private high schools all over the Philippines with a GWA of at least 85% are qualified. More specifically, MANILA RESIDENTS who are graduates* or senior students of:
1. Public high schools under the Division of City Schools-Manila (DCS-Manila)
2. Private high schools in Manila
3. Public and private high schools outside of Manila
Non-Manila valedictorians and salutatorians are privileged to apply for PLMAT starting March, after the determination of the honors to be conferred, upon presentation of verifiable credentials, including a certification on the honors received executed by the duly constituted school authority. The PLMAT exclusive for said honorees is usually scheduled in early April.
*Applicants who have already graduated must not have taken the PLMAT previously.
Bring the original copy and photocopy of the following:
• Identification: High school ID card
• Grade requirement: 3rd year high school report card (F-138) &/or F-137 with a general weighted average (GWA) of 85% or better
• Primary proof of Manila residency (any one):
- Parent's latest Voter's Registration with voting record (with thumbmark), and/or SK Voter's ID of the applicant
- Parent's Income Tax Return/Real Property Tax receipt (2013) plus company ID
Secondary proof (in support, but not in lieu, of any of primary proofs above): Barangay certification of residency (if available)
• Proof of the relation to the Parents: NSO-certified birth certificate
Only when the appropriate documents are complied with can the PLMAT Application Form (PLMAT Form No. 1) be issued to the applicant.
Note: For your convenience, it is best to bring all kinds of available documents for evaluation.
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