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HAU opens door to Grade 11 applicants

Holy Angel University has announced the opening of admission season for its new senior high school program this coming academic year 2016-17. The entrance exams for incoming Grade 11 students have been scheduled much earlier than usual and only for a limited period, starting October 2015 and only until December 2015.

The reason for this, according to Mrs. Lizabelle Gamboa, HAU Basic Education Principal, is the limited number of Grade 11 students that the University can accommodate, and the desire of the University to rank the applicants to determine the best qualified for the program’s various academic strands.

"We normally take in 5,000 college freshmen because they are on three shifts within the day, but since graduating high school students will proceed to Grade 11 instead of first-year college, our absorptive capacity is now much lower, because Grade 11 has only one shift per day," Mrs. Gamboa explains.

"The limited number of slots is actually a good opportunity for HAU to tighten its admission," Mrs. Gamboa says. "The result is we will have well-chosen senior high school students who will definitely be better prepared for college when the time comes.

The admission exam dates are: October 3, 5, 7, 10, 14, 17, 19, 21, 24, 26 and 28; November 4, 7, 9, 11, 14, 16, 18, 21, 23, 25, 28; and December 2, 5, 7, 9, 12, 14, 16 and 19. HAU Grade 10 students are exempted from the admission exam; instead, they will take a classification test to determine placement in the various academic strands, namely, Humanities and Social Sciences (HUMMS) for those intending to take college courses related to communication arts, psychology, criminology, and teacher education (major in English, Filipino, Social Science, Elementary, Secondary and Special Education);

Accountancy, Business and Management (ABM) for those planning to major in these and related fields in college; Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), for those who are inclined to major in any of the engineering courses, as well as architecture, allied medical sciences, nursing, and teacher education (major in Science and Mathematics); General Academic Strand (GAS) for those intending to take college courses related to multimedia arts, performing arts and theatre arts; and Technical Vocational Livelihood (TVL), for those planning to major in the following college courses (Culinary Arts, Events Management, Hotel and restaurant Management, and Tourism Management).

Current Grade 10 students from other schools only need to bring their school ID and an application fee of P250. Early-bird examinees in October pay only P150 application fee.

Date Posted: 09-02-2015