General Information on Application and Admission

Who may apply?

Depending on your school and graduation status, you will belong to a particular applicant type. This applicant type will determine your particular application pathway.

  • You are considered a first year college applicant if you are still in the last year of, or have already graduated from secondary education; or, you have not yet taken any college or university units/courses before and/or during the application period.

  • You are considered a transfer applicant if you have already taken units/courses in college or university.

Your pathway will also depend on where you are studying.

  • You are considered a local applicant if you are studying in, or graduated from, a school inside the Philippines.

  • You are considered a foreign applicant if you are studying in, or graduated from, a school outside the Philippines.

General Admission Criteria

Admission to the Ateneo de Manila University Loyola Schools is determined by the applicant’s fitness and preparation for the college programs, ability to contribute toward the enrichment of the undergraduate school community, and potential to be of service to others within the context of national development.

The Committee on Admission and Aid is responsible for selecting the new members of the student body. It bases its decisions principally on the applicant’s past academic performance, on the recommendations of teachers, essay, and on information written down on the application form.


Route 1 | Local applicants

Apply via the portal if you are applying from a high school in the Philippines.

Watch the step-by-step instructions here: User Registration and How to Log In.

Route 2 | International applicants

Apply via the Ateneo Global portal if you are applying from outside the Philippines.

You may contact OAA via if you encounter any problems.

Transfer Application


  • must be taking the full load requirement per semester and must have finished at least one full semester in the college or university he or she is enrolled in by the time the application requirements are submitted

  • must NOT have finished an undergraduate degree in any college or university before and/or during the application period

  • must NOT have been a college student or should not have been previously enrolled in the Loyola Schools of Ateneo de Manila University

For inquiries, you may email

Scholarship and

Financial Assistance

Do not let your financial considerations stop you from applying to Ateneo.

In Ateneo, we believe that everyone has the right to top-notch education regardless of financial status.

To apply for scholarship and financial assistance,
click the button below as soon as you are done with your application for admission.
You may email should you need more information.

College Application Period

6 September 2021 – 1 December 2021

Transfer Application Period

1 November 2021 – 25 March 2022

Deadline of Application for Admission

College: 10 December 2021**

Transfer: 25 March 2022

Deadline of Application for Scholarship

College: 15 December 2021

Transfer: 25 March 2022

Release of Decisions on Applications*

April 2022

*Decision letters will be sent to all applicants via email.

** The December 10 deadline extension is only for applicants who were able to submit/complete their application form, personal essay, and proof of payment by December 1.