Bicol University is a higher education school located in Legazpi City, Albay, Philippines, with satellite campuses located throughout the provinces of Albay and Sorsogon. It was established on June 21, 1969, by Republic Act 5521, and fully organized on September 22, 1970. It arose from the merger of six educational institutions to become the Bicol Region’s first state university.
Students who intend to study at the university must first pass the Bicol University College Entrance Exam (BUCET).
The Bicol University College Entrance Test (BUCET) is a requirement for all incoming freshmen. It is a three-hour examination comprising Language Proficiency, Mathematical, Scientific, and Reading comprehension subtests. In addition to the applicant’s BUCET score and his or her grade-weighted average (GWA) from grades 9 to 11, the Bicol University College Entrance Test (BUCET) Composite Rating will be used to determine acceptance.
BUCET Online Application Schedule
According to the Bicol University official Facebook page, the Bicol University College Entrance Test (BUCET) system for online application is now ready to accept and process applications for SY 2023–2024. To apply, go to https://buao.bicol-u.edu.ph/bucet_online/bucetapply.php then fill out the online application form. Make sure to use a computer or laptop with a good internet connection upon online registration.
The final schedule for onsite BUCET administration at designated regional test centers in the provinces of Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Sorsogon, Masbate, and Catanduanes, BU external campuses, and at the Bicol University Main Campus will be announced once all arrangements and approvals have been finalized.
To qualify for the AY 2023-2024 Bicol University College Entrance Test, you must fulfill the following qualifications:
- You must be a high school senior of a DepEd-recognized high school and expecting to graduate at the end of the school year; OR
- a senior high school graduate who has not taken and/or is not taking any college subjects/s or an ALS graduate who has not enrolled in any college course is eligible to apply.
To know more about the requirements, and application process, go to their official website at https://buao.bicol-u.edu.ph/bucet_online/BUCESS-HOME/index.php. The lists of offered courses and test centers are also available on their official website.