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1" Quarter, 2013-2014 Enrolment (Load finalization, assessment and payment)
Start of Classes
Visa Matters/Documentary Requirements
Procedural Guidelines in the Change/Conversion of Admission Status to
that of a Student
An international student admitted into the Philippines under any visa category may apply in the Bureau of Immigration for the change/conversion of his admission status to that of a student under Section 9(f) of the Philippine Immigration Act of 1940, as amended pursuant to E.O. No. 285 subject to the following guidelines:
- The applicant shall submit the documentary requirements stated hereunder to the office of the Registrar for evaluation:
- Scholastic records or Transcript of Records duly authenticated by the Philippine Embassy in the applicant’s country of origin or legal residence;
- Certification of Graduation or Certificate of Completion of Secondary Education duly authenticated by the Philippine Embassy in the applicant’s country of origin or legal residence;
- NATIONAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (NBI) clearance for applicant who resided in the Philippines for more than 59 days at the time he applies for the change/conversion of his admission status to that of a student;
- Photocopy of applicant’s passport bio-page, latest admission and authorized stay.
- Note: Please present original passport for verification.
- In cases wherein the applicant is not a native speaker of English, the applicant has to submit his/her TOEFL/IELTS exam results with the following cut-off scores:
- TOEFL:Internet-based test, score of at least 75
- Paper and pencil- based test, score of at least 500
- Computer-based test, score of at least 173
- IELTS:Overall band of 6.0, no single test score below 5.5
- Note: If the applicant has not taken either TOEFL or IELTS upon application, he/she must pass the Mapúa English Language Test (MELT) to be given by the Institute’s English Language Center (ELC).
- The Office of the Registrar upon evaluation recommends the applicant to take the Mapúa Scholastic Aptitude Examination (MSAE).
- The applicant takes and passes the Mapúa Scholastic Aptitude Examination (MSAE).
- Note: In lieu of the MSAE, applicants may submit their SAT results with a score of at least 1600. For non-native English speakers, applicants are required to submit their TOEFL or IELTS exam results. Please refer to item 1e for TOEFL/IELTS cut-off scores.
- Once the applicant complies with the abovementioned requirements, the Office of the Registrar informs the student to prepare the following documentary requirements:
BI Checklist of Documentary Requirements for Application for Conversion of Student Visa (Section 9, para. F)
- Duly notarized letter request from the applicant, with a statement that all documents submitted were legally obtained from the corresponding government agencies.
- Duly notarized General Application Form accomplished by the applicant and notarized
(BI Form No. MCL-07-01);
- Original copy of the Notice of Acceptance (NOA) containing a clear impression of the school’s official dry seal or a duly notarized written endorsement from the school for the conversion of the applicant’s status signed by the school’s Registrar;
- Original copy of Medical Certificate issued by the Bureau of Quarantine and International Health Surveillance or a government medical institution with competence to certify that the applicant is not afflicted with any dangerous, contagious or loathsome disease and is mentally fit;
- Photocopy of applicant’s passport showing it’s bio-page, latest admission and authorized stay of at least 20 days from the date of filing;
- National Intelligence Coordinating Agency Clearance; and
- Bureau of Immigration (BI) Clearance Certificate.
- Upon submission of the above-mentioned requirements, the Office of the Registrar prepares the documents and bills the student of the required fees.
- The school Liaison Officer submits the documents to the Bureau of Immigration and pays the required fees.
- Bureau of Immigration process the conversion of visa.
- The school Liaison Officer claims the visa after two weeks.
- The Office of the Registrar informs the student when the Student Visa is already available and assists the student for enrolment.
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